Hyatt has opened its first full-service hotel in Puerto Rico.
The Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve is on the island’s northeastern shoreline in Rio Grande.
The gated resort hotel is set on 72 acres and is near the El Yunque National Forest. It is around 40 minutes’ drive from San Juan Airport.
The 579 keys are split between 480 rooms, 93 suites, five club suites and one presidential suite.
Rooms have complimentary wifi, TVs, bath amenities and coffeemakers. Suites have private balconies or terraces, while the hotel has a spa, 24-hour gym, two tennis courts and two golf courses.
There are five F&B options: a buffet-style, all-day restaurant; a fine-dining restaurant serving steak and seafood; an Asian-fusion restaurant; a Puerto Rican restaurant; and a casual lobby bar with live entertainment.
The property has formerly been the Gran Meliá Hotel and The Resort at Coco Beach.
It was acquired by US investment firm Monarch Alternative Capital and developers Royal Palm Companies in 2019, who have carried out a multi-million dollar renovation.
Royal Palm Companies says it is planning more projects on the 946-acre peninsula, set to be renamed Grand Reserve.
Hyatt currently has four select-service hotels in Puerto Rico: Hyatt House San Juan, Hyatt Place Manati, Hyatt Place San Juan Bayamon and Hyatt Place San Juan City Center.
The US territory has launched a new tourism campaign as it attempts to attract more international visitors, with figures dented by recent street protests and the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017.
It also plans to attract more business travellers with the 2020 opening of El Distrito, a five-acre dining, retail and entertainment park near the Puerto Rico Convention Centre. An Aloft Hotel by Marriott is set to open on the site.
Elsewhere on the island, 2020 will see the opening of a Waldorf Astoria, Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons.