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Cambridge, Md. (Oct. 9, 2020) – Condé Nast Traveler announces the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina recognized as the #2 Resort in the South.
More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted an incredible number of responses rating their travel experiences across the globe.
“The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a testament to the lasting power of a meaningful travel experience,” said Jesse Ashlock, U.S. Editor of Condé Nast Traveler. “The winners represent the best of the best for our audience and offer plenty of trip-planning inspiration for all the adventures we can’t wait to have next.”
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here.
“We are thrilled to be recognized with such a prestigious accolade as Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Joel Bunde, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. “Our team is dedicated to caring for others so they can be their best and we strive daily to provide unforgettable and meaningful experiences that our guests will cherish for years to come. We are honored by this recognition as it is a testament to the premier experience we provide on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore.”
Situated on 342-acres on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina provides a spacious coastal getaway. The resort features 400 well-appointed guestrooms including 58 suites, with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that showcase the beautiful natural setting. Guests can enjoy a variety of experiences including waterfront walks along the Choptank River and through the on-site Blue Heron Rookery, water sport activities throughout the summer months, and a unique educational experience at the property’s oyster farming exhibit. The resort is also home to premier golf at its River Marsh Golf Club, therapeutic treatments at Sago Spa & Salon, locally-inspired dining experiences, and a 150-slip marina with both fixed and floating docks.
The 2020 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina Receives
GBAC STAR™ Accreditation
Resort Recognized for its World Class Cleaning Procedures Protecting Against COVID-19
Cambridge, Md. (October 2, 2020) – Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, a waterfront resort located on 342 acres of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, announces it has received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation. The accreditation is reserved for facilities that demonstrate the superior ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biorisk and infectious disease situations.
“We are proud to announce we are among the first hotels across the globe to receive this prestigious accreditation from the Global Biorisk and Advisory Council,” said Joel Bunde, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. “The program not only helps organizations better understand the necessary protocols and tools for cleaning and disinfecting their facilities, but it helps them remain accountable for these processes so they can provide the safest environments possible. At Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, your safety and wellbeing are always a top priority.”
The GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation recognizes organizations that showcase a commitment to transforming the cleaning industry into an essential part of their business, and those that ensure a clean, safe, and healthy environment for employees, customers, and stakeholders. The accreditation illustrates the resort’s priority and commitment to infectious disease prevention and to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like COVID-19.
In addition to receiving the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation, the resort has updated its safety and health procedures which include an increase in the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting with CDC approved disinfecting products, social distancing and mask policies, updated employee practices, and the addition of an on-site hygiene and wellbeing manager responsible for ensuring that all safety protocols are being met.
For more information or to book a stay at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, please visit HyattRegencyChesapeakeBay.com, or call (410) 901-1234.
Cambridge, Md. (February 2020) – Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, a waterfront resort located on the Eastern Shore, has been named as the Best Resort in Maryland in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Resort” awards.
“We are thrilled that our beautiful waterfront destination has been recognized as the best resort in Maryland,” said Brianna Guzman, Marketing and Communications Manager at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. “We are passionate about providing our guests with a world-class getaway, and this award speaks to our dedication and commitment to ensuring guests receive an unforgettable and memorable vacation experience.”
The list is determined based on criteria including reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews, and hotel class ratings. The full list of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Resorts in Maryland can be seen by visiting: https://travel.usnews.com/Hotels/Best-Resorts-in-Maryland-r70/.
January 10, 2020– Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, a waterfront resort located on Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore, has been awarded the Maryland Lodging Association award for Community Service and Sales Professional of the Year, which recognizes local hotels and resorts and their employees.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Maryland Hotel Lodging Association for our community service and sales efforts,” said Joel Bunde, General Manager at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. “We strive to provide the best experience for our guests, as well as give back to our community, and this award is a testament to our efforts.”
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay received the Community Service award for its work in ending in food scarcity, providing assistance to local Title I schools in the Chesapeake Bay area, and offering resources to underserved populations. In addition, it has also donated more than 770 hours, $50,385, and has helped 66 nonprofit organizations in the local community.
Throughout 2019, the resort hosted a variety of community oriented events, including the “What’s Your Plate Event”, an extension of the Cooking Matters campaign, which helps to end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy and affordable food choices. It also began its partnership with the Cambridge Salvation Army, where over 2,488 pounds of food were donated. The resort also helps to promote literacy by participating in a local play center’s event that honors Dr. Suess by reading to young children.
Additionally, the resort offered continued resources and support to the community, helping three local individuals with disabilities from the Social Services Youth Program to learn work and life skills. It also hosted a tour and Q&A for morning Star Youth Academy, which is a residential treatment program for young men with substance abuse and trauma. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay also continues to host job fairs, looking to hire within the community and help keep local residents out of poverty.
In addition to the Community Service Award, Senior Event Planning Manager Kate Hopkins was awarded Sales Person of the Year for her dedication in planning large scale events and weddings at the property. Kate has worked at the resort for nearly 15 years and continues to dedicate her time and talents to ensuring guests are satisfied during the event planning process.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina Named Among “Top Resorts in USA/Mid-Atlantic” by Condé Nast Traveler
Cambridge, Md. (October 23, 2019) – Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina has been recognized among Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. The resort was ranked as number three in the category of “Top Resorts in USA/Mid-Atlantic.”
“We are thrilled to receive such a prestigious recognition from one of the nation’s leading travel publications,” said Brianna Guzman, Marketing Manager with Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. “As the awards are determined based on a reader poll of actual travelers, this award is a testament to the premier travel experience that is available on-site at our gorgeous property.”
More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences in several categories including cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, and airports. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are considered among the most prestigious recognitions of excellence in the travel industry.
The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards are published online and a full list of “Top Resorts in USA/Mid-Atlantic” can be seen by visiting https://www.cntraveler.com/readers-choice-awards/united-states/ny-mid-atlantic-top-resorts. A full list of all of the Reader’s Choice Award winners can be accessed by visiting www.cntraveler.com/rca. The list of winners will also be published in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler’s US and UK print editions.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina provides a premier travel experience to Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore. Guests can enjoy on-the-water experiences with everything from kayaking and paddle boarding to boat charters and a 150-slip marina for docking. The property also features a premier golf experience at its acclaimed River Marsh Golf Club, relaxing spa treatments at its Sago Spa & Salon, and even wildlife viewing opportunities at its on-site 18-acre Blue Heron Rookery wildlife refuge.
MARYLAND’S FOUR DIAMOND RESORT NAMED #6 IN THE U.S. RESORT CATEGORY IN THE NY/MIDATLANTIC REGION
November 1, 2018 – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina recognized as #6 resort in the NY/MidAtlantic region.
“Being recognized by our past guests and readers of Condé Nast Traveler is a tremendous honor,” said Joel Bunde, General Manager. “This recognition is proof positive that every season is a great time to play by the bay; whether you are looking for family fun and adventure, a rejuvenating experience to recharge your mind and body, a romantic getway, or an escape with your friends, we have it all on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.”
More than 429,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, sharing their recent travel experiences of the world’s cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, and airports. It is the vast array of amenities at the Eastern Shore resort that guests tout most.
The award-winning River Marsh Golf Club lets veteran players and beginners alike try out their skills amidst a breathtaking natural backdrop, while the Sago Spa & Salon offers a wide range of treatments to truly rejuvenate the mind and body. Indoor and outdoor pools, hiking and biking trails, and a state-of-the-art fitness center appeal to more active guests while Camp Hyatt at Pirates Cove and special amenities for four-legged friends are designed to make every guest feel welcome. All of this, and six restaurants and lounges invite diners to enjoy the freshest tastes of the Cheseapeake region while taking in spectacular views of the Choptank River.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.
HYATT REGENCY CHESAPEAKE BAY WINS 2016 HYATT THRIVE AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Cambridge, MD – (August 16, 2016) – Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, Maryland, won the annual 2016 Hyatt Thrive Award for the Americas through a series of impactful community engagement initiatives. The resort’s philanthropic work over the past year benefited many local groups, including the Cambridge Veterans Outpatient Clinic, Eastern Shore Mental Hospital, and several food banks.
During one recent initiative, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay collected more than 600 books for preschoolers at The Judy Center in Cambridge. The Hyatt employees also volunteered their time on behalf of Relay for Life, Baywater Animal Rescue, The Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center, Cambridge Cold Weather Shelter, and numerous others.
Hyatt Thrive is a corporate responsibility platform of Hyatt Corporation, which distributes six awards each year to the Hyatt hotels and resorts that demonstrate exemplary leadership in four key areas: environmental sustainability, economic development & investment, education & personal advancement, and health & wellness.
“Our year-round commitment to community service is evident in the work we do every single day, on property as well as outside of it,” says Randy Thompson, general manager of Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort. “We are thrilled to be able to help make a positive difference in our neighborhood. It’s gratifying to realize that our actions provide long-term value for local residents and the environment as a whole.”
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is the premier four-diamond resort of the Chesapeake Bay. The property is nestled on 342 magnificent acres along the Choptank River, and features 400 luxurious rooms and suites. Among amenities are six superb dining options; an award-winning, 18-hole championship golf course; the 150-slip River Marsh Marina; the Sago Spa & Salon; multi-level indoor and outdoor swimming pools; a fitness facility, and a children's recreation center. For more information on the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake bay, please call (800) 633-7313 or visit chesapeakebay.regency.hyatt.com. Follow Hyatt Chesapeake Bay on Facebook at facebook.com/hyattchesapeake; Twitter @hyattchesapeake; or Instagram @HyattChesapeake.
About Hyatt Regency hotels
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Each year Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina actively participates in community outreach activities and employs hundreds of hardworking individuals. The hotel was recognized for our efforts in 2016 at the Maryland Hotel Lodging Association's 28th Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon on February 7, 2016.
Winners were announced in fourteen different categories and presented with a plaque at the luncheon. MHLA winners who are eligible for the American Hotel & Lodging Association's awards program will be submitted as our state nominees at the national level. AH&LA winners will be recognized on May 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Individual awards include:
- Community Service Award - This is the 4th year in a row that Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay has won this award. Our associates donated over 2,000 hours of volunteer time to the local community and the hotel donated room nights and assisted over 81 non-profit organizations in their efforts to raise money for their organizations. Specific events of mention are: Glove and Hat Drive, Community Job Fair, Elementary Career Days, Highway Cleanup and a Summer Fitness Challenge to name a few.
- Prism Award (Diversity) - This is the 8th year in a row that Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay has won this award. We established partnerships with four new agencies; Crossroads Community, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc., Salisbury Outstation Vet Center and Lower Shore Friends Inc. Ultimately, we hosted and provided 1,168 hours of job shadowing to our Diversity Partners in hopes of helping to provide them with real-life work experiences.
- Room Keeper of the Year, Wilma Yeatman - Wilma has been with the property for two years and has been working hard ever since. So hard that she was promoted from housekeeper to inspector. Additionally, Yeatman "never misses the opportunity to help out when needed. On numerous occasions when we have either been short staffed or needed another hand, Wilma is the first person to volunteer to work."
We also wanted to show appreciation for Event Sales Manager, Molly Taylor and Stewarding Supervisor, Ruby Vanags. They were recognized at the luncheon for their dedication to this resort and for being a nomination for an award.