Hyatt exceeds 30 hotels in Americas luxury and lifestyle pipeline

Pictured: rendering of Hyatt Centric Queretaro’s courtyard.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation continues to strategically grow its luxury and lifestyle brand footprint with a development pipeline of more than 30 planned hotels and resorts in the Americas region.

Delivering until 2025, the additional sites will expand Hyatt’s brands into new markets.

Continuing momentum

Over the last five years, globally, Hyatt has doubled its number of luxury rooms, tripled the number of resort rooms, and quadrupled the number of lifestyle rooms – and the momentum continues.

The group’s luxury, lifestyle, and resort hotels now make up over 40% of its portfolio, reinforcing its position as a premier hotel brand for high-end travellers.

Dream introduction

Following Hyatt’s early 2023 acquisition of Dream Hotel Group – a portfolio of lifestyle hotel brands including Dream Hotels, The Chatwal, The Time New York and Unscripted Hotels – the company’s brand presence will expand in a flourishing new leisure market in Mexico.

This will be in the form of the forthcoming Dream Valle de Guadalupe (2024) situated over 35 acres in the Baja California region incorporating a large vineyard, 61 guestrooms and villas, a luxury spa and wellness concept and three highly activated dining and nightlife venues, including a private tasting room and pool bar.

Coming to the Caribbean

Hyatt continues to expand its luxury and lifestyle brand footprint in key leisure markets, with newly announced hotel deals including a Caribbean pair.

Hyatt Centric Santo Domingo, delivering in Q3 2024, will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in the Dominican Republic, located in Santo Domingo’s modern business district. With 130 guestrooms and suites and nearly 5,000 sq ft of meeting and events space, the lifestyle hotel will place guests at the heart of the action near prominent restaurants, shopping malls, art galleries and nightlife.

Furthermore, Cas en Bas Beach Resort (Q2 2024) will be the first Destination by Hyatt branded resort and residences on Saint Lucia. Situated in close proximity to the island’s tourism hub of Rodney Bay yet secluded between two championship golf courses and Cas en Bas Bay with a sandy beach, amenities will include a pool, spa and wellness centre, and a range of dining options, nightlife and events. 

More in Mexico

Another recent signing is Hyatt Centric Querétaro, expected to open in Q3 2025 in downtown Querétaro, a city in central Mexico, known for its well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture.

The hotel will feature 105 modern guestrooms, a rooftop pool, and multiple dining concepts including a coffee shop serving an all-day menu, a rooftop bar with expansive views of the city and two signature restaurants.

Top Thompsons

Part of Hyatt’s Boundless Collection, the Thompson Hotels brand will soon be debuting new properties in top leisure locations across the United States and Mexico.

For instance, Thompson Houston, opening this November in Texas, will feature 172 guestrooms including 34 suites, all boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed views of downtown Houston and Buffalo Bayou Park, more than 17,000 sq ft of flexible indoor and outdoor event space, three restaurants with distinct culinary concepts, a private heli-port, a full-service sanctuary spa and wellness centre devoted to full body restoration, a 1-acre rooftop and a pool deck.

Subsequently, Thompson Palm Springs will land in California in early 2024. Offering a collection of 168 bungalow-inspired guestrooms and suites with private balconies to capture views of the Palm Springs desert, the destination will also introduce a Levantine Mediterranean dining concept, full-service spa, two rooftop pools, and new retail and dynamic event space.

Over in Florida, Thompson South Beach will open around the same time, marking the brand’s entry into the sunshine state. It will comprise 150 guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a rooftop pool, bar and restaurant, and a ground floor restaurant and retail space. The hotel, designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti, will be adjacent to the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center and the newly reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center.

Plus Thompson Monterrey will be the first urban Thompson Hotels property in Mexico when it arrives in 2025. This 150-room lifestyle hotel will be located within a 31-floor tower amid a mixed-use complex, creating a hub with sophisticated dining and a rooftop bar.

Boundless boom

For other brands in the Boundless Collection, the completion of Caption By Hyatt Chattanooga Downtown in Q4 2024 will grow the Caption by Hyatt brand presence in the state of Tennessee, delivering an upscale, select-service lifestyle hospitality experience.

In central America, Hyatt Centric Escazu San Jose will be the Hyatt Centric brand’s first hotel in Costa Rica when it begins operation in Q3 2024, offering 161 modern guestrooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, full-service bar, and 4,000 sq ft of event space.

Andaz additions

Boutique luxury line Andaz is spreading its wings across the Americas too. Andaz Toronto-Yorkville will be the second Andaz site in Canada when it launches in 2025. The luxury hotel will be located within The One, a luxury mixed-use tower that is poised to be the tallest building in Canada. The property will offer 138 guestrooms and suites, 6,800 sq ft of event space, a spa and several food and beverage experiences.

Meanwhile, Andaz Miami Beach (2025) will mark the first Andaz hotel in Florida, as a rebrand from The Confidante, Miami Beach. With three towers overlooking Miami Beach, the hotel will include a redesigned lobby, pool and recreation area, reinvented food and beverage experiences, a full-service spa, upgraded event spaces, as well as modernised guestrooms with an expanded mix of suites.

Plus Andaz Turks & Caicos at Grace Bay, opening in Q1 2025, will be the first Hyatt hotel in Turks & Caicos and feature 59-keys and 73 residential units with views of Grace Bay Beach, three restaurants and bars, a full service indoor and outdoor spa, a yoga studio, state-of-the-art indoor fitness facility and Pickleball courts.

Mexican Parks

Timeless Collection hotels deliver the comforts of a home away from home with an elevated experience. New properties expected to open by the end of 2025 include Park Hyatt Mexico City, arriving in Q1 that year. This  will feature 155 guestrooms and will be located on the upscale Campos Eliseos Street overlooking Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park.

Prior to this, Park Hyatt Los Cabos at Cabo del Sol (Q4 2024) is slated to be the first Park Hyatt hotel in Mexico and will be a master-planned golf resort stretching along two miles of beach. Located 20 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, the luxury resort will boast 163 ocean-view guestrooms and suites, 19 villas and residences, pools, a golf course, a full-service spa, fitness and wellness centre, plus 35,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor meetings and events space. Culinary experiences include a Mediterranean-inspired signature restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, a Beach Club and poolside cabana service.

Grand gains

Another Timeless Collection line is Grand Hyatt, and upcoming sites are headed by Grand Hyatt Scottsdale Resort & Spa, which will mark the Grand Hyatt brand’s debut in Arizona, when it is rebranded from Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Q4 2024. The resort will undergo extensive renovations and enhancements of its guestrooms, pools, food and beverage experiences, its Spa Avania and fitness centre, public areas and amenities, including the expansion of the hotel’s indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces.

In Mexico, Grand Hyatt Cancún Beach Resort (2025) will sit on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula and boast 500 guestrooms complemented by panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and Isla Mujeres. The resort will also feature 11 dining experiences, six bars, an indoor and outdoor destination spa and fitness centre, and over 16,000 sq ft of gathering space.

The brand’s Caribbean footprint will be boosted by the arrival of Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences in Q2 2025. This will be located on a 7.1-acre site of Seven Mile Beach, less than one mile from the centre of Grand Cayman’s capital city, George Town. With 351 guestrooms, the hotel will celebrate the diverse national ecology and offer six food and beverage venues, a 9,000-sq-ft destination spa and fitness centre, three swimming pools and 25,000 sq ft of indoor meeting and event space, which is expected to be the largest function space in the Cayman Islands.

Inclusive increase

The Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt resorts, delivers immersive, elevated experiences where everything is seamlessly included. The Inclusive Collection is expected to welcome new resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, including Secrets St Lucia Resort & Spa in Q1 2024, which will be the first Secrets Resort & Spa property on St. Lucia. The property will comprise 342 guestrooms and suites, five dining choices, five bars and lounges, and a Secrets Spa by Pevonia.

Upcoming Inclusive Collection properties opening in Mexico and the Caribbean involve adults-only, luxury all-inclusive resorts such as Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club, Secrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres and Secrets Playa Esmerelda in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; family-friendly Dreams Estrella Del Mar Mazatlan Golf & Spa Resort, Dreams Grand Island in Cancun, and Dreams Playa Esmerelda in Punta Cana; and the debut of the Hyatt Vivid Hotels & Resorts brand with Hyatt Vivid Grand Island in Cancun.