Expansions & Renovations

Owned by the Santa Ana Pueblo, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa Completes Guestroom Renovation

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. November 8, 2017 – Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, a luxury resort located on the Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico, has announced the completion of a multi-million dollar guestroom renovation. The renovations provide updated and modern amenities encompassed the serene and authentic feel of the Native American Pueblo-based property.

“We are excited to announce the completion of the guestroom renovation in order to continue to provide the most updated and comfortable accommodations for our guests,” said Herb Rackliff, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. “At Hyatt Regency Tamaya, the resort is designed to evoke a sense of peace and serenity for our guests to truly relax and get away from their everyday stresses. The property’s new guestrooms were created with that atmosphere in mind while incorporating modern conveniences.”

Reflecting the Southwestern landscape surrounding the property, each guestroom was freshly painted with a neutral color palette featuring beiges, browns, and reds accented with turquoise highlights. The renovation included the installation of new furniture including brand new Hyatt Euro Pillowtop Posturepedic beds and comfortable lounge and desk chairs, new carpet, alarm clock systems and convenience outlets with direct USB charging, light dimmers, and more. The renovation also includes authentic Native American art pieces in each room as well as traditional Pueblo blankets draped as art fixtures on the walls.

Additionally, the resort’s 350 guestrooms have individual patios outfitted with a table and chairs. Guests have the option of a room with views overlooking the resort’s courtyard and Kiva pool, or spanning, panoramic views of the on-site cottonwood forest and stunning Sandia mountain range.

Owned by the Santa Ana Pueblo, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa features an authentic cultural experience. The property regularly showcases Native American dance and flute performances, as well as traditional Pueblo bread making demonstrations in a huruna oven. The resort also features works of art by several Native American artists and provides a wide variety of classes and activities led by members of the Pueblo including adobe brick making, jewelry making classes with a Navajo Silversmith, gourd painting, and storytelling under the stars with acclaimed Native American Storyteller Emmitt Garcia.

Additionally, the resort provides unique equine experiences through its on-site, non-profit Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program, world-class golf at the Twin Warriors Golf Club, and culturally-infused experiences at the award-winning Tamaya Mist Spa. The resort also offers activities and excursion including hot air balloon rides which take off from the resort’s on-site launch pad, hiking and biking through the cottonwood forest, rafting an jeep excursions, fine dining at the Corn Maiden restaurant, and much more.

For more information on Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, please visit www.tamaya.regency.hyatt.com, or call (505) 867-1234.

About Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is located on 550 acres on the Pueblo of Santa Ana, situated between Santa Fe and Albuquerque New Mexico and is adjacent to the Sandia Mountains along the Rio Grande. 350 luxurious guestrooms showcase traditional designs created with natural materials along with the modern comforts and pampering amenities. Fascinating combinations of old and new are found along with a unique cultural environment offering traditional pueblo bread baking demonstrations and tribal dance performances. Also featured is the 12,000 square foot production-friendly Tamaya Ballroom; over 54,000 square feet of flexible meeting and function space; award winning Tamaya Mist Spa; 18-hole championship Twin Warriors Golf Club; The Stables at Tamaya; signature cuisine at Corn Maiden and Santa Ana Café, and the Tamaya Cultural Learning Center. For additional information about Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa or to make reservations, please visit www.tamaya.regency.hyatt.com.

About Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 175 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert event planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, please visit hyattregency.com. Follow @HyattRegency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #AtHyattRegency.

Dorothy Hornbeck
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