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Hyatt in Carib revamp for 2006

A flurry of activity will take place across Hyatt Resorts Caribbean during 2006, with major renovations planned.Rennovations include the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino. Similarly, Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort & Country Club has completed its new $6.5 million golf clubhouse and golf pavilion, as well as the total renovation of all four Trent Jones, Sr. designed golf courses. 

And with groundbreaking for the new Hyatt Regency Curaçao and Hyatt Regency Trinidad already underway, there is plenty to celebrate in the New Year. 

Creating a buzz in the Caribbean is the $20 million refurbishing at Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, commencing in June 2006. 

Full renovation of the property’s 360 guest rooms, lobby area, ballrooms, Stillwater Spa, Copacabana Casino and Palms Restaurant and Beach Bar is scheduled for completion in Fall 2006. 

The contemporary new guestrooms comprise shades of coral and green with contrasting blood-red glass light fixtures, rich white decorative pillows, sisal headboards and soft throws
as well as mahogany covered bureaus with a signature orchid in each room. 


Guests will also be able to relax in front of their own Plasma TV with high speed internet. 

Bathrooms feature modern granite counter tops, marble floors and Moen fixtures throughout, with ocean-facing bathrooms being given windows directly overlooking the water.

The newly designed public areas at the resort will see the introduction of brown wicker accented lounges along the walkways with the lobby providing guests with a clean, light and airy haven to relax in with dark wooden floorboards, white muslin drapes and contemporary white sofas.

The resort is celebrating this month’s arrival of new restaurant Footprints Grill,  offering guests ‘barefoot dining’ right on the beach, nestled beneath the shady bohio’s, beside the glow of tiki-torches. 

What’s New in 2006 at Hyatt Resorts Caribbean

The Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort & Country Club in Dorado, Puerto Rico, the golf capital of the Caribbean, recently opened its new $6.5 million Dorado Plantation golf clubhouse and golf pavilion and the Sugarcane and Pineapple golf courses.

The two courses have been transformed in a $3 million redo with six new holes, four redesigned holes, a driving range plus new lakes and rivers. 

The new state-of- the-art, 45,000 square foot Dorado Plantation golf clubhouse is the second at the resort, and is the largest on the island, accommodating golf tournament groups, weddings and other food and beverage functions of up to 300 persons. 

All four of the Hyatt Dorado Beach Resort & Country Club signature Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses have been completely renovated.

Similarly, the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman Beach Suites on Seven Mile Beach offers sun worshippers more time to catch rays! 

Each guest suite offers 640-square feet of luxurious living space with its own kitchenette, an expansive terrace and can sleep up to two adults and two children (ages 18 and under). 

Gourmands will enjoy two on-property restaurants; the vibrant and atmospheric Bamboo sushi lounge and award-winning Hemingway’s on Seven Mile Beach, well- known for its legendary Caribbean cuisine. 

Additionally, the Seven Mile Beach Bar offers casual dining right on the beach while the Wreck Bar and Grille is popular with guests seeking casual dining at Rum Point Beach.

Groundbreaking has already begun for both Hyatt Regency Curaçao and Hyatt Regency Trinidad, both of which are scheduled to open during late 2007. 

The $104 million, 350-room Hyatt Regency Curaçao will encompass a 30-slip marina, a beach club, 52 vacation club units, 128 condominium homes, 106 residential lots and 94 terrace homes. 

Similarly, the 428-room Hyatt Regency Trinidad, - Hyatt’s first business and convention hotel in the Caribbean - will showcase expansive state-of-the-art meeting facilities, 43,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space, a 16,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom and a 10,000 square-foot multipurpose facility.

Its two full service restaurants, lobby bar and lounge, rooftop bar and grill, 9,000 square-foot spa and fitness center, rooftop pool and terrace plus private entry to the waterfront esplanade will be a welcome addition to the Hyatt Resort Caribbean properties.