BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) – Developer Douglas Jemal plans to close the Hyatt Regency hotel “soon” and says the hotel could open in the fall.

Announced in November 2020 he was there, the Hyatt. to buy, one of the largest hotels in Downtown Buffalo. The 396 room hotel and conference center closed in April 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The developer, who already owns the Seneca One Tower and Statler City complex, says he has gone through foreclosure proceedings in court. His next foreclosure petition in the NYS Supreme Court is scheduled for July 23rd. Ever expected the foreclosure sale to officially take place in late August and said the hotel could open in the fall. An agreement has been reached and the hotel remains the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

Jemal says that reopening the hotel doesn’t require any structural work, just cosmetic work that can be done from floor to floor.

Speaking to 7 Eyewitness News about his plans, Jemal emphasized the importance of reopening the hotel due to its proximity to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.