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Playa Resorts Management Names Alexandre de Brouwer General Manager for Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Playa Resorts Management, the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., today announced the appointment of Alexandre de Brouwer as General Manager for Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, which is scheduled to open in December (www.allinclusive.hyatt.com). The new all inclusive resort is at the site of the former Dreams Puerto Vallarta, and is the culmination of an approximate $20 million expansion, renovation and repositioning that is intended to reinvent this resort destination in a way that brings effortless indulgence to the all inclusive vacation experience.

"Alexandre is a highly respected hotelier with extensive experience throughout Mexico, and we welcome his leadership," said Chief Executive Officer Alex Stadlin, Playa Resorts Management. "His commitment to service and excellence exemplifies our promise of service from the heart, as our team collectively works to create the perfect all inclusive experience."

Mr. de Brouwer brings more than 30 years of hospitality industry leadership. He joins Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta from the Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa where he was general manager. A native of Brussels, Belgium, Mr. de Brouwer studied Hotel and Tourism Management at the Centre International of Glion sur Montreux in Switzerland. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Hospitality Management with a specialty in food and beverage, meeting and conventions and catering. He began his hospitality career in Europe, and went to Cancun in 1986 where he held various management positions with Camino Real and other leading resort brands. Over the past 25 years, he has enjoyed a successful career throughout Mexico and Brazil. Mr. de Brouwer is fluent in Spanish, French and English. He can be reached at Alexandre.deBrouwer@Hyatt.com. Click to download Mr. deBrouwer's photo.

GRAND OPENING SAVINGS

In anticipation of the grand opening, guests can make reservations at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and enjoy savings of up to 55 percent on published rack rates. This added value is available for reservations booked and confirmed by November 30, 2014, and is valid for travel for the entire year through December 15, 2015.* To make a reservation or learn more, please contact a travel agent or visit www.allinclusive.hyatt.com or call 800.720.0051

ABOUT HYATT ZIVA PUERTO VALLARTA

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta will be tucked away in a secluded tropical paradise on Puerto Vallarta's romantic Las Estacas Beach in what is known as the Golden Zone. Located on the southern coast of the Bahia de Banderas, the resort will be oceanfront, boasting its own cloistered beach-cove with 1,250 feet of beachfront on the sparkling Pacific Ocean. This idyllic setting is being completely recreated and redesigned to exceed the expectations of today's traveler. A new architecturally inspired building will become the focal point of the resort, welcoming guests with a commanding ocean view from the lobby and newly designed infinity pools.

Accommodations will include 335 spacious suites, featuring signature swim up suites, all styled for resort comfort with furnishings artfully arranged to capture the ocean views, and spa-style bathrooms with stone surfaces, walk-in showers and expansive double vanities. Dining will be elevated to simply delicious with a selection of internationally infused a la carté restaurants and sumptuous buffet restaurants. Perfect for guests of all ages, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta will offer endless activities, a fitness center, entertainment and supervised children's activities. Adults will appreciate the adult-only pool and lounge area, as well as the imaginative array of specialty lounges. For meetings and special events the resort will offer 9,900 sq. ft. of conference space, including a ballroom, plus beautiful outdoor gardens, and beach venues perfect for weddings and special celebrations. But perhaps the pièce de résistance will be the rooftop Spa and a roof top wedding venue.

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta will be five minutes from the colonial town of Puerto Vallarta and 20 minutes from the area's international airport. The landscape of the region is unlike any other in the country of Mexico. Mountains, jungle, beaches, rivers and waterfalls invite travelers of all ages to uncover its stunning treasures. Families, couples, and nature lovers can explore this destination where each activity, from whale watching to horseback riding, can create a true adventure.

For more information or to book an all inclusive vacation experience at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta contact a travel agent or visit www.allinclusive.hyatt.com or call 800.720.0051.

*Subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Rates may be subject to change.

About Playa Hotels & Resorts: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is owned by Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. and managed by Playa Resorts Management, the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts. Playa's portfolio consists of a collection of 14 premier hotels comprising 6,175-rooms that are located in prime beach locations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Playa owns and manages Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Jamaica, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and Hyatt Ziva Cancun. The company also owns and operates 3 resorts under Playa's brands, The ROYAL and Gran, as well as 5 resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are managed by a third party. Under an agreement with an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H), Playa will pursue the acquisition or development of new all-inclusive resort opportunities under two new Hyatt all inclusive brands—Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva. Playa will also have certain rights to operate Hyatt-branded all inclusive resorts in five Latin American and Caribbean countries. For more information visit: www.playaresorts.com.

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CONTACT: Gayle MacIntyre Playa Resorts Management 404.643.8222 gayle.macintyre@playaresorts.com

Source:Playa Hotels & Resorts