Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa Announces New Spring Happenings

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Clearwater Beach’s newest luxury hotel and resort sets the stage for a full lineup of springtime fun in the sun, from St. Patrick’s Day and Easter to a new Sugar Sand Festival and Restaurant Week

Located in the heart of Florida’s best beach town, according to USA Today, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa makes the ideal home base for this leading destination’s wealth of springtime events and activities. From St. Patrick’s Day-themed spa specials that will make friends at home green with envy to an eggs-travagant Easter brunch buffet, the all-new, all-suite resort has the spring season’s holidays covered and looks forward to introducing a brand-new Sugar Sand Festival to Clearwater Beach in April while welcoming back foodies and diners for the annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week in May. With so many activities to choose from, coupled with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine, there is no better time to experience this chart-topping destination.

St. Patrick’s Day Spa Specials at Sandava Spa
Throughout the month of March, the resort’s eco-coastal Sandava Spa will be “going green” in more ways than one. With the Cucumber Mind-Body Scrub, spa patrons will be painted green from head to toe. Perfect for guests looking to be refreshed and rejuvenated, this organic sugar scrub will be specially priced at $99 (regularly $130) all month long. For those looking to bring the party into the spa, the Buttered Rum Scrub starts with a shea sugar and rum-infused body scrub and finishes with a Goombay Smash cocktail, featuring four flavored rums, fresh lime, pineapple juice and orange juice, all topped off with a Grenadine float. This intoxicating spa experience will be specially priced at $105 (regularly $143) throughout the month of March. Please note: Sandava Spa welcomes both resort guests and the public. An 18 percent service charge is added based on the original cost of the service and includes gratuity for the technician. For booking appointments, please call the spa at 727-373-4970.

Easter Brunch at SHOR American Seafood Grill
The expert culinary team at SHOR American Seafood Grill will “spring” into action this Easter with an eggs-traordinary, family-friendly buffet. The Easter Bunny himself will be on hand, greeting diners and posing for memorable pictures. Served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 31, 2013, SHOR’s bountiful brunch will feature breathtaking Gulf views and an array of menu items. Breakfast favorites will include eggs Benedict, pancakes and yogurt with granola and fresh berries. Featured hors d’oeuvres will include ahi tuna ceviche, roasted local watermelon and cucumber gazpacho and smoked duck with rosemary aioli on a crispy crouton. Specialty salads will include the spinach and pomegranate salad with walnuts and feta, Caesar salad with olive oil-fried pretzel croutons and the grilled watermelon and Mache salad with black pepper vinaigrette. A charcuterie station will offer handcrafted cheeses with lavosh and baguettes, a selection of artisan-cured meats, including garlic-cured salami, air-dried beef and soppressata. Action stations will offer Key West pink shrimp, natural chicken breast with local arugula, a risotto station, a carved 1855 strip loin with SHOR’s signature pretzel rolls and chive horseradish cream sauce and spicy Italian sausage-stuffed all-natural pork loin with roasted heirloom apple compote. Of course, no SHOR buffet would be complete without a seafood station of jumbo Gulf shrimp, cold water oysters, cocktail crab claws, chilled and garlic mussels or the resort’s signature Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Last but not least, a decadent dessert display will feature blackberry cheesecake, spiced pears with vanilla bean bread pudding and flourless chocolate cake, just to name a few.

SHOR welcomes both resort guests and the public. Brunch will be available for $49 per adult and $24 per child age 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity. Children three years and under are free. Limited seats are available, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged. For the full menu, please visit
To make a reservation, visit, or call 727-373-4780.

Clearwater Beach Pre-Easter Activities
Resort guests looking to extend their family time together during Easter weekend will have an array of activities to choose from, ranging from egg hunts for all ages, egg decorating, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and more. Easter baskets hand-delivered to guests’ suites by the Easter Bunny will also be available for $30 per basket.

Frenchy’s Sugar Sand Festival Presented by Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach is proud to present the inaugural Frenchy’s Sugar Sand Festival. The ten-day event, taking place Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 28, 2013, will showcase the destination’s world-renowned and award-winning beaches with a 1,000-ton Sugar Sand Walk Exhibition, an artistic walk-through display in a 14,000-square-foot tent, which will be accessible to visitors and the local public for a small admission fee. No-cost event highlights will include Frenchy’s Master Sand Sculpting Competition, sand-sculpting clinics, speed sand demonstrations and Camp Hyatt Sandbox, a 40-foot-by-15-foot, fenced-in children’s play area sponsored by the resort.

Throughout the 10-day event, the resort will have several food and beverage promotions. The resort’s featured Sugar Sand signature drink, the Cool & Refreshing Gulf Coast Orange Crush, will be served all day for $3 per drink at both Skimmers Bar and Swim Bar. Swim will also offer Sugar Sand sunset happy hour specials; starting a half hour before sunset and running until a half hour after sunset, Swim’s sunset happy hour will include two-for-one classic margaritas, sangria and draft beers.

From 11 a.m. through 10 p.m. all week long, festivals goers can enjoy a 20 percent discount off of any food order from the lunch and dinner menus at SHOR and Skimmer’s Lounge by presenting a receipt or wrist band from the event. Families who buy one entrée from Hyatt’s new “For Kids, By Kids” menu will also receive a second children’s menu item free. Lastly for those craving something sweet to end their meal, Sugar Sand Doughnut Bites will be available at both SHOR and Skimmer’s.

The Clearwater Beach resort will be offering 20 percent off all room rates during the festival. Guests can reserve their suite by visiting or by calling 1-800-233-1234 with offer code SUGAR.

Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week
For the fourth year, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach welcomes local foodies, resorts guests and Clearwater Beach visitors to Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week. Taking place May 12 through May 18, 2013, the weeklong event will feature fine dining and casual cuisine from the area’s best restaurants, including featured restaurant participant SHOR. All week long, SHOR diners will be able to enjoy a three-course, pre-fix menu of regionally inspired, fresh seafood and American cuisine for just $35 per person. Additionally, this year’s restaurant week will feature contemporary Jazz musician Nick Colionne at the culinary kick-off celebration on May 10, 2013. Event information is available on

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 the eighth-floor infinity 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. Located in the “Best Beach Town in Florida” according to USA Today, the resort serves as the centerpiece of the city’s new Beach Walk, providing close proximity and easy access to a wealth of world-class restaurants, retailers and attractions.

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; a 2013 Best of Weddings Pick by The Knot; the 2012 Brides’ Choice Award by Wedding Wire; one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For by Florida Trend; the 2012 Impact Award Winner by Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts; one of Tampa Bay’s Top Work Places 2012 by the Tampa Bay Times; the 2011 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award; 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 Best Dessert Award at Clearwater Beach’s Restaurant Week for the past two consecutive years, 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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