The Grand Hyatt is one of three hotels at the $4.2 billion mega-resort, which completed its phased opening earlier this year after being taken over by new ownership when a legal dispute between the previous owners and the project’s construction company forced the resort to close just prior to its originally planned opening date in 2015.
The Grand Hyatt has a whopping 36 room types split between two towers: the East Tower, which was originally slated to be the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, and the West Tower, which was always supposed to be the Grand Hyatt. The two towers have a slightly different design, with the West Tower incorporating a few more modern touches and the East Tower having more of a “sun and sand” vibe.
Another key difference between the two towers: the East Tower has a separate, all-suite “Reserve” area on floors 21 through 28. Guests here get access to a number of exclusive amenities, including a separate VIP check-in area, a separate elevator and 24-hour butler service.
During our tour we got to check out a number of different room types. The Grand Executive Suite in the West Tower had a living area with a separate bedroom, each with its own balcony looking out over the ocean and the site of a future waterpark, which was still under construction during our stay. The bathroom had a tub looking out over the resort’s arrival area and golf course, as well as a large shower with its own built-in lounger.
In the East Tower, we visited a Grand King Room, which has a pocket door between the bathroom and bedroom area that can be opened up to provide views from the shower to the outside. In the Reserve area, we saw a One Bedroom Oceanview Suite, which has one large balcony extending between the separate living and bedroom areas, as well as French doors between the bathroom and bedroom that could be opened to provide views. We also saw the Monaco Suite, which has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom accessed by French doors, a separate living area, a separate bar and billiard area, and balconies.