Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa Earns Silver Adrian Award for ‘Uncorked’ Event

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Clearwater Beach’s premier annual food and wine special event receives industry recognition.

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

“We are honored to be recognized by top executives from across the industry and all over the world."

Clearwater Beach Uncorked, an annual food and wine weekend founded and produced by Floridata Capital Assets Group and held at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, has received the Silver Adrian Award for public relations excellence in the special event category. For their partnership in launching this highly successful event, Floridata, along with the resort and the City of Clearwater, will be honored by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) at the 56th Annual Adrian Awards Gala on January 28, 2013, in New York City. Attracting more than 1,100 entries worldwide, the Adrian Awards is the largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition globally.

“We are honored to be recognized by top executives from across the industry and all over the world,” said Brian Kramer, general manager of Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach. “We are particularly pleased that we made this impressive achievement for the event’s inaugural year. As patrons to this year’s festivities can attest, Clearwater Beach Uncorked was even bigger and better this fall. We look forward to topping the event in 2014 and showing visitors and locals alike all that our renewed destination has to offer.”

Due to the success of the inaugural two-day celebration, held November 19 – 20, 2011, Clearwater Beach Uncorked has since become an annual food and wine weekend, bringing together the area’s best chefs, winemakers, spirits producers and local venues—all under a large tent on Clearwater’s pristine white sands. Participants enjoy samples of local dishes, wines, micro-brews and craft beers while exploring the new shopping, dining and entertainment offerings on the half-mile Beach Walk. In addition, a portion of proceeds are donated to the Abilities Foundation, helping Floridians with disabilities, and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Associations’ ProStart program.

"Since it has opened on Clearwater's Beachwalk, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach has become a premier destination on Florida's Gulf Coast, and Clearwater Beach Uncorked is but another reason why visitors and residents enjoy being in sparkling Clearwater," said Mayor George Cretekos.

On January 28, 2013, HSMAI will present trophies to Adrian Award winners at its annual gala, a black-tie affair attended by more than 1,000 hospitality, travel and tourism marketing executives at the New York Marriott Marquis. For resort information or reservations, visit For information on next year’s Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Adventure or to see photos from this year’s festivities, stay tuned to

About Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa features 250 guest suites that blend tropical elegance with a luxurious, carefree experience on Florida’s west coast. Breathtaking Gulf views provide the backdrop for expansive floor plans for deluxe one- and two-bedroom suites. Each suite features fully equipped kitchens and balconies or rooftop terraces. Guests can enjoy a variety of upscale amenities such as a resort swimming pool deck with 20 air-conditioned poolside cabanas and a children’s pool area, a spa pool area on the 16th floor and multiple dining options, including the resort’s signature seafood grill SHOR. Other amenities include the eco-friendly Sandava Spa and Camp Hyatt Kids’ Club, along with 12,000 square feet of indoor and 20,000 square feet of outdoor function space for premier beachside events.

The resort is a recipient of the following awards and recognitions: the prestigious AAA/CAA Four Diamond Award; four green keys designation by the Green Key Eco-rating Program; the 2012 Impact Award Winner by Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts; the 2011 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award; the 2011 Brides’ Choice Award by Wedding Wire; one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For by Florida Trend; one of Tampa Bay’s Top Work Places 2012 by the Tampa Bay Times; the 2011 Large Business of the Year Award by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce; TripAdvisor’s 2011 Certificate of Excellence; placement on Elite Meetings’ Top 100 Hotels List; recognition as a gay-friendly hotel by the TAG Approved® Accommodations Program; and the Metro’s Best Award in the Hot Spots to Shop, Dine, Play & Escape by Tampa Bay Metro Magazine for the past two consecutive years. The resort’s signature SHOR American Seafood Grill has also earned the 2011 Best Dessert Award at Clearwater Beach’s Restaurant Week, the 2011 “Best of Show” at A Taste of Clearwater and Tampa Bay Magazine’s Best of Tampa Bay Award for the last three consecutive years.

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