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

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and CANCUN, Mexico, May 28, 2015 (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 Cancun (www.allinclusive.hyatt.com), which is scheduled to open November 2015. The new all-inclusive resort is at the site of the former Dreams Cancun and is the culmination of roughly an $85 million expansion, renovation and repositioning that is intended to reinvent this resort in a way that brings effortless indulgence to the all-inclusive vacation experience.

"Alexandre has done a remarkable job helping us open Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, which was recognized with AAA's prestigious Four Diamond rating only weeks after its opening in December 2014," said Alex Stadlin, CEO, Playa Resorts Management. "We are delighted to have him return to his hometown of Cancun and lead the team at this magnificent new resort," added Stadlin.

Mr. de Brouwer brings more than 30 years of hospitality industry leadership. Prior to being appointed general manager for Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta he was the general manager at the former Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa. A native of Brussels, Belgium, Mr. de Brouwer studied Hotel and Tourism Management at the Centre International of Glion-sur-Montreux, 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.

About Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Hyatt Ziva Cancun is located in Cancun's most unique and desirable beach location at the tip of Punta Cancun surrounded on three sides by the Caribbean. The resort was originally designed by renowned Mexican architect Roberto Legoretta. Respecting its classic pyramid-style architecture the resort is being reconfigured to create a village-like atmosphere that reflects the culture of the Yucatan. A bridge connecting the north and south beach provides guests easy access to both beaches, as well as entertainment, dining and other resort features.

Guests are greeted in a lobby consisting of a large, elevated breezeway that captures ocean views to the Northeast, and in the evening, the lights of Isla Mujeres. The lobby is a blend of contemporary design juxtaposed with the original Mayan materials and themes. For example, one side of the lobby's facade is a rusticated local coral stone wall while the opposite side is a very chic and modern glass cube wrapped in a matrix of random lattice work simulating driftwood. Furnishings are all made in Mexico from local woods and fabric, and the use of bright color accent adds Mayan detailing. The Lobby Bar continues the homage to Mayan culture with its geometric artwork and panels influenced by the indigenous carvings and language of the areas original inhabitants. A signature grand staircase is a focal point of the resort and becomes seating for the outdoor amphitheater in the evenings.

Each of the 547 guest suites offer views of the Caribbean, furnishings reflecting the colors of the Yucatan, and spa-style bathrooms. Guests may enjoy complimentary in-room refreshment bars, in-room dining service, and in upper category accommodations, swim-up suites and private butler service.

For recreation the resort offers lagoon-style pools with swim-up bars, an adult-only pool, a lounge with game tables, and one of the area's largest ocean view fitness centers complete with 14 treadmills, a free weight system, as well as an outdoor basketball court. The Spa is breathtaking with a signature hydrotherapy area facing the sea, 13 treatment rooms, and an additional six palapas on the beach for massage.

Dining includes a choice of eight restaurants and six bars and lounges. With Hyatt inspired presentations and a wide selection of fresh and seasonal cuisine, guests can dine internationally with choices ranging from a French bistro to an Italian cucina, to an Asian-infused sushi and teriyaki restaurant to a beachside taqueria and ceviche bar. For casual dining, there is an American Diner and the gourmet buffet restaurant with engaging show-cooking stations. Unique refreshments will be available 24-hours a day at the coffee house, the sports bar and other lounges with signature cocktails and expert mixologists.

Hyatt Ziva Cancún offers state-of-the-art meeting and convention space, with more than 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event areas, including a ballroom that can be divided into five breakout rooms, plus seven additional meeting rooms. In addition to the traditional meeting space, the resort features outdoor lawn, garden and beach venues with breathtaking views that create the perfect backdrop for weddings or other special occasions.

For information and reservations at Hyatt Ziva Cancun visit: www.allinclusive.hyatt.com.

About Playa Hotels & Resorts: Hyatt Ziva Cancun 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 Ziva and Hyatt Zilara in 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 Ziva and Hyatt Zilara. 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: Media Contact: Gayle MacIntyre Playa Resorts Management 404.643.8222 gayle.macintyre@playaresorts.com

Source:Playa Hotels & Resorts