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Repairs continue at downtown Hyatt Regency a month after a fire forces the hotel to close

Repairs continue at downtown Hyatt Regency a month after a fire forces the hotel to close (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- Repairs are still in progress at the downtown Hyatt Regency located at 100 East Second Street a month after a fire caused it to close.

A small staff is still working to take care of customer’s previous reservations and help book them at the other Hyatt in town.

With some rooms costing as much as $292 a night, we can only imagine how much this fire is costing them. No one with the Hyatt responded to our request to speak with us on Thursday.

The hotel attracts many guests visiting special events, other downtown attractions or even the BOK Center.

With many high-profile guests, Jeremy Parchman said it’s important to open these doors as soon as possible.

“With the central location of this hotel, getting this place back up and running is extremely important,” he said.

Parchman’s company, Aspen Electric, is one of several crews on the job who still have a list of things to do.

“We just have to get the heating and air back on, electrical system back up and running, and get the ceiling tiles dropped back in and get the lights on,” he said.

He has about 20 guys working while Robert Williams with Burggraf Restoration has more than 100 employees cleaning up after the fire.

“From the bottom floor basically to the top floor,” he said. “The majority of the damage was in the lobby areas. In our industry, the whole roll and goal is to put businesses back into a pre-loss condition.”

While they can’t show the progress inside just yet, they want people to be reassured it’s going to be worth the wait.

“We’re all working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get this hotel back up and running just as fast as possible,” said Parchman.

Williams said he can’t share the exact date the hotel will be back open, but according to the Hyatt's website, guests can’t book a room at the hotel until Feb. 1.

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