Hyatt to operate golf resort set on tribal land

BERNALILLO, N.M. -- Hyatt Hotels Corp. plans to unveil its first golf resort in New Mexico in early 2001.

The company will manage the $80 million Hyatt Regency Tamaya, under construction on tribal land of the Santa Ana Pueblo, roughly 20 minutes from Albuquerque and 40 minutes from Santa Fe.

The upscale project, which includes a 350-room destination resort, a golf course and a spa, is owned by the Santa Ana Pueblo.

The property is designed to reflect a Southwestern pueblo style and incorporate characteristics of the Santa Ana Pueblo. To that end, a tribal museum focusing on the history of the Santa Ana Pueblo will be featured, and artwork and artifacts of the pueblo will be on display throughout the property.

Native American-themed activities also will be offered through Camp Hyatt, the resort's supervised children's program for kids ages 3 to 12.

Guest units at the resort will contain various amenities, including hair dryers; coffeemakers; two-line phones and data ports, and refrigerators.

In addition to standard recreational facilities such as a swimming pool, the resort will feature an 18-hole golf course, and guests also will have access to an additional 27 holes that are operated by the Santa Ana Pueblo.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya's 10,000-square-foot spa will feature a comprehensive lineup of treatments as well as exercise equipment and whirlpools.

The property will offer two restaurants, a poolside snack bar, a golf clubhouse and a bar. The resort will have 30,000 square feet of meeting space as well as prefunction space.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya will sit next to the Rio Grande and be surrounded by mountains. Also located in the Santa Ana Pueblo land is the Santa Ana Star Casino, which recently was doubled in size and now features a Las Vegas-style theater and entertainment venue.

In New Mexico, Hyatt's lineup also includes a 395-room hotel in Albuquerque.

Hyatt Hotels
Phone: (800) 233-1234
Web: www.hyatt.com

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