By. Jeff Kaine
Over the past couple of months, rumors about a Hyatt Place Hotel for Belleville Illinois, now those rumors are reality. Hyatt is planning to expand their budget hotel line in the St. Louis region. The first Hyatt Place in the region opened in 2013 in Chesterfield Missouri, since then, many have been guessing where the next location will go. The answer is here and that is Belleville.
This hotel is scheduled to open in 2018/2019. But now I am going to predict that the next location will come I Downtown St. Louis somewhere. Why? Hyatt Place ahead many locations in Downtowns and our Downtown should get one sooner rather than later.
Marriott on the other hand has been expanding quite a lot in Downtown. They have purchased the former Renaissance Grand and a Renaissance Suites in Washington Avenue and converted the Suites into a Courtyard Hotel and the Grand into a Marriott Grand. They are also planning to open up shop at the Jefferson Arms and the 705 Olive Street Building.
Hyatt though could open up a hotel in one of the other abandoned buildings in Downtown or build a new building entirely but where at will not be known for a while.