What to Expect at Cheeca Lodge:
If you want a resort property with an elite spa, the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure is worth checking out. Located 15 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure in Weston, Florida, spans 23 acres with nature trails, koi-filled ponds and tropical gardens.
This four-star Hyatt has four swimming pools, a variety of on-site dining options and access to tennis, golf, and beaches and downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Guest Rooms at Cheeca Lodge:
The hotel has 501 newly decorated, British-colonial-style guestrooms with poster beds and comfortable chairs covered with handsome fabrics. Rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access, dual-line portable telephones, coffee maker, digital scales, LCD TV with cable/satellite and AM/FM clock radio with iPod dock. Spacious and well-appointed bathrooms come complete with trendy Portico spa amenities. The rooms aren’t particularly sexy, but the bathrooms are.
Dining at Cheeca Lodge:
There are four on-site dining options: Ireland’s Steakhouse is the most formal dining room. The more casual Banyan Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a coffee-shop environment. At Bamboo Spa Café, where the emphasis is on healthy meals, you can munch on a mung bean salad or have a grilled tofu wrap. The atmosphere is very Zen. And speaking of Zen, off the main lobby in view of the pools and gardens, is Bar ZEN for light snacks and drinks. The outdoor Cabana Bar & Café has poolside food and drinks.
Weddings at Cheeca Lodge:
Want to wed in a rainforest? The hotel can accommodate your guests in its outdoor jungle. Poolside, surrounded by tropical gardens, is another romantic location. The resort also has a variety of indoor banquet and dining spaces for a wedding.
Grooming services for brides, grooms, and attendants at the Red Door include trial hair consultation & design (with headpiece), trial makeup application, wedding day hair and makeup, 50-minute Swedish massage, bikini wax, warm cream manicure and pedicure, haircut, blow-dry, and other treatments.
Packages at Cheeca Lodge:
Elizabeth Arden’s first destination spa, the Red Door Lifestyle Spa at the Hyatt Regency is the jewel in the crown of this resort. Entering the spa you pass through the Zen garden, a tropical sanctuary of serenity, into an open waiting area with a boutique for products. The 48,000 square foot spa has 30 treatment rooms, a beauty salon, a hot yoga room, a Pilates studio, a movement studio and its own waterfall.
There are also steam rooms, saunas, tearooms for relaxing, and a private outdoor pool. The fitness center, open 24/7, has a Techno Gym with red leather seats made by Ferrari, the car manufacturer.
Activities at Cheeca Lodge:
Tennis and golf players have access to 15 clay courts at the Weston Tennis Center and an 18-hole PGA course at the Bonaventure Country Club. Both facilities are located adjacent to the hotel. The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort & Spa is close to beaches where you can kite surf, parasail, fish or boat.
For culture, food and entertainment, Fort Lauderdale is hopping. The Museum of Art, has a rotating schedule of interesting works. Las Olas, a trendy shopping and dining area, has a row of high-end stores and hip restaurants. The area also has everything from Everglades tours to beach activities.
What's Unique About Cheeca Lodge:
The resort is intimate enough to walk around in a spa robe and large enough to find little niches in which to relax. The spa and workout area are special to this property so if that is your gig, you will appreciate the place.
Is Cheeca Lodge Right for You?:
Spa-lovers and fitness acolytes will find the hotel to their liking. Others who flock to this inland Florida hotel may be disappointed that there is no beach frontage.
Where to Find More Information About Hyatt Regency Bonaventure:
305-664-4651 or 800-327-2888
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