Two New Hyatts Coming to Prime Vacation Spots!

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The biggest (only?) problem I have with Hyatt is that there just aren’t enough of them around the world.  Slowly but surely they have been expanding their footprint, most recently at some vacations spots around the Caribbean, but now two new locations have leaked out that I bet many of us will quickly add to our points-funded-vacation-wish-lists.

While these reports seem legit, just be aware this isn’t coming directly from Hyatt, and these big projects are always subject to change before the doors ever open.  Still, I’m at least a bit excited about both “rumors”.

Park Hyatt Coming to Auckland:

According to this article, Hyatt has been named as the new operator of a 190-room luxury waterfront hotel in Auckland that is said to open as a Hyatt in 2017.  This wouldn’t be Hyatt’s first time to operate in Auckland, as they had a Hyatt Regency that re-branded to another hotel in 2010.

Australia has a number of Hyatt hotels, including some nice Park Hyatts, but adding this New Zealand location will be great for those who want to use Hyatt points to enjoy a vacation “on the other side of the world”.

Four Seasons in Dublin Becoming a Hyatt:

It has also been reported that the Ballsbridge’s Four Seasons in Dublin will become a Hyatt after the Four Season flag stops flying at the end of the year.  Ireland has been a big gap for Hyatt as they don’t have any properties there currently, so I have my fingers cross this report holds true.  My friend, Pizza in Motion, was coincidentally just at this property, so you can check out his thoughts here.

Where Else Would you Like to See Hyatt:

These two hotels would be big additions to my own “Hyatt Wish List”, but I’d always like to see more.  Specifically, I would love another ski destination hotel added in North America, similar to Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.  I’ve seen reports a Grand Hyatt is coming to Barcelona, so that wish may be fulfilled.  I’d also love to see Hyatt properties in Alaska, Scotland, and a full service Hyatt in Portland, Oregon.


Where would you like to see Hyatt expand?

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  1. I had a reservation booked for Dec 2nd at the new Hyatt Zilara Rose opening up in Jamaica. When I booked back in June it was originally suppose to open on Nov. 1st. I learned just yesterday that the hotel is now opening Dec. 10th. Thankfully, Hyatt is suppose to be really good about rebooking people at either a different, comparable property or offering you a sweet upgraded package and help with airfare reimbursement if you come back at a later date, but I’ve yet to be able to get someone to rebook me so far. Hugely disappointed Hyatt won’t be open in time for my trip, but thankful they understand and are being good to guests by rebooking us. However, I learned my lesson about booking so close to an expected opening date and will build in much longer time lapse between a scheduled opening and my reservation!

    • Carissa, so sorry to hear your trip is impacted, but glad they are taking care of folks. I know that happened to the Andaz Maui as well and certainly is a risk for booking near a hotel’s projected opening date. I’m booked at one of the Jamaica properties, too, but not for a few more months. Hope you get everything squared away soon!

    • Carissa, we had the same problem! We were scheduled to travel to Jamaica for November 22-26 to stay at the Zilara Resort. First we found out that the opening would be pushed back to November 23, so we canceled the first night and received a 3 day return certificate. Then, LAST WEEK, we found out that the opening was pushed back to December. We did not find out where we were staying until the night before we left. We got a wonderful room at the Half Moon Bay Resort, but we had to pay out of pocket and we will be reimbursed by Hyatt, since we were using our free nights from our Hyatt credit card. As long as we get reimbursed in a timely manner, then the whole thing will have worked out great for us (and we LOVED our stay at the Half Moon) because we’ll still have 7 free nights to use at the Hyatt when it finally actually opens, but leading up to the trip was incredibly stressful!!

  2. How about Athens or Greek islands? Oddly, the only one they have in Greece is Thessaloniki. Who goes to Thessaloniki?
    And somewhere, anywhere, in Egypt?

  3. I’m hoping Hyatt is following this. They need a property in Charleston SC. They have TWO good hotels in Savannah. I know this might start a fight but I would rather go to Charleston.

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