The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa on Santa Ana Pueblo near Bernalillo has expanded its events space with a $1.6 million center nestled among the cottonwoods of the bosque.
The 8,000-square-foot Cottonwood Pavilion, which officially opened on Sept. 25, provides a venue for up to 600 guests at weddings, receptions, meetings and social gatherings.
“We’ve already received booking for weddings in January,” said Jena Marquez, spokeswoman for the Hyatt Tamaya.
The Pavilion is located about a quarter-mile east of the resort complex, with a spectacular view of the Sandia mountains. Guests can reach it via a woodland pathway on foot, golf cart or ride in style in a horse-drawn carriage. The path circles around a natural stone fountain at the entrance.
Spacious doors on the north side of the building open onto a verandah that provides opportunities for indoor and outdoor events. Ceiling fans, radiant heaters and vinyl curtains will allow guests to enjoy the verandah space year round, Marquez said.
At one end of the verandah is the Cottonwood Gazebo, which is suited to wedding ceremonies and concerts.