Aviara Resort Switches From Four Seasons To Hyatt
Last year we wrote about the troubles facing the Four Seasons Aviara. The luxury resort north of San Diego has finally left the Four Seasons fold. Hyatt has announced that Broadreach Capital Partners and Maritz, Wolff & Co. have selected Hyatt to brand and manage Aviara Resort as part of its luxury Park Hyatt portfolio.
The resort and spa has a great setting with ocean views but this idyllic retreat has been filled with controversy. Since last year the owners said that the Four Seasons financially mismanaged the Aviara and they struggled to replace it with a new operator. The LA Times reports that an arbitration panel found that Four Seasons did not violate the management agreement but found that both parties had a share in the disintegration of good relations and that it was best that the arrangement be terminated.
Hyatt will assume management of the hotel on June 21, 2010, when Park Hyatt Aviara Resort will become the 25th property operating under the Park Hyatt brand.