Celebrity Chef Richard Blais and the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch have partnered to reconcept the resort's food and beverage experiences.

Blais co-stars alongside Gordon Ramsay on Fox’s hit cooking competition Next Level Chef. He is widely recognized as the first winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, a cookbook author, and a James Beard nominee. He will debut six new dining experiences at the resort as part of the property's $110 million renovation and branding into a Grand Hyatt property.

The first will be his signature concept, a personal love letter to Italian American cuisine. It will focus on hand-made pastas and charcoal-grilled steaks, seafood, and chops. The outlet will feature sophisticated indoor seating connected to the resort’s Desert Garden outdoor entertainment space. It will also include an elegant wine bar and lounge serving premier Italian wines.

The second will showcase a vibrant and playful concept that brings together the best of Japanese sushi and Spanish tapas infused with the unique flavors and ingredients from the Southwest. The focal point will be a spacious sushi and tapas bar offering delicious made-to-order specialties.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

Blais will also oversee the concept development of a Southwest-style grill, which will highlight the best produce, meats, and seafood from the regional area. The three-meal restaurant will be open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It will be connected to the resort’s renovated lobby bar, which will reflect the extravagant style of a classic and grand hotel lounge. 

Additionally, Chef Blais will debut new poolside dining with two reimagined experiences. The first, H2Oasis, is currently open and available for guests. The menu, created by Blais, features delicious island-inspired tacos highlighting global flavors from the South Pacific, Polynesia, Hawaii, and the Caribbean, along with many frozen cocktail selections. The second will feature popular American cuisine with gourmet burgers, fresh seasoned fries, crispy chicken tenders, and more. 

As part of the $110 million renovation, the multi-phase transformation of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa will include a complete rebranding of the property to a Grand Hyatt hotel, the first in Arizona. The updates include a full renovation of guestrooms, food and beverage outlets, spacious pool area, Spa Avania and fitness center, key public areas, and amenities, including the expansion of the hotel’s indoor and outdoor meeting and events spaces.