The $20 million hotel, expected to open in 2015, is the latest phase of the mall’s more than $250 million makeover.
LodgeWorks Partners, L.P., will manage the Hyatt Place and the company is developing the hotel in partnership with Friend Development Group.
The Hyatt Place is LodgeWorks’ third hotel under development in New York; the company is working on Archer, a boutique property in Manhattan and a Hampton Inn in Brooklyn.
In addition to the Hyatt Place’s construction, another developer announced Tuesday that it will open an Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse at the mall.
The Red Mango frozen yogurt chain intends to open a franchise at the mall soon and the international fashion retailer Zara expects to open a 26,000-square-foot store at the mall at the end of April.
There are also discussions about building another anchor store on the property, said Liz Pollack, a mall spokeswoman. A new anchor would likely require the construction of a new parking structure, she said.
Meanwhile, Yonkers officials want to encourage more hotels in their city.
The Yonkers City Council is considering rezoning underused industrial zones near highways and parkways to permit more hotels.
A public hearing on the hotel rezoning is scheduled in the Yonkers City Council’s chambers for 6 p.m. on March 18.