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California's Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa, Formerly Hyatt Grand Champions
Resort, Villas and Spa, Completes Rebranding and Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2012)Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa, formerly Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa, ushers in a new era today following a phase completion of an ongoing multi-million dollar renovation. To coincide with the rebranding as Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, the award-winning luxury resort also announces the opening of Citrus Marketplace and Cafe, the recently added, upscale gourmet market, featuring freshly prepared light bites and grab-and-go items.

The extensive, multi-million dollar renovation commenced in February 2008, and the completion of Citrus marks another milestone in the exquisite California desert resort’s transformation. Imparting a fresh design throughout, the recent renovations to Hyatt Regency Indian Wells include the redesign of the resort’s contemporary lobby, the reconcepting and renaming of Lantana Restaurant and lobby bar Agave Sunset, the expansion of the resort’s private villas, and the transformation of the 26 luxury Penthouse Suites.

“As a long-standing member of the city of Indian Wells, we are pleased to honor this great community by including the prestigious city in the new name of our resort,” remarked Allan Farwell, general manager of Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. “With the ongoing renovations and refreshes on property, we strive to continue to provide an unmatched oasis for guests and locals alike to relax, play and indulge in Indian Wells.”

Reinventing Desert Elegance – The original property name of ‘Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa’ was based upon the celebrated tennis tournament that occurred on the resort grounds for several years. As the tournament evolved, the location changed to accommodate a larger event. This, coupled with the recent, extensive transformation of the resort provided an opportune time to rename the property as Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa – a name that highlights the prestigious and exclusive location of Indian Wells.

Citrus Marketplace and Cafe – Hyatt Regency Indian Wells temporarily closed its doors in July of 2012 to begin the groundbreaking of Citrus Marketplace and Cafe. Conveniently located in the resort lobby, Citrus will offer a selection of convenient specialty deli items for guests on the go. Named for the citrus trees that line the property, signature Citrus’ food and beverage items include fresh grapefruit, oranges and lemons grown right on the resort grounds. In addition, Citrus will also offer a full service coffee bar, teas, sandwiches, and treats including gourmet chocolate made in-house by the resort’s own pastry chef. With its stylish and contemporary design, Citrus will be a casual and inviting destination for guests throughout the day.

For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, please contact the resort by phone at 760.341.1000 or visit the new resort website at:

About Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Nestled among 45 acres of lush gardens, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, formerly Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa, is a newly renovated destination resort located within the exclusive Indian Wells community. The resort offers unmatched hospitality and service, and easy access to a myriad of activities, inviting guests to Relax, Play and Indulge during their stay. Providing a cool oasis in an iconic desert setting, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers the area’s only private one- and two-bedroom villas – 43 in total – with butler service. The spacious modern 530-guestroom resort provides the warm service Hyatt is known for, seamlessly integrating relaxation, indulgence and endless outdoor activities against the natural beauty of the desert. Featuring the award-winning Agua Serena Spa and the Medical and Skin Spa, delectable dining options, seven pools, and more than 88,000 square-feet of flexible function space, the resort offers both leisure and business travelers the quintessential Palm Springs experience. Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa has received numerous, notable awards, including the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for more than 20 consecutive years and was voted by Condé Nast Traveler readers as one of the “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the U.S.” in 2012. For more information, visit

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