An Official Welcome for the First Hyatt All Inclusive Resort in Puerto Vallarta


Caption: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting at the new AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. From l. to r. Alexandre de Brouwer, Managing Director, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Enrique Ramos Flores, Minister of Tourism, State of Jalisco, Bruce Wardinski, CEO Playa Hotels & Resorts, Carlos Cabrera, SVP All Inclusive Operations, Hyatt, Alex Stadlin, CEO Playa Resorts Management, and Kevin Froemming, CMO, Playa Resorts Management

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, Feb. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enrique Ramos Flores, The Minister of Tourism for the State of Jalisco, joined Bruce Wardinski, Chief Executive Office of Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. (Playa) and Carlos Cabrera, Senior Vice President of All Inclusive Operations for Hyatt, in a ribbon cutting and 'toast' to celebrate the official grand opening of the beautiful new Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta on February 24, 2015. The evening was celebrated in the company of more than 200 guests including dignitaries, travel industry professionals and guests of the resort. The evening's highlight included the official announcement that the resort has been awarded the American Automobile Association (AAA) Four-Diamond designation, reflecting an exceptional degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail, while offering upscale facilities and a variety of luxurious amenities.

"This very special evening is made even more spectacular by the news that the resort has already received AAA's Four Diamond recognition," said Wardinski. "Open only since last December, it is truly an honor to receive this coveted rating so quickly. It is a tribute to our dedicated team, who under the supervision of Managing Director, Alexandre de Brouwer, work diligently to deliver service from the heart."

Flores added his congratulations, and said, "The State of Jalisco is committed to working with tourism partners who respect the beauty and history of Puerto Vallarta and value our belief in smart development for our state. Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta not only brings a well-known global brand to this destination, but it has done so by repurposing and preserving one of the most beautiful resort sites that already existed."

The all inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is owned and managed by Playa, which has owned the resort property since 2008. "When we first acquired this property, we immediately recognized its uniqueness and envisioned an upscale, all-inclusive resort that introduced a global brand to the destination," said Wardinski. "It is a privilege to be here now and see that vision come to life as this completely reimagined resort is being embraced by visitors, government officials, our travel industry partners, and most importantly, the community of Puerto Vallarta."

"We are delighted to celebrate the arrival of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta to this idyllic Mexican destination with the local community and our resort owners," said Cabrera. "It is an exciting time as we are increasing the Hyatt Ziva brand portfolio with world-class resorts, while continuing to show Hyatt's meaningful brand growth in Mexico. We look forward to welcoming guests to Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and providing them with unrivaled service, dining options and amenities as they enjoy sun, surf and relaxation."


Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is 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 sports its own cloistered beach cove with 1,250 feet of beachfront on the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

This idyllic setting has been recreated and redesigned to exceed the expectations of today's traveler. A new architecturally-inspired lobby is the focal point of the resort, welcoming guests with a commanding ocean view and newly designed infinity pools. Accommodations include 335 spacious suites, featuring signature swim-up suites, all styled for resort comfort with furnishings artfully arranged to capture the ocean views, as well as spa-style bathrooms with stone surfaces, walk-in showers and expansive double vanities. Dining is elevated with a selection of internationally infused a la carté restaurants, sumptuous buffet restaurants and charming food carts for informal snacking. Perfect for guests of all ages, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta offers endless activities, a fitness center, entertainment, and supervised children's activities. Adults will appreciate the adult-only pool and an imaginative array of specialty lounges. For meetings and special events the resort offers 6,500 square feet of conference space, including a ballroom and additional beautiful outdoor gardens, and beach venues perfect for weddings and special celebrations. The Zen-inspired Vitamar oceanfront spa offers peace and tranquility to any guest.

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is 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, creates a true adventure.

For more information or to book an all inclusive vacation experience at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, contact a travel agent or call +1 800 233 1234 or online at or

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 comprised of 6,175 rooms that are located in prime beach locations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Jamaica, Hyatt Los Cabos (opening July 2015) and Hyatt Ziva Cancun (opening fall 2015). The company also owns and operates three resorts under Playa's brands, The Royal and Gran, and owns five 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

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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 develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including 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 December 31, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 587 properties in 50 countries. For more information, please visit

The term "Hyatt" is used herein for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

CONTACT: Gayle MacIntyre Playa Resorts Management +1 404 643 8222

Source:Playa Hotels & Resorts