Two all-inclusive Dreams resorts in Mexico will convert to the Hyatt Ziva brand, under an agreement inked earlier this year between Hyatt and the resorts’ owner, Playa Hotels & Resorts.

The Dreams Puerto Vallarta will be rebranded Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta; the Dreams Cancun will be rebranded Hyatt Ziva Cancun.

The resorts will close at the end of April for multimillion-dollar upgrades and expansions before reopening under the Hyatt Ziva brand late next year.

Under an agreement completed in August, Hyatt acquired a 20% stake in Playa and agreed to rebrand select properties in Mexico and the Caribbean. The Hyatt Zilara brand targets the adults-only market, while Hyatt Ziva resorts welcome families.

Hyatt also will operate the Cancun and Puerto Vallarta resorts. AMResorts is the current operator.

The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, formerly the Barcelo Los Cabos, reopened under the Hyatt brand on Nov. 7, marking Hyatt's entry into the all-inclusive market. The Hyatt Zilara Cancun, the former Royal Cancun, is due to open later this month.

The next Hyatt Ziva to open will be the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Jamaica, the former Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall. The opening is slated for late 2014.

Follow Gay Nagle Myers on Twitter @gnmtravelweekly.


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