Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch combines the spirit of the Southwest with contemporary sophistication and comfort. It is set amidst flowering cacti with the majestic McDowell Mountains as a backdrop — a perfect spot for breathtaking sunsets.

The property features a 2.5-acre “water playground,” which includes a three-story water slide tucked inside a clock tower; white-sand beach; the Water Temple, housing a 16-foot-wide hot tub and four cold plunges; a water volleyball pool; pools for two; a lap pool; and a quiet pool for 10 to 12 swimmers. An aquaduct crosses six pools overhead. At the end of the aquaduct is the Big Gun Thunderfall, moving more than 600 gallons of water per minute. For swimmers wanting a slower pace, the 30-foot-wide Cascade Waterfall in the “adult-only” pool softly drops water over three tiers.

Additional amenities include 27 holes of championship golf; world-class tennis; miles of bicycling and jogging trails; Spa Avania, a unique spa experience choreographed to the science of time; the Native American and Environmental Learning Center; and “Experiential Vacations,” seasonal destination-specific activities for families and adults. The new Canyon Market is a hiking lifestyle store, featuring Starbucks Coffee and other foods and gear for an active lifestyle. Guests can enjoy nightly entertainment in the casual elegance of the open-air Lobby Bar, with its Sushi Centro, or after dining in one of the resort’s distinctively different restaurants — SWB, a Southwest bistro, and Alto ristorante e bar.