(Chicago, USA – August 23, 2012) Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement for a Hyatt Place hotel in Manatí, Puerto Rico with Island Hospitality Partners, LLC, a joint venture of PRISA Group and McConnell Valdes Consulting. Island Hospitality is also the owner of Hyatt Place Bayamón Hotel & El Tropical Casino, which is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2014.
“We are glad to work with Island Hospitality on a second Hyatt Place hotel project in Puerto Rico,” said Pat McCudden, senior vice president, real estate and development Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “We believe that the Hyatt Place brand and the location of the hotel in Manatí will have strong appeal to business and leisure travelers visiting the region.”
Hyatt Place Manatí, which is expected to open in early 2014, will have 104 guest rooms in a five-story building, with an adjoining 11,500 square foot casino, and a free-standing casual dining restaurant. The municipality of Manatí, located less than 40 miles west of San Juan, is headquarters to a host of multinational corporations and pharmaceutical companies, as well as the Manatí Medical Center and Doctors’ Center Manatí, two of Puerto Rico’s most prestigious hospitals.
“We believe in the Hyatt Place brand and think the hotels will have strong appeal in both Bayamon and Manatí,” said Federico Stubbe, Jr., president of PRISA Group. “Hyatt Place Manatí & Casino and Hyatt Place Bayamón & El Tropical Casino will bring Hyatt’s world-class hospitality to Puerto Rico.”
Facilities and amenities of Hyatt Place Manatí will include spacious guestrooms, featuring a plush bed, Cozy Corner sofa, and flat panel TV; The Gallery, a social area with a comfortable coffeehouse vibe for guests to unwind or grab a bite to eat; an e-room with complimentary computer access and printing; complimentary full breakfast served daily in the Guest Kitchen; the Market with convenient food and beverage options, in-hotel dining, including a 24/7 Gallery Menu with fresh made meals and appetizers; the Café, an inviting bar featuring specialty coffees and teas, premium beer, wine and cocktails. Other amenities will include flexible meeting space, a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Currently, there are more than 165 Hyatt Place hotels in operation in the United States, with more than 35 Hyatt Place hotels under development throughout the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, China, Latin America, Southwest Asia, and the Middle East. The first two Hyatt Place hotels outside the United States are expected to open later this fall: Hyatt Place San Jose Pinares in San Jose, Costa Rica and Hyatt Place Hampi in Hampi, India.