The Grand Hyatt brand has added a new resort, Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort, to its world-class portfolio.
The 314-room urban beach hotel lies on the Riviera Maya, along the Caribbean Sea, and boasts a unique fusion of sleek and contemporary design aesthetics blended with Mayan-inspired elements in the guestrooms, restaurants, bars, lounges and event spaces that pay tribute to local surroundings. Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort has a coveted location on the iconic Mamitas Beach, in the heart of Playa del Carmen, just steps from the city’s famous 5th Avenue.
Designed by acclaimed Mexican architect Javier Sordo Madaleno and award-winning New York based Rockwell Group, the hotel is constructed into a V-shape in order to reduce its environmental impact. The hotel’s grounds also incorporate a natural mangrove jungle serving as a wildlife sanctuary, and oceanfront infinity pools divided by wooden platforms providing the illusion that they are floating over water.
The 314 guest rooms and suites which showcase interiors inspired by the surrounding area and locally sourced materials. During the day natural light floods every room through the floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for panoramic glistening sea views and in the evening guests can retreat for the night in a sleek yet bohemian space. For guests wishingto be close to the water, the hotel’s ‘Swim-up’ rooms offer direct access to a swimming pool whilst View rooms offer stunning ocean vistas.
For those seeking solace, Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen has a spectacular spa inspired and resembling ‘cenotes’ – natural swimming holes typically found on the Yucatan Peninsula. One of the hotel’s true showpieces, the cenote spa will be for the exclusive use of guests and will have six single treatment rooms and two couples treatment rooms, which boast a hot tub, lockers and bathroom.
Whilst the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen is bucking the region’s trend for all-inclusive resorts, it still offers a superb range of dining options – both casual and more formal -allowing guests to indulge in exquisite local fare any time of day. Located along the Paseo, a large, open-air gallery that connects the hotel entrance to the beach, are the three bar/lounges and the hotel’s two signature restaurants serving modern twists on Mexican and Latin American cuisine, fresh fish and seafood and classic premium Caribbean cocktails.
Previously announced as Hyatt Playa del Carmen, the property underwent an extraordinary transformation from an upscale resort to a luxury offering while under construction. Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort will now align with the more than 40 Grand Hyatt hotels around the world, recognized by international travelers for their innovative designs and dramatic, exciting atmospheres that reflect their distinctive cultural environment.