There’s a new property in Puerto Rico, a new upscale property for those high-end bookings. Located in Rio Grande, the new Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico has opened. The oceanfront property set on a secluded 72 acres of tropical lush garden is set against the backdrop of the island’s northeast coast and the magnificent El Yunque National Forest. The 579-room property recently completed a multi-million transformation in August 2019 including a full resort redesign.
“Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico was designed to deliver high-touch service for a seamless, stress-free experience,” said Dave Johnson, chairman and CEO at Airbridge Hospitality in press materials. “We aim to center on the guest’s experience and look forward to providing them with the ultimate escape.”
“We are thrilled to announce the opening of Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico, which promises empathetic service that anticipates the needs of our global guests,” said George Vizer, senior v.p., Americas franchise operations, Hyatt in press materials. “With this new addition, Hyatt continues its strong brand growth in the region and introduces the Hyatt Regency brand to Puerto Rico.”
Formerly known as the Gran Melia Hotel, and relaunched as The Resort at Coco Beach, a Hyatt affiliate, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico was acquired in 2019 by Monarch Alternative Capital in partnership with Royal Palm Companies and an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC. The resort then underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation. Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico is the first entity of RPC Holding’s development plans for the 946-acre peninsula, set to be renamed as Grand Reserve.
“We are excited with the opening of 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’re looking forward to all that is to come for the future of Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico.”
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico is the closest full-service luxury resort from 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 select-service Hyatt hotels open in Puerto Rico: Hyatt House San Juan, Hyatt Place Manati, Hyatt Place San Juan Bayamon and Hyatt Place San Juan City Center.
Known for natural-reserve setting with bungalow-style accommodations, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico boasts 480 deluxe guestrooms, 93 deluxe suites, five club suites and one presidential suite. From complimentary WiFi and large flat-screen televisions to premium bath amenities and in-suite coffeemakers, guests enjoy a seamless, intuitive experience. All suites feature private balconies or terraces, and one-bedroom suites include a dining room, kitchenette, two double-beds and a cozy corner with a sleeper.
Satisfying every foodie’s distinct cravings, the resort offers five on-site culinary and mixology experiences including:
- Water’s Edge – Caribbean- and buffet-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner made from local ingredients
- Prime 787 – Upscale, fine-dining environment offering prime steaks and fresh local seafood
- Nori- Asian fusion experience serving sushi, sashimi, ceviche bar and teppanyaki grill
- Pasion by Chef Myrta – Gourmet culinary experience offering Puerto Rican cuisine
- Lobby Bar- Casual bar featuring craft cocktails and live entertainment
Boasting lush landscape to create a tranquil Caribbean retreat, the hotel offers guests the opportunity to unwind at four expansive swimming pools including the largest lagoon-style pool in Puerto Rico and enjoy a swim-up bar serving cool drinks and creative cocktails as well as in-pool lounge chairs.
Amenities designed to foster an energizing resort experience include the 12,000-sq.-ft. Rainforest Spa, which is currently undergoing a $2 million renovation and set to open this winter, 24-hour fitness center, two tennis courts, and a basketball court. Guests can also spend the day on the green on one of two world-class Tom Kite-designed 18-hole championship golf courses—home of the PGA Puerto Rico Open. Additionally, a dedicated concierge service provides lifestyle management, transportation, travel and vacation planning, and personalized service.
To celebrate the resort’s opening, travelers can take advantage of a special rate offering a third night free valid through April 30, 2020.