Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Set to Open August, 2002


CHICAGO- Spring 2002- The much anticipated opening of the Mid-Atlantic`s newest luxury resort is slated for August 29th, 2002. The 400-room Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina will be the first full-service luxury resort on Maryland`s Eastern Shore.

Located on the Choptank River, Cambridge is known for its historic buildings and maritime heritage. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina will continue the rich history of the area and fit seamlessly into the environment drawing upon the diverse ecology and recreational opportunities that Maryland`s Eastern Shore offers.

“While this has been a somewhat prolonged process, all involved parties have banded together to ensure a strong, successful opening and we look forward to welcoming our guests to the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland,” said Scott Miller, president, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We greatly appreciate everyone`s involvement and perseverance in making this long-awaited vision into a reality.”

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Golf Resort, Spa and Marina will offer something for the family, business, incentive and conference traveler alike.

The Golf Club at River Marsh - The 18-hole championship golf course designed by Keith Foster, easily accommodates players of all skill levels, due in part to the placement of multiple tee boxes on each hole. River Marsh`s large greens were shaped to provide maximum variety and an enjoyable game for both the seasoned and occasional golfer. The 18th hole is truly spectacular, as the pin placement is just a few feet from the scenic Choptank River and tucked behind the greenside bunker. Resort guests will have a chance to experience the thrill of playing one of the finest finishing holes in golf.
For the stylish golfers, a full-service golf pro shop featuring men`s and women`s golf apparel, equipment and accessories. Golfers can then fine-tune their game at the full service practice area, including a driving range, short game area and expansive putting green. Private and group lessons are available with instructions from PGA professionals. The traditional 19th hole will meet the needs of the hungry player. The Eagle`s Nest Bar and Grill has a spectacular golf course view where guests can enjoy great sandwiches, burgers and gourmet salads with their favorite 19th hole cocktail.
The Marina at River Marsh - A focal point of the resort, the 150- slip Marina at River Marsh offers guests a variety of activities including sailing lessons, canoe and kayak rentals, sunset dinner cruises, waverunner rentals and fishing expeditions.
Guests who choose to dock their boats at the marina will enjoy guest privileges throughout the resort. The Marina Store is located on the shore, at the base of the dock and offers boating accessories, clothing and light snacks. The Marina Concierge is available to guests daily to assist with a cruise on the Dorothy Megan, an authentic 80-foot turn of the century paddlewheel or a day with a local waterman catching crabs on a work boat.
Stillwater Spa - A perfect place to unwind, the 18,000 square foot Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort is the most comprehensive European-style spa and treatment center on the Eastern Shore. From the soothing color scheme to the layout of the treatment rooms, every aspect of the spa has been designed to evoke a sense of serenity and restoration of the mind, body and soul. The Spa offers 14 wet and dry treatment rooms, many with their own private relaxation patios, separate men`s and women`s locker areas with steam room, saunas, Swiss showers and relaxation rooms. The Spa menu features traditional treatments as well as several unique experiences including Thai Massage, and treatments utilizing seaweed and clay. In keeping in theme with Spa Hyatt, the spa will feature several treatments using local products from the Chesapeake area. At the Stillwater Salon, guests can pamper themselves with manicures and pedicures, hair styling and color treatments as well as makeup and facial applications.

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Wintergarden - A truly unique feature, the Wintergarden is a two-story glass enclosed climate controlled indoor pool area that guests can enjoy year-round. Additionally, the resort`s fitness center offers cardiovascular and strength training equipment including free weights, stair steppers, treadmills and elliptical training machines. Yoga and aerobic classes are also available in the adjacent 1,500 square foot aerobics studio.
A Taste of Chesapeake - Guests at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina will have many palette-pleasing choices for dining. Renditions of regional cuisine, such as Maryland Blue Crab, Rockfish, Soft Shell Crab and local produce will be readily available at the Resort`s four restaurants, lounge and country market. At the Water`s Edge Grill, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and an interactive Chef`s Brunch overlooking the signature two-story stone fireplace and unique crescent pool. Guests can dine indoors or outdoors in a relaxed screened-in porch. Blue Point Provision Company is the Resort`s specialty restaurant located at the far end of the property overlooking the private marina and the Choptank River. Featuring a display grill offering their famous Blue Point Oysters, local Bay Rockfish, Chesapeake Fowl dishes and other regional delicacies. With panoramic waterviews and breathtaking sunsets, Blue Point Provision Company will be THE place to dine. Other dining opportunities at the Resort include Dock`s Poolside located by the four outdoor pools offering sandwiches, burgers and tropical drinks. The Eagle`s Nest Bar and Grille is the perfect 19th rest stop from a long day on the links. Michner`s Library, combining views of the 18th hole, the Choptank River encased in a two-story glass wall is ideal for unwinding with signature cocktails. For those on the go, the Bay Country Market offers self-service Starbucks coffee, cappuccino`s, latte`s and breakfast pastries as well as snacks and cold drinks to take on a day of exploring the beautiful riverside.

The Place to Meet - Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is the ideal setting for a business or social function. With its flexible space and idyllic setting, meeting attendees will have an extraordinary experience. The exceptional business facilities include more than 35,000 square feet of function space, including 26 flexible meeting rooms, two ballrooms, spacious pre-function areas and distinctive outdoor settings perfect for catered events. Currently, there are 202 Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world. Hyatt Corporation and its affiliates manage, franchise or operate 121 hotels and resorts in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Affiliates of Hyatt International Corporation manage, franchise or operate 81 hotels and resorts in 38 countries. In the U.S., Hyatt worldwide reservations for individuals and groups can be reached at 1-800-233-1234. Outside the U.S., contact the local Hyatt sales office or representative. For more information about Hyatt hotels and resorts, visit Hyatt on the Internet at www.hyatt.com.
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