The Tryst Puerto Vallarta Set to Open Spring 2024 in Zona Romantica

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EDITOR’S NOTE: At the request of Hotel Amapa Developer David Harries, we have removed mentions of Hotel Amapa from this story. Harries says that Hotel Amapa “remains owned by the same companies, you should retract your inaccurate publication immediately.”   Although O&APV did fact check the release sent out via Global Newswire, and confirmed with Emily Pope, a publicist with Dog and Duck (listed as the contact on the press release) that the Tryst Puerto Vallarta is the same property as Hotel Amapa – Harries said “The link which you reference (press release issued by The Tryst Hotel) and include does not mention me, nor Hotel Amapa, or its address.”

And he’s right – the press release does not mention those things. O&APV is happy to set the record straight and has reached out to both parties for more clarification.

The Tryst Puerto Vallarta says it will open a 55-room hotel in Puerto Vallarta and that it will be it’s brands flagship hotel and promises a “five-star” hotel experience.

And while it does not list a location for the new hotel, the press release says “The Tryst Puerto Vallarta is set in the heart of Zona Romántica and exemplifies the brand’s ethos. Crafted by the distinguished Estudio Esterlina, known for their acclaimed work at Four Seasons Tamarindo, the hotel is a masterpiece of minimal, modern, and Mexican design. The 55-room sanctuary is engineered for connection, offering an intimate setting for guests to mingle and forge lasting bonds. Signature amenities set the stage for an unrivaled luxury experience, including a breathtaking rooftop pool and bar, and a gourmet restaurant featuring the finest in Mexican cuisine.”

The press release issued by The Tryst Puerto Vallarta said that it was “tech entrepreneur and hospitality visionary Tristan Schukraft is looking to redefine the landscape of luxury travel for the LGBTQ+ community with Tryst Hotels. With an unprecedented commitment to excellence, sophistication, and inclusion, Tryst Hotels emerges as the first of its kind: a luxury brand catering to the discerning tastes of gay travelers.”

The lobby area at The Tryst Puerto Vallarta
The lobby area at The Tryst Puerto Vallarta, provided by The Tryst Puerto Vallarta.

A guest room at The Tyrst Puerto Vallarta
A guest room at The Tryst Puerto Vallarta

Tristan Schukraft, the CEO of Everything Gay and owner of the new Tryst Puerto Vallarta.
Tristan Schukraft, the CEO of Everything Gay and owner of the new Tryst Puerto Vallarta.

The release says the hotel will start taking reservations within a few weeks but indicated it would be open in time for Vallarta Pride 2024, which is at the end of May.

“Tryst Hotels are not merely luxury destinations; they are a celebration of gay culture, where every guest is embraced,” Schukraft says in the release. “Our mission is to create spaces where luxury and identity flourish without compromise.”

Tryst Hotels are designed to be the epicenter of local gay culture, offering a blend of authentic local flair and unparalleled luxury. Each property reflects a deep commitment to eco-conscious practices, supporting the local LGBT community and working with minority-owned businesses, ensuring that every stay contributes to the community.

Schukraft owns another hotel – The Tryst San Juan – in Puerto Rico. Last year, Tristan acquired a beachfront hotel which he rebranded as The Tryst Hotel and Beach Club. Later this year, the company will begin a multi-million-dollar renovation to transform it into a five-star beach front resort.

Schukraft says he created the brand based on his personal experiences traveling, “Even in resorts claiming to be inclusive, my boyfriends and I will still get side-eye from guests from our swimsuits at the pool. These are a true five-star properties that provide all the luxurious amenities, discretion and services gay-men want in the world’s top LGBTQ+ travel destinations.”

The Tryst Hotels are part of Schukraft’s vision for a global portfolio of gay businesses that champion diversity, luxury, and adventure.

Schukraft, an LA native, now resides in Puerto Rico and visits Puerto Vallarta often. His entrepreneurial journey began with the founding of ID90.COM, an e-ticketing platform for airline personnel.

Following the success of ID90, Schukraft later went on to establish MISTR, which provides online PrEP across the United States to more than 275,000 patients.

Tristan Schukraft has also entered into an agreement to purchase The Abbey Food & Bar and The Chapel in West Hollywood.
Tristan Schukraft has also entered into an agreement to purchase The Abbey Food & Bar and The Chapel in West Hollywood.

This fall, he will re-open a newly renovated Circo, a well-known LGBTQ+ nightlife venue in San Juan, walking distance to The Tryst San Juan. He has also entered into an agreement to purchase The Abbey Food & Bar and The Chapel in West Hollywood, the iconic gay nightlife venue, twice named the best Gay Bar in the World, frequented by A-List talent and neighborhood regulars alike, and named the top nightlife drop off and pick up point in the world for both Uber and Lyft. Schukraft is expected to take ownership of both nightlife venues once the ABC license transfers over. In the coming months, Tristan will announce more acquisitions as he expands his company and truly embraces the moniker “the CEO of everything gay.”
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