Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
in Carlsbad, Calif., just north of San Diego
. Park Hyatt now has 25 properties worldwide. A true California retreat, designed in the Spanish colonial style, Park Hyatt Aviara is set off by palm trees, expansive gardens, rolling hills, and views of the Pacific Coast. First opened in 1997, the resort spans 205 acres set on the northern shore of the Batiquitos Lagoon, which is one of California’s most precious, untouched wetlands with more than 130 species of birds and 24 varieties of flowering plants.
“We are thrilled to be managing one of California’s most beautiful resorts,” said Chuck Floyd, chief operating officer, North America, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “Park Hyatt Aviara Resort will be a wonderful addition to our luxury Park Hyatt portfolio and Hyatt Resort properties worldwide.”
Four restaurants, ranging from a poolside café, an airy bistro, a contemporary steakhouse, and an elegant dining room serving a regional Italian menu offer guests exceptional cuisine. All guestrooms are beautifully appointed and feature a marble bathroom with a commodious bathtub. Of the 329 rooms, 44 are suites and all rooms have a private balcony or a landscaped terrace.
The resort is perfectly situated for active and leisurely retreats, as well as social mingling. A signature spa is 15,000 square feet and includes 20 treatment rooms and fitness center. A year-round destination for golf and tennis, the resort boasts an 18-hole championship golf course ranked as one of the top courses on the West Coast. The course, designed by Arnold Palmer, features exceptional practice facilities and a two-story Spanish colonial clubhouse. Club-fitting and instruction are offered at the acclaimed Kip Puterbaugh Aviara Golf Academy and TaylorMade Performance Lab. The six tennis courts, managed by Peter Burwash International, include two clay courts and four hard courts. There are 78,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.
“The resort’s outstanding natural beauty is a rare find, and the property comes with many traditions that are already beloved,” said Mark Stiebeling, general manager, Park Hyatt Aviara. “We are excited to bring these strengths into the next era, with this opening at the beginning of the summer season.”Park Hyatt Aviara also features a Beach Butler who provides complimentary transportation to the beach (a 10-minute trip) and all the necessary amenities: chairs, beach umbrella, towels and
blankets. The Beach Butler can also recommend locations and contacts for kayaking, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and other aquatic activities, and bring along ingredients for a morning coffee or afternoon picnic. For those guests choosing to remain on property, an arcade game room features traditional billiards, foosball, ping pong tables, video games, air hockey and more. An expansive recreation center features open space for sports activities including sand volleyball, lawn bowling, horseshoes, croquet and half-court basketball.
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Spa joins the culturally authentic collection of Hyatt Resorts worldwide where instinctive architecture blends seamlessly with nature, where locally grown ingredients enhance traditional spa treatments and where gourmet regional cuisine excites the palate. From romantic getaways to family vacations, the exceptional service and world-class amenities at Hyatt Resorts offer something for everyone. There are 46 Hyatt Resorts worldwide offering signature programs such as Camp Hyatt, Hyatt Pure spas, as well as cultural and sporting activities. Recent Hyatt Resorts openings include Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa in Saudi Arabia, Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa in South Africa, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater, Fla., and Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Mariana in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort joins a growing portfolio of luxurious Park Hyatt properties around the world, including Park Hyatt Tokyo, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, and Palacio Duhau- Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, and three other Park Hyatt properties in Beaver Creek, Colo., Washington D.C. and Chicago. Park Hyatt hotels and resorts are known for their rich local culture, elegant sense of design, and outstanding culinary programs. Many properties showcase their own collection of blue-chip contemporary art.