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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale makes Top 100 resorts list

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa announced that it has been included on Cvent’s second annual list of 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean. Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, based the list on activity on the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), an online marketplace connecting corporate meeting and event planners with venues around the world.

“We are honored to be ranked among the most popular meeting and events resorts by Cvent,” said Peter Rice, General Manager of the resort. “Making the list validates the significant effort we put into making Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa an attractive choice for corporate meetings. As the meetings landscape continues to evolve we are working hard to make sure that we provide the most sought after service, capabilities and amenities for meetings and events and their attendees.”

Cvent evaluated more than 3,500 properties who received business through the Cvent Supplier Network from August 2013 through July 2014. The properties were qualified by amenities and the list is based on various data points, such as total request for proposals, awarded request for proposals, total room nights, and awarded room nights, designed to provide the most accurate reflection of popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean.

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale honored for excellence

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Peter Rice, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”

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Hyatt Regency earns Gold Tee Award

For the twenty-second year, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by over 50,000 corporate, incentive and association meeting planners to receive Meetings & Conventions 2014 Gold Tee Award, given annually to outstanding golf and meeting properties worldwide.

Winners of the award were nominated and selected by M & C readers “based on their golf facilities including course design, maintenance, the ability to host meeting tournaments, pro shop merchandise, equipment and a friendly, professional staff.” For the year 2014, 65 golf properties worldwide were chosen to receive this highly respected award.

Set on 27-acres and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, the 493-room Hyatt Regency Scottsdale & Spa opened in December 1986. It offers many recreational activities and amenities as part of the 560-acre Gainey Ranch resort and residential development.

The resort’s 27-hole championship golf course, Gainey Ranch Golf Club, is located within walking distance of the resort’s main building. It includes three separate, individually designed nine-hole courses extensively landscaped with flowering plants, trees, water hazards and specially created hills.

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Earns Platinum Choice Award

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by the readers of Smart Meetings magazine as a winner of the 2013 Platinum Choice Award. This is the sixth year that the resort has garnered this award.

The resort’s Platinum Choice Award is one of only 130 given to hotels this year. Smart Meetings’ readers selected the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch from among the thousands to be found within all 13 states of the Western U.S., Western Canada and all of Mexico.

Smart Meetings asked its readers to recognize properties that went above and beyond in exceptional service, facilities, amenities, technology and overall meeting experience to make their event a success. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa garnered votes for exceeding expectations and being outstanding in these categories within the region.

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Earns Platinum Choice Award

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by the readers of Smart Meetings magazine as a winner of the 2013 Platinum Choice Award. This is the sixth year that the resort has garnered this award.

The resort’s Platinum Choice Award is one of only 130 given to hotels this year. Smart Meetings’ readers selected the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch from among the thousands to be found within all 13 states of the Western U.S., Western Canada and all of Mexico.

Smart Meetings asked its readers to recognize properties that went above and beyond in exceptional service, facilities, amenities, technology and overall meeting experience to make their event a success. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa garnered votes for exceeding expectations and being outstanding in these categories within the region.

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale earns Gold Key Award

For the twenty-second year, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by the readers of Meetings & Conventions magazine as one of the world’s finest meeting properties. This year, the readers honored 147 domestic and 15 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners. The award recognizes the top hotels and resorts providing the finest service and quality in the meetings industry and is a destination that planners look for when considering future meeting sites.

The selected winners were evaluated for the overall staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest services, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, availability of technical/support equipment and the range of recreational facilities. “Gaining the respect of M&C’s readers representing the highest level of meeting and incentive professionals – The 2013 Gold Key winners have met these tough standards through their dedication and by providing outstanding service,” said Kirk Lewis, Meetings & Conventions Publisher. “The entire M&C staff commends the properties that have demonstrated the qualities and commitment to earn the Gold Key distribution.”

Set amidst flowering cacti, breathtaking sunsets and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch combines nature, culture and the spirit of the destination with contemporary sophistication and legendary comfort to create a unique southwestern experience. The resort offers luxurious guestrooms, suites and casitas; the unparalleled Spa Avania; Center Stage Bar; five restaurants; Canyon Market and Camp Hyatt for young resort guests. In addition, the resort offers 27 holes of championship golf, a newly transformed 2.5-acre water playground, world-class tennis, the Native American Learning Center, destination-specific “Experiential Offerings” for leisure guests (seasonally)/groups (year round) and a total of 70,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space.

 

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale earns Gold Key Award

For the twenty-second year, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by the readers of Meetings & Conventions magazine as one of the world’s finest meeting properties. This year, the readers honored 147 domestic and 15 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners. The award recognizes the top hotels and resorts providing the finest service and quality in the meetings industry and is a destination that planners look for when considering future meeting sites.

The selected winners were evaluated for the overall staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest services, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, availability of technical/support equipment and the range of recreational facilities. “Gaining the respect of M&C’s readers representing the highest level of meeting and incentive professionals – The 2013 Gold Key winners have met these tough standards through their dedication and by providing outstanding service,” said Kirk Lewis, Meetings & Conventions Publisher. “The entire M&C staff commends the properties that have demonstrated the qualities and commitment to earn the Gold Key distribution.”

Set amidst flowering cacti, breathtaking sunsets and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch combines nature, culture and the spirit of the destination with contemporary sophistication and legendary comfort to create a unique southwestern experience. The resort offers luxurious guestrooms, suites and casitas; the unparalleled Spa Avania; Center Stage Bar; five restaurants; Canyon Market and Camp Hyatt for young resort guests. In addition, the resort offers 27 holes of championship golf, a newly transformed 2.5-acre water playground, world-class tennis, the Native American Learning Center, destination-specific “Experiential Offerings” for leisure guests (seasonally)/groups (year round) and a total of 70,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space.

 

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale earns Gold Key Award

For the twenty-second year, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by the readers of Meetings & Conventions magazine as one of the world’s finest meeting properties. This year, the readers honored 147 domestic and 15 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners. The award recognizes the top hotels and resorts providing the finest service and quality in the meetings industry and is a destination that planners look for when considering future meeting sites.

The selected winners were evaluated for the overall staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest services, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, availability of technical/support equipment and the range of recreational facilities. “Gaining the respect of M&C’s readers representing the highest level of meeting and incentive professionals – The 2013 Gold Key winners have met these tough standards through their dedication and by providing outstanding service,” said Kirk Lewis, Meetings & Conventions Publisher. “The entire M&C staff commends the properties that have demonstrated the qualities and commitment to earn the Gold Key distribution.”

Set amidst flowering cacti, breathtaking sunsets and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch combines nature, culture and the spirit of the destination with contemporary sophistication and legendary comfort to create a unique southwestern experience. The resort offers luxurious guestrooms, suites and casitas; the unparalleled Spa Avania; Center Stage Bar; five restaurants; Canyon Market and Camp Hyatt for young resort guests. In addition, the resort offers 27 holes of championship golf, a newly transformed 2.5-acre water playground, world-class tennis, the Native American Learning Center, destination-specific “Experiential Offerings” for leisure guests (seasonally)/groups (year round) and a total of 70,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space.

 

 

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale earns honor

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale has maintained this celebrated rating consecutively since 1988.

Hotels at this level are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high-quality surroundings, according to AAA. They typically offer an extensive array of amenities and guest services.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale is part of a select group of establishments within North America. Currently, just 1,535 hotels and 754 restaurants hold the AAA Four Diamond Rating.

“We are honored to be recognized as a AAA Four Diamond hotel,” said Peter Rice, General Manager. “At Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, we are committed to exceeding guest expectations and providing a premier travel experience. This rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our staff.”

“AAA is pleased to recognize Hyatt Regency Scottsdale as a Four Diamond hotel,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Tourism Information Development. “To maintain the exceptional standards required for this rating on a daily basis is an outstanding achievement. AAA Four Diamond establishments are attentive to guests needs and consistently deliver memorable travel and dining experiences.”

Spa Avania - Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2011

Spa Avania, Xona Resorts Suites Gain Exposure

Ahhh, Spas: One Scottsdale spa destination — Spa Avania — gains national exposure, while another — Xona Resorts Suites — strives for more with marketing efforts


National Exposure: One of the Best

Spa AvaniaSpa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa has been named by Travel + Leisure Magazine readers, in its 16th Annual World’s Best Awards 2011 Readers’ Survey, as the No. 1 hotel spa in Arizona based on its ambiance, treatments, service and values, as well as ranking 14th overall among hotel spas in the U.S. and Canada.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be honored, and the people who rated us, more than anything else, have experienced Spa Avania and realized how special a spa it is,” says Angee Smithee, director of Spa Avania. “There are so many spas in the Valley of the Sun and there are so many great ones, but I think that the philosophy that Spa Avania was built upon really makes it special, and those kind of honors … you can’t buy them.”

Spa Avania offers various unique spa treatments, mineral water therapy — a 16,290-gallon outdoor heated mineral pool that helps enhance the immune system, among other benefits — seven different music zones to match specific body rhythms, a range of exotic and classic teas, natural lighting and more.

“The ambiance combines the best elements of indoor-outdoor experiences,” Smithee says. “When you talk about ambiance and treatment, and the service and value, when you put all these elements together, you create an experience, and that’s what makes us unique.”

While Smithee says Spa Avania & Hyatt Regency experienced a great summer by “building up the local market and embracing the Arizona residents,” it’s during the fall and winter seasons when they receive out-of-state visitors.

“You start seeing the east coast travelers from New York and Chicago,” says Ann Lane, senior director of advertising and public relations. “We always have stays from our California neighbors, but you’ll start seeing the East Coast factoring in a lot more. You will also start to see from a group-travel standpoint more incentive travel, more corporate travel, where in the summertime they tend to go to other locales.”

For more information about Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, visit scottsdale.hyatt.com or call (480) 444-1234.

Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
(480) 444-1234
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Gaining Exposure: Becoming a Competitor

Xona Resort SuitesWith the many other resorts in the area, competing can be tough, especially for an independent, boutique hotel. According to Bruce Pittet, general manager of Xona Resorts Suites, a 14-acre Scottsdale hotel resort, this can be considered “a competitive disadvantage in the North Scottsdale marketplace as the majority of the hotels (in the area) have some sort of brand affiliation.”

This is why Xona has joined forces with Ascend Collection and its membership program. The program is an upscale network of historic, boutique or unique hotels located in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Xona is the first Arizona hotel to become a part of the program.

“(The program) was designed specifically for travelers who appreciate an upscale hotel with strong local flair,” Pittet says. “We believe it’s a perfect fit for Xona.”

With more than 13 million members in Choice Privilege network, Pittet says, “Ascend Collection will help Xona increase its visibility and introduce us to a new customer base.”

With this membership, Pittet anticipates Xona increasing the number of guests staying at the hotel in both the short- and long-term, allowing them to broaden their reach and effort in attracting new guests.

The Ascend Collection helps Xona increase its online visibility, too, with the hotel now found on Ascend’s website, which is one of the most visited websites in the hotel industry, Pittet says. Xona also hopes to increase its advertising on Ascend’s various online sales channels.

Xona Resorts Suites has recently undertaken a renovation project, enhancing the technology available, along with other improvements and additions. Xona offers four pools, 7,500 square feet of meeting space, suites ranging from one  to four bedrooms, comfortable pricing, with quick access to championship golf courses, shopping and fine dining.

Xona Resort Suites of Scottsdale

7677 E. Princess Blvd., Scottsdale
(888) 222-1059
xonaresort.com

Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2011