Hyatt (re)opens at Spain’s La Manga Club
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Hyatt opened Grand Hyatt La Manga Club Golf & Spa yesterday, based in the well known La Manga Club Resort in Murcia in south east Spain.
Readers with long memories may remember that this hotel was once a Hyatt Regency, before become an independent hotel in 2009.
The return to the Hyatt fold follows a full refurbishment. The website is here.
The hotel has 192 rooms, including seven suites. These are intended to:
…. showcase the hotel’s idyllic location overlooking the rolling hills of Calblanque natural park and the Mediterranean Sea. Each guestroom exudes luxury, elegance and sophistication featuring the latest amenities, colors inspired by the surrounding nature and spa-inspired marble bathrooms.
Love sport? This is the place for you ….
The scale of the sporting facilities here is, frankly, silly. Not many resorts have a football stadium with seating for 750 people, for example!
La Manga is well known as a wellness centre, with 1,700 sq m dedicated to ‘wellbeing’.
As wel as an Arabian-influenced spa, using Natura Bissé skincare products, there is a hydrotherapy pool and a ‘multi sensory circuit’ (which I mean means doing multiple hot and cold, and occasionally steamy and smelly, experiences back to back!).
There is also an adult-only infinity pool:
…. plus an outdoor family pool and wellness centre.
Prefer tennis? There are a modest 28 tennis courts as well as seven floodlit paddle courts.
As you’d expect from the name, you will also find THREE 18 hole golf courses and a golf academy.
Cricket more your thing? There are two artificial pitches, five net lanes and a fielding practice area.
Oh yes, there are also EIGHT football pitches and a stadium with seating capacity for 750, which FC Cartagena uses as its training ground.
Should that make you hungry, the resort has 11 different dining destinations from Italian to sushi to Asian, as well as a beachfront restaurant La Cala.
What does it cost?
The hotel is less expensive that I expected, probably to encourage bookings following the reopening. Rooms start at around €270 in June and early July, albeit they soon jump to €400 in late July and €500 in August.
It is EXCEPTIONAL value for World of Hyatt points in peak season.
As a Category 4 hotel, a points night will cost either 12,000, 15,000 or 18,000 World of Hyatt points per night depending on the time of year. Note that, at present, I cannot find any dates charging 18,000 points so I think there is a bit of opening discounting going on. (EDIT: comments below suggest there are some, so they were either added overnight now it is open or I got very lucky with all the sample dates I tried yesterday!)
Taking 15th August as a random example, a standard room for cash is €510. As a reward, it is only 15,000 points. This is almost exactly 3.0p per point.
The sweet spot is the ‘Premium Suite Upgrade’. On the same night, for 9,000 points + €445 you can book a €970 Grand Suite, getting you 5p per point.
Don’t forget that World of Hyatt points are currently being sold with a 25% discount – buy here. You will pay as little as 1.45p so there are clearly bargains to be had. You can effectively get a half price stay using bought points at peak periods.
To get there, Murcia Airport is a 35 minute drive away whilst Alicante is just over an hour by car.
You can find out more on the Hyatt website here.
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