Artistic touches and southwestern design at a superior luxury resort.
Offering views of majestic Camelback Mountain and set 27 acres of strikingly landscaped grounds, the 493-room Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is one of the area’s most impressive resorts. With its blend of native cultures, natural beauty and indulgent luxury, it set new standards for Arizona resorts when it opened in 1986. Masterful design and artistic touches showcase the hotel's signature atrium art project, with equestrian themes, maps of Hispania and bronze sculptures of Native Americans scattered throughout the grounds. Natural materials, such as stone, brick and copper, echo the natural landscape. Almost over-the-top with its amenities and design flourishes, the resort boasts a two and a half-acre water playground that features ten pools, interlinked waterways with gondolas, a waterfall, a natural sand beach and a three-story waterslide tucked into a clock tower. Twenty-seven holes of championship golf and four world-class tennis courts appeal to active guests, while Spa Avania soothes body and soul in treatment rooms open to the healing light of the desert. Additional extras include a Native American learning center, fitness facilities and complimentary bicycles provided for riding along a four-mile trail. Shopping shuttles chauffeur guests to Scottsdale Fashion Square, Fifth Avenue Shops and Old Town Scottsdale. The resort has three fine dining restaurants for Italian, Southwestern and upscale Japanese fare.