RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO (October 16, 2019) – Enviably situated in Rio Grande, the new Resort at Coco Beach, a Hyatt Affiliated Hotel, opened in August to reveal a sophisticated, oceanfront haven that pulses Caribbean elegance on a secluded 72 acres of tropical lush gardens. Framed against the backdrop of the island’s serene northeast coast and the magnificent El Yunque National Forest, the 579-room property is expected to rebrand as Hyatt Regency Coco Beach Resort later this year, following the completion of brand enhancements and updates.
“The Resort at Coco Beach was designed to embrace and nurture the mind, body and soul,” said Dave Johnson, chairman and CEO at Aimbridge Hospitality. “We aim to center on the guest’s experience and look forward to providing the ultimate escape for each of our guests.”
Formerly known as the Gran Meliá Hotel, the property was acquired by Monarch Alternative Capital in partnership with Royal Palm Companies and an affiliate of Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC. in 2019, following Hurricane Maria. The Resort at Coco Beach then underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation, creating 300 direct employees with 525 direct jobs upon the opening of the hotel.
“We are excited with the reopening of this important hotel as a Hyatt property,” said Carla Campos, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “Tourism development is a key driver of economic growth and a priority for the Government of Puerto Rico. The Island offers highly competitive incentive packages and benefits, which makes us an ideal destination for investors, developers, and hotel management leaders such as Aimbridge Hospitality. We’re looking forward to all that is to come for the future of Hyatt Regency Coco Beach Resort.”
Tucked away in the pristine tropical paradise of the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, The Resort at Coco Beach is the closest full-service luxury resort from the San Juan International Airport. The oceanfront oasis also offers convenient access to nearby attractions such as Old San Juan, El Morro Castle, and Bio Bay Fajardo.
Known for its high level of exclusivity in a natural-reserve setting with bungalow-style accommodations, The Resort at Coco Beach boasts 480 junior suites, 93 deluxe suites, five club suites and one presidential suite. Each airy, expansive unit is decorated in soothing neutral shades exuding the true essence of the Caribbean “elan” where the earth elements of the El Yunque National Forest and unparalleled Atlantic Ocean views meet. From complimentary Wi-Fi and large flat-screen televisions to premium bath amenities and in-suite coffeemakers, guests will discover all the comforts of home. All suites feature private balconies or terraces, and one-bedroom suites include a dining room, kitchenette, two double-beds and a cozy corner with a sleeper.
Satisfying every foodie’s distinct cravings, the resort offers five on-site culinary and mixology experiences including:
● Water’s Edge – Caribbean-style buffet serving breakfast, lunch and dinner made from local ingredients
● Prime 787 – Upscale, fine-dining environment offering prime steaks and fresh local seafood
● Nori – Asian fusion experience serving sushi, sashimi, ceviche bar and teppanyaki grill
● Pasión by Chef Myrta – Gourmet culinary experience offering Puerto Rican cuisine
● Lobby Bar – Casual bar featuring craft cocktails and live entertainment
Boasting lush landscape to create a tranquil Caribbean retreat, guests can unwind at the resort’s four expansive swimming pools including the largest lagoon-style pool in Puerto Rico, and enjoy a swim-up bar serving cool drinks and creative cocktails as well as in-pool lounge chairs.
Amenities designed to foster the resort experience include the 12,000-square-foot Rainforest Spa which is currently undergoing a $2 million renovation and set to open this winter; 24-hour fitness center; two tennis courts; and a basketball court. Guests can also spend the day on the green on one of two world-class Tom Kite-designed 18-hole championship golf courses – home of the PGA Puerto Rico Open. Additionally, a dedicated concierge service provides lifestyle management, transportation, travel and vacation planning, and personalized service.
Beyond redefining the resort experience for leisure guests, the property applies the same high-touch experience for the meetings and events market, with 41,208 square feet of total function space and state-of-the-art meeting facilities all backed by a dedicated offering seamless service.
For information and reservations, visit www.TheResortAtCocoBeach.com or call 787-657-1051.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.