Grand Hyatt Bogota Opens in Colombia

Sep 15, 2018
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Grand Hyatt Bogota open as the first Hyatt hotel in the city and the first Grand Hyatt in the country. The property offers 372 guestrooms for luxury stays in the commercial district, just a short distance from both convention centers and the airport.

“We are thrilled to announce the opening of the first Grand Hyatt hotel in the country and are confident that Grand Hyatt Bogota will exceed expectations of all who visit the hotel,” said Myles McGourty, senior vice president, Latin America and Caribbean, Hyatt. “The hotel offers an iconic experience for worldly guests who seek first-class hospitality, best-in-class food and beverage and a luxurious stay.”

“I feel honored and proud to be part of the more than 350 colleagues who have made this great achievement possible,” added Philippe Frey, general manager, Grand Hyatt Bogota. “With the opening of Grand Hyatt Bogota, we are committed to further elevating the standard of hospitality in this cosmopolitan capital in South America and delivering an extraordinary experience every day.”

Of the nearly 400 guestrooms, 50 are suites. All include floor-to-ceiling windows with views of either the atrium garden, city or Andes Mountains. Suites and Club room guests enjoy access to the Grand Club Lounge.

On-site dining includes Ushin Japanese & Grill on the 14th floor and Capitalino Restaurant, with its casual, all-day dining. A bar offers small plates and unique cocktails, while a coffee shop and market provides daytime drinks and baked goods.

Zaitania Spa is one of the largest urban spas in Latin America. The spa menu boasts a full range of treatments; three hydrotherapy pools; a steam room; dry sauna; indoor pool; and full fitness center are also available.

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