The Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo New York is planning a major renovation. The hotel was recently purchased at auction by Douglas Jemal who has hired Aimbridge Receiver Services to manage the property. Developed from the historic Genesee Building that sits on 1.8 acres and dates to 1922, the 16-story Hyatt opened in 1984, and was renovated in 2008 and 2009. It includes more than 27,000 square feet of function space with 10 meeting rooms, three dining options, a fitness center and spa, an indoor swimming pool, a full-service business center, and a gift shop and newsstand. Jemal plans to fully renovate the hotel over the next six months, including all the rooms. Workers are also fixing and recommissioning the mechanical systems after the long closure. The room count and hotel features will remain the same, including the ballrooms and meeting rooms, and Starbucks will be reopening next month.