October 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and PRISA Group and McConnell Valdés Consulting today announced the opening of Hyatt House San Juan, debuting as Puerto Rico's first extended stay hotel as well as the brand's first Hyatt House hotel outside of the continental United States. The Governor of Puerto Rico, the Hon. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, attended the hotel's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Situated in the beautiful Miramar neighborhood, Hyatt House San Juan offers the conveniences of hotel living with the comforts of home. The 126-room hotel offers residentially inspired studio and one -bedroom suites, most with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean and San Juan Bay. The hotel's suites also feature contemporary full kitchens, living space with HDTVs and bedrooms with a plush bed.
Hyatt House San Juan is conveniently located minutes away from the Puerto Rico Convention Center, Financial District in Hato Rey, Isla Grande Airport, and the Port of San Juan. The hotel is also just minutes from famous attractions, beautiful beaches, amazing golf courses, and landmarks, including Old San Juan, the Condado district, San Juan Central Park, and Plaza Las Américas.
"This has been a remarkable year in Puerto Rico with Hyatt, following the opening of Hyatt Place San Juan/Bayamon and Hyatt Place Manatí in December and March. The three properties represent over $115 million in development costs for us," said Federico Stubbe, Jr., president of PRISA Group, the hotels' developer and owner. "Hyatt House San Juan is yet another example of our continued focus on developing and investing in Puerto Rico to attract business, convention and leisure travelers alike. We are delighted with this new extended stay offering for travelers visiting San Juan, as the hotel and our associates will make them feel like residents while visiting our beautiful Island."
"Our relationship with PRISA Group has been fruitful with two Hyatt Place openings already in Puerto Rico, and we are thrilled by the opening our first Hyatt House hotel outside of the continental United States in Puerto Rico and the first Hyatt House built entirely according to the brand's new prototype design," said Chris Walker, vice president of brands, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House. "The opening of Hyatt House San Juan is also significant in that it begins the brand's global expansion with future openings expected in Mexico, Panama, China, India, and Saudi Arabia."
"Hyatt House is everything the name represents – a welcoming and warm environment that encourages guests to live like residents," said General Manager Frankie Mariani. "We want each and every guest who comes through our doors to feel that they can let their real-life routines roll on, even when they're on the road."
Hyatt House San Juan offers:
Hyatt House San Juan is under the leadership of General Manager Frankie Mariani and Director of Sales Laura Soto-Reyes. In his role, Mariani is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel's associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt House is known. Soto-Reyes is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the San Juan area.
Hyatt House is bringing the neighborhood a little closer with a new program and offerings designed to help guests feel more like 'residents' so they feel part of the local neighborhood from the moment they arrive.
New Neighborhood Guides at all 59 Hyatt House locations, including Hyatt House San Juan, offer experiences personally recommended by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. as part of the "Martha Stewart American Made" program, which celebrates local makers. The guides feature small businesses and the best places to Eat, Shop and Visit, from delicious pastries and homemade ice cream to neighborhood bookstores and vintage shops. Local makers selected for the Neighborhood Guides are just minutes away from Hyatt House hotels, allowing residents to explore the neighborhood with ease.
For more information about the new Hyatt House offerings, campaign or the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. "Martha Stewart American Made" program, please visit www.hyatthouse.com or www.marthastewart.com/americanmade.
Hyatt House, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, launched in 2012 and offers more than 55 locations throughout the United States. Inspired by extensive research of guest experiences, Hyatt House hotels are designed to welcome residents rather than guests and offer services, amenities, upscale spaces and a casual, comfortable environment that reminds guests of home. Residentially inspired studios, one- and two-bedroom suites feature contemporary full kitchens, living space with flat panel HDTVs and bedrooms with a plush bed. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The Morning Spread, a complimentary full hot breakfast featuring a made-to-order Omelet Bar, is served daily and the H BAR features the Sip+Savor menu and full bar (Evening Social, Monday-Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm, at select locations in lieu of the H BAR). Public spaces include a 24-hour Workout Room, House Market and laundry facilities. A friendly House Host is available to check-in guests, provide directions or help with other needs to help guests feel at home.
To learn more about Hyatt House or to book a reservation, visit www.hyatthouse.com or call 866-XS-HYATT (866-974-9288).
PRISA Group (PRISA) is a family-owned developer and builder of green residential communities and resort hospitality projects in Puerto Rico and Florida with over 6,000 units in planning and construction, representing a value of over $3 billion. The firm has delivered over 3,000 units in the last 20 years and is currently developing projects in Dorado, Vega Alta, Gurabo, San Lorenzo, and Humacao, Puerto Rico, as well as in Tampa, Florida. PRISA Group has received numerous awards, including Builder Member of the Decade and three Master Planned Community of the Year Awards by the National Association of Home Builders' Puerto Rico Chapter, as well as the highest honor bestowed upon Puerto Rico developer, the Frank Ramirez de Arellano Award.
PRISA Group is currently developing the Dorado Beach Resort, a $1.4 billion development, including the Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve, the first in the Americas, which opened to the public in December 2012, and the J.W. Marriott Dorado Beach, currently in development. In addition, the Company developed and owns two Hyatt Place & Casino projects in Bayamon and Manati, Puerto Rico, which opened in December 2013 and March 2014 respectively. Also, PRISA broke ground in March 2013 on Hyatt House San Juan, Puerto Rico's first Extended Stay hotel, expected to open October 2014. For more information, please visit www.prisagroup.com.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, license, own and develop hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of June 30, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 563 properties in 48 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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