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Hotel opening marks Hyatt’s return to Puerto Rico

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Bayamon in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The hotel’s opening marks the first Hyatt Place hotel to enter the Caribbean market and the return of Hyatt-branded hotels to Puerto Rico after a seven-year absence.

“We are looking forward to showing travelers visiting Puerto Rico what the award-winning Hyatt Place brand is all about,” said Chris Walker, vice president of brands, Hyatt Place. “Opening the first Hyatt Place in Puerto Rico is a significant step as we continue to serve more guests worldwide and we prepare to welcome additional Hyatt Place hotels throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America over the next few years.”

Hyatt Place has been recognized by guests and the hospitality industry for its distinctive amenities and service. The brand was recently recognized 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.

In the Caribbean, a second Hyatt Place hotel in Manati, Puerto Rico is scheduled to open in 2014. Hyatt’s brand portfolio in the Caribbean is represented with Hyatt Regency-branded hotels and resorts in Trinidad and Aruba. Other previously announced hotels slated to open in the next three years include Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica and Park Hyatt St. Kitts on the island of St. Kitts and Nevis.

About Hyatt Place Bayamon
hyatt_PRHyatt Place Bayamon is an upscale, select-service hotel designed for multi-tasking travelers. The hotel is located in Puerto Rico’s second largest city, near San Juan, and it is 20 minutes from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Bayamon is within the metropolitan area of San Juan, making it a convenient option for travelers wishing to access Puerto Rico’s business districts or the island medical facilities. Entertainment and activity options abound within a 3-mile radius of the hotel. Nearby, guests can find Plaza Del Sol shopping mall, Bayamon’s 18-Hole Golf Course, and Paseo Lineal Recreation Park with a nature trail that leads to Punta Salina Beach. Additionally, guests at Hyatt Place Bayamon may enjoy the convenience of Applebee’s restaurant adjacent to the hotel.

Hyatt Place Bayamon offers guests:

  • 156 roomy rooms, each featuring a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed, a Cozy Corner with sectional sofa-sleeper and Hyatt Plug Panel media center for connecting a laptop or media device to the TV
  • 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, hi-tech meeting and function space
  • 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

“Our Gallery Hosts look forward to welcoming visitors and locals of Puerto Rico with Hyatt’s authentic hospitality and providing a seamless Hyatt Place stay,” said Frankie Mariano, general manager, Hyatt Place Bayamon. “Our vibrant city of Bayamon is growing, and we are proud to be opening Hyatt Place in Bayamon amongst its flourishing sports, food, arts and culture scene. Guests to our hotel will undoubtedly have the best access to explore what the destination offers.”

Hyatt Place Bayamon Leadership
Hyatt Place Bayamon is under the leadership of General Manager Frankie Mariano and Director of Sales Laura Reyes. In his role, Mariano is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 46 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Reyes is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Bayamon area.

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