|View of the Genesee River from my Hyatt Regency hotel room.|
|High Falls from Genesse Brew House|
Early city fathers laid groundwork for Rochester’s grand park system and early city mothers were arrested for voting in neighborhoods near the greenways. Yes, Rochester is home of Susan B. Anthony who rallied America’s ladies to fight for the right to vote.
|Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass in park near Anthony's home where she was arrested for voting.|
Another unexpected find was the Hyatt Regency Rochester which has just undergone an $18 million renovation. I hadn’t anticipated seeing such a large investment in a city that experienced large-scale deindustrialization in the past. Yet throughout my whole visit I saw a bright and vibrant city, which told me that Rochester has successfully ridden the tides of economic and social change.
What is the smallest of the Great Lakes?
The key to the greatest views? The keycard to Room 2509, the Lake Ontario Suite had been given to me along with the key to my guest room on the 20th floor. Hmmm…what could be out of the windows of the Lake Ontario Suite? I grabbed the keycard and took the elevator up investigate. I wasn’t sure what I would find.
|Inside the Lake Ontario Suite: large enough for your family or Board of Directors|
|Outside on the deck of the Lake Ontario Suite|
What is the name of the internationally renowned artists residing in Rochester?
Take a picture of his sculpture on display in the Hyatt Regency’s lobby.
One art expert says
“Suggestive of the pathways of life . . . the forces of nature . . . human emotion . . . those abstract concepts that are so familiar yet so intangible, like the warmth of sunlight or the crashing of a wave."Gregory Johnson's contemporary metal pieces are collected by museums, corporations and public organizations from all over the country. I was blessed to see one of his pieces up close and personal.
What is the name of the tallest building in view from the Center City?That was an easy one to solve. While sipping cocktails on the rooftop bar, I simply asked our Hyatt Regency Rochester host, “What’s the name of that building right there?” “The Cosmopolitan,” she answered and all my colleagues laughed and accused me of cheating. Hey, I’m a journalist – I ask the direct questions.
Make a splash in our renovated pool area! Take a pic of you lounging in our aquatic oasis.
Can you find the mermaid? Take a picture of her, she considers herself a wall flower at our fave place to get caffeinated.
“Clever deduction, Sherlock,” I said to myself as I headed on down to the street level where the Starbucks was conveniently located for locals as well as hotel guests. The on-site Starbucks is part of the Hyatt Regency Rochester and a great place to pick up coffee, tea, smoothies, light breakfast items or snacks when you are in the go.
Can you find the water feature? Take a picture of it! Hint: It’s the best place to get a draft beer.
I followed the clues to the bar, but the mysterious water feature was not so easy to find. I did not see it, but when I stopped to listen, I could hear the tinkling of water. I finally traced the sound to the bar’s sign behind the beer taps. The unique sign is a wall fountain with water pouring over the face of it.
Why wait? Plan your getaway to Rochester now. Book your Hyatt Regency Rochester room here. Check out room rates at the Best Hotels Rochester at Booking.com.
Hyatt Regency Rochester
125 East Main Street, Rochester, New York, United States, 14604
Tel: +1 585 546 1234
Unstoppable Stacey Wittig is a an Arizona travel writer who writes from her home in Flagstaff, Arizona. Although she was hosted for her getaway to Rochester, NY, her opinions, as always are her own.