PBI tennis coming to Hyatt Regency Curaçao

March 1, 2010

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao — Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, opening April 20, is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with Peter Burwash International (PBI) to direct the tennis operation of the new 350-room luxury resort. The resort’s tennis facility will feature four state-of-the-art HydroGrid clay courts, all lit for night play, and a full-service pro shop offering the latest tennis equipment, clothing and accessories, as well as a comfortable lounge and viewing area featuring flat screen TVs.

“We are pleased to offer our valued guests superior tennis facilities and instruction. PBI’s experience and expertise in providing tennis training and activities for luxury resorts make them an obvious choice,” said General Manager Diego Concha. “We are delighted to be the newest tennis destination in the Caribbean by combining PBI’s well-recognized name and services with Hyatt’s authentic hospitality all in a spectacular beach setting on the Curaçao coast.”

PBI’s widely acclaimed Tennis for Life® program will feature private and group instruction, junior tennis, round-robin social tournaments, Cardio Tennis™, player matching and energizing tennis events. In addition, all guests playing tennis at Hyatt Regency Curaçao will be included in PBI’s “Player Notebook,” which records summaries of previous lessons and personal tennis preferences for return visits or holidays at other PBI tennis destinations.

“We are so excited to bring our program to this new luxury resort in Curaçao,” noted Peter Burwash, PBI’s founder and president. “For many years we have been recommending the installation of clay courts at resorts because so many customers tell us how much they enjoy playing on a softer surface and having longer points. Hyatt has stepped up and made the commitment and we are sure guests will absolutely love their tennis experience at this exciting new destination in Curaçao.”

In preparation for the opening, PBI has appointed veteran Tennis Director, Karl Vukobrat, to oversee the operation. Originally from Quebec, Vukobrat has managed tennis programs for PBI at luxury resorts around the world, including Raffles Resort Canouan Island in St. Vincent, One&Only Palmilla and Four Seasons Punta Mita in Mexico, Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai and the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius.

In addition to the PBI Tennis Center, Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina features 350 luxuriously appointed rooms, uninterrupted water views on three sides, white sand beaches, Atabei Spa, a full-service marina, three restaurants and the island’s only Pete Dye-designed 18-hole championship resort golf course. Located at Santa Barbara Plantation, a 1,500-acre luxury resort community, Hyatt Regency Curaçao’s other amenities include Camp Hyatt for guests 12 and under, multiple outdoor pools with lounge area, StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, jogging trail, volleyball courts and over 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and banquet space.

Introductory rates start at $199 per night. Reservations can be made by visiting or by calling 800.55.HYATT.

Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina

Scheduled to open in April 20, 2010, the 350-room Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is located at Santa Barbara Plantation, a 1,500-acre luxury resort community taking shape along a natural harbor known as Spanish Water, 25 minutes from Curaçao’s capital city of Willemstad. The full-service luxury hotel will feature uninterrupted water views on three sides, white sand beaches, Atabei Spa, separate 24-hour Hyatt Stay Fit fitness center, Camp Hyatt, multiple outdoor pools, poolside grill, lounge, dive and water sport facility, an 18-hole Pete Dye designed championship golf course and 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Reservations are now being accepted for Hyatt Regency Curaçao, Golf Resort, Spa and Marina at 1-800-55-HYATT or at For the latest news from Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, become a fan on or follow the resort on Twitter @hyattcuracao.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family in 45 countries strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz™, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ brand names and have locations under development on five continents. Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops and operates vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt Vacation Club® brand. As of December 31, 2009, the company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 424 properties. For more information, please visit

About Peter Burwash International

Founded in 1975, Peter Burwash International is the world’s leading tennis management company, specializing in tennis instruction, program development, marketing and daily tennis activities for five-star resorts, hotels and tennis clubs worldwide. PBI President Peter Burwash, a former Canadian champion, is a world-renowned coach, widely-sought after motivational speaker, tennis TV commentator and author of eight books. Recognized for its innovative Tennis For Life® instruction program and exceptional customer service, PBI directs tennis programs for 55 exclusive properties in North America, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, Indian Ocean and Europe. For more information please visit