by Susmita Baral | March 07, 2019
New Mexico's Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa -- a luxury property featuring 350 guest rooms -- is tucked away in Santa Ana Pueblo, between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, among the Sandia Mountains and along the Rio Grande. Last fall, the property launched a unique activity for groups that will undoubtedly catch the attention of canine-lovers: "Meet the Hotel Dogs."
The activity is exactly what it sounds like: an adorable meet-cute between meeting attendees and pups. Planners, in collaboration with the resort's event team, can offer guests the chance to meet and play with an array of dogs that are in the offices. Included are general manager Herb Rackliff's Newfoundland mix Oreo, as well as Cannoli the Chihuahua, Bagel the beagle, Beau the golden retriever mix and Stubbs the Pomeranian.
"Since many meeting attendees miss their pets when they are away on business travel, we are offering the 'Meet the Hotel Dogs' activity for our group guests to play and cuddle with the Tamaya dogs," said Jolene Mauer, marketing manager at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. "Being a pet-friendly resort, several of our team members bring their pets to work on a regular basis, and we usually have anywhere from two to 10 dogs in our offices at any given time."
The resort's other group offerings include walking meditations, group yoga, team volunteer projects at the Tamaya Horse Rehabilitation Program, cultural activities with members of the Santa Ana Pueblo and horseback rides along the Rio Grande. The property also offers state-of-the-art meeting space spanning 29,000 square feet indoors and 25,000 square feet outdoors.