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Make Business Fun with Meetings at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

 

If it’s time to tear down the walls and make the sky the limit on what can happen at your next meeting, then it’s time to get out of the box—the boxy ballroom that is. With Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa’s expanded meeting space, the sky is the limit on the type of business function that can be held on-site. The resort’s 54,000 square feet of indoor space is paired with 83,000 square feet of outdoor space, so meeting and functions can shine indoors in space designed for versatility, or blossom outdoors under the bright blue Texas sky, in natural beauty crafted to create the perfect space for any event.

Inside and out, the resort offers the perfect backdrop to conduct business and leave attendees, and meeting planners, with Texas-sized smiles. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa delivers unparalleled hospitality and customer service in a setting that feels like home—if you grew up in a king-sized ranch house filled with every comfort and amenity you can imagine. Coupled with fantastic food, relaxing and refreshing recreation and unique team building opportunities (flowboarding, anyone?), along with meeting space designed to make any meeting or function a breeze and a talented event planning team to work with, the resort offers everything that meeting planners need to make their event come together without a hitch. So ditch the tie and get down to business in the Hill Country.

Make Authentic Connections at Texas’ Authentic Destination Resort

Built on 300 scenic acres of historic Texas ranchland, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa offers an authentic country retreat that provides a true escape for meeting attendees. Surrounded by rolling hills of Texas wildflowers, windmills spinning in the breeze and native trees beckoning you to rest in their shade, the resort is an immersive experience that allows attendees to focus on business and truly connect to make meetings and retreats as productive as possible.

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Genuine Texas hospitality and a stunning venue create memorable meetings that both planners and attendees will enjoy. A unique blend of comfort and elegance, rich in tradition and overflowing with amenities, makes the resort the perfect backdrop for any meeting need. Flexible meeting rooms, ballrooms and prefunction spaces give meeting planners the variety they need to create a unique experience that attendees won’t soon forget, while the resort as a whole whisks attendees away for an escape that allows them to focus on the meeting while having a great time.

Making connections isn’t limited to the attendees:  meeting planners will feel a connection with the attentive, genuine service of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa’s dedicated event planning staff, working side-by-side with each meeting client to bring the details of their event to life. Creative perfectionists who track meeting trends and stay abreast of the latest in the industry, the resort’s event planning team craves details, looking for every opportunity to assist in the planning process and simplify event logistics for each planner they work with.

That attention to detail and commitment to nothing but the best customer service carries throughout the resort. A stay at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is like staying at a friend’s beloved Hill Country ranch home, where you always feel welcome to kick back, relax and enjoy your visit. And though the resort has a ranching history, it’s certainly not designed just for country-inspired events. With the variety of venues on-site, the resort supports a wide range of themes and décor, allowing upscale, elegant black-tie affairs to shine just as well as a rustic, downhome Hill Country shindig.

Renovated, Polished and Expansive

The recently renovated resort’s 54,000 square feet of event space is paired with 20,000 square feet of naturally-lit pre-function space, all designed with versatility in mind to suit any meeting need. The space can seamlessly manage large scale events and intimate corporate retreats with ease, giving meeting planners a limitless array of possibilities. The design also allows a planner to monitor their event from a centralized registration desk, never missing a beat as attendees actually enjoy getting down to business thanks to the relaxed feeling of the resort.

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The expanded space is also easy to navigate thanks to a layout that literally exists in a straight line. No byzantine mazes or trails for attendees to walk—the space flows seamlessly and naturally, and is surprisingly intimate in spite of its size. The space also allows for simple load-in and out as loading docks are connected to back of house entry ways. The renovation also included the technological aspects of the space to ensure that the latest audio visual needs can be accommodated.

The centerpiece of the new indoor meeting space is Independence Ballroom, 20,200 square feet of space that can be divided into as many as eight breakouts. Combined with an adjoining 10,000 square feet of prefunction space, its own porte-cochère and a fantastic outdoor space, Independence Ballroom is more than just a ballroom. It’s stunning, expansive and perfect for almost any event need, even offering privacy to large groups so that their attendees will never co-mingle with other groups or leisure guests.

Not to be outdone, the 13,590 square foot Hill Country Ballroom is crowned by ornate Texas ironwork chandeliers and offers connecting prefunction space, while the 5,712 square foot Fredericksburg Ballroom offers warm, Texas event space that can be customized to fit a variety of meeting needs. Both ballrooms have 22-foot ceilings and can be divided into seven meeting rooms, making them versatile to accommodate a wide array of meeting functions.

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Additional indoor function space is provided by the Picture Gallery Rooms, the Center Point Executive Boardroom and in Kerrville, a private dining room in the resort’s casually upscale award-winning restaurant, Antlers.


Stay Connected For Free!

The resort that makes authentic connections is making it even easier to stay connected:  when you book and hold your meeting by March 31, 2016, you’ll enjoy complimentary internet, keeping you and your attendees connected at every turn.

To take advantage of this special offer, connect with a Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa sales manager at 210-520-4030 today. Just request promotion code “LISTEN” to receive the complimentary internet offer, then enjoy a terrific meeting at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa


Get Out of the Box

While many meetings and events flow from boxy ballroom to boxy ballroom, that’s not the set-up at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, especially with the unique outdoor spaces naturally incorporated into the resort’s event space. Almost every square foot of meeting space is paired with an outstanding outdoor venue, allowing planners to expand the feel of their event. The easy flow from indoors to outside reinforce the feeling that your meeting is being held at an expanded Texas ranch.

With 300 acres of native Texas ranchland as a backdrop, adding an outdoor element to the meeting space was a natural. The additional space is uniquely Texas and helps create a true destination feel to any event. Whether your guests are traveling from near or far, they’ll feel a world away as they are embraced by the warm, Texas hospitality of the space. And the setting makes decorating a breeze as the natural beauty speaks for itself while also serving as the perfect canvas for almost any décor.

The resort’s outdoor function space includes the 13,000 square-foot Independence Lawn that naturally flows from Independence Ballroom. The lawn features a dramatic limestone terrace and lush landscaping, offering a sophisticated setting for an outdoor reception or social gathering.

The 3,500 square-foot Windmill Plaza—with a Texas-sized two-story wood burning fireplace made of stacked Texas limestone as its jaw-dropping backdrop—is nestled between two ballrooms, creating a perfect courtyard to serve as an event space on its own or to add a touch of outdoors to a mid-day break or evening reception.

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Built within a grove of Live Oak trees, the 3,808 square-foot Courtyard Deck is a one-of-a-kind location for a cocktail hour or more—the sky really is the limit as attendees enjoy the blue skies of a day event or the star-filled darkness as they linger long into the evening. Or if you want to give attendees a real dose of Texas-style charm and an expansive view of the resort’s award-winning golf course, the 3,600 square-foot Luckenbach Pavilion awaits. Boasting a tin roof and limestone fireplace, this covered, open-air location offers an authentic, picturesque escape after a long day of meetings.

Flavors They’ll Savor

Meetings are about more than just the space. With days of back-to-back sessions, attendees need meals they enjoy, breaks to savor and food that is part of their experience. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa meeting attendees are sure to enjoy the amazing flavors crafted for them by the resort’s talented culinary team. Led by Executive Chef David Barrett, a 30-year Hyatt veteran whose attention to detail and customer service have won accolades from happy guests and meeting planners, the culinary team never fails to deliver.

There’s nothing cookie-cutter about the food options available for meetings at the resort. Whenever possible, Chef Barrett meets with planners during their initial walk through of the property, learning more about their event and attendees in order to craft a menu that fits the group. The culinary team then works to make the meals flow with the event, customizing everything as much as possible and looking for ways to engage attendees versus simply serving them food. Events can feature healthy “super foods”, house-made energy bars, make-your-own trail mix or give attendees a “Texas Taste” with flavors that call Texas home. A break during a recent meeting at the resort featured a DNA helix made out of cake pops—definitely not your standard cookie break! And while it looked almost too good to eat, that didn’t stop the attendees from digging in.

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Meeting meals are designed to provide restaurant-like experiences for attendees, tossing aside the boring banquet concept to make the meals as memorable as the meeting, with every dietary restriction taken into consideration so that each attendee has their needs met. Seasonal menus feature only the highest quality local ingredients, featuring fresh flavor and locally-sourced items sure to please even the most discriminating palate. In addition to locally-sourced ingredients, the culinary team also works to give each meeting a low environmental impact. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa treasures the land it calls home and strives to keep its environment as green as possible.

Bring Out the Kid in Your Attendees and Let Them Go with the Flow

With everything the resort has to offer, there’s no doubt that attendees will be able to mix business and pleasure, enjoying not only the meeting time but their down time as well. From golf to surfing, Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa includes something for everyone.

Yes, we said surfing. Actually, it’s flowboarding, which resembles surfing, but is a combination of skateboarding, wakeboarding, boogie boarding, snowboarding and surfing—a fantastic mix of fun sure to make any board sport fan smile, or simply add a new dimension to your meeting. The resort is one of only three hotels in the United States to feature a FlowRider® wave machine, offering perfect waves every day of the year. The resort also has “FlowPros” on hand to teach even the greenest surfer how to tame the waves. But if surfing’s not your thing, there’s more fun and relaxation to be had at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa’s five-acre water park.

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The resort is also home to the 27-hole Arthur Hills-designed Hill Country Golf Club. Featuring newly renovated bunkers and enhanced landscaping, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa’s championship golf course appeals to a broad spectrum of golf enthusiasts and the skilled pro shop team can work with planners to create customized events of 3 to 27-holes for meeting attendees, as well as a glow-in-the-dark putting event. The staff also includes a dedicated tournament coordinator to facilitate every step of the planning and execution of your event and attendees don’t even need to bring their clubs with them:  the pro shop offers top-of-the-line rental clubs and shoes.

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If attendees are looking for some downtime that includes a bit of pampering, there’s no doubt that the perfect spa visit will do the trick. Recently named by Condé Nast Traveler readers as one of the top 100 resort spas in the United States, Windflower – The Hill Country Spa incorporates native stones, authentic wood beams, rough-hewn timber salvaged from abandoned structures and a standing-seam metal roof, all situated amid a secluded grove of native live oaks for a slice of modern country heaven sure to put anyone in a relaxed mindset. Customized 50- to 80-minute treatments featuring pantry-inspired ingredients to leave attendees naturally rested, relaxed and recharged are offered in 21 treatment rooms tucked away inside the beautiful seasoned barn that quietly sits down a path from the resort.

The resort’s secluded, yet convenient location also makes it an excellent point of departure for excursions to attractions for which San Antonio is famous for, such as SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio (a mere half mile from the resort!), as well as the Alamo, the River Walk, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Shopping is minutes away and adventures such as rock climbing, horseback riding, sailing, fishing and tubing are available within an hour’s drive. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is also conveniently located near charming and historic Hill Country towns popular for antique and crafts shopping, scenic state parks, and the state’s growing wine region—all excursions that the resort staff can help you arrange to make your meeting one-of-a-kind.

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