Having undergone a multimillion-dollar transformation earlier this year, the Hyatt, the new 579-room Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico opened its doors to guests in the country’s north-eastern region of Rio Grande on December 20, 2019.
Previously branded as Gran Meliá Hotel, and relaunched as The Resort at Coco Beach, the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico was bought in 2019 by Monarch Alternative Capital in partnership with Royal Palm Companies and an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC.
Since the acquisition, the resort went through an extensive multimillion-dollar renovation. Upon opening, the hotel has employed 300 workers and created 525 direct jobs.
“We are thrilled to announce the opening of Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, which promises empathetic service that anticipates the needs of our global guests,” said George Vizer, senior vice-president, Americas franchise operations, Hyatt.
“With this new addition, Hyatt continues its strong brand growth in the region and introduces the Hyatt Regency brand to Puerto Rico,” he continued.
Located on 72 acres close to the San Juan International Airport, the oceanfront Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico hotel also provides guests access to nearby attractions such as Old San Juan, El Morro Castle, Bio Bay Fajardo, and El Yunque National Forest.
The redesigned and renovated hotel joins four hotels in Puerto Rico operating under the Hyatt brand — Hyatt House San Juan, Hyatt Place Manati, Hyatt Place San Juan Bayamon and Hyatt Place San Juan City Center.
“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.
In terms of amenities, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico features 480 deluxe guest rooms, 93 deluxe suites, five club suites, and one presidential suite. Guests can also the hotel’s four expansive swimming pools, including the largest lagoon-style pool in Puerto Rico with a swim-up bar and in-pool lounge chairs.
In addition, the hotel offers guests access to its 12,000-square-foot Rainforest Spa, 24-hour fitness centre, two tennis courts, a basketball court, and a world-class Tom Kite-designed 18-hole championship golf course.
Through its concierge service, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico provides lifestyle management, transportation, travel and vacation planning, among other personalised services.
“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,” Campos stated.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, Hyatt Hotels Corporation plans to open over 20 new luxury hotels and resorts, while expanding its brand, across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, as well as Southwest Asia.