Puerto Rico to get first Hyatt Centric in 2025

Hyatt Hotels Corp., in collaboration with Interlink and Vivo Beach Club, is set to develop the first Hyatt Centric-branded hotel in Puerto Rico. When it opens in 2025, the Hyatt Centric San Juan Isla Verde will be located in the Isla Verde neighborhood, one block away from Isla Verde Beach and walking distance to restaurants, shopping, historical landmarks and nightlife. 

The former Verdanza Hotel is currently undergoing a $25 million conversion to renovate all guestrooms, suites and public spaces, which will be inspired by Puerto Rico’s landscape.

"We’re excited to work with Interlink and Vivo Beach Club to bring the Hyatt Centric lifestyle brand to Puerto Rico and expand Hyatt’s brand presence in a thriving market,” Camilo Bolaños, senior vice president of development, Latin America & the Caribbean, Hyatt, said in a statement. “Hyatt Centric San Juan Isla Verde will be situated in the heart of the Isla Verde neighborhood, allowing guests to truly experience the locale but also discover other nearby beaches and at­tractions that spark curiosity and connection."

Once open, Hyatt Centric San Juan Isla Verde will have 223 guestrooms. The communal space acts as the social center of the hotel, activated by a signature restaurant and bar, an open-air beer garden and a coffee shop. The hotel will also have a fitness center, more than 16,000 square feet of meeting space, a resort-style pool deck surrounded by tropical landscape, and a locally inspired restaurant and pool bar. To complement the local lifestyle experience, guests will have complimentary access to the facilities of Vivo Beach Club, an oceanfront private beach club with a free-form pool, three restaurants, four bars, an outdoor concert stage with seating capacity for 3,500 people, 12,000 square feet of meeting facilities and the Ocean Lab Brewing Co. microbrewery.

“Today's announcement that we will soon have a Hyatt Centric hotel in Isla Verde demonstrates once again the current success and potential of Puerto Rico’s tourism sector. Our beautiful island has become a top-of-mind destination for tourists looking to have an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Caribbean. I welcome Hyatt Centric San Juan Isla Verde and wish the team the best in this new milestone in Puerto Rico and thank Interlink and Vivo Beach Club for their contribution to Puerto Rico’s sustainable economic development,” said Pedro R. Pierluisi, governor of Puerto Rico. 

"We are excited to extend a warm welcome to the first Hyatt Centric-branded hotel in the vibrant Isla Verde tourist zone, providing both business and leisure travelers a new hotel option. This forthcoming addition emphasizes our hospitality industry commitment to improving our offerings and supporting the ongoing growth of our tourism sector," said Carlos Mercado, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

The Hyatt Centric San Juan Isla Verde will be managed by Highgate Hotels, which already oversees three other hotels in Puerto Rico. The property will be the sixth Hyatt hotel in Puerto Rico following Hyatt Place & Hyatt House San Juan, Hyatt Place Bayamon, Hyatt Place Manati and Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico.