Whitin Giroux Works

Creativity. Innovation. Design Excellence.

formerly Whitin Design Works


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Hyatt Development Corporation
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Located on the Santa Ana Pueblo within rugged grazing lands overlooking the Rio Grande River and the Sandia Mountains, the 450-room Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and 18-hole golf course reflect the culture of the locale. WHITIN DESIGN WORKS designed the one mile-long entry drive to minimize grading and visual intrusion and worked with the architect Hill Glazier to site the buildings. The landscape for the entry drive and resort utilizes native and indigenous agricultural plants exclusively. Reminiscent of a traditional Santa Ana Pueblo, the hotel buildings and courtyard gardens include recreational pools and fountains, an outdoor amphitheater and traditional outdoor Hornos ovens for bread breaking. The landscape incorporates the environmental, cultural and archeological heritage of the Pueblo, drawing on Kiva and pueblo architecture ruins as inspiration for the cairn fountains, the water slide tower and stone wall design. An interpretive trail connects the hotel to the Rio Grande where there is a river's edge site for guest functions.