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In January my family visited the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek and very much enjoyed it’s wonderful service and location at the base of the Beaver Creek ski area. In Part 1 of my review I covered the lobby, room, and breakfast. In this portion of the review I will cover some other on-site amenities such as: the spa, ski valet, and pool area.
Aside from the stellar location, one of the absolute highlights of our time at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek was our time at the Allegria Spa within the hotel. We knew it was likely we would be sore after a couple days on the mountain, so we booked massages on our second to last day of the trip. I had read that they had a very good “water ritual” at the spa, and had no clue what that meant, but it sounded interesting. I was told to allow at least an hour before the appointment for a water ritual, so my husband and I got there an hour before our couple’s massage with swimsuits in hand.
The spa area is located on the bottom floor of the hotel, but it is a two-story spa.
There is also a salon and small shopping area located near the spa check-in desks.
I’m taking the details of the water sanctuary directly from their website, since I sure can’t remember which each step did…I just know it felt really good!
STEP 1 – THERMAE POOL
Evoking a natural spring, this jetted co-ed pool begins your journey. The water raises your core temperature, increases circulation, boosts metabolism and relieves sore muscles. We spent most of our time in this pool hanging out as it was the only co-ed portion of the water ritual…it was also the most enjoyable portion with the great waterfalls!
STEP 2 – CALDARIUM MINERAL POOLS
Continue the journey in separate mineral pools for men and women. Natural, healthy ozonation and salination systems are used to purify the waters. This pool is touted as just slightly warmer than the first – it certainly felt that way.
A deluxe cooling rainshower provides an invigorating transition from the heated pools. Okay, this was kind of cold, but still neat.
The experience of heat, steam and light promote a feeling of total immersion. The wintergreen scented steam will refresh and recharge your senses. Kinda hard to take a photo of steam, but you get the idea. It smelled amazing in there and my super dry skin really loved it.
Infused with relaxing aromatic scents, this is a sanctuary for rest and quiet repose. Recline on contoured heated loungers in this serene setting.
We spent about 30 minutes or so doing the water ritual, but you could easily spend a bit longer. After that we dried off and headed to the co-ed waiting area for our massage. There were some very limited light snacks like trail mix available.
The massage therapists arrived right on time to get us and took us to the treatment room that even had its own fireplace. Perfect for relaxing on a winter day!
You can see prices for the salon and spa treatments on their website. If you are a Hyatt guest and just want to use the facilities it is $20 for a day pass. My mom had her hair done at the salon and that includes admission to the spa and water rituals as well. In my mind the spa is absolutely worth visiting even if you don’t have an actual treatment done.
The outdoor pool was located very close to the spa area of the hotel. The pool is reported to be heated, but I did not get in to test it out on this trip. I did notice that while the pool and spa area was bustling at the Westin Beaver Creek, there were not near that many people using the pool facilities at the Park Hyatt.
In order to help guests and keep skis and snowboards out of their hotel, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek has a ski valet available. Just like with the Westin Beaver Creek there is one area for your boots, and another outdoor area for your skis and boards. This means two potential lines and two sets of folks to tip. Not sure why that annoys me, but it kinda does. What I did like better about this ski valet is that they provide a bucket for you to put your gear into for the indoor portion. I also really liked that when you get your skis/boards you are on the mountain and ready to go. This just comes from having a stellar location, but it made the process much easier.
The ski valet staff was super nice and helpful…I just hate feeling like I need to tip so frequently for a service I have no choice but to utilize. This is especially true because I switch from skiing to snowboarding mid-day, so I have to go through the whole interaction twice.
We only had two days and one night at the Park Hyatt on this trip, but I absolutely intend to return here in the future. The location was unbeatable as a ski in/ski out resort, and since you can book it for 22K Hyatt points per night when peak season rates are easily in the $400+ range, it is also a great redemption.