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SAN JUAN — It’s been a few months but the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico is still virtually brand new following its multimillion dollar transformation and August 2019 reopening.
Formerly known as the Gran Meliá Hotel, and relaunched as The Resort at Coco Beach, a Hyatt affiliate, the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico was acquired last year by Monarch Alternative Capital in partnership with Royal Palm Companies and an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC.
The 579-room property then underwent an extensive renovation encompassing a full resort redesign.
The resort sits on 72 acres of tropical lush gardens against the backdrop of the island’s serene northeast coast and the El Yunque National Forest.
It’s the closest full-service luxury resort from the San Juan International Airport and also offers convenient access to nearby attractions such as Old San Juan, El Morro Castle and Bio Bay Fajardo.
“Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico was designed to deliver high-touch service for a seamless, stress-free experience,” says Dave Johnson, Chairman and CEO at Aimbridge Hospitality. “We aim to center on the guest’s experience and look forward to providing them with the ultimate escape.”
Adds George Vizer, Senior Vice President, Americas franchise operations, Hyatt: “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. With this new addition, Hyatt continues its strong brand growth in the region and introduces the Hyatt Regency brand to Puerto Rico.”
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.
Carla Campos, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, says the PRTC is “excited with the opening of this important hotel for Puerto Rico under the Hyatt Regency brand.”
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.