The second biggest hotel in downtown Buffalo is closing permanently.

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The Hyatt Regency, which stopped operating on April 1, due to the coronavirus pandemic, announced that it is closing for good. The Regency has 396 rooms, won't be affiliated with the Hyatt as of June 1, according to WKBW.

Credit: Hyatt via Youtube

"Unfortunately, as Hyatt will no longer be operating the hotel, we've been forced to make the extremely difficult decision to implement layoffs across our hotel workforce. A priority for us is to ensure our colleagues are being cared for during this situation." ~ Hyatt Regency statement via WKBW

The Hyatt Regency opened in 1984 and is located at Main and Pearl streets in downtown Buffalo.

"Over the years, the city has invested very heavily in helping the Hyatt Regency to open, to stay open, so that we would have that hotel presence in Downtown Buffalo. So, that certainly is concerning news," ~ Buffalo Mayor, Byron Brown, via WKBW

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