If you’ve been searching for a stay at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, there’s a good chance you’re not going to find any availability, as the hotel is currently sold out through the end of July.
Arriving guests have been notified that their reservations will not be honored and will be relocated to other hotels in the area, as United States Marines Corps has taken offer the property for quarantining purposes.
On Tuesday, recruits could be seen being dropped off with backpacks and being escorted into the 966-room hotel, where News4Jax has learned they will stay for at least 14 days.
Multiple sources confirmed to News4Jax that the Hyatt Regency is the U.S. Marines’ contract hotel for the region, saying the Marine Corps recruits are quarantining for two weeks in the hotel before being sent off to Parris Island, South Carolina, for boot camp. The hotel, according to sources, is also being used as a military processing station where future Marines go to get sworn in, tested, medically checked and screened.
The hotel industry has been one the hardest hit by the pandemic, so despite occupancy rates dropping nationally, the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville is full through July 25, 2021 with United States Marines Corps.
If you do have a confirmed reservation at the hotel before the end of July, you may want to reach out, as chances are you will be relocated to another property in the area.
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