Happy 30th Birthday

Happy 30th Birthday Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch


Ann H. Lane

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch 480.483.5597






DECEMBER 1986-2016


30 Years of Celebrating and Making Memories…vacations, meetings, proposals, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, special events, cultural experiences, melt-in-your-mouth dining, ’Venice of the West’’


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (December 9, 2016) – Let’s take a step back 30 years. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa brought a number of “firsts” to the Valley of the Sun.


-A 2.5-acre water extravaganza complete with 10 pools, a sand beach, 3-story waterslide, a 160’ aqueduct crossing over 6 pools, the “Big Gun” thunderfall, moving 600 gallons of water per minute through an opening into the reflecting pool, a part of the adult pool, jacuzzi-style spa that holds up to 30 people surrounded by four refrigerated pools, all housed in a Grecian-style Water Temple. It is a waterwork of art with 28 fountains, 47 waterfalls and a 7.5 acre waterway that surrounds the resort.


-An open-air lobby that brings the natural beauty and romance of our Sonoran southwest into the resort.


-Live nightly entertainment has been a signature of the resort for 365 evenings a year for 30 years or 10,950 nights continuously. Notable talent, such as classical flamenco guitarist, Esteban, began his career on our stage.


- Spa Avania is one of the world’s first resort spas and the first in the Valley of the Sun to choreograph all details of the spa experience to the science of time and the body’s internal daily time clock. It provides a holistic, total-immersion spa experience based on the elements deemed most essential to the body’s changing daily rhythms and requirements during the morning, midday and evening time periods. These elements include customized spa treatments, mineral water therapy, music styling, diet, the antioxidant benefits of fine teas and natural light.


-Often referred to as the “Venice of the West,” the resort officially christened and launched “Maria”, “Bella Angelina,” “Paolo,” and “Christina,” four Venetian gondolas that made their way from Italy via Venice’s Grand Canal, Greece, across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean and Panama Canal, up the coast of South America to Mexico, arriving in the port of Long Beach, California and finally, concluding their journey via truck to Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, a trip totaling 7,000 miles. Another signature of the resort, visitors can enjoy nightly cruises along the resort’s waterways as they are serenaded by a singing gondolier.


-The Native American Learning Center, a collaborative venture between native artists, educators and the resort, was designed to provide an environment that educates resort guests and visitors on native history, culture and teachings.


Here are some Fun Facts of Usage over Our 30 Year History


-More than 5000 associates have been employed by the resort

-1.1 million pieces of luggage have been handled

-7,900,050 sheets have been changed

-1,440,000 bottles of shampoo

-1,900,000 guest room hand soaps

-1,036,800 tubes of toothpaste

-1,944,000 rolls of toilet paper

-259,200 boxes of tissue


-69,942 hamburgers

-1,695,000 eggs

-240 Tons of flour

-329 Tons of sugar

-42 Tons of chocolate

-34,000 Gallons of heavy cream

-39,967 Gondolinos (signature dessert from Alto ristorante e bar)


-85 million 16.9 oz. bottled waters

-130,000 bottles of vodka liters

-26 million bottles of beer (12-16oz.)

-8.5 million bottles of wine 750ml.


…and the list goes on and on.


As we move into our 31st year and beyond, we will further evolve, continuing to proudly serve Scottsdale/the Valley of the Sun and the traveling public. Our sincere thanks to all of the support Hyatt Regency Scottsdale has received over the past 30 years. Here’s to the next 30!


About Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

The beauty of the majestic McDowell Mountains, palm trees, cacti, wild flowers, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture, and the spirit of Native peoples combine to create the Southwestern elegance of the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. Guests enjoy the many recreational amenities this desert oasis has to offer including the 2.5-acre water playground complete with 10 pools, a 30’, 3-story, high-speed waterslide and its signature sand beach. Additional amenities include 27 holes of championship golf, world-class tennis, miles of jogging and bicycle trails and the award- winning Spa Avania, the first spa experience choreographed to the science of time. Other highlights feature the Native American Learning Center, Camp Hyatt for young resort guests, five distinctly different restaurants, three bars, Venetian gondola rides along the resort’s waterways and nightly entertainment in Center Stage Bar. In addition, this premier meeting venue offers 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, providing both quality and flexibility of space.


About Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 160 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 notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, please visit www.hyattregency.com.

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