Yes, there's new lifestyle hotel rolling out soon, and it's part of the Hyatt world.
Hyatt Centric announced Wednesday that it plans to open hotels in April in Chicago and Miami. It's launching what it calls "a new, full service lifestyle brand designed for business and leisure travelers."
The new brand aims to locate in central city neighborhoods where guests will want to explore on foot. Future California locations include Long Beach, San Francisco and Santa Barbara.
The Hotel Centric The Loop Chicago at 100 W. Monroe St. is located in a 1927 building not far from the Art Institute of Chicago. The building will have 257 rooms with a lounge that's meant to be a space for guests to "recharge and socialize," according to Hyatt's announcement.
It also will house a French bistro called Cochon Volant that will serve three meals a day, a French bakery and a seasonal rooftop bar.
The Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami is located on Collins Avenue near the beach. It's described as an Art Deco glass tower that will have 105 rooms. The site will have a cocktail bar in the lobby, a lounge area called the Corner, and Deck 16, a restaurant with a Mediterranean menu.
Both properties will have free Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled TVs in each room.
Hyatt says it plans to roll out more than 15 Centric locations this summer in the California cities mentioned above as well as New York City, Paris and Atlanta.
Hyatt Centric joins the dozen hotel types in the company, including Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Andaz and Hyatt Place.