Hyatt arrives in Dominican Republic

The Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana are Hyatt's first hotels in the Dominican Republic. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts(Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels Corp.)

Hyatt Hotels Corp. and Playa Hotels & Resorts have 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.

Under the ownership and operation of Playa Hotels & Resorts, the Cap Cana opening 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 family-friendly Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and adults-only Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana resorts have 375 guestrooms each and are Playa's first ground-up projects. 

Designed by architect Ken Shannon, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana have two separate sections united by an elevated common area overlooking the pools. Shared amenities at the dual-branded property include nine dining venues, water activities like aqua cycling and paddle boarding, a fitness center modeled after a traditional rum distillery and the Larimar Spa. 

For meetings and events, Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana share the largest meeting and event spaces within the entire portfolio. The properties' 45,000 square feet of meeting and event space includes the main ballroom, more than 12 breakout rooms, a covered terrace and event lawn as well as a 300-seat open-air theater.