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Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Playa Hotels & Resorts' Latest Venture, Hosts Hyatt's 2016 Americas Owners Conference
The recently opened resort was selected as the showcase venue among top global properties to host the company's annual hospitality event

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Playa Hotels & Resorts, the force behind Hyatt's venture into the all-inclusive segment, scored yet another recognition by having one of its properties – the Hyatt Ziva Cancun – selected among resorts from across the globe as the host venue for the 2016 Americas Owners Conference. The conference is an annual Hyatt event that gathers over 300 visionaries from the hospitality and investment communities.

Throughout the conference, participants, and property owners of one of the most respected brands in the business – Hyatt, shared opportunities and ideas about growing in ways that create mutual value. Hyatt also honored the company's top owners and developers.  

Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, presented Bruce Wardinski, chairman and chief executive officer of Playa Hotels & Resorts, with the Strategic Partner of the Year Award– an accolade that recognizes a company for its commendable culture, performance, operating philosophies, and strong, multi-brand relationship with Hyatt. 

"The Playa Hotels & Resorts team is proud to say Hyatt Ziva Cancun is already one of the most sought-after resorts in the destination– named the best resort in all of Cancun by Trip Advisor for families and the fourth overall within less than four months of operation. We are located in Cancun's most exclusive location, Punta Cancun, have unbeatable amenities tailored to attract even the most discerning travelers and a great list of fine dining and casual restaurants. Being chosen to host this important conference validates that our work in Cancun is paying off," said Wardinski. "With each property we also ensure our staff delivers genuine 'Service from the Heart®' transforming and raising the bar on what an all-inclusive experience can be," he added.

Hyatt Ziva, a resort for all ages, and its adult-only brand, Hyatt Zilara, are the first all-inclusive properties established by a global hotel brand. Known for embodying "The Evolution of All-Inclusive®", Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara are located not only in prime beachfront destinations, but in the best locations at each destination. In an alliance with Hyatt, Playa Hotels & Resorts is the exclusive owner and operator of all six of Hyatt's all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico.

About Playa Hotels & Resorts: Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. and its operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. is a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive beach resorts. Playa's portfolio consists of a collection of 14 premier hotels comprising 6,142-rooms that are located in prime beach locations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara in Rose Hall Jamaica, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. The company also owns and operates three resorts under Playa's brands, The ROYAL and Gran, as well as five resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are managed by a third party. Under an agreement with an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), Playa will pursue the acquisition or development of new all-inclusive resort opportunities under two new Hyatt all-inclusive brands-Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara. Playa will also have certain rights to operate Hyatt-branded all-inclusive resorts in five Latin American and Caribbean countries. For more information visit:

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation: Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. As of September 30, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 573 properties in 48 countries. For more information, please visit

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Amy Sedeño
Public Relations
Playa Resorts Management

SOURCE Playa Hotels & Resorts