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"The Hyatt all-inclusive brand has elevated
the vertical to a level where it appeals to
a more sophisticated clientele with a more
The combined resort has 50,000 sf of
flexible meeting space, and the Ziva Rose
Hall Ballroom can accommodate 1,200
Playa's other resorts offer groups
similar culinary experiences. The 547-suite
Hyatt Ziva Cancun has its own craft
microbrewery that can create a privatelabel brew for a group, as well as a tequila
sommelier who can arrange a tasting of
several tequilas as a centerpiece to an
opening night or a standalone event.
The 547-suite Hyatt Ziva Cancun,
located in Punta Cancun, has more than
11,000 sf of meeting space. And, as in
Jamaica, it is complemented by the adultsonly 307-suite Hyatt Zilara, with more than
6,800 sf of meeting space.
elevated the vertical to a level where it
appeals to a more sophisticated clientele
with a more sophisticated palate," says
Howard Tanenbaum, VP of group and
retail sales, Playa Hotels & Resorts. "With
Hyatt as our partner, we were able to bring
in additional training, consistencies and
American quality standards that other allinclusives don't have."
Attendees at the resort can dine at
a different restaurant every night of the
program, from a Brazilian Steakhouse &
Churrasqueria to one serving up traditional
Northern Italian cuisine. "Every one of our
resorts has at least one dynamite restaurant
with a local flavor," he adds. "In Jamaica,
it's Jamaican RootZ at Hyatt Zilara. Groups
can dine toes in the sand with a live band
playing local music out on the beach."
The pair of all-inclusive hotels stretch
along the Montego Bay coastline, with
the adults-only Hyatt Zilara featuring 234
rooms and the Hyatt Ziva at 387 rooms.
An exciting addition to Puerto Rico's
convention district is under development and
expected to open in early 2019-District
Live! The $89 million complex will include a
live event venue called The Pavilion that can
hold 6,000 attendees and will be operated by
the same company that helped develop the
LA Live district in downtown Los Angeles.
There are plans for a 170-room Marriott
hotel with 6,000 sf of meeting space and
numerous bars and restaurants, including
a micro rum distillery and the Salsa Room,
featuring theater and comedy shows. At
the hub of the project will be an enclosed
44,000-sf central plaza with the largest LED
screen in the Caribbean and its own zip line.
The 250-room Dreams Puerto Rico
Resort & Spa is scheduled to open in the
southwestern coastal town of Guanica, 75
miles from San Juan, in October 2018. It is
being billed as Puerto Rico's first true allinclusive resort, with a spa, watersports and
numerous dining options, none of which will
require the obligatory wristbands.
Groups staying at the new resort will
have easy access to the Guanica State
Forest, a subtropical dry forest that was
dedicated as a United Nations Biosphere
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AMResorts' New Trade Show Sparks
Held at the newly opened Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort &
Spa in March, the new AMResorts trade show, TIME, immersed
more than 130 attendees in the differentiators of AMResorts' six
brands-from finding what makes the 22 property destinations
tick to local experiences and dazzling displays by events teams.
After two days of pageantry, including a first glimpse of the new
Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort, there was undoubtedly
a little magic found on the Yucatan Peninsula and a lot of hotelierresort matchmaking.
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