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Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, Declares the Opening of Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall ‘Monumental’

March 27, 2015 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

The official grand opening ceremony for Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Hyatt’s first dual-branded all inclusive resort in Jamaica, was celebrated on March 20, 2015.


From l. to r: Minister of Tourism, Dr. Wyckham McNeill; Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller; Hyatt Zilara & Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, GM, Carl Hendriks; Playa CEO, Bruce Wardinski.

Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, touted the opening as a ‘monumental milestone for Jamaica’s tourism.’ The Prime Minister joined the resort’s owners and operators, Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. (Playa), in a ribbon cutting ceremony and gala evening to mark the official opening of the 620 guestroom resort that is the culmination of more than an $85 million dollar renovation and recreation of this iconic beachfront site at Rose Hall.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said, “The opening of resorts like these is significant for the tourism industry, our economy and our people. We want our industry to grow not simply in quantity but in quality, and the new Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Hotels represent quality.”

Bruce Wardinski, Chief Executive Officer of Playa said, “The celebration is a culmination of joint efforts among Playa, the people of Jamaica, and Hyatt. For almost two years we have collectively worked to bring to life a sophisticated and inspired resort that would reflect the warmth and gracious service of Jamaica in an exhilarating and unique environment. As I see these concepts come to life through all of the resort’s many special touches and island firsts, I can only thank our partners and our fantastic resort staff led by General Manager Carl Hendriks.”

“We are delighted to celebrate the arrival of Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall at this vibrant destination with the local community and resort owners,” said Carlos Cabrera, Senior Vice President of all inclusive operations for Hyatt. “The resort transformation has been spectacular and true to offering two distinctive all inclusive experiences, for families and for adults, within one contiguous resort destination. We look forward to welcoming back guests and inviting new Hyatt guests to discover the breadth of activities or relaxation they seek from a Jamaican getaway.”

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