Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico opens its doors

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Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico opens its doors
Fri December 20, 2019

Located on the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, the new hotel represents the only full-service Hyatt hotel on the island


Located in Rio Grande, the new Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico has opened to reveal a sophisticated oceanfront retreat that boosts Caribbean confidence in an isolated 72 acres of lush tropical gardens. Framed in the context of the serene northeast coast of the island and the magnificent El Yunque National Forest, the 579-room property completed a multi-million dollar transformation in August 2019 that encompasses a complete redesign of the complex.

"Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico was designed to provide high quality service for a smooth and stress-free experience," said Dave Johnson, president and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality. "Our goal is to focus on the guest experience and we hope to provide you with the best escape."

"We are delighted to announce the opening of the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, which promises an empathic service that anticipates the needs of our global guests," said George Vizer, senior vice president of franchise operations for America, Hyatt. "With this new addition, Hyatt continues its strong brand growth in the region and presents the Hyatt Regency brand to Puerto Rico."

Formerly known as Gran Meliá Hotel, and re-launched as The Resort at Coco Beach, a subsidiary of Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico was acquired in 2019 by Monarch Alternative Capital in partnership with Royal Palm Companies and a subsidiary of Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC. Then, the complex underwent an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, creating 300 direct employees with 525 direct jobs after the hotel opened. Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico is the first entity of the RPC Holding development plans for the 946-acre peninsula, whose name will change to Grand Reserve.

"We are excited to open 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 look forward to everything that is to come for the future of Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico. "

Hidden in the tropical paradise of the northeast coast of the island, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico is the closest full-service luxury resort to the San Juan International Airport. The oceanfront oasis also offers convenient access to nearby attractions such as Old San Juan, El Morro Castle and Bio Bay Fajardo.

The new Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico joins four Hyatt Select Service hotels open in Puerto Rico: Hyatt House San Juan, Hyatt Place Manati, Hyatt Place San Juan Bayamon and Hyatt Place San Juan City Center.


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