Hyatt Regency Resort Opens in Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico has its first-ever Hyatt Regency Resort.

Hyatt Hotels has completed its highly-anticipated transformation of the former Gran Melia resort in Puerto Rico, debuting the new Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico.

The property, which underwent a multimillion-dollar overhaul, is comprised entirely of suites and bungalow-style units. (The resort had been open under the temporary name The Resort at Coco Beach since August).

There are a total of 480 guest roooms, 93 suites, five club suites and a high-profile presidential suite.

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It’s home to five dining concepts, from authentic Puerto Rican eats to Asian fusion, with amenities like four massive swimming pools — highlighted by what Hyatt’s calling the largest “lagoon-style” pool in Puerto Rico.

That’s along with a 12,000-square-foot “Rainforest Spa,” itself in the midst of an estimated $2 million renovation, along with 40,000 square feet of meeting space.

The resort’s most notable amenity, though, is its golf offering, which consists of a pair of Tom Kite-designed championship championship golf courses, one of which is home to the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open.

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It’s being managed by fast-growing Aimbrdige Hospitality, which has been steadily growing its Caribbean footprint this year, particularly in American territories like Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

“Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico was designed to deliver high-touch service for a seamless, stress-free experience,” said Dave Johnson, chairman and CEO at Aimbridge Hospitality. “We aim to center on the guest’s experience and look forward to providing them with the ultimate escape.”

The property, which was purchased over the summer by Monarch Alternative Capital, is set in a 946-acre peninsula in Puerto Rico that will be renamed “Grand Reserve.”

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The resort’s Martini Bar.

Indeed, the peninsula could soon to be home to a massive new $1.5 billion tourism development announced at the same time as the property’s acquisition.

“We are excited with the opening of this important hotel for Puerto Rico under the Hyatt Regency brand,” said Carla Campos, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “Tourism development is a key driver of economic growth and a priority for the Government of Puerto Rico. The Island offers highly competitive incentive packages and benefits, which makes us an ideal destination for investors, developers, and hotel management leaders such as Aimbridge Hospitality. We’re looking forward to all that is to come for the future of Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico.”

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One of the property’s four pools.

The new Hyatt Regency, Hyatt’s first true resort on the island, joins an existing portfolio of Hyatt-branded hotels including Hyatt House San Juan, Hyatt Place Manati, Hyatt Place San Juan Bayamon and Hyatt Place San Juan City Center.

For more, visit the Hyatt Regency Puerto Rico.