Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), PRISA Group and McConnell Valdes Consulting today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Manatí in Manatí, Puerto Rico. The Governor of Puerto Rico, the Hon. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, attended the hotel’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. 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 of 2013, Puerto Rico’s first Hyatt Place hotel opened in the municipality of Bayamon and has been warmly received by the region. 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,” said Chris Walker, vice president 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 hotels are opening throughout the world and the brand is nearing its 200th hotel opening. Its strength and reputation among guests and the hospitality industry is also continuing to grow. Last year, the Hyatt Place brand was recognized for its distinctive amenities and service as highest in guest satisfaction among upscale hotel chains in the U.S. by J.D. Power; one of the top 10 brands offering the best customer satisfaction in both the Americas and around the globe by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index; and best in its category for the second consecutive year in Business Travel News’ annual Hotel Chain Survey.
“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 Hyatt Place brand offers an innovative service concept and a modern design that we believe will be very successful in Puerto Rico. 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.”
About Hyatt Place Manatí
About Hyatt Place Manatí
Hyatt Place Manatí is an upscale, select service hotel designed for multi-tasking travelers. The hotel is located in Puerto Rico’s northern coast, within the San Juan metropolitan area, 38 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. The hotel is conveniently and quickly accessible to/from the José de Diego Expressway/PR-22, and is part of unsigned Interstate PR-2, allowing travel to the East or West direction. Hyatt Place Manatí is conveniently located near Manati’s business and medical districts. The hotel is in close proximity to highly recognized companies such as DuPont, Janssen Ortho LLC, Ortho Pharmaceutical Div., Bristol Myers Squibb, Patheon, and BASF-the Chemical Company. Accessible to healthcare facilities, the hotel is a convenient option for visitors to Healthsouth Medical Rehabilitation Center, Manatí Medical Center and the Doctors’ Center Hospital.
Additionally, Hyatt Place Manatí guests can find popular name retailers such as Marshall’s, Burlington Coat Factory, and Wal-Mart nearby, and just a short drive away is the Puerto Rico Premium Outlets. Hotel guests can also enjoy dining and entertainment options within the hotel’s complex at the adjacent Longhorn Steakhouse restaurant and Casino Atlántico Manatí.
Hyatt Place Manatí offers guests:
- 104 roomy rooms, each featuring a swiveling 42-inch flat screen HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed, a Cozy Corner with sectional sofa-sleeper
- Free Wi-Fi everywhere
- Free a.m. Kitchen Skillet TM for guests, featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
- More than 1,900 square feet of flexible meeting space with unique food & beverage options, audiovisual equipment and more
- A Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails
- 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order greens, sandwiches, flatbreads, apps and more around the clock
- 24-hour StayFit Gym
- Free public computers with internet access and printing in the Gallery
- Free parking for hotel guests
Hyatt Place Manatí Leadership
Hyatt Place Manatí is under the leadership of General Manager Angel Sierra and Director of Sales Yajaira Torres. In his role, Mr. Sierra is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 30 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Sierra is joined by Ms. Torres, Director of Sales, who is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Manatí area.
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