Park Hyatt Aviara is Better than Ever


After graduating from UCLA, JIll traveled the world looking for unique destinations. She’s been writing about her travels for almost 30 years in various publications.

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Park Hyatt Aviara is Better than Ever


Imagine the fun you will have with your own putting green, while staying in the Arnold Palmer Suite at the newly refreshed Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA.

During 2020, the hotel started a $50 million dollar renovation transforming the five-level resort into a coastal-chic luxury vacation destination. Closed for nine months, the hotel is reopening as soon as the government and county travel restrictions due to the pandemic are lifted.

For those who aren’t comfortable flying to Hawaii or Mexico, staying at the Park Hyatt Aviara offers a similar getaway experience. It’s just a two hour drive from Los Angeles.

Each of the 327 spacious guest rooms and 47 oversized suites feature a glass sliding door leading out to a private balcony or terrace. Situated high on a hill, views from the resort include lush gardens, panoramic views of Aviara Golf Course, Batiquitos Lagoon, and the foothills of Carlsbad with the Pacific Ocean beyond.

The 1,640 sq. ft. signature Palmer Suite features one king bed, separate living room, dining area that seats eight, two full bathrooms, comfortable robes, two large furnished walk-out terraces, and a personal putting green.

The city of Carlsbad is known as the golf manufacturing capital of America, with 35 golf companies including Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, Cobra, and Fujikura shafts located in the beachside community.  It’s a golfers paradise, especially on the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole championship Aviara Golf Course that opened to golfers in 1991. The Park Hyatt Aviara was completed seven years later to offer golfers, corporate and pleasure travelers a luxurious vacation.

Embrace the warmth and sunshine of the Carlsbad coast in the two newly reimagined pools. The family pool offers semi-private cabanas and comfortable lounge chairs. The zero grade pool offers a brand new two-story waterslide.

The quieter adult-only pool offers a relaxed setting with six spacious private cabanas, and plenty of lounge chairs strategically placed to overlook the Batiquitos Lagoon, rolling hills, the golf course and Pacific Ocean.

The lobby of the resort opens to the outside terrace allowing coastal cross breezes throughout. The large outdoor terrace looks out to an expansive lawn, beautiful tiled fountain, lounge seating with fire pits, a wood swing, and oversized lawn pool table for outdoor enjoyment.

The thoughtfully designed resort offers unique art pieces on the walls in calming coastal blue colors. The redesigned ‘Living Room’ reflects a sophisticated home with a fireplace, metal doors, light wood floor, comfortable sitting area and books to peruse.

Nearby the new Ponto Lago is the resort’s signature restaurant offering breakfast and dinner service. Guests may sit outdoors to take in the ocean views or in one of the  sophisticated interior booths. Ponto is named after the beach 7 miles away, and Lago pays homage to the nearby nature lagoon.

Executive Chef Pierre Albaladejo creates down to earth So Cal and Baja CA cuisine, similar to Valle de Guadalupe cuisine cooked over a wood fire, while using local produce and flavors.

He also provides the menus for the Pacific Point Lobby Lounge and Bar. It’s a nice spot to sip a glass of wine or try one the creative cocktails and lite bites.

Known as the surfing chef, Chef Pierre has been the chef at Park Hyatt Aviara for 17 years, and is looking forward to his restaurants opening soon, so he can welcome guests back to the resort.

Another exciting new dining venue that is about to open is Ember & Rye. It’s a partnership with Park Hyatt Aviara and Bravo Top Chef Richard Blais. This fan favorite television personality is creating a new type of modern steakhouse with a retro vibe. The menu features wood-fire grilled proteins and vegetables, as well as some stellar desserts. Located at the Aviara Golf Club’s Spanish colonial designed clubhouse, the outdoor dining terrace overlooks the 18th hole.

Pets are welcome to stay with their owners at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa.  The city of Carlsbad offers a variety of dog-friendly parks and beaches for outdoor fun. The resort is on 220 acres and is within walking distance to a beautiful nature preserve walking trail. There is a fee of $150 per pet. Pets may not to exceed 50 pounds, and the maximum is two dogs per stay.

Park Hyatt Aviara offers guests a year-round escape in elegantly refreshed guest rooms and suites, new creative restaurant and bar concepts, as well as enhancements to the resort’s grand lobby entrance, pools, and public areas. Spring and summer are ideal times to visit. For reservations, call (760) 448-1234 or go online 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011.

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