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Pueblo of Santa Ana and Hyatt to Create New Mexico's First Major Golf and Spa Resort
CHICAGO - Feb. 25, 1999 -- Hyatt soon will be offering another place to hit the links and be pampered in style in the American Southwest, with the creation of New Mexico's first major golf and spa resort.

According to an announcement today by Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort will be a first-class destination resort offering golf and a full range of spa activities. The resort will be located at the Pueblo of Santa Ana between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and it will complement Hyatt's other golf resorts in the Southwest: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort (outside San Antonio), Hyatt Grand Champions Resort (near Palm Springs) and Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort, which is under construction.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort will be owned by the Pueblo of Santa Ana and will be located on tribal land adjacent to the Rio Grande and surrounded by scenic mountain ranges. The resort will be managed by Hyatt Corporation. The resort architect is Hill-Glazier Architects. Design details are being finalized, and construction is scheduled to begin in March 1999, with completion scheduled for early 2001. It is the fifth new resort announced by Hyatt since last January. In addition to Hyatt Regency Tamaya and Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas, Hyatt's major resort expansion includes the construction of new resorts in St. Lucia, Maryland and Naples, Fla.

Southwestern Pueblo Architecture, Native American Artifacts

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort will have 350 rooms, including 19 suites. The resort's architecture will reflect the history, warmth and charm of the Southwestern Pueblo style, while elements from the Santa Ana Pueblo tribal village will also be on display. A tribal museum, hosting exhibits depicting the history of the Pueblo of Santa Ana, will be an integral part of the resort.

A Wide Range of Activities

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort will feature its own 18-hole golf course. An additional 27 holes of golf are presently open and are operated by the Pueblo. Guests will choose between exercising or pampering themselves in the resort's 10,000 sq. ft. full-service health club and spa, complete with 12 massage rooms, eight treatment rooms, exercise equipment, whirlpools and more. The resort also will feature a Hyatt-signature swimming pool centered in a landscaped area patterned after the local scenery. A full range of Native American-themed Camp Hyatt activities for children will also be available. Guests will also be able to take leisurely strolls to the banks of the Rio Grande via a network of pathways.

The resort will also offer two full-service restaurants, along with a poolside snack bar, a golf clubhouse and a bar in the main building. More than 30,000 square feet of meeting space will be available to service major corporate meetings.

The Pueblo of Santa Ana is a Native American tribe with reservation lands that include a strip of New Mexico's fertile Rio Grande valley. The members of Santa Ana, the Tamayame (the name of the people in our Keres language), have lived in our present location approximately sixteen miles north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, since at least the early 1500s. Since the early 1980s the Pueblo has actively pursued a strategy of developing tribal enterprises, seeing economic independence as crucial to maintaining and safeguarding our traditional concepts and value.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Gary Ross, 312/750-8091
Also See: Martin Schneller, GM at the Just Opened Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque North/Rio Rancho / Dec 1998 

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