Hyatt Place Manatí Opens in Puerto Rico
Wednesday March 5th, 2014 - 9:58AM BPA
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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation, PRISA Group and McConnell Valdes Consulting today opened Hyatt Place Manatí in Manatí, Puerto Rico.
Hyatt Place Manatí represents the first international hotel brand in the north central region of Puerto Rico and the second Hyatt Place hotel to open in Puerto Rico within the last three months, marking for a strong return of Hyatt-branded hotels to the island after a seven-year absence.
In December 2013, Puerto Rico’s first Hyatt Place hotel opened in the municipality of Bayamon. The Hyatt Place brand expansion continues in Puerto Rico with Hyatt Place Manatí and will be followed by a Hyatt House hotel in San Juan, which is expected to open later this year. Hyatt House San Juan will mark the first hotel in the extended stay segment to open in Puerto Rico.
“Hyatt Place was built from the insight of our guests' appreciation for approachable style, where design and quality is delivered in a very simple and affordable fashion, offering a seamless travel experience for guests, and we are delighted with this new choice for travelers visiting the north central region of Puerto Rico,” stated Chris Walker, VP of brands, Hyatt Place. “This second opening furthers the meaningful growth of our brand in Puerto Rico, and throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America over the next few years.”
Hyatt Place Manatí is an upscale, select service hotel located in Puerto Rico’s northern coast, within the San Juan metropolitan area, 38 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Hyatt Place Manatí offers 104 guestrooms, each featuring a swiveling 42-in. flat screen HDTV, Hyatt Grand Bed and a sectional sofa-sleeper. The hotel includes more than 1,900 sq. ft. of meeting space with food and beverage options and a 24-hour StayFit Gym.
“With Puerto Rico seeing double-digit growth in visitors and RevPAR during the last three years, it’s the perfect time to introduce our second Hyatt Place hotel on the Island and to expand our relationship with Hyatt,” said Federico Stubbe, Jr., president of PRISA Group, the developer and owner. “The introduction of a second of three planned Hyatt select service hotels in Puerto Rico is a testament to the growth of the Island as a national and international destination for both leisure and business travelers.”
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