by Andrea Doyle | August 24, 2018
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, has completed a $2.5 million renovation to its reception, living room and public spaces. The renovation transformed the resort's interior color palette from warm earth tones to brighter off-white and muted greys. 
"The color shift really brightened our welcome areas and the new windows in the living room have far fewer panes, letting in more sunlight and offering even better views of the Sandia Mountains," said Herb Rackliff, general manager at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.

The 350-room resort is located on 500 acres on the Santa Ana Pueblo near Albuquerque, N.M. The reception area was updated to create a modern check-in experience for guests, replacing a large reception desk with three custom-built reception pods which are made of marble and wood with a pueblo-inspired design. There is also now a backdrop wall filled with traditional Native American artwork and artifacts including woven baskets and hand-carved wooden ladders.

Furniture in the Hyatt Regency Tamaya's living room now has a slightly more modern feel. Guests can still relax by the fireplace in a big comfy chair or enjoy the mountain views from the property's east-facing side. The living room patio also has new outdoor seating.

The renovation included the addition of a "Make Space" social area in the lobby. The area features new seating, tables and desks, as well as easily accessible power outlets and USB charging stations.

The updates to the resort's public spaces complement the $5 million guest room renovation completed in 2017. The updated rooms were refreshed with new furniture including beds, lounges and desk chairs, as well as new carpet, paint, light dimmers and artwork. Earlier upgrades also included the addition of a Cottonwood Pavilion, offering a private meeting area that can be transformed from an indoor to an outdoor venue with floor-to-ceiling windows that can be opened to create a covered patio terrace. Other outdoor venues include the Sunrise Amphitheatre with a backdrop of the Sandia Mountains, and the House of the Hummingbird, a 7,500-square-foot lawn surrounded by the indigenous architecture of the Native American pueblo. 

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is continuing to make enhancements to the property with a renovation to its 72,000 square feet of meeting space and a Santa Ana Pueblo tribal artifact display, which are expected to be completed by the end of the year.