Hyatt builds leisure offering in Latin America and the Caribbean

Hyatt Hotels has built a strong pipeline of new resorts across the Caribbean and Latin America, expanding its portfolio of brands including its extensive all-inclusive resort offering

For the leisure playground that is the Caribbean and Latin America, the time has come for Hyatt Hotels to really make its mark.

Following the acquisition of the Apple Leisure portfolio in 2021, Hyatt has concentrated on building scale with its resort offerings across the region. A robust approach to signing new developments, and persuading owners to convert properties to successful brands, means that Hyatt now has a pipeline of more than 30 hotels and resorts to open between mid 2024 and the end of 2027. 

Brands to suit every guest

Hyatt offers a variety of resort formats to suit all pockets and styles of traveller, from young couples to families, and its brands are clearly crafted around the needs and desires of those different audiences. Its Destination by Hyatt brand, for example, is a collection brand bringing together independent hotels and resorts which then benefit from being part of the Hyatt infrastructure and loyalty programme. 

Two properties coming to Destination will add new market offerings. One is the Legend Paracas Resort in Peru, opening in summer 2024, which is three hours south of the country’s capital Lima. The coastal location will provide opportunities for kayaking, paddleboarding and sea swimming, while also being close to the Paracas Nature Reserve. Following in early 2025 is the Cas En Bas Beach Resort, which is on the northern tip of St Lucia. Ideally located between an 18 hole golf course of championship standard, and a white sandy beach, it will provide the opportunity for a luxury escape for those lucky enough to visit. 

Hyatt also boasts the largest portfolio of luxury all-inclusive resorts all around the globe, and will be adding to that number with new openings under several of its 10 all-inclusive brands. These include family friendly Dreams and Sunscape, to adults-only Impression, Secrets and the newly launched Hyatt Vivid. 

Among the additions are a new adult-only expansion to Dreams Curacao Resort, opening in the second half of 2024, with 53 villas overlooking Piscadera Bay, each with an oceanfront terrace offering direct access to the beach. Also expanding will be Dreams Bahia Mita Surf & Spa Resort and Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa. 

Additions to the Secrets portfolio

In 2025, Hyatt has planned openings of Secrets branded resorts including Secrets Baby Beach Aruba and Secrets St Lucia Resort & Spa, along with Breathless Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, just minutes from the Rodney Bay Marina. 

The same year will see four additions to Hyatt’s Timeless Collection, promising the comforts of a home from home. These include three Grand Hyatt properties, in Grand Cayman, Mexico City Santa Fe and Cancun Beach, between them adding more than 1,100 rooms to the brand’s inventory. Also in the pipeline is the Park Hyatt Los Cabos, at Cabo del Sol, the brand’s first property in Mexico with 163 rooms and suites, all having an ocean view for guests to enjoy.