First New Hyatt Centric to Open in South Beach Miami April 2015

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the new brand of Hyatt Hotels that is coming later this year called Hyatt Centric.  While the details about the brand that have been released so far don’t sound exactly family focused, I’m still interested since we enjoy other Hyatt brands (like Andaz) that aren’t overtly family oriented either.

Now we know that the first new Hyatt Centric hotel to open will be Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami Beach!  This hotel will have 105 rooms/suites with 19 of them overlooking the Atlantic Ocean!  It will have an indoor/outdoor lobby on the third floor with a full service bar, a pool deck with comfy chairs and cabanas, and a new Mediterranean restaurant that will also offer 24 hour “knock and drop” room service and full beach service.

Hyatt Centric South Beach

The bad news is the hotel is pretty high up there on the Hyatt Gold Passport award chart at a Category 6 going for 25,000 points per night or 12,500 points + $150 USD per night via points + cash.  I don’t see cash rates for the property loaded yet, but I’m guessing they anticipate them to be pretty high given the award chart category.

Hyatt Centric South Beach Lounge

I suppose the price and category shouldn’t be too much of a surprise given the full service hotel is just one block off the beach in Miami.  Valet parking is going to be $40 per day (gulp), and contrary to what my guess would have been given the initial marketing info out about Hyatt Centric, pets are not permitted at this hotel.  The room sizes don’t seem overly large, but in case you want to use a Diamond upgrade, the suites do have a pull-out sofa, which is good for families.

We are considering squeezing in a short Miami visit later this spring before kid #2 arrives, so I’ll be keeping my eye on this property.  What are your favorite hotel points options in Miami?

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  1. It’s frustrating that they aren’t taking bookings yet. I will be there in June and would like to aim to use a DSU by the February 28 deadline.

  2. I am disappointed by this Hyatt. Most hotels in Miami Beach have at least a kitchenette. Judging by the hotel category and small room size, this seems geared towards party goers, and not families.

    • M, I totally agree that families are not the target demographic here, though that doesn’t necessarily mean it can’t work well for families. Time will tell…

    • Many of the hotels there have kitchenettes because they used to be apartments for the elderly. Some developers just chose to forego this.

  3. I’m originally from Miami. What are your interests? Last time I stayed in the Brickell area, which offered a lot of varied dining nearby, and easy access to free transit to downtown, for museums and shopping. The disadvantage is that it’s not near the beach. I’d be glad to answer any questions, if you’d like to email.

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