Hyatt is in the middle of opening six new properties in just over ten days – dating back to December 10th of last week to December 20th of this week. Two are on the higher end of the newly created “all inclusive” end of the Hyatt chain, while three are Hyatt Place hotels on the lower end of the Hyatt chain.
The much anticipated openings are two all inclusive properties in Montego Bay, Jamacia:
the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall opened on December 10th located on the former site of the Ritz-Carlton, opened this week and has 496 suites, including 28 newly created premium swim-up suites, featuring terraces with gardens and ocean views.
the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is scheduled to open on December 20 and is a resort exclusively for adults with 125 suites, including 30 romantic swim-up suites.
According to the Press Release, “Spanning 1,200 feet of private, pristine coastline on the turquoise Caribbean, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall will share the same resort grounds and will combine to form an unparalleled, all inclusive resort experience. Dining takes center stage and is led by an international culinary team that oversees unique offerings in each of the àla carte, buffet and innovative poolside ‘food truck’ experiences that guests may enjoy.”
Meanwhile, reader Larry D reminded us of the Hyatt Ziva opening in Puerto Vallarta with a soft opening of December 15th, and official opening of December 20th. That property is close to town, and situated on a private cloistered beach cove with three exclusive pools including the quiet pool for adults only.
On the lesser exciting end of the Hyatt brand, three Hyatt Place hotels have opened in the past week in Baltimore, the Florida Keys, and Columbus, Mississippi.
- In Baltimore, the 208 room hotel is proximate to Harbor East, Fells Point and Little Italy neighborhoods and two blocks from both the Baltimore Harbor and the planned Harbor Point mixed-use development.
- In the Florida Keys (Marathon), the Hyatt Place is a 125 room hotel at the at Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club which is is situated at the site of the historic Faro Blanco Lighthouse and is nearby the famous Seven Mile Bridge – and just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico.
- In Columbus, Mississippi, the Hyatt Place is a 99 room hotel near Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, downtown Columbus and Columbus Air Force Base.
Anytime Hyatt increases their global footprint is a good thing for Hyatt loyalists. I am somewhat intrigued by the idea of a Hyatt all inclusive, as the Hyatt hotels in Montego Bay which start at 25,000 points for two people, and then adding 12,500 points per night per person, which seems a little steep. While I’m not personally ‘super excited’ about Montego Bay, has anyone seen any good reviews, or made any reservations there?