The family of Hyatt Hotels and Resorts has a long history the world over, and it’s easy to see why. The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch is miles away from ordinary. It’s everything and nothing like what you’d expect all at the same time. If you stay here, prepare to be impressed at every turn. Every detail has been attended to, and nothing has been overlooked. This is the resort where luxury takes on a whole new meaning.
When you get there, you may wonder what to do first with so many great options waiting around every corner. It’s not easy to decide with so many choices you may want to visit their website to take a look at the special offers and packages available. From the romance package, to the golf package, and seasonal offers, there’s something for everyone. If you’re more spontaneous and prefer to not make specific plans, this article will let you know what’s available so you can plan your own package.
One of the most important things in a resort is the room you’ll be staying in. You want to be comfortable in your home away from home even if it’s just for a night. Any of the 493 guestrooms including 31 suites all with balconies or patios are designed with your comfort in mind. Including modern amenities like wifi, LCD flat screen televisions, video checkout, and iHome alarm clock radios, Hyatt stays on the cutting edge. Traditional amenities such as turn down service, bathrobes, in room refrigerators, and hair dryers give you the creature comforts we all crave. All of the rooms and suites are thoughtfully designed for any lifestyle. There are smoking rooms, rooms compliant with ADA, and even hypo-allergenic rooms. Respire by Hyatt – Hypo-Allergenic Rooms are installed and maintained on an ongoing basis by PURE Solutions NA. Each of these rooms is given special treatment so those sensitive to allergies, dyes, and perfumes can rest easy knowing that every step has been taken to eliminate bacteria and allergens. If you like extra room to stretch out in or entertain, the suites are designed for just that. From the Palm Suite to the suite named for the founder of Scottsdale, the Winfield Scott Suite, there’s something to suit every occasion.
With a resort like the Hyatt Regency, there’s no reason to stay inside your room all day. One of the favorite outdoor activities in the area is golf. Three different nine hole golf courses for a total of 27 holes of championship golf make for some challenging diversions. Open only to members and guests of the Hyatt, Gainey Ranch Golf Club is one of the top rated courses in the country. Try the Lakes course complete with water features and a garden setting. The Dunes with dramatic, almost Scottish terrain, or Arroyo, the longest of the three set along a desert wash creating a natural hazard along the course. Golf carts, cart service, club rentals, a restaurant and more are all available for members and guests alike. Other outdoor activities include tennis with clinics or private lessons, Lobo fitness center, and Camp Hyatt Kachina to keep the kids busy for the day.
One of the unique features at the Hyatt Regency is the newly designed water park. This $4 million, 2.5 acre Water Playground is perfect for the valley of the sun. Consisting of 10 swimming pools, 20 fountains, 45 waterfalls, a sand beach, a whirlpool spa, and two poolside bars, this is the perfect place to spend a day in the Sonoran desert. If you’re up for some excitement and fun, adults and kids alike will love the new 30 foot, three story tall water slide. Just climb to the top, take in the view, then zip down the slide at 25 mph! If you’re more interested in taking it easy, there are several poolside cabanas available for rent. This private lounge seating offers a television, ceiling fan, and fridge. The H2Oasis caters to you poolside offering food alfresco, including sandwiches, salads, treats for the kids, beverages and cocktails. There’s The Grotto which is a poolside bar, or Water Garden, the poolside cafe.
If the desert is the place you come to relax, you’re in for a treat. Spa Avania is ready to relax your every muscle, and calm your every nerve. Nineteen treatment rooms including four to accommodate couples allow you your own oasis including outdoor heated mineral pools and lotus ponds. Open 12 hours a day, the award winning spa offers treatments for your face, body, massage, and a full service salon.
Of course you’ll want to eat at some point while you’re visiting. There’s a whole array of dining options to choose from here. One of these is the Canyon Market. A type of on site specialty grocery, the Canyon Market offers gelato, fresh brewed Starbucks coffee, and pantry items perfect to take back to your room for a midnight snack, or just to enjoy some quiet time. SWB, a southwest bistro offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week with fresh seasonal ingredients year round. Cantina Due is a small bar in between SWB and Alto ristorante e bar. It’s the perfect place to have a drink and enjoy food from either or both restaurants. Speaking of Alto ristorante e bar, it’s one of the most romantic Italian restaurants you could hope for. The Hyatt brings a true taste of Italy to Scottsdale with Gondola rides. There are professional Gondoliers who will sing and take you on a ride down the waterways free with purchase of an entree. Then there’s Noh. An intimate six seat Omakase Japanese adventure, it’s wise to make reservations for this one. Last but not least is the Center Stage Bar. The stage is home to many different musical performances from the likes of Obadiah Parker and many others. Enjoy a drink while you listen to live music nightly.
There’s so much more to do here including the surrounding desert and area attractions Scottsdale is known for. A Native American Learning Center, conference, meeting, and wedding spaces are available. It’s too much to list here, so you may find yourself having an extended stay at the Hyatt. So whether you’re here for fun, food, or rest and relaxation, you’ll want to do it all again and again.