The Grand Hyatt – new luxury beach resort in the heart of Playa del Carmen
The heart of Playa del Carmen is its famous 5th Avenue, a cosmopolitan shopping and dining strip that runs parallel to the beach-bar lined white sand and turquoise waters The Riviera Maya is known for. But if you’re looking to enjoy 5th avenue while staying in a luxury resort, you can expect a 15 minute drive or more to between them (and while still short, when it comes to your precious vacay time, this can make a big difference in deciding your daily activities).
You won’t have to make this choice when staying at the new Grand Hyatt though thanks to its unbelievable location. You’ll find it at the center of 5th Avenue, just between the famous strip and directly on the beach. If you want to stay luxury and enjoy both the beach and town of Playa del Carmen, this is literally the perfect location.
Another surprising point is the Hyatt is one of the few non-inclusive luxury resorts in the surrounding area. This means you aren’t pressured to eat at a boring buffet every day and have the perfect location to explore Playa’s world-class foodie scene, from gourmet to local favorite taco stands. And don’t forget the three high-end restaurants found inside the Hyatt, which merge traditional Mexican, Caribbean and international cuisine.
You’re only a couple minutes walk away from enjoying the selection of beach bars, 5th Avenue shopping, people-watching cafes and nightclubs. It’s also located one block south of the world famous Mamitas Beach Club.
The hotel was designed by acclaimed Mexican architect Sordo Madaleno and the NYC-based Rockwell Group. They took inspiration from the local environment and culture and merged it with the best in modern luxury and an open-air design. While large and spacious, the hotel was built to minimize impact on the precious local environment, with the property’s existing mangroves and trees showcased through the common grounds.
Why choose the Grand Hyatt Resort Playa del Carmen for your destination wedding or event?
Hyatt is a fantastic choice for a wedding for a range of reasons. First the resort is brand new, beach-front, ultra-luxurious and very photogenic. Meaning it makes a fabulous backdrop for your wedding or engagement photos.
It has 314 guestrooms with 36 suites and bridal suites to accommodate the largest of wedding or event groups. They have 18 versatile meeting rooms, with 12 featuring natural lighting. There are pre-function and outdoor areas, along with a beachfront wedding gazebo. The grand total of flexible event space is over 15,000 square feet. And don’t forget the 460 feet of beautiful white sand lining the face of the hotel.
So you get all this brand new, beautiful space, but are can still hop out the front door with your guests and enjoy everything 5th Avenue has to offer.
For any of your smaller guests, there are babysitters, “Camp Hyatt” for kids and the teen arcade to keep them entertained, while the adults can indulge in the cenote-inspired spa or just enjoy margaritas by one of three infinity pools or at their three gourmet restaurants. With this location giving you so much to see and do right at your fingertips, we also recommend extending your stay here to enjoy your honeymoon as well :)
As soon as the new Hyatt opens, we’ll be sure to update this post with our in-person review and a big beautiful photo gallery!
*AT this time, Hyatt may be charging vendor fees for any outside vendor.