GayTravel.com offers inside scoop on the latest and greatest LGBT-friendly accommodations in the hottest destinations around the world! Check out this GayTravel.com exclusive interview about the Hyatt Regency Calgary.
What makes your city such a great LGBT destination?
"For the LGBT community pining for the great outdoors, this is the place for you. Calgary sits just east of the beautiful Canadian Rockies and it was here that Ang Lee filmed Brokeback Mountain. While you're here you might even want to visit some of the locations where they shot. As far as a gay scene Calgary has some of that too, like any town of its size Calgary offers a fun mix of bars and has a big dance club.Calgary is ranked the 5th best city in the world to live in by the Economist, and has won numerous prestigious awards so it's no wonder Calgary has been named one of the top 5 travel destinations by the Globe and Mail. We also have an amazing culinary scene that is continually growing. Our shopping is amazing with every major store you could ever want. The list of activities is never ending from outdoor activities to indoor activities there is always something to do. The city also enjoys the longest pathway system in North America and the largest urban park amongst its fellow Canadians, leading the way with green and park spaces."
What are some hotspots gay and lesbian travelers should check out when they are in the city?
"Located in the heart of the city, Calgary's Cultural District is home to dozens of arts and culture hotspots like galleries, museums, theatres, concert halls and outdoor festival space, plus excellent shopping, dining and nightlife all within a few browsable blocks. The Cultural District encompasses 14 blocks of downtown Calgary and includes many of Calgary's arts and culture venues including the EPCOR CENTRE for Performing Arts, the recently restored Grand Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Calgary, Cantos Music Foundation and Art Central.Close to the downtown transit lines the district also includes several major hotels, the Calgary Tower, Stephen Avenue Walk and Olympic Plaza (a key Calgary landmark that served as the medal ceremonies site for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games)."
What are the top five reasons for gay travelers to visit?
"Reason One: Gay Rodeo, the largest Gay Rodeo event in Canada and one of the largest in North America
Reason Two: Calgary Stampede the greatest Outdoor Show on Earth
Reason Three: Proximity to world class skiing resorts (Sunshine and Lake Louise)
Reason Four: Banff National Park for hiking
Reason Five: Calgary Cultural District"
Tell our readers why they should visit your city and more specifically, your property.
"Calgary is a destination like no other: a mix of dynamic big-city energy, cheerful western hospitality and wondrous natural beauty.
An urban center surrounded on all sides by scenic Canadian vistas, Calgary’s diversity as a travel destination is its greatest strength. Wine, dine and take in the ballet, or rough it at a guest ranch in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, or do all of that and more…in the same weekend.
The Hyatt Regency is by far one of the favourite hotels in Calgary. From the front desk staff to room service, the staff lives and breathes excellent customer service. The Hyatt Regency Calgary boasts large luxurious rooms, good views, great service and proximity to restaurants, shopping and other attractions. There are two fantastic restaurants located in the hotel, Thomsons and Catch & the Oyster Bar. As well as one of the best spas Calgary has to offer, Stillwater Spa.
The Hyatt Regency Calgary has everything the LGBT traveler could dream of. "
Why should gay travelers book at your property instead of other properties in the area?
"The reasons LGBT travelers should stay at the Hyatt Regency Calgary comes down to the core of what every traveler looks for in a hotel. The staff and service are beyond comparison, room comfort and amenities, location of the property and the overwhelming welcome and attention each guest receives. The property outshines all other properties in the area."View More Interviews Articles