Playa Resorts Management Names Carl A. Hendriks General Manager for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Jamaica's First Hyatt Branded All-Inclusive Resort Opening November 1st 2014

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Carl Hendriks

Ziva-Zilara Rose Hall

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Aug. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Playa Resorts Management, the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., today announced the appointment of Carl A. Hendriks as General Manager for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall (designed for guests of all ages) and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall (exclusively for adults) which are expected to open November 1st 2014 (www.hyattallinclusive.com). The two new premier hotels are located on Montego Bay's renowned Rose Hall Plantation and are the culmination of an extensive $80 million re-creation, renovation, and expansion to the former Ritz-Carlton. This storied resort destination is being reinvented in a way that brings effortless indulgence to the all-inclusive vacation experience.

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"Carl's leadership, exceptional hospitality industry background, and his love for his native Jamaica, make him a tremendous asset to the Playa team that is working to create the 'evolution of the all-inclusive experience' at this singularly beautiful resort destination," said Alex Stadlin, CEO, Playa Resorts Management. "Under Carl's direction we know that we will raise the bar, not only for Jamaica but throughout the Caribbean, in setting a new standard for service, dining and experience at an all-inclusive resort," added Stadlin.

Mr. Hendriks will officially assume his position as General Manager of Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall on September 1st. He brings more than 30 years of hospitality industry leadership. He joins Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall from Apple Leisure Group. Prior to that he enjoyed an extensive career as General Manager at numerous Sandals Resorts throughout the Caribbean. He began his hospitality career in Miami with Unique Vacations, Inc. A native of Mandeville, Jamaica, Mr. Hendriks started his education at DeCarteret College, Jamaica and then attended Miami Dade College and Cornell University.  Mr. Hendriks is an advocate of the hospitality industry and furthering education in Jamaica. He has served as the School Board Chairman for Negril, as well as a Board Member for the Vocational Training School at Westmoreland. He is actively involved in the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA), and the Caribbean Hotel & Tourist Association (CHTA). Mr. Hendriks can be reached at Carl.Hendriks@hyatt.com.                                  

ABOUT HYATT ZIVA ROSE HALL & HYATT ZILARA ROSE HALL

Spanning 1,200 feet of private, pristine coastline on the turquoise Caribbean, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall combine to form one unparalleled all-inclusive resort experience with 621 luxury suites affording ocean, pool and dramatic resort views. This re-imagined property is poised to be the gem of the Caribbean, uniquely offering the seclusion of a beachfront hideaway with two separate beaches, a lush, green mountain backdrop, as well as a remarkable assortment of upscale amenities and personalized service – all delivered with its trademark, Service from the Heart.

Luxury services begin upon touchdown at Montego Bay's Sangster International Airport where guests are personally greeted by an exclusive transfer service that whisks them to the resort as part of their all-inclusive experience. At the resort unique features include several dramatic cascading pools, 24-hour suite service, breathtaking artful landscapes with cozy fire pits, a full-service spa and wellness center, enhanced luggage and beach butler service, activities and entertainment, as well as nearly 50,000 sq. ft. of interior and exterior meeting and special event space.

With an international culinary team led by Playa's own renowned Executive Chef, Maximo Garcia Lopez, each of the resort's 18 restaurants, bars and lounges meld the fresh flavors of the Caribbean into an unmatched dining experience. From the casual local favorites of Jamaican Jerk to an authentic Churrasco Brazilian Steak House, to a Moroccan style Fez Roof Top Lounge, guests will enjoy an explosion of tastes, cultures and fine dining all complemented with an excellent wine and spirit collection served by creative mixologists. 

Conveniently located just five minutes from the legendary White Witch and the renowned Cinnamon Hill golf courses, and only 10 minutes from Sangster International Airport, the resort is perfectly positioned for romantic getaways, weddings, family vacations and specialty meetings and incentives.

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall will blend luxurious style and substance to offer an intimate and exclusive boutique "hotel within a hotel" concept. The two hotels share the same resort grounds and many of the same lavish amenities but offer two unique experiences.

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall caters to guests of all ages and is a paradise of rest, relaxation and recreation. The resorts 387 plush suites -- including 28 newly created premium swim-up suites -- boast oversized terraces with picturesque garden and ocean views. Sun seekers may slip into any one of eight extraordinary pools, featuring five swim-up pools and three whirlpools, relax in luxurious lounge seating or linger poolside at a the swim-up bar with personalized service provided by the pool butler. From gourmet gastronomy to thrilling sports by land and sea, as well as an innovative children's program, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is an experience every member of the family will enjoy.

Sophisticated and stylish, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an indulgent escape focusing exclusively on adults. Designed as an independent hotel with the highest level of luxury and privacy in mind, Hyatt Zilara features separate gourmet dining and lounges offering premium branded beverages. Concealed along the western edge of the estate, this exclusive adult oasis boasts 234 elegantly appointed guest suites, including 30 romantic swim-up suites, which immediately transport vacationers to a serene environment rich with neutral tones, energized by subtle splashes of deep blues. Guests of Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall enjoy adult-oriented amenities including, four chic and contemporary private pools, a pool bar and restaurant surrounded by chaise lounges and Bali Beds, in addition to an unrivaled, private beach.  

For more information or to book an all-inclusive vacation experience at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall contact your preferred travel professional or visit www.allinclusive.hyatt.com or call 800.233.1234. 

About Playa Hotels & Resorts: Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall are owned by Playa Hotels & Resorts, B.V. and managed by Playa Resorts Management, the operational management component of Playa Hotels & Resorts. Playa's portfolio consists of a collection of 14 premier hotels comprising 6,175-rooms that are located in prime beach locations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Playa owns and manages Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara in Rose Hall Jamaica, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and Hyatt Ziva Cancun. The company also owns and operates 3 resorts under Playa's brands, The ROYAL and Gran, as well as 5 resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are managed by a third party. Under an agreement with an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H), Playa will pursue the acquisition or development of new all-inclusive resort opportunities under two new Hyatt all-inclusive brands—Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara. Playa will also have certain rights to operate Hyatt-branded all-inclusive resorts in five Latin American and Caribbean countries. For more information visit: www.playaresorts.com.

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