The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress resort, located just around the corner from Walt Disney World, recently completed a multiple-year $65 million dollar renovation. Everything from the lobby, to the pool and the rooms has been made fresh with new amenities.
Here’s a look at just some of the new features:
Water Slide Tower Pavilion
From atop the grotto rockwork adjacent to Hemingway’s specialty restaurant, a new open-flume water slide twists and turns 124 feet in length, plunges 17.5 feet, and runs low to the ground, through palms and lush landscaping before splashing guests into the heated pool. Children and adults alike may enjoy the slide.
Rock Climbing Stations
￼Alongside the Water Slide Tower Pavilion, and blended into the rockwork of the grotto, children may enjoy four rock climbing areas with climbing hand and footholds of varying difficulty for the beginner to intermediate climber. The climbing areas range in heights from nine to 14 feet offering options based on age, weight, and skill.
Water Jet Splash Zone
Nestled into the freeform rockwork and grotto of the lagoon pool is a new interactive water feature with 39 low, medium and high level pop-jets providing lively play on a wet deck. Timed jets rhythmically spray two to five feet high, with a center high-intensity jet spraying seven feet into the air. The jets are programmed to shower at a rate of 10 times per second for endless fun day and night with LED lighting for a full color spectrum. Seating walls within the rockwork and discovery paths lead to the new Rock Climbing Stations, new Water Slide Tower Pavilion and heated pool.
On the Rocks Pool Bar
The new pool bar, On the Rocks, is situated along Lake Windsong, offering views of the lagoon pool and beach. The bar is the hub of outdoor activity with four 60-inch televisions, relaxing, shaded seating with misting fans, 16 bar seats and table seating for 20 with full bar and food service options. The pool bar offers grab-and-go selections to popular grill station favorites. For guests seeking to linger a little longer, signature cocktails such as the Goombay Smash, Cypress Rum Runner and Frozen Caribbean Colada provide a concoction to pair with the most popular pool side noshes including Crispy Calamari, Crab Cake Sandwich and the Florida Mahi-Mahi Taco.
The Hyatt StayFit fitness center expanded from 1,000 to 2,500 square feet featuring the latest in Life Fitness Cardio equipment for 24 hour a day access. The new fitness Center features eight cross trainers, 11 treadmills, four recumbent and upright LifeCycles, free weights and strength stations. The integrated LCD television offers guests enhanced interaction and Internet connectivity. Headsets by KOSS are available.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located one mile from Walt Disney World and close to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando; off Exit 68 on Interstate 4 in Lake Buena Vista. For more information, call 407-239-1234 or visit HyattGrandCypress.com.