What to Expect:
Framed by the picturesque McDowell Mountains and the desert landscape, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa is a honeymoon delight.
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Well-shielded from a major parkway, Hyatt Scottsdale offers romantic views, well-appointed rooms and suites, and myriad opportunities to kick back and relax. If strenuous activity is more your style, there are ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and sport, including golf.
This resort offers a variety of lodging options, from roomy one-bedrooms to two- or four-bedroom casitas. Standard guest rooms all have private balconies, Hyatt's "Grand" bed, and Portico bath amenities. Casitas include living areas, fireplaces, wet bars, and two outdoor Jacuzzis. Rooms and suites that comprise the main, four-story building are connected double H pattern. The result: five courtyards to linger in the natural outdoor landscape.
Vu and Squash Blossom (southwestern fare) are the main restaurants, with many other options. Ristorante Sandolo has a Venice-inspired décor and menu. Guests can snack at the poolside Water Garden and a Starbucks-loyal coffee bar. Two-tiered Vu was named one of the Best New Restaurants in 2005 by Esquire. Vu features contemporary New American cuisine and an extensive wine list and is the most romantic choice when dining on site.
The 14,000-square foot Regency Ballroom and 9,000-square foot Terrace Court (with unique outdoor ballrooms) accommodate larger wedding parties. You can have the ceremony on Palm Grove, overlooking the resorts waterways and mountains, capped by cocktails under the stars. Find out more about Hyatt Weddings
Best rates are in summer (natch), when the temperatures soar and residents flee to cooler climes. Considering the resort has a nearly-three-acre Water Playground with 10 pools, a sand beach, four cold plunges, two sensational waterfalls (one is adults only), youll have ways to keep your cool. Check for seasonal specials on the hotel Web site
Spa Avania offers treatments to complement the bodys natural rhythms. Guests enjoy the Koi pond, hot and cold plunge pools, and indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms supplied with fresh fruit and beverages. Exotic teas are served according to time of day.
What Could Be Improved:
The only complaint is, unfortunately, unfixable the spas proximity to the busy parkway. Truck noises can be heard over the barrier wall, which discreetly separates the spa from the main road. To ensure a quiet respite, book a room away from the lobby. Musicians and dancers offer live entertainment which is terrific, but not when you want to sleep.
Is the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa right for You?:
Only if you want a delightful holiday, augmented by one of the finest spas youll ever encounter, delicious dining choices, water play galore, outdoor recreations, desert exploration, and affordable rates.
Where to Find More Information:
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Hotel Web Site
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