In 1980, the newly constructed Hyatt Regency served as a “community park” for Greenville, SC and was the hinge to future development on Main Street. In 2011, JHM Hotels asked our firm to design exterior improvements, focusing on a new pedestrian experience at the Valet Entry and Main Street Plaza, to better connect the hotel to North Main Street.
The renovated entry includes an inviting new lobby and three new retail spaces for local merchants. Improvements include a renovated restaurant and outdoor seating area. Patrons are able to dine outdoors, next to a new water feature, and enjoy entertainment on a new stage. The new seating and landscape improves the sense of community year round. Also, the renovated, adjacent office tower, Noma Tower, includes Studio 220 which acts as a community space for non-profits. When not in use, it serves as a community art gallery with televisions facing Main Street and displaying local events and activities.
The Hyatt continues to serve as “community park” and public space for Greenville, SC.