Hyatt Place Panama City Beach/Beachfront Opens in the Heart of Florida Panhandle

224-room Hyatt Place hotel opens steps from Panama City Beach, featuring onsite restaurant, Coconut Charlie’s Beach Bar & Grill, offering coastal-American dishes and handcrafted cocktails

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA (Monday, August 1, 2022) — The Gulf Coast’s first beachfront Hyatt Place hotel is now open in Panama City Beach, bringing contemporary design and thoughtful service to the heart of the Florida Panhandle. Hyatt Place Panama City Beach/Beachfront provides an ideal location along one of the top beaches in the United States and one of the 10 most Instagrammed beaches in the world. The 11-story hotel tower is developed and managed by OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group. Project partners include architect and design firm Bullock Tice Associates; interior designer P3 Design Collective; and general contractor Robins & Morton.

“We designed this hotel to allow guests to take full advantage of Panama City Beach’s sugar-white sand and turquoise waters,” said Corry Oakes, CEO of OTO Development. “Whether visiting for business or leisure travel, guests will appreciate the relaxed beach vibe, resort-style amenities and our signature Coconut Charlie’s Beach Bar & Grill.” The arrival experience at Hyatt Place Panama City Beach/Beachfront is uniquely appealing, with a porte cochère that offers guests a stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico from the hotel’s front door. Aesthetics are airy, light and energizing, with sweeping curtain windows and bold, geometric accents adding interest to the stucco façade.

With 224 thoughtfully designed guestrooms and suites — some with bunk beds to better accommodate young families — Hyatt Place Panama City Beach/Beachfront provides dedicated spaces to work, sleep and play to allow for a seamless transition from work to relaxation. A swimming pool complete with a lazy river, hot tub and private cabanas are among the many elevated amenities guests can enjoy. The hotel offers conveniences including complimentary breakfast, a Cozy Corner sectional sleeper sofa, spacious desk and mini-fridge in every room, a 24/7 market and a well-equipped, waterfront fitness center allowing guests to get the most out of their stay. Gatherings of all kinds can be accommodated in the hotel’s 1,316 square feet of flexible waterfront meeting and event space, which extends onto a covered balcony overlooking the Gulf.

“We’re excited to welcome guests to the first Hyatt Place hotel in Panama City Beach,” said Tyler Davies, General Manager of Hyatt Place Panama City/Beachfront. “Our beachfront hotel puts visitors in a perfect location, steps away from the white sand and clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offering an uncomplicated experience in a casual atmosphere.”

Hyatt Place Panama City Beach/Beachfront is the third location to feature Coconut Charlie’s, OTO’s proprietary beach restaurant concept serving coastal-American dishes and handcrafted cocktails, with bar seating both inside and out. For those who want to venture beyond the hotel, Pier Park – a popular outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination – is only a short walk away. For information and reservations, call 850.234.6100 or visit HyattPlacePanamaCityBeach.com. Connect with the hotel and restaurant on social @HyattPlacePanamaCityBeach and @CoconutCharliesPCB.

Media Contact: Diane Jackson, 864.325.6274, djackson@otodevelopment.com. Hyatt Place Panama City Beach/Beachfront About Hyatt Place Panama City Beach/Beachfront

Hyatt Place Panama City Beach/Beachfront is an 11-story waterfront tower comprising 224 rooms and suites; waterfront meeting and event space; a resort-style pool with lazy river, hot tub and cabanas; and a 24/7 waterfront fitness room. Breakfast is complimentary and the onsite signature restaurant, Coconut Charlie’s Beach Bar & Grill, features coastal-American fare with seating both inside and out. Spacious, modern guestrooms are filled throughout with intuitive details designed for comfort and convenience. From its ideal on-the-sand location, this pet-friendly hotel is a short walk from popular shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Find Hyatt Place Panama City Beach/Beachfront at 15727 Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach, Florida. For information and reservations, call 850.234.6100 or visit HyattPlacePanamaCityBeach.com. Connect with the hotel and restaurant on social @HyattPlacePanamaCityBeach and @CoconutCharliesPCB.

About Hyatt Place Hyatt Place hotels combine style, innovation and 24/7 conveniences to create an easy to navigate experience for today’s multi-tasking traveler. Guests can enjoy thoughtfully designed guestrooms featuring distinct zones for sleep, work and play, and free flowing social spaces that offer seamless transitions from work to relaxation. With more than 400 locations globally, Hyatt Place hotels offer freshly prepared food around the clock, efficient service and differentiated experiences for World of Hyatt members. For more information, please visit hyattplace.com. Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattPlace and #WhySettle. About OTO Development

OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, is an award-winning, fast-growing hotel development and hospitality management company. Founded in 2004 and partnering with the Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Marriott brands, OTO’s industry leadership position is anchored by a portfolio of excellent hotels staffed by exceptional people. The company currently owns and/or operates ~70 hotels comprising approximately 9,600 room keys. OTO’s growth is focused on developing new hotels in high-barrier-to-entry markets; purchasing and repurposing existing hotel properties; and expanding management contracts with clients ranging from publicly traded REITs to private equity firms to high-net-worth individuals. For more information, visit OTODevelopment.com.

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Hyatt Place Panama City Beach/Beachfront Opens in the Heart of Florida Panhandle

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