The Destination Hotels brand will enter the Florida market in late 2021 thanks to a franchise agreement between a Hyatt affiliate and Banyan Cay Development (BCD) to develop Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, a Destination Hotel.
The 150-key resort will be the first full-service Hyatt-branded property in Palm Beach County, a resort and leisure destination on the state’s Atlantic coast served by West Palm Beach International Airport.
“At Hyatt, we prioritize thoughtful growth in locations that matter most to our guests, World of Hyatt members and customers, and we are excited to introduce Hyatt’s high-quality and distinct experiences to West Palm Beach,” said David Tarr, senior vice-president, Americas, Hyatt. “We look forward to collaborating with Banyan Cay Development to expand the Destination Hotels brand footprint and provide travellers with a unique, upscale resort option.”
Targeted at “independent-minded travellers,” the property will feature a 5,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, a tennis pavilion, swimming pools, and three food and beverage venues, including signature restaurants and golf clubhouse dining. In addition, the resort will have more than 10,000 square feet of planned meeting and event space.
Its guestrooms and suites will be designed in a “refined and modern Palm Beach aesthetic.” It will also have 22 private resort villas, situated by its tropical pool and offering scenic views of Banyan Lake. These villas will feature bell service, daily housekeeping, room service, private kitchens and spacious living and dining areas.
The property is home to a 130-acre Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and clubhouse, which is currently open and operating. The course offers 18 holes of “thoughtful play with gently rolling fairways, landforms, various water features and sod-wall bunkers.”
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Hyatt on plans to introduce the first golf resort in the city of West Palm Beach and provide guests with an elevated stay experience that embodies the laid-back elegance and spirit of southern Florida,” said Domenic Gatto, founder, Banyan Cay Developments. “With its longstanding reputation in stand-out resort offerings, the Destination Hotels brand is perfectly suited to help guests discover all that the resort will offer.”