the 18th floor of the Hyatt Regency Calgary has two things that I found appealing. A pool, and a great view of downtown Calgary.
Most hotels I’ve stayed at have the pool tucked away somewhere – on the main floor or second or third floors – somewhere without much of a view. The good views are saved for guestrooms. The Hyatt Regency Calgary, a 21 floor hotel in the heart of downtown Calgary, puts its pool and fitness room on the 18th floor so you can run or swim, and take in a bird’s eye view of the growing city.
I took the kids for a dip first thing in the morning when the sun was streaming through the floor to ceiling windows that made up the entire east wall. The sunlight beaming in and the shimmering reflections off the water made for a peaceful and relaxing start to a busy day.
We enjoyed views of Olympic Plaza (1988 winter olympics), the Glenbow Museum, and the Calgary Tower before drying off and heading downstairs to catch a ride on the C-Train.