Author: Jill Weinlein
Date of Trip: November 2016
Besides the fine dining Italian restaurant, there is a Southwest bistro serving wood-fired specialities and a Wine Me, Dine Me four-course dining experience in a demonstration kitchen. Each course can be paired with wine and tequila for a true Southwest experience. Nearby is a small sushi bar serving Japanese cuisine.
There is also a Canyon Market that is popular for a quick breakfast with pastries, oatmeal, fresh fruit and Starbucks coffee. It’s open 24 hours for snacks and casual meals.
Families congregate around the 2.5 acre “water playground” with ten different swimming pools. There is a shallow sand beach pool with center float and fountain, an adult-only pool, and two poolside bars. Near the sand beach is a multi-level circular waterslide that is fun for adults and their children. This is a big waterslide, similar to one you would find in a water park.
The whirlpool is located in a Frank Lloyd Wright with Greek architecture area with elegant columns and a cascading waterfall streaming around the columns offering pleasing sounds.
FUN AND GAMES
The Family designed Fun Zone features golf clubs and balls to play at the beachside Putting Green. Sprinkled around this area is a shuffleboard court, giant chess and Jenga set. For an additional fee, families can climb a 28′ high rock climbing wall in this area.
SPA AND FITNESS
While the kids are at Camp Hyatt, adults can relax in the Spa Avania for a facial or massage in one of the 19 treatment rooms. What is unique at this spa is the Himalayan Salt Room providing overall wellness with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This area encourages clear skin, enhanced breathing, endurance and restfull sleep. Also, there are five Garden treatment rooms with their own private entrance, and an outdoor heated mineral pool. Before or after a treatment, relax near a lotus pond, shaded with a covered outdoor trellis. There is a state of the art exercise facility that is open 24 hours a day, and men and women’s locker areas. Comlimentary classes include morning Boot Camp, Yoga Core and Yoga Flow.
On-site bicycles are available to cruise along bicycle and jogging trails. Nearby is a shopping and dining center to ride bikes to for lunch.
The Hyatt Regency is next to a 27 hole championship golf course at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club. A cart and range balls are included in the golf fee.
The Berk Tennis Academy provides four lighted tennis courts with recreational and competitive tennis for all levels. Professional instruction by Jennifer Berk is available to those seeking a lesson, clinic or to hit with on Saturday and Sundays by appointment.
This Hyatt Regency is quite large, yet offers some unique amenities that will entice families to come back again.