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Published: 04/27/2009

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Receives Industry's Top Awards and Accolades

New Mexico Resort Honored for Quality, Service and Value by News Media
The Pueblo of Santa Ana- The Hyatt Regency Tamaya, located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe in New Mexico, has received 15 industry awards and accolades between 2007 and April, 2009 by the leading travel, golf, and professional meeting publications for its quality, service, and value. The hotel, Tamaya Mist Spa & Salon, and Twin Warriors Golf Club have all been honored, including being named one of the best value hotels in the world and one of the top and most affordable spas in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean for 2009.

“With the weakened economy, The Hyatt Regency Tamaya is honored to be recognized for the high quality and exceptional value we provide our guests,” said Hyatt Regency Tamaya General Manager Jerry Westenhaver. “Our hotel, spa, meeting facilities, wedding services, and golf course have all been ranked among the very best by the objective news media.”

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya has received the following awards and accolades between 2007 and April, 2009

2009 (January to date) Hyatt Regency Tamaya Honors and Accolades:
• Travel+Leisure: “World’s Best Hotel Values” for 2009. Ranked 4th in the Continental U.S. and Canada Hotels and ranked 15th in the Top 20 Hotels for “Overall Value.”

• Conde´ Nast Traveler: Ranked 36th out of the 79 “Top and Most Affordable Spas” in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Canada for 2009

• Travel+Leisure: Ranked among the “Top 500 World’s Best Hotels” for 2009

• Conde´ Nast Traveler: Gold List – “World’s Best Places to Stay” for 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009

2008 Hyatt Regency Tamaya Honors and Accolades
• Conde´ Nast Traveler: Readers’ Choice Awards “The Best in the World” Top 100 and Top 75 Mainland U.S. Resorts for 2008

• Albuquerque the Magazine: Best of Albuquerque for 2008 – “Best Place to Get Married”

• AAA Four-Diamond Award: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

• Smart Meetings Magazine: “Platinum Choice Awards” for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

• Golf Magazine: America’s 75 “Best Golf Resorts” Silver Medalist for 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2008-2009

2007 Hyatt Regency Tamaya Honors and Accolades
• Conde´ Nast Traveler: Ranked 33rd among the 50 “Top U.S. Mainland Resorts” for 2007

• Corporate & Incentive Travel: “Best of the Best” Award for 2007

• Insurance & Financial Meetings Management: “Outstanding Service” Award for 2007

• Meetings and Conventions: “Gold Key” Award for 2004, 2006, 2007

• Meetings and Conventions: “Golf Tee” Award for 2006, 2007

• Conde´ Nast Traveler: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa and Twin Warriors Golf Club - Ranked 50th of the "Top 100 Golf Resorts" in North America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic, Ireland and Scotland for 2007

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is located on 500 acres of the Santa Ana Pueblo’s reservation adjacent to the Sandia Mountains along the Rio Grande River and between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Along with its unique cultural environment offering traditional pueblo bread baking demonstrations and tribal dance performances, Tamaya also features its full-service Tamaya Mist full-service spa and salon; 18-hole championship Twin Warriors Golf Club; tennis courts; three swimming pools, and Tamaya Cultural Museum and Learning Center.

For reservations or more information, please call (505) 867-1234 or Hyatt reservations at (800) 55-HYATT (800-554-9288) or visit
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