Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the official opening of Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort, Jordan’s first Hyatt Regency hotel and second Hyatt-branded property, joining Grand Hyatt Amman. Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort is the debut hotel to open within the prestigious Ayla development on the northern shores of Aqaba, marking an important step for Hyatt as it grows its brand footprint of resort hotels in the region.
Located conveniently in the impressive Marina Village, situated between the vibrant city center and the international borders, Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort connects guests to everything they need in one setting. Offering a range of amenities for work and play, the hotel serves as a gathering place for any occasion. Each of the hotel’s 286 guestrooms and suites offer picturesque views of the azure lagoons, Aqaba’s towering mountains and the surrounding marina. Guests can take advantage of a myriad of retail, dining and entertainment venues and enjoy access to Jordan’s first 18-hole golf course, which is designed by Greg Norman.
“We look forward to welcoming guests to our modern spaces and versatile venues, promising one of the most memorable hospitality experiences in the region,” said Mohammad Labban, general manager of Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort. “The hotel’s well-connected location is in close proximity to key attractions, such as Petra and the Wadi Rum. With breathtaking, natural scenery, guests have the opportunity to both relax and recharge, while taking in all the dynamic waterfront activities the development has to offer.”
Design and Guestrooms
The expansive property offers 286 modern guestrooms, including 37 Regency suites, four Executive suites, one Prince suite and one Royal suite. Each guestroom is decorated in a neutral color palette with traditional motifs and accents introducing guests to the local arts and culture. Each room provides views of Aqaba through floor to ceiling windows, allowing for an abundance of natural light. Each guestroom also includes a 55-inch smart TV, deep soaking tub and rain shower, along with a balcony overlooking the marina or lagoon, delivering a comfortable stay for both professional and leisure focused travelers.
Drinking and Dining
Catering to all tastes, the resort is home to five notable dining outlets, offering a variety of cuisines from traditional Italian dishes to savory Mediterranean delicacies. The Vista Lounge & Bar, a 24-hour dining outlet conviently located in the hotel’s lobby, is an ideal destination for a quick refreshment during the day, a casual lunch in the afternoon or a relaxing pre-dinner cocktail. The Delicatessen, a French patisserie and bistro, serves pastries, savories and dine-in options by the Ayla marina boardwalk. At Olive Tree, guests can experience a different journey every night of the week inspired by top olive oil producing countries, including Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. La Plage, the Bohemian-themed beach club offers unique cocktails, along with Cascades, a casual Italian pool bar by day and an Italian aperitivo bar by night.
Meetings and Events
Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort features a total of 9,827 sqaure feet (913 square meters) of flexible event and meeting space. The property offers an opulent 6,006 square foot (558 square meters) pillarless ballroom, with an outdoor terrace for more intimate occasions. Six additional meeting spaces are equipped with the most up to date meeting technology, ideal for business professionals. On site event planners are also available to ensure consistent successful, stress-free experiences.
Fitness and Relaxation
The onsite, 24-hour StayFit™ Gym provides guests with the chance to reenergize during their stay and is equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bicycles, weight machines, and free weights. Those looking to unwind can treat themselves to an aqua spa experience with tranquil services including six treatment rooms, an authentic Turkish hammam, a yoga garden, and an outdoor pool. The property features an additional family pool, as well as an adults-only infinity pool with picturesque views.
Younger guests can make the most out of Camp Hyatt, featuring child-friendly games and activities that promise to keep the little ones entertained during their stay.