November/December  2005 



Try the Caviar Indulgence Facial While Sipping Champagne





At the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, guests who experience the Caviar Indulgence Facial have their feet soaked, rubbed and scrubbed while they sip glasses of Moet & Chandon Champagne. Next comes the hand and facial stone massage and the black Caviar mask. At only $225 for 75-minutes, this experience leaves skin smooth and guests energized.

The resort is just steps from the marina, the lively casinos and nightlife, 35 blocks of upscale shopping and authentic marketplace, and 15 eclectic cuisine options. For more information on the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, call 800-421-8188 or visit:



Canadian Ahhhh.. Spa and Dine Package at Pan Pacific Whistler



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Pan Pacific Whistler is offering the Canadian Ahhhhh…. Spa and dine package, starting at C$1159 (US$965), double occupancy, taxes not included. The package includes: two nights accommodation at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre’s lower floor one bedroom suite or at Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside village-view one bedroom suite; two fifty- dollar dining credit vouchers to be used at Earl’s restaurant or the Trattoria di Umberto’s restaurant; and two half day Canadian Ahhhh… Body Balancing treatments.

Among the treatments offered: the full body Glacial Clay and Pacific Seaweed MineralMask, the Seaweed Body Butter Massage, the Hydra-oxi Facial and the Glacial Clay Manicure and Pedicure

This rate is good through November 23rd; from November 24th through December 22nd, the rate is C$1439 (US$1199); from January 2nd through February 16, 2006, the rate is C$1759 (US$1465).

For reservations or more information please 1-888-905-9995 or visit:



Wish Upon a Spa in Maui



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The Westin Maui “Wish Upon a Spa” package, good through December 23rd, features a five-night (minimum) stay, lei greeting, valet parking and two custom Spa 'Wish' packages, which include a choice of 3 indulging treatments per person and a special spa gift. Packages start at $2, 599 for Garden/Mountain view accommodations.

For more information, call 808-667-2525 or visit:



Nidah Spa at Eldorado Hotel Uses Natural Healing Products





The Nidah Spa at New Mexico’s Eldorado Hotel offers treatments that use fresh ingredients that are prepared daily and draw from the natural healing properties of plants, legumes and herbs indigenous to New Mexico.

The 4,300 square foot spa is named for the Native American word for “your life.” It embraces the philosophy of the Native American Medicine Wheel. Signature treatments are themed after the Sacred Directions – North: restorative; East: renewal; South: vitality; West: purification and Golden Center: balance.

Currently offered is the Nidah Spa Sampler Package, with starting rates of $487. It includes a sampling of the spa’s offerings, with a choice of 25-minute and 50-minute treatments (per person) from the spa’s extensive roster of services. Also available is the Nidah Getaway Package ($377 starting rate), which includes a choice of a 50-minute massage per person, with such options as the Sacred Winds massage and the Spun Gold Massage.

For more information, call 505-995-4535 or visit:



August Moon Spa Debuts at La Tourelle Resort & Spa



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In the heart of the Finger Lakes region, the August Moon Spa at the La Tourelle Resort & Spa made its debut in October. Spa treatments blend traditional Asian therapies with modern Western knowledge. Some of the spa’s treatments: Flat Rock Rub, Buttermilk Falls Experience, The Sushi Wrap, New York State’s Finest, the Wine Trail Wrap, Ithaca Salt Scrub and Grape Peel Pedicure.

La Tourelle is located in Ithaca New York. For more information or reservations, call 800-765-1492 or 607-273-2734 or visit:



“Gentleman’s Getaway” at Hotel Valencia Santana Row Delivers Relaxation and More





The Hotel Valencia Santana Row, located in San Jose, California, has developed two men’s spa packages; one features Swedish relaxation treatments; the other is based on Ayurveda.

The “Burke Williams Executive Spa Package,” priced from $769 per room weekdays and $729 per room weekends, includes accommodations, room-service breakfast, a set of Burke Williams Day Spa Treatments—a Cleansing Gentleman’s Facial, a Relaxing Hour Massage, an Exfoliating Salt Glo, a Hydrating Herbal Wrap, an Invigorating Scalp Treatment and a Spa Pedicure—as well as a monogrammed robe and choice of beverage. Also included is admission to the hotels’ fitness room and pool.

The Ayoma LifeSpa Men’s Retreat Package, priced from $329 per room weekdays, and $269 per room weekends, also includes accommodations, a full breakfast, swim and workout prior to the traditional welcoming footbath, foot massage and a glass of Amla juice (intense Vitamin C and anti-oxidants). Two treatments designed for relaxation, balance and healing follow; a 45-minute ShiroAbhayanga (cranial & back chair massage) and a 30-minute Back Exfoliation with Steam.

Hotel Valencia Santana Row is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts. For information and reservations call 408-423-5404 or visit:



Carnival Liberty’s Spa Features Personalized Services



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Carnival Cruise Lines’ new Carnival Liberty, introduced in Europe this past summer, has added an array of barber services for men, tooth-whitening treatments and a spa program aimed at teens aboard the 110,000-ton SuperLiner.

The 13,300-square-foot Spa Carnival health and fitness center features state-of-the-art exercise equipment, fitness and aerobic classes, and a variety of European-style treatments. A new youth spa program, called Generation YSPA, offers treatments created specifically for teens.

“According to current spa industry data, an increasing number of men are interested in receiving spa and salon treatments, and we have responded with a comprehensive barber services menu,” said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO. “Likewise, our YSPA program caters to teens, and our other new spa services make Carnival Liberty’s health and fitness program one of the most comprehensive in the Mediterranean cruise market this summer.”

Carnival Liberty’s spa houses complete locker room facilities, steam rooms and saunas with ocean views, and a boutique offering spa products for sale. A full-service beauty salon features hair styling services, manicures and pedicures.

The gym features Life Fitness rowing and stair-climbing machines, treadmills and exercise bikes, as well as free weights. An aerobics studio offers a range of instructor-led fitness classes, including low- and high-impact aerobics, yoga, kickboxing and spinning.

Menus in the ship’s Golden Olympian and Silver Olympian dining rooms feature Spa Carnival Fare, a selection of dishes that are lower in fat, calories, sodium and cholesterol, as well as vegetarian and low-carb dishes at every meal.

For more information, call 800-CARNIVAL, or visit:



New Packages at The Spa at The Hotel Hershey



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Now through the end of the year, The Spa at The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is offering a number of packages.

The Hershey Spajama Package, available Sunday through Thursday, is priced at $408 for a single, $599 for a double; it includes one night accommodation, breakfast in the Circular Dining Room, a $150 credit per person to be used towards spa services or spa products and an evening reception, with a selection of coffee, teas, and chocolate desserts

The Hershey Sweet Retreat, priced at $440 for a single and $648 for a double, includes one night accommodation, a Spa Rain Shower, a 20-minute Traditional Massage and a $125 credit per person to be used toward spa services or spa products.

The Hershey Getaway, at $730 for a single, $996 for a double, includes two nights' accommodation, a Spa Rain Shower, a 20-minute Traditional Massage and $175 credit per person to be used towards spa services or spa products.

Last year the spa completed an expansion project that nearly doubled its size, from 17,000 to 30,000 square feet; it added 23 new treatment areas for a total of 53 and introduced a spa guest-only lounge, retreat and restaurant known as The Spa Oasis. This sanctuary-like environment overlooking the Hotel’s grounds features a limited spa-inspired menu including fresh juices, smoothies and salads. The expansion also introduced new chocolate and Cuban-themed treatments inspired by founder Milton Hershey’s love for Cuba and the Hershey-owned sugar plantations and mills operated there from 1916-1946.

For more information, call 717-520-5888 or visit their website.



Happy Spa-lidays at Gaylord Opryland





Through December 31st, Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee is offering the “Happy Spa-lidays” package, priced from $277 to $332. It includes accommodations for one night, a spa treatment, a spa boutique credit, a coupon for a beverage at any Gaylord Opry Lounge, a welcome gift from the spa and a ticket to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular presented by Allstate Insurance Company and starring the world-famous Rockettes.

For more information, call 888-777-6779 or visit:



Shop, Spa and Stay at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa





This holiday season, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona has created a Kierland Holiday Experience that will not only help with holiday shopping, but also provide a little needed R&R.

The resort is located steps away from Kierland Commons, a walking district with more than 60 shops and restaurants. Guests who don’t want to walk back can simply make a call from any retailer and a ride will appear.

At Agave, The Arizona Spa, choose from an extensive menu of facials, body treatments and massages. Work out in the gym, relax in the private steam or dry saunas or find serenity in the meditation room.  For more shopping, try the new lobby Kierland Essence store, which sells such Westin products as the Heavenly Bed® and other gift ideas. Other resort amenities: an adult pool at the spa with hot tub, waterpark, Kids Club, tennis and eight dining options.

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s “Shop, Spa & Stay” Holiday Package, priced from $429 and valid through December 26th, includes one night stay (double or single occupancy), two spa treatments, and unlimited transportation to and from Kierland Commons. Holiday activities include Santa visits, live musical entertainment, s’more roasting and hot cider.

For more information call 480-624-1201 or 800-WESTIN-1 and ask for rate code SPASHOP; visit: for more information.



Spa Getaways at Coronado Island Marriott Resort





The Coronado Island Marriott Resort has a number of holiday getaways, starting at $195. The “Revive” package ($195) includes a 45-minute Chamomile Body Scrub, a 30-minute Headfirst Massage and a 30-minute Refresher Facial.

The “Men’s Great Escape” ($280) includes an Old World Turkish Scrub (60 minutes) Sports Massage (60 minutes) and a Gentlemen’s Retreat Facial (60 minutes).

The “Day at the Beach” ($420) includes a selection of traditional European health and beauty rituals: a 60-minute Body Scrub or Body Wrap, a 60-minute Swedish massage, a 60-minute European Facial, a Citrus Manicure and Pedicure (100 minutes) and a spa lunch at the pool.

For more information on the resort or the spa, call 619-435-3000 or visit:





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