Enrique Ramos Flores, The Minister of Tourism for the State of Jalisco, joined Bruce Wardinski, Chief Executive Office of Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. (Playa) and Carlos Cabrera, Senior Vice President of All Inclusive Operations for Hyatt, in a ribbon cutting and ‘toast’ to celebrate the official grand opening of the beautiful new Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta on Feb. 24, 2015.
The evening was celebrated in the company of more than 200 guests including dignitaries, travel industry professionals and guests of the resort. The evening’s highlight included the official announcement that the resort has been awarded the American Automobile Association (AAA) Four-Diamond designation, reflecting an exceptional degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail, while offering upscale facilities and a variety of luxurious amenities.
“This very special evening is made even more spectacular by the news that the resort has already received AAA’s Four Diamond recognition,” said Wardinski. “Open only since last December, it is truly an honor to receive this coveted rating so quickly. It is a tribute to our dedicated team, who under the supervision of Managing Director, Alexandre de Brouwer, work diligently to deliver service from the heart.”
Flores added his congratulations, and said, “The State of Jalisco is committed to working with tourism partners who respect the beauty and history of Puerto Vallarta and value our belief in smart development for our state. Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta not only brings a well-known global brand to this destination, but it has done so by repurposing and preserving one of the most beautiful resort sites that already existed.”
The all inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is owned and managed by Playa, which has owned the resort property since 2008.
“When we first acquired this property, we immediately recognized its uniqueness and envisioned an upscale, all-inclusive resort that introduced a global brand to the destination,” said Wardinski. “It is a privilege to be here now and see that vision come to life as this completely reimagined resort is being embraced by visitors, government officials, our travel industry partners, and most importantly, the community of Puerto Vallarta.”
“We are delighted to celebrate the arrival of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta to this idyllic Mexican destination with the local community and our resort owners,” said Cabrera. “It is an exciting time as we are increasing the Hyatt Ziva brand portfolio with world-class resorts, while continuing to show Hyatt’s meaningful brand growth in Mexico. We look forward to welcoming guests to Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and providing them with unrivaled service, dining options and amenities as they enjoy sun, surf and relaxation.”