The Luxury Set on the white-sand shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, which opened last year, offers 250 all-suite units featuring ocean views and picture-perfect sunsets. All rooms come equipped with a balcony and a full kitchen, as well as a flat-screen TV and Portico bath products. Sample surf-and-turf dishes, like beef tenderloin paired with lobster tail, at the SHOR restaurant, or sip a frozen cocktail at the Swim Bar & Grill. The Sandava Spa uses organic ingredients in its treatments.
The Value Just for our readers, Hyatt Regency Clearwater knocks 20 percent off nightly rates, and provides a free room upgrade (worth $100). Rates start at $159/night with the discount; book by June 30 for travel through September 1.
The Catch Hurricane season in the Gulf technically runs from June to November, although most storms make landfall between August and October.
The Details 727-373-1234; www.clearwaterbeachhyatt.com (code LUXECB)
From the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.
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