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Hyatt House: Jersey City’s Newest Weekend Retreat

Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 5.05.19 PMSometimes, a staycation (a mini-vacation that isn’t too far away from home) is just what you need to satisfy your travel needs. While many Northern New Jersey residents typically head into Manhattan to spend the weekend, you can now bask in a luxurious getaway without having to cross the George Washington Bridge. The Hyatt House, New Jersey’s newest retreat, resides right in the heart of Jersey City. 

Located in the Exchange Place, Hyatt House offers residents the ultimate package: picturesque views of the Hudson River and New York City, luxurious decor and close proximity to the NY Waterway ferry, PATH and light rail in case you want to venture into Manhattan for the evening. 

Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 5.05.00 PMOriginally, the building served as a bank in the 1920s. Stonehill Taylor, a New York-based architecture and interior design firm, restored the building while still preserving its historical charm. Bronze 12-foot doors, a brass filigree decorative screen, Portoro marble walls and travertine-style flooring awaits guests, each adding its own unique glamour to the interior. 

Stonehill Taylor accentuated the building’s glamour by adding new interiors that complement its original design such as its metal workings. As guests walk around the main floor lobby, they can take in the beautiful decor as well as head to the bar to lounge and imbibe some beverages. While inside the bar, guests can opt to gather around the room’s stunning fireplace. 

Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 5.05.50 PMWhat’s even more impressive is the Hyatt House’s Terrence-level, which boasts a brand-new rooftop lounge that is, according to the Hyatt House, one of the first in Jersey City. Outfitted with two bars, the rooftop serves both drinks and food for convenience. To ensure the stunning views can be enjoyed all year-long, the bar has a retractable roof so you can bask in the sun in the summer and stay warm throughout winter. 

After exploring the Hyatt House from top to bottom, guests can retreat to their suites, where they will find a relaxing oasis to unwind and revitalize in. The Hyatt House is also a pet-friendly destination, so the entire family can enjoy a weekend excursion.

To learn more about the Hyatt House, visit 

Images by David Mitchell 

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