Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida named a "World's Best" by Travel + Leisure

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Southwest Florida’s premier luxury leisure resort ranks on the 2011 World’s Best listings

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

... the votes were cast by the magazine’s readers who are some of the most discerning travelers in the world - Joe Murgalo, General Manager

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa received three top honors from the readers of Travel + Leisure. As a part of the magazine’s sixteenth annual World’s Best Awards survey, readers ranked the Bonita Springs, FLorida AAA Four Diamond resort eighteenth on an exclusive listing of the Top 50 Resorts in the U.S. and Canada and twenty-ninth on a ranking of the U.S. and Canada’s Top 50 Family-Friendly Hotels. The resort also made the magazine’s most coveted list: The Top 100 Hotels in the World.

“We are particularly proud of our recent rankings in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards because the votes were cast by the magazine’s readers who are some of the most discerning travelers in the world,” said the resort’s General Manager, Joe Murgalo. “These newest accolades are a testament to our team’s commitment to providing a first-class travel experience with authentic hospitality and a fine attention to detail.”

The three honors, which were announced by Travel + Leisure on Friday, helped kick off the momentum for the resort’s highly anticipated tenth anniversary. Since the resort’s grand opening in September 2001, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point has raised the bar for tourism and hospitality in the Southwest Florida area, drawing business and leisure travelers as well as meeting attendees from all over the world. It should come as no surprise that this community leader, which has hosted a wealth of celebrities and political figures, including the Bush family during the annual Celebration of Reading event, ranked higher than the majority of its local competitors on the 2011 listing.

No stranger to the limelight, the resort has accrued a wealth of awards and accolades since its opening ten years ago. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point holds the coveted AAA Four Diamond designation as well as Florida Green Lodging’s prestigious Three Palm eco-friendly certification. The resort was also recently named one of the top five most family-friendly resorts by Southwest Florida Parent & Child.

About Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa    
Named among Travel + Leisure’s 100 World’s Best Hotels, the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt resort and spa in Bonita Springs, Florida features activities including world-class golf, a 19,000-square-foot spa, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Tanglewood restaurant and an extravagant series of water features, including multiple pools ranging from 2,700 to 5,000 square feet and a 140-foot corkscrew slide. The 454-room resort, which recently received Florida Green Lodging’s Three Palm eco-friendly certification, is the ideal base camp between Naples and Ft. Myers. Located on 26 acres overlooking the breathtaking Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, the resort offers convenient access to both destinations as well as a private island for a more secluded retreat. A 15-minute water taxi ride takes guests to the resort’s private beach on Big Hickory Island. White, soft sand and the brilliantly colored Gulf of Mexico create a restful spot with plenty of open chairs and umbrellas for those looking to relax.

For those guests seeking a more active vacation, the island is a great spot to hunt for sharks’ teeth, collect more than 400 types of seashells, build old-fashioned sand castles or kayak along the beautiful shoreline. Back at the resort, guests can relax and rejuvenate with pampering treatments at the Stillwater Spa and enjoy a delectable meal at the Tarpon Bay restaurant, featuring fresh, innovative seafood for a truly memorable meal. For information or reservations visit http://www.coconutpoint.hyatt.com or call 239-444-1234.

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