CHICAGO, Spring 2005 – Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is proud to be the first upscale resort company to commit significant resources to one of the fastest-growing sectors in the travel industry. Recognizing that spas are more than a mere hotel amenity or passing trend, Spa Hyatt® offers more full-service spas than any other global hotel company with an impressive 47 spas in its portfolio, including 13 locations that opened last year. Seven additional spa locations are scheduled to open by the end of 2005.
Spa Hyatt continued to innovate the industry with the May 2004 opening of Plateau at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, a self-contained health and wellness retreat that covers the entire 11th floor of the hotel (80,000 square feet). Plateau offers 14 luxury guestrooms for overnight accommodations (with oversized bathtubs and wireless connectivity) as well as nine treatment rooms, a dedicated lobby and reception desk, dining venues, the largest outdoor heated swimming pool in Hong Kong, five fitness studios, an outdoor jogging track, and massive landscaping that boasts over 1,000 trees and water features – all overlooking Victoria Harbour.
To further enhance the complete spa experience, Spa Hyatt looks beyond providing a diverse spa menu and specially-trained therapists, especially as spas are evolving into a lifestyle in its own right. Gordon Tareta, Director of Spa Operations, was quoted in the March 2005 issue of Spa as one of the visionaries in the spa world, saying that “equipment providers and furniture designers will join forces to create spa ‘designer’ furniture…inspired by elements from homes, restaurants, and hotels.” Unique to Hyatt, Plateau, designed by John Morford, is an inspired fusion of a spa-like residence that ensures seclusion and quiet escape. A similar concept floor called I-Sawan will be opening at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok May 2005.
Hyatt was also the first hotel group to open a youth spa. The SPAhhhT (pronounced “spot”) opened at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, May 2003, with a variety of youth-designed services such as Henna Tattoos, Updo’s, airbrushed nail art, and basic salon services.
Regardless of age or time zone, Spa Hyatt features cutting-edge services and an array of treatments, often using methods and ingredients indigenous to the spa’s locale, taking “spa culture” to the next level. Following is a sampling of Hyatt spas worldwide:
North America, Latin America, Caribbean
Hyatt Regency Aruba Spa
Located on the white sands of Palm Beach, the spa blends Caribbean, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish cultures seamlessly. Their signature treatment, the Conchi Splash massage is named after the side of the island where the coast is rough – this treatment utilizes warm splashes of water to massage every muscle.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Allegria Spa
Featuring elements of Feng Shui, the spa features a mountain lodge motif. Allegria Spa features a unique signature treatment – Barefoot Massage. While balancing on bars suspended from the ceiling, the masseuse gently walks on the patient’s back to ease knotted muscles and stimulate the body’s self-healing capabilities.
Hyatt Regency Calgary Stillwater Spa
The Canadian city’s premier spa, this urban spa environment allows guests to unwind and relax on inviting chaises enjoying the indoor waterfall and fish aquarium. Their signature treatment features a range of vichy therapies. Vichy is a unique form of water therapy that includes use of contrasting temperatures cascading all over the body. A series of seven showerheads are positioned along the spine to induce deep relaxation for a soothing and calming massage.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Stillwater Spa
The 18,000 square foot spa overlooks the Choptank River on Maryland’s Eastern shore. The spa’s Stillwater facial features wildflowers from the shore, blending an aromatherapy facial with skin renewing aromatic oils.
Park Hyatt Chicago Tiffani Kim Institute On the Park
Linking beauty and wellness together, the Tiffani Kim Institute On the Park is a sanctuary that offers a unique mix of client services designed to relax the body and calm the mind. A warm and friendly environment where people can enjoy and embrace their journey towards rediscovering their physical wellbeing and inner beauty. Guests who experience the signature Hydrating-Paraffin Body Wrap will find their rough, dry skin disappearing with the improvement of the body’s skin texture.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Stillwater Spa
The 19,000 square foot spa features two levels with 18 treatment and massage rooms, as well as a Watsu pool. The Aqua massage combines the buoyancy of water with a Shiatsu-style massage given in the Watsu pool.
Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Spa LXVI
Located on the waterfront, the spa director is a holistic medicine expert focusing on indigenous treatments. This includes the Pineapple Body Loofa – a special blend created by the spa to cleanse and exfoliate skin using coconut body shampoo, mineral sea salt and pineapple extract.
Hyatt Regency Grand Champions Agua Serena Spa
The first resort medical and skin spa to open in the U.S., the spa is a true medical spa where science and technology combine with the art of medicine. In addition to cosmetic and anti-aging services, the spa also offers an array of traditional spa treatments.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Pacific Waters Spa
The spa features traditional treatments including Thalasso Hydrotherapy as well as youth spa treatments through its Sophisti-Kids program. Mar Menor Mud Magnifique is the spas signature treatment, which features a warm regenerative foot and hand mud masque. With its curative and beautifying properties, it soothes aching muscles, purifies the skin, eliminates toxins and encourages cell regeneration.
Hyatt Regency Kauai ANARA Spa
Offering A New Age Restorative Approach (ANARA) the spa features an open-air lava rock shower garden and several traditional Hawaiian treatments. Lomi Lomi massage offers a Hawaiian healing art form using island herbs and minerals, and incorporating rhythmic and vigorous movements of the masseuse’s forearm and elbow.
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Stillwater Spa
Private and secluded, the 20,000 square foot spa offers a beautiful spa lobby with a large stone fireplace and oversized leather chairs, providing comfort for both men and women. The signature Alpen Body Glow is an invigorating eucalyptus scrub and a refreshing shower, followed by a cocoon of warm birch, spruce and juniper scents. The treatment concludes with a deep Tahoe blend body oil application for a rejuvenating glow.
Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Spa Moulay
Featuring a Moroccan theme, the treatments use such exotic ingredients as fresh Moroccan spices, citrus, rose petals, oatmeal and authentic Moroccan clay and salt. Used in the “Haddam,” or traditional Moroccan bath, the Harem’s Blend is a special treatment featuring a blend of fresh spices, citrus, rose petals, oatmeal and essential oils to remove dead skin cells and leave skin feeling soft as silk.
Park Hyatt Los Angeles Kara Spa
Opened in 2004, Kara’s three spacious, individually appointed, state-of-the-art spa villas and meditative gardens offer complete privacy and tranquility. Kara offers an exotic blend of exceptional, customized spa treatments addressing each guest’s desired experience. For an exceptional glow, the Absolute Pearl Facial with Lifting Action, increases skin luminosity, evening of skin tone while immediate lifting action and expression lines are visibly improved.
Hyatt Regency Maui Spa Moana
Hawaii’s first oceanfront spa, Spa Moana (Hawaiian for ‘ocean’) features a duet treatment suite and private couples spa and oceanfront massage cabanas. The Kaanapali Coffee Body Scrub stimulates the body using a unique blend of authentic Daanapali coffee and essential oils that leave the skin exfoliated and invigorated. The treatment is available in Tall, Grande, Venti and DeCaf.
Hyatt Regency Newport Stillwater Spa
Set on a private island, the spa incorporates the Atlantic coast’s influence into its sea and water inspired treatment. The Seduction of Senses Facial transports the client to a state of total relaxation, with specially-composed music that brings the natural sound of the sea to the treatment room. The facial is performed with a gentle wave motion and prevents signs of aging, improves elasticity and protects from harmful effects of the environment.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Windflower Spa and The SPAhhhT
Set amid meadows of wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country, the spa and children’s spa are housed in a replica of an 1880’s ranch house. The spa’s Windflower Café serves all-natural fresh fruit smoothies or freshly squeezed juice blends. The signature Texas Tea Bath is a remedy used by ranch hands of old Texas combining local herbs and botanicals for a relaxing and skin-enriching experience.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Tamaya Mist Spa
Set on a Native American reservation, treatments use indigenous herbs, spices, grains and services that are based on Native American methods of healing and pampering. The two-part Spirit Path Body Treatment includes a massage with aromatic soothing oils and herbal powder blend followed by a wrap in treated linen, which has been soaked in a special mixture of herbs.
Park Hyatt Toronto Stillwater Spa
Situated in the heart of fashionable Yorkville, the spa’s distinctive personality celebrates luxury, style and exceptional service. Relax by the fireplace in the Tea Lounge while enjoying a spa-inspired lunch, or listen to soothing waterfalls and streams throughout the spa. The Stillwater Aqua massage offers the ultimate relaxation experience in hydrotherapy. Guests will feel tension release in their body as a therapist moves them through water, using shiatsu pressure point techniques, stretching and movement therapy.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Na Ho’ola Spa
The Na Ho’ola Spa, meaning ‘many healers,’ emphasizes the cultural healing process in its treatments with the use of the Noni plant and other indigenous ingredients. The Na Ho’ola body Polish is a unique fine grain gentle body scrub using local macadamia nut oil and a synergistic blend of the native Noni plant, aloe vera and other essential oil extracts; followed by a vichy shower.
Asia and Asia Pacific
Park Hyatt Goa Sereno Spa
The 28,000 square foot spa offers therapies based on indigenous healing rituals reflecting Indian culture with emphasis on balancing the natural bio-elements within the body. The comprehensive spa menu is renowned for offering guests a unique transformational experience. Recognized for his expertise in combining Indian Ayurvedic and Yogic traditions with modern spa concepts, Dr. Khanzode has introduced Crystal Healing, a meditative experience combining the extraordinary powers of rose quartz crystals while concentrating on charkas of the body.
Hyatt Regency Guam Island Sirena Esthetic Salon
Island Sirena is Guam’s premiere esthetic salon. With its simple yet elegant ambiance, the spa offers an array of ways to pamper oneself in paradise. Treatments include the Lam Lam Gold Combination, a luxurious treatment with two therapists giving a full body massage while using a rich gold powder mask. Other popular treatments include Thalassotherapy, a body scrub and massage followed by a thalgo seaweed mask to slim the body and release its impurities.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne Sanctuary at City Club
Recently opened, the Sanctuary at City Club offers a wide range of luxurious and therapeutic facials and body treatments in the comfort of four well-appointed treatment rooms. All treatments use plant-based products from renowned European spa specialist, Pevonia Botanica. Club therapists are able to customize treatments to suit an individual’s needs, such as detoxification, hydration, jetlag, rejuvenation and relaxation.
Park Hyatt Melbourne Park Club
Offering the ultimate escape, Park Club features a variety of La Prairie and Aveda body and facial treatments, massages, manicures, pedicures and lifestyle consultations. Their signature treatment, ‘Spice of Life,’ begins with a traditional Javanese exfoliation. This blend of native ground herbs is believed to be one of natures best exfoliating methods. A Balinese spice mask is then applied to the body to warm, calm and eliminate toxins from the skin. While the mask is on, guests receive a relaxing facial cleanse and scalp massage, the vichy shower off. The treatment is completed with a full body moisture treatment, scented with essential oils.
Grand Hyatt Mumbai Club Oasis
Exceptional spa facilities pamper each guest with exotic and exclusive spa oil blends and body scrubs, specially created for each treatment. These include a Jetlag Revival massage, Classical Swedish massage, Aromatic Skin Refinement and various hydrotherapy treatments.
Grand Hyatt Seoul Club Olympus
An inner sanctuary with separate treatment facilities for men and women, the spa offers a superb staff of wellness professionals, elegant lounge areas, dry saunas, steam baths and hydrotherapy pools – all designed to sooth the body and soul. Club Olympus’ spa portfolio features traditional Korean massage techniques, commencing with an invigorating body scrub followed by a selection of customized services including a sports massage, therapeutic massage and aromatherapy body oil massage.
Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Oasis
This urban spa is located on the fifth floor of the hotel, set alongside tropical gardens and a four-story waterfall. The spa is comprised of four tranquil treatment rooms providing innovative and traditional Asian and European wellness therapies with holistic treatments such as Lomi-Lomi, Ear Candling, Chinese foot reflexology and Tuina.
Grand Hyatt Taipei Club Oasis
Club Oasis presents a whole new concept in fitness and well being – encompassing both indoor and outdoor facilities. A state-of-the-art fitness facility is combined with relaxing body treatments and spa bath, allowing guests to enjoy rejuvenation, enhancing their spa experience to the fullest.
Grand Hyatt Berlin Club Olympus Spa & Fitness
This rooftop spa and fitness oasis stretches over 865 square meters and can be opened up in the direction of the sun terrace. Opened in 1998, the club and spa offer five treatment rooms with massages and cosmetic treatments boasting Aveda and Shiseido products. Additionally, guests can enjoy a Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath, plunge pool, waterfall shower and solarium.
Hyatt Regency Cologne Puls Fitness Club & Spa
This luxurious health and fitness sanctuary offers guests complete rejuvenation of body and soul in a private and exclusive atmosphere. Facilities include sauna, steam baths, Jacuzzis and swimming pool with sun terrace, but also various treatment opportunities ranging from traditional holistic therapy to hot stone massages.
Park Hyatt Hamburg Club Olympus Spa & Fitness Club
This facility is the largest of its kind in Hamburg. The spa offers such luxuries including an indoor heated swimming pool, two saunas, steam bath, whirlpool and plunge pool. All massages are offered in combination with relaxing aroma bath and essential oils. Additionally, the spa offers specialized Asian treatments including Thai massage, Sen massage and Shiatsu.
Park Hyatt Moscow Quantum Club
Quantum Club offers a complete sanctuary for the ultimate relaxation in the very heart of Moscow. The spacious individually appointed spa area presents a complete spectrum of features, specially designed to meet the health needs of the most discerning guests.
Opened in 2002, Quantum Club is a unique place for individuals who seek comfort within a stylish contemporary environment. The signature treatments include honey and essential oil massage, massage by four hands as well as traditional Russian bath with birch branches for total pampering in a wonderful ambience.
Hyatt Regency La Manga Spa La Manga Club
Set out over two floors, this stylish and spacious facility offers a total of 13 treatment rooms with a menu of unique treatments such as Mar Menor Mud treatment, Chocolate massage, Honey Ayurvedic massage, and Samezen Hot Stone massage. Two couple’s rooms have been designed to allow guests to enjoy the experience with a partner or friend, while three deluxe suites, each complete with its own bathtub and steam shower, provide the perfect retreat.
Grand Hyatt Amman Club Olympus & Spa
Located on the first floor next to the pool terrace, the spa includes three private treatment rooms. Swedish and aromatherapy massages are available, as well as professionally administered facials using products with only natural ingredients. Unique treatments include body wraps and salt scrubs using natural products from the famous Dead Sea.
Grand Hyatt Cairo Club Olympus & Spa
Gazing down at the River Nile from ten stories above ground, guests of Club Olympus & Spa will be overtaken by a powerful sense of tranquility. Two private spas designated for men and women offer steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools, beauty treatment rooms, massage rooms, solariums and relaxation areas to lounge in peaceful privacy.
Grand Hyatt Muscat Club Olympus
Guests can enjoy traditional spa options including therapeutic Swedish massage and Chinese or Thai massage. In addition to facials, body therapy, manicures and pedicures guest can also experience Moroccan Hammam, revitalizing eye treatments, hydroxyl aid exfoliating, cellulite busters and multi vitamin power treatments. Upon completion of treatments, separate male/female saunas allow guests to relax, letting heat disperse any muscular aches, detoxify the skin and aid in circulation.
New and Future Developments
Park Hyatt Seoul Spa – Opened April 2005
Nestled within the heart of the Park Hyatt Seoul will be eight specialized spa guest suites, designed by Super Potato – the renowned Japanese design firm. This new approach to the spiritual and cultural form of wellness and lifestyle represents the pinnacle of “guest centric” service. Guest will be able to experience luxurious services in the privacy of their own room – if a guest would like a facial or a manicure, this too can be delivered to the opulence of their private spa suite.
ISawan at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok – Opened May 2005
7000 square metres will be dedicated to fitness, pampering, relaxation and accommodation on the 5th Floor. Indoor space will include a fitness centre, aerobic studio, male and female spa. Outdoor space will include 6 private residential villas for overnight stay, 6 bungalows for body treatments and massage, a 30metre lap pool with lounging pool and Jacuzzi, lawn gardens with lotus ponds and a 125 metre oval jogging track. A Thai Restaurant and Bar with outdoor patio seating.
The Spa Hyatt web site, www.spahyatt.com, offers a virtual tour of the entire collection of Spa Hyatt facilities along with a description of treatments, service and merchandise available at each location.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Spa Avania
The new Spa Avania is set to open in lateJune. It will replace Sonwai, a Sonoran desert spa. Spa Avania will be a 21, 000 square foot retreat for its guest. Derived from the Greek word meaning tranquil, Spa Avania will reflect balance and harmony, awakening all of the senses using an organic concept inspired by the natural beauty and landscape of Arizona's Sonoran Desert. The concept for treatments and regimens center around the elements of light and how the body prepares to Awaken (Morning), Balance (Midday) and Renew (Evening). Treatments coordinate with the time of day and their natural light levels. Materials, treatment products, music (via their own personal iPod tailored to an individual's treatments), light, smell and even specialty teas, offered during treatments, are keyed to what each individual's body physiology requires to operate at its peak.
There are 211 hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 43 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Grand Hyatt® and Park Hyatt® brands. Currently, there are an additional 27 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development including 10 new hotels in China. Hyatt Corporation (domestic U.S., Canada and Caribbean hotels) and Hyatt International Corporation (international properties) are subsidiaries of Chicago-based Global Hyatt Corporation. Global Hyatt Corporation is also the owner of Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc. (timeshare), Hyatt Equities, L.L.C. (hotel ownership), and U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. (which franchises Hawthorn Suites, Microtel and America’s Best Inns).
In January 2005, Global Hyatt Corporation also added an additional 143 U.S. properties to its growing portfolio with the acquisition of the upscale, limited service AmeriSuites hotel chain. These properties will be repositioned and renamed under a new Hyatt brand by early 2006.
From the U.S. and Canada, reservations for any Hyatt hotel worldwide may be obtained by calling 1-800-233-1234 or logging onto www.hyatt.com.
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Global Hyatt Corporation
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