Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa celebrates 30 years in the Valley

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa celebrates 30 years in the Valley (Submitted photo)

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa celebrates 30 years with shared memories of bringing a number of “firsts” to the Valley of the Sun.

The venue, which includes an open-air lobby that brings the natural beauty of the Sonoran southwest in to the resort, according to a press release, is often the chosen destination for hosting special events such as vacations, meetings, proposals, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, cultural and dining experiences.

Amenities include a 2.5-acre water extravaganza complete with 10 pools, a sand beach, three-story waterslide with a 160-foot aqueduct, crossing over six pools. The “Big Gun” thunderfall is known for moving 600-gallons of water per minute through an opening in to the reflecting pool, a part of the adult pool, jacuzzi-style spa that holds up to 30 people which is surrounded by four refrigerated pools, all housed in a Grecian-style Water Temple, the release described the 28 fountains, 47 waterfalls and a 7.5 acre waterway surrounding the resort.

All year long, there’s live, nightly entertainment as the resort’s signature which is a total of 10,950 consecutive nights for the past 30 years, the release noted.

Spa Avania is among 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, according to the release, adding that it provides a holistic, total-immersion spa experience based on the elements deemed most essential to the body’s changing daily rhythms and requirements.

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 traveled 7,000 miles making its 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 the journey via truck to Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, the release detailed.

Another signature of the resort is nightly cruises along the resort’s waterways as visitors are serenaded by a singing gondolier, the release said. And, the Native American Learning Center, a collaborative venture between native artists, educators and the resort was designed to provide an environment to educate resort guests and visitors on native history, culture and teachings.

Interesting facts of usage during the 30 years include:

• More than 5,000 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 750 ml.


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