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The combined resort complex boasts an underground cenote-inspired spa, a 14,000 square-foot fitness facility, dining experiences which include gourmet Indian cuisine, and outdoor amphitheatre. (Photo: Business Wire)

Eighth Hyatt Ziva, Zilara resort opens in Cap Cana, Dom Rep

The combined resort complex boasts an underground cenote-inspired spa, a 14,000 square-foot fitness facility, dining experiences which include gourmet Indian cuisine, and outdoor amphitheatre. (Photo: Business Wire)

Following the opening of the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana resort complex on December 2, 2019, Playa Hotels & Resorts Chairman Bruce Wardinski hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the all-inclusive complex on December 12, 2019.

Among those attending the ceremony were President of the Dominican Republic Danilo Medina, Minister of Environment Ángel Estévez, Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier García, and Cap Cana Shareholders Council executives Abraham and Ricardo Hazoury.

From left : Cap Cana Shareholders Council executives Ricardo and Abraham Hazoury, Playa Resorts Chief Operating Officer Alex Stadlin, Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina, Playa Resorts Chairman Bruce Wardinski, Minister of Tourism for the Dominican Republic Francisco Javier Garcia (Photo: Globe News Wire)

According to Wardinski, “Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana represent the best minds in the business, the best facilities available, the most modern of technology and, most importantly, the legendary hospitality of the Dominican Republic.”

He added: “This is the result of true partnership. From the president and ministry’s support, to the Hazoury family’s ongoing support of Playa’s vision to transform what all-inclusive means, to the arrival of the legendary Hyatt standard in the Dominican Republic.”

Located on a 40-acre beachfront property on Juanillo Beach, the 375-room Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and 375-room Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana resorts marks Hyatt’s entry into the Dominican Republic. The opening of the Cap Cana resort brings the total number of Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara to eight across Mexico and the Caribbean.

Situated on 40-acre beachfront property on picturesque Juanillo Beach, the 375-room Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and 375-room Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana resorts are nestled on the eastern shores of the Dominican Republic in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana.
(Photo: Business Wire)

Managing the Hyatt brand, Playa Hotels & Resorts now operates a total of 23 all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, with some 8,690 rooms.

“As our first ground-up build, we set out to define what all-inclusive means in the Dominican Republic,” said Alex Stadlin, chief operating officer, Playa Hotels & Resorts.

“Cap Cana is regarded as one of the best destinations in the Caribbean, and Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana provide a welcomed originality to the country’s hospitality landscape, including elevated dining and entertainment experiences, a sophisticated ambiance, authentic touches, and our signature ‘Service from the Heart’.”

The combined resort complex boasts an underground cenote-inspired spa, a 14,000 square-foot fitness facility, dining experiences which include gourmet Indian cuisine, and outdoor amphitheatre.

“Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana offer an elevated experience for our global guests.”

— Frank Lavey, senior vice-president of operations, Hyatt.

In particular, the family-friendly Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana features a KidZ Club, Teen Zone, athletic courts and a state-of-the-art water park complete with a lazy river and white knuckle water-slides.

“Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana offer an elevated experience for our global guests,” said Frank Lavey, senior vice-president of operations, Hyatt.

“The resorts’ compelling design creates areas that help create family memories, while also featuring intimate places where adults can recharge, reconnect and pamper themselves. We’re also proud to deliver elevated amenities, all centered around Hyatt’s pillars of well-being: Feel, Fuel and Function.”