Playa Resorts Management Appoints John Burkard Vice President of Technology

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alex Stadlin, Chief Operating Officer of Playa Resorts Management (Playa) today announced the appointment John Burkard as Vice President of Technology. Mr. Burkard joins Playa from Vantage Hospitality Group in Coral Springs, FL. He brings more than 20 years of experience in managing and developing IT solutions for hospitality companies, having also held management positions with Cendant Corporation, My Travel USA and Marriott International.

"John's extensive experience in implementing and managing state-of-the-art technology systems for reservations and hospitality management will be a tremendous asset to Playa as we continue to grow our portfolio of Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva all-inclusive resorts, as well as our independently branded all-inclusive resorts," said Mr. Stadlin.

Mr. Burkard holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a Concentration in Marketing and Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. He will be headquartered in Playa's Ft. Lauderdale offices and can be reached at

About Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. (Playa):

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 Resorts Management is the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts. Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara in Rose Hall Jamaica, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos (opening September 2015), and Hyatt Ziva Cancún (opening fall 2015). The company also owns and operates three resorts under Playa's brands, The ROYAL and Gran, as well as 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 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:

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