Austin Hotel, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort Makes Top Twenty on Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Family Hotels & Cruises" List

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Austin, Texas Hotel Declared Top Amongst Texas Properties

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa has been ranked #18 in the top 50 list for the U.S. and Canada in the recently published Travel + Leisure magazine's 2010 list of the "World's Top Family Hotels and Cruises." The family-friendly Austin hotel and resort, located between Austin and Bastrop is one of only four Texas properties that were selected for inclusion on this prestigious list. Of the Texas properties that were chosen, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines claimed the top spot and is the only one from the Central Texas region.

"We are very pleased and honored to have been selected for this recognition. I am especially thankful to all of our associates whose effort and commitment have made this possible," stated Steve Dewire, general manager, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. "It has been our goal to create an environment that sincerely welcomes all of our guests with authentic hospitality while offering an extensive variety of entertainment, recreation and nature-based activities that engage guests of all ages." Dewire added. "We are also fortunate to have the town of Bastrop as our neighbor and community partner. The town, named one of the 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, extends a warm welcome that en-hances the guest experience."

The Austin, Texas hotel and resort claims a beautiful and secluded location on the banks of the Colorado River that appeals to fam-ilies who find the property naturally conducive to exploration, discovery and learning. The resort has integrated local and regional history, flora and fauna education, astronomy and even do-mesticated livestock into its programming. Stargazing on the driving range at Wolfdancer gives a breathtaking glimpse at the expansive Texas nighttime sky. The "Be Kind to Texas Animals" program introduces guests of all ages to Texas wildlife such as the American Alligator, a box turtle, and a non-venomous snake in hands-on education sessions. The resort's mascots, Julius and Caesar (two Percheron draft horses) and their sidekicks, T-Bone and RibEye (two and a half year old longhorn steers) are among the resort's most popular attractions. Julius and Caesar provide guests with a tour of the property via a giant red wagon while T-Bone and RibEye entertain guests through meet and greets throughout the resort. The longhorns have been saddle-broken and will gladly allow guests to sit on their backs for some truly memorable family photos.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines also offers championship golf, adult and youth spas, horseback riding, archery, and skeet shooting. A partnership with McKinney Roughs Nature Park also provides guests the opportunity to kayak, river raft, zip line, climb a rock wall or hike 16 miles of trails connecting the resort and the park. Camp Hyatt provides an enter-taining option for children between three and twelve years of age with supervised games, indoor and outdoor activities, and nature-based crafts. There are also many options for fun in the sun and water at the Crooked River water park with its 1,000-foot flowing river pool, an activity pool, two story water slide, beach, splash pad, adult pool, whirlpools and poolside bar and grill.

About Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
Situated along the banks of the Lower Colorado River just outside Austin, Texas, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa features 491 guest rooms, more than 60,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and over 230,000 square feet of outdoor function space including a pavilion and amphitheater. The resort offers guests a true, luxurious wilderness escape located on over 400 acres of diverse Texas terrain adjoining the 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Ameni-ties include Wolfdancer (an Arthur Hills designed 18-hole golf course), Spa Django, Wild Hare Youth Spa and Renegade Trailhead equestrian facility. In addition to golf and horseback riding, guests may enjoy floating down the Crooked River, hiking along 16 miles of trails, kayaking and rafting on the Colorado River and a nightly roasting of s'mores at one of the outdoor fire pits. The resort features weekly live music and boasts seven on-site dining options offering everything from a light snack to a fine dining experience. For reservations or information contact Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa at 512-308-1234 or visit us at http://lostpines.hyatt.com/ .

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