Hyatt Place_Grand Boulevard

84-room Hyatt Place hotel to be located in South Walton, Florida

Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard is set to open on December 18, 2018. The new 5-story, 84-room hotel will offer business and leisure travelers an open, intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, 24-hour food offerings and the 24-hour fitness center.

“South Walton is a world-class community and key business and leisure destination, and Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard will add a wonderful new option for business and leisure travelers visiting the heart of the Emerald Coast,” said General Manager Megan Suggs.

The hotel will open as the latest development on Grand Boulevard – a high-end lifestyle Town Center with exclusive boutiques, renowned retailers, exquisite dining options, first- class events and entertainment, and a thriving professional community.

Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard will offer:

  • 84 spacious guestrooms with separate spaces to sleep, work and play, as well as a Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
  • 24/7 Gallery Menu with freshly prepared meals at any time of day
  • Gallery Kitchen Breakfast available daily in the Gallery Kitchen, features hot breakfast items, fresh fruit, steel cut oatmeal, Greek yogurt, and more
  • 24/7 Gallery Menu & Market serving freshly prepared meals anytime, day or night
  • Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails
  • Odds & Ends program for forgotten items that guests can buy, borrow or enjoy for free
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel and guestrooms
  • Over 1,600 continuous square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space
  • 24-hour Gym featuring cardio equipment with LCD touchscreens

In addition to the many great amenities, Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard is also backed by a management company with a track record of success. “The Hyatt Place brand is the ideal addition to Howard Hospitality’s portfolio of hotels,” says Karen McNevin, Vice President of Hospitality for Howard Hospitality. “As an award-winning hotel management company, Howard Hospitality is known for its fun and visionary leadership as well as its commitment to guest satisfaction, which is also present in the Hyatt Place leadership team and aligns with the Hyatt brand’s mission.”


Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard will be under the leadership of General Manager Megan Suggs and Sales Manager Kathryn Rockwell. In her role, Suggs will be directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s more than thirty associates and ensuring guests encounter the thoughtful service for which the Hyatt Place brand is known. Rockwell will be responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Destin area.

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The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.


Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, combines style, innovation and 24/7 convenience to create a seamless stay with modern comforts. There are more than 274 Hyatt Place locations in Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Honduras, India, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. For more information, please visit Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattPlace and #WhySettle.


Based in Miramar Beach, FL, Howard Hospitality, a division of Howard Group, is an award-winning small hotel management company with big ideas. The foundation of its management style lies in three areas: guest satisfaction, employee welfare, and community involvement with the ultimate goal of making the world a better place. For more information, please visit


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