Following you will find the history of the Hyatt brand from its first hotel in 1957 to the newest development of the Hyatt Residence Club and the Hyatt Residence Club’s newest addition, Hyatt Kaanapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii.

From the opening of the first Hyatt Hotel in 1957 through the introduction of Hyatt Vacation Club in 1994 and beyond, Hyatt has become a favorite of timeshare resort owners seeking dramatic luxury experiences in some of the world’s most popular locations.

1957: Hyatt House – The Beginning

Hyatt Corporation opened its first hotel on September 27, 1957. The Hyatt House is a small motor lodge near the Los Angeles International Airport owned by a local entrepreneur by the name of Hyatt R. von Dehn.

1994: Hyatt Introduces Hyatt Vacation Club

Hyatt entered the vacation ownership / timeshare resort industry in 1994. The following year, Hyatt Vacation Club opened its first timeshare resort, Hyatt Sunset Harbor, in Key West, Florida.

1996-2008: Hyatt Vacation Club Grows Collection of Resorts

Hyatt Beach House, Key West, Florida

As demand for unique vacation timeshare resort offerings soared, the next 12 years witnessed the opening of 13 additional Hyatt Vacation Club resorts.

Following is a  complete list of the Hyatt Vacation Club Resorts:

Highlands Inn, Carmel, California

Hyatt Beach House, Key West, Florida

Hyatt Coconut Plantation, Bonita Springs, Florida

Hyatt Grand Aspen, Aspen, Colorado

Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar, Dorado, Puerto Rico

Hyatt High Sierra Lodge, Incline Village, Nevada

Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach, Laihana, Hawaii

Hyatt Main Street, Station, Breckenridge, Colorado

Hyatt Mountain Lodge, Beaver Creek, Colorado

Hyatt Pinon Pointe, Sedona, Arizona

Hyatt Siesta Key Beach, Siesta Key, Florida

Hyatt Sunset Harbor, Key West, Florida

Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch, San Antonio, Texas

Hyatt Windward Pointe, Key West, Florida

Northstar Lodge, Truckee, California

Residences at Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek, Avon, Colorado

2009: Hyatt Introduces Hyatt Residence Club

Hyatt Vacation Club is reintroduced as Hyatt Residence Club in 2009. By combining the long-term value of home-ownership, elegantly appointed residences and Hyatt’s signature hospitality, the new name better aligned to their unique vacation ownership experiences.

2010: Hyatt Residence Club Opens Hyatt Siesta Key Beach

Hyatt Siesta Key Poolside

The opening of Hyatt Siesta Key Beach epitomized the Hyatt Residence Club vision of offering carefree vacation ownership in highly desirable destinations. With a continued focus on natural beauty, Hyatt Siesta Key Beach set the gold standard for privileged beachfront vacationing.

2014: Hyatt Residence Club Acquired by Interval Leisure Group

On October 1, 2014, Interval Leisure Group acquired Hyatt Residential Group and its affiliates including Hyatt Residence Club. All Hyatt Residence Club members continued to receive all privileges associated with their membership, including Hyatt Gold Passport benefits.

2014: Hyatt Residence Club Debuts First Property in Hawaii

The luxurious Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach opened on December 17, 2014. Located on one of Maui’s most sought-after beaches, the 131-unit property joined 15 other upscale shared ownership properties in the Hyatt Residence Club portfolio of resorts.

2015: Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach Receives ACE Project of Excellence Award

Hyatt Ka’anapali Beach, a Hyatt Residence Club Resort, received the American Resort Development Association’s prestigious 2015 ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) Domestic Project of Excellence award.

Hyatt Residence Club ownership combines the long-term value of home-ownership with the ultimate in vacation freedom. The deeded fractional purchase can be transferred to children and grandchildren. In addition, owners are able to trade their points for time within Hyatt’s network of more than 700 destinations.


Syed Sarmad, Principal Broker for Advantage Vacation