Industry Update
Press Release30 October 2014

First Hyatt Place Hotel Opens in Panama

Hyatt debuts in Panama with Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Immobiliare Real Estate Development Group today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown in Panama City, Panama. The hotel's opening marks the first Hyatt-branded hotel to enter the Panamanian market and the continued expansion of the Hyatt Place brand throughout Latin America.

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"We are delighted with the opening of Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown because not only does it represent the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Panama, it marks the continued growth and development of the Hyatt Place brand," said Myles McGourty, senior vice president, Latin America and the Caribbean for Hyatt. "Hyatt Place hotels have been extremely well received by our guests around the world, especially in the United States and Latin America. We have been on a path of meaningful growth in the region and being represented in Panama is important because our guests are traveling there for business and pleasure. We believe Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown will bring a new standard of hospitality to the area and provide a perfect blend of style, service and amenities that exceed guest expectations."

About Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown

The 165-room Hyatt Place Panama City/Panama is located in the city's financial zone, in the heart of the banking district. The hotel is conveniently located 25 minutes from Tocumen International Airport, and is near popular destinations in the banking district and the Atlapa Convention Center. Guests of this hotel will also enjoy easy access to local attractions such as Calle Uruguay, which offers a wide variety of cuisine and clubs. Additionally, a Panama Metro stop, a few steps from the hotel, can take guests directly to Albrook Mall.

Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown offers guests:

  • 165 roomy rooms, each featuring a swiveling 42-inch HDTV, the plush Hyatt Grand Bed®, and a Cozy Corner with sectional sofa-sleeper
  • Free Wi-Fi everywhere
  • Complimentary free hot breakfast buffet for guests, featuring freshly prepared hot breakfast items, a variety of fresh fruits, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, breads, premium coffee and an assortment of juices
  • Five meeting rooms totaling 4,500 square feet (418 square meters) of flexible, hi-tech meeting and function space
  • A Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails
  • 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers around the clock
  • 24-hour Gym
  • A self-service laundry facility
  • An outdoor, rooftop swimming pool with panoramic views of Panama City
  • Valet parking

"We are very excited to bring Hyatt Place to Panama City/Downtown to Panama, and welcome new and existing Hyatt guests to our new hotel," said Manuel Villalobos, general manager of Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown. "Hyatt Place was designed for a lifestyle, not a demographic, and as a result, we are confident that everyone from business travelers to students will appreciate the open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and 24-hour food and beverage availability."

Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown is part of the Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty program. Frequent guests can earn and redeem Hyatt Gold Passport points for free nights at more than 560 Hyatt locations worldwide.

Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown Leadership

Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown is under the leadership of General Manager Manuel Villalobos and Director of Sales Jessica Oviedo. In his role, Manual is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel's associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Jessica is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Panama City area.

For Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown information in English and Spanish, or to make a reservation, visit panamacity.place.hyatt.com.

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of June 30, 2019, the Company's portfolio included more than 875 properties in over 60 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

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