The Next Hyatt Place Will Overlook the Sea of Cortez
2013 has been quite the year for Hyatt Place so far, with two major openings in Austin and New York within weeks of each other (we recently stayed at the latter, and wrote our thoughts about it here).
Now, the brand has us all worked up again thanks to an announcement about a 151-room hotel built on a 550-acre luxury resort in La Paz, Mexico. Opening in 2014, the hotel will be just a few minutes from downtown La Paz, and only 30 minutes from Manuel Marquez de Leon Int'l Airport (that's good news if your schedule only allows for quickie long weekend jaunts).
Now, don't go thinking that Hyatt Place gets all those 550 acres to itself: the hotel will be part of a luxury resort complex known as "CostaBaja." And as such, guests of the future hotel will get to enjoy all the resort's amenities, like a 250-slip double-basin marina, La Paz' first-ever spa, two pools, two restaurants, and an 18-hole golf course. Oh, and white sandy beaches along the Sea of Cortez.
Just to add some incentive, the area just completed a new four-lane highway that connects southern Cabo San Lucas to La Paz—a drive that used to take 3 hours, but will now take only 90 minutes.
Among Hyatt Place's usual amenities (free WiFi, large rooms, affordable rates, remote printing, handy plug-in panels, and those deelish hot breakfast spreads), this new hotel is sounding seriously appealing, mainly because we love this part of Mexico and we appreciate Hyatt Place offering a choice that's somewhere between a big luxury resort and a tent on the beach.
In some ways, this is par for the course, as recent Hyatt Place announcements have included Waikiki (already open) and San Juan (opening 2014). Let's hope this tropical theme continues!