Hyatt and Playa Hotels & Resorts have officially opened the combined 750-room all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana resorts, marking Hyatt’s entry into the Dominican Republic. The family-friendly Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and adults-only Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana are the latest resorts to join the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara all-inclusive portfolios. Under the ownership and operation of Playa Hotels & Resorts, the Cap Cana debut brings the total number of Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara resorts to eight across Mexico and the Caribbean.
Situated on 40-acre beachfront property on Juanillo Beach, the 375-room Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and 375-room Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana resorts are on the eastern shores of the Dominican Republic in the gated community of Cap Cana, home to two miles of white sand beaches, a protected harbor marina, equestrian center and a golf course.
Aimed at large gatherings and multigenerational travelers, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana share the largest meeting and event spaces within the entire portfolio. With 45,000 square feet of functional meeting and event space, the resort has a main ballroom, more than 12 breakout rooms, a covered terrace and an event lawn—plus a 300-seat open-air theater.
In a written statement Alex Stadlin, chief operating officer, Playa Hotels & Resorts, noted that the two new resorts are the first ground-up build for the company.
Designed by architect Ken Shannon, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana are divided into two distinct sections united by an elevated common area overlooking the pools and oceanfront below.
The dual-branded development is home to a variety of shared amenities for guests of all ages, including nine globally inspired dining venues, a variety of water activities such as aqua cycling and paddle boarding and unique activities such as gourmet cooking lessons and Paint and Sip wine and painting classes. The resort also has an elevated fitness center modeled after a traditional rum distillery and the Larimar Spa. The spa is inspired by a cenote and has a cascading waterfall within the hydrotherapy pool, as well as a larimar stone-infused sky-lit lagoon and the Dominican Republic’s first Himalayan Salt Lounge. Specifically geared towards the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana guests, a KidZ Club, Teen Zone, athletic courts and a water park are also available on-site.
To celebrate the opening, guests can receive a 55 percent discount off the standard rate for bookings made at Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana between now and December 17, 2019, for stays through December 20, 2020. Stay at least five nights and get the fifth night free.