CHICAGO—Hyatt has entered into a management agreement with Pelca Development V.B.A. for a Hyatt Place hotel within the Aruba Airport Business Center in Oranjestad, Aruba. The 116-room hotel will be the first Hyatt Place hotel in Aruba, adjacent to the Reina Beatrix International Airport (AUA).
The Hyatt Place Aruba Airport will be located on an approximate 2.1-acre mixed-use development site that will contain 21,000 sq. ft. of office space, as well as an 8,000-sq.-ft. food court, retail shops, a casual dining restaurant and car rental facilities. Additionally, the hotel will have a covered walkway that will provide direct pedestrian access between the hotel and Reina Beatrix International Airport.
With construction expected to begin in early 2017, the hotel is projected to open in late 2018, and will join the already open Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino. Additionally, this hotel will mark the fourth Hyatt Place hotel in the Caribbean, joining Hyatt Place Manatí; Hyatt Place San Juan/Bayamón; and Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center in Puerto Rico.