May/June 2007  



Marriott in Hawaii Offers “Discover Waikoloa” Room Rate for Limited Time



After the recent completion of the $50 million-plus renovation, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is offering a special $199 “Discover Waikoloa” room rate for the garden view category, exclusive of taxes and fees. Reservations must be booked by July 15th for travel until December 19th. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.

For more information and reservations, call 800-922-5533 or visit:


Harrah’s Atlantic City Makes a Splash



In May, Harrah’s Atlantic City will become official home to “The Endless Summer” with the debut of a four-acre entertainment complex featuring a 90-foot-high, glass-dome-enclosed tropical oasis including a 23,000-square-foot, 86,000-gallon heated pool, seven Jacuzzis, 12 cabanas, indoor and outdoor deck areas, as well as a pool bar. The pool complex will offer guests creative water-tainment both day and night with such engaging activities as dive-in movies, beach parties, pool-side spa treatments and live musical entertainment.

Adjacent to the pool area is a brand new Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa with 23 treatment rooms including couples’ treatment rooms and a couple’s suite with an in-room Jacuzzi and shower. This well-appointed Red Door Spa will offer Elizabeth Arden’s comprehensive menu of renowned spa services and beauty treatments as well as a full-service fitness center overlooking the pool area. Such signature spa treatments as The Harrah’s Casino Lift, Jackpot Therapy and Roll The Dice will also be introduced. Additional spa amenities will include steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools surrounding a fireplace, and a specialty cold shower with rain, mist and turbo jet settings.

For more information visit: Adds Complimentary Pedicure with Select Princess Cruises



Hard-working Feet Get a Vacation on select Princess Cruises to Alaska when balcony accommodations are booked with SureCruise.Com, the Internet’s Cruise Superstore. A $122 value per couple, the complimentary Sole Delight Foot Treatment is the Lotus Spa’s rejuvenating foot therapy; it indulges the feet with warmed aromatherapy oils combined with soothing milk and a full pedicure.

Applicable sailings include seven-night journeys between Vancouver and Anchorage on the Island Princess or Pacific Princess, including summer solstice sailings which provide a unique experience of this northern paradise.

The promotion is based on double occupancy accommodations in a balcony stateroom category or higher, is only available for qualifying new telephone bookings and is subject to early termination. To receive the promotion, consumers must call 877-346-3433 to speak with a live cruise specialist.




Spa News from St. Maarten



The Westin’s Hibiscus Spa (part of the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Residences), which opened in February 2007, is the largest most extensive on the island. With 13 treatment rooms, the spa specializes in massage and offers facials, manicures, pedicures and body treatments as well. The spa features the Decleor product line which uses aromatherapy and the most active extracts of aromatic plants and essential oils for skincare. For more information, visit:

Located at the Cliff at Cupecoy Beach, a new 12-story beachfront residential complex, is the first Christian Dior Health Spa in the Caribbean. Exclusive entry to the property is by appointment only. Offering specialized treatments for body and face using targeted Dior products, the spa also offers balneotherapy with hydrotherapy bath treatments, seaweed and mud body masks and scrub using natural marine products, to detoxify and promote relaxation. The therapists at the Dior Spa are trained and certified in the Dior Method. For more information, visit

The Elysées Spa at La Semana, located on the French side, has nine treatment rooms, four of which are indoor/outdoor offering privacy and freedom during pampering services amid warm tropical breezes and the song of sugar birds. European-trained professionals offer a wide range of stress-relievers such as massage techniques, body treatments, Swedish or deep tissue massages, Shiatsu, reflexology, body scrubs and moisturizing sessions as well as cryogenic and hot seaweed wraps and facials. The Spa also offers a range of other treatments including manicures & pedicures, waxing, face and eye care, and hair styling. For more information, visit:



Topnotch Resort and Spa Keeps Guests on Pins and Needles



The latest innovation at Topnotch Spa in Stowe Vermont is Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. The spa has brought on Kerry Jenni as Resident Acupuncturist to lead the new program. A massage therapist, licensed acupuncturist and alternative health care specialist, Jenni formerly practiced on Celebrity Cruise Lines, providing seminars to guests on acupuncture, Feng Shui, nutrition and Chinese herbs, as well as administering treatments for weight management and pain relief. She previously had a successful private acupuncture practice in Seattle.

Along with facilitating holistic treatments at Topnotch Spa, Jenni will offer a complimentary Health and Wellness Seminar Series to educate guests on the wide-ranging benefits of acupuncture. Guests who take acupuncture treatments will also receive personalized herbal recommendations.

For more information, 800-451-8686, or visit:



Escape to Sedona



When the heat is on, escape to L’Auberge de Sedona. Amidst the red rocks and green landscapes, the breeze will bring comfort and relaxation. To sweeten the deal, from June through August, L’Auberge de Sedona is offering the Spa on the Creek package, priced from $590. Included is a minimum two-night stay at $295 per night in a deluxe lodge, a $200 spa credit and breakfast for two at the Restaurant on Oak Creek. That’s a savings of 15% when amenities are purchased separately.

For more information, visit:



Say “Namaste” at Montpelier Plantation Inn, Nevis



Montpelier Plantation Inn in Nevis is offering four one-week yoga retreats with internationally-trained guru, Jim Kulackoski. The Nevis Yoga Adventure by Island Experiences takes place four times this year, from May 5-12, June 16-23, October 13-20 and November 10-18, 2007. These escapes will salute the sun with morning yoga classes, followed by breakfast. After breakfast, guests will enjoy afternoon activities ranging from hiking, mountain biking, and an island tour to windsurfing, a catamaran sail, horseback riding, kayaking and snorkeling. Many afternoons will also feature a second yoga session, followed by free time and dinner. Yoga sessions range from a more rigorous Vinyasa flow to a gentler restorative practice and combine several methods of yoga including BKS Iyengar, Sivananda and Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga) with several eastern systems of meditation and Qi Gong.

The Nevis Yoga Adventure package includes accommodations for seven nights at Montpelier; breakfast daily; five lunches; seven gourmet dinners; transportation within Nevis; all scheduled activities; round-trip airport transfers; professional guide service; and hotel taxes. The package is priced from $2,875 per person based on double occupancy (actual pricing may vary depending on the total number of people booking the package up to a maximum of twelve people).

For more information, including a sample itinerary, visit: or contact Gwen Pullman Trucco of Island Experiences at 847-924-0131 or

To book this package or for more information on Montpelier Plantation Inn call 869-469-3462 or visit:



The Spa and Salon at Amelia Island Plantation Goes Green



The Spa and Salon at Amelia Island Plantation have introduced a new line of “clean and green” products—lines like Pure Fiji, Anakiri, Zents and River Organics. These products are chemical, paraben and artificial preservative-free. In keeping with Amelia Island Plantation’s commitment to preserving nature, these products are also earth-friendly and biodegradable. The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation offers natural body sprays, washes, candles, balms and hydrotherapy services. The salon is also now a full-service Aveda Hair outlet, confirming the dedication to becoming “clean and green.”

“These earth and holistic conscience products and services offered by The Spa Amelia Island Plantation are unsurpassed in the industry. Quality is mandatory at the Spa, and that means pure product,” said Bill Di Stanisloa, Director of the Spa and Salon.

The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation has 25 individual treatment rooms with views of lagoons and moss-draped oaks. The signature treatment, Watsu, is performed in a pool on a private island connected by a boardwalk to the main spa. Other treatments include massage, hydrotherapy, facials, peels and herbal wraps, manicures, pedicures and other salon services.

Located just 29 miles northeast of Jacksonville International Airport, Amelia Island Plantation is Florida’s Premier Island Resort. Nestled between the Atlantic and the Intracoastal Waterway, the resort features 3½ miles of wide, uncrowded beach, 72 holes of championship golf, luxury spa, 23 tennis courts, 23 pools, a shopping village, state-of-the-art Health and Fitness center, ten dining opportunities and age-specific youth programs. For more information, visit:



Mandarin Oriental Spa Lifestyle Rooms



Mandarin Oriental, Miami has announced “Spa Lifestyle Rooms,” specifically designed for the health-minded guest. Complete with an air purification system, in-room fitness program, personal lifestyle consultant and spa cuisine offerings, the new Spa Lifestyle Rooms aim to provide a balanced, stress-free environment for guests.

“We are delighted to offer our guests this innovative, wellness-focused option in accommodation,” said Jill DeMone, director of sales & marketing. “The Spa Lifestyle Rooms are ideal for guests wishing to eat healthier, maintain their exercise routine, sleep more soundly and unwind and relax while away on vacation or a business trip.”

Each of the 16 Spa Lifestyle Rooms is equipped with an air purification system to breathe air free of allergens. The rooms receive a seven-step cleaning process, developed by Pure Solutions N.A., which treats the walls, the bedcovers and air itself. As a result, all Spa Lifestyle Rooms are certified as “allergy-friendly.” Guests will breathe easier and wake up more refreshed. The rooms also feature a selection of pillows from a “water pillow” to memory foam pillows to ensure guests’ total comfort.

The in-room fitness program includes wellness dumbbell racks and wellness balls from Technogym, a world-class provider of fitness equipment. Eco-Yoga mats, organic cotton yoga straps and yoga blocks are also provided for guests to enjoy a fitness class or workout in the comforts of their room.

A selection of fitness-themed TV channels, available 24 hours a day, offer classes of Pilates, Yoga and Body Sculpting as well as Guided Relaxation for Sleep. Private yoga and meditation classes can also be arranged in-room or in The Spa’s Chi Studio by expert instructors from The Spa.

Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s newly renovated fitness center with its innovative equipment from Technogym. It showcases The Cardio Wave, an innovative machine offering a similar motion to rollerblading or skiing. The gym is a high-tech, luxurious space, with stunning views across Biscayne Bay.

To address health and wellness concerns, Lifestyle Consultant Michelle Menendez will meet with guests and provide recommendations on various topics from nutrition, fitness to relaxation. Ms. Menendez can also arrange nutrition consultations, personal training classes, in-room massages, treatments at The Spa or bespoke spa experiences for guests.

Upon arrival, guests will be offered welcome green tea and a variety of organic foods including raw natural bars, all natural granola, dried fruits and dark extra fine chocolate to enjoy in the comforts of their Spa Lifestyle Room. A special spa cuisine menu is available 24 hours a day through in-room dining. Spa cuisine selections are also offered at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Café Sambal or at the poolside bar.

The Spa Lifestyle Rooms are located on the sixth floor of the hotel and each feature an expansive, private veranda with views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, a marble bathroom with separate glass shower, cherry wood furniture and a choice of king size or two double beds. Rates begin at $735 per room per night.

Contact the hotel directly on (305) 913-8288, toll free (866) 888-6780; or Mandarin Oriental’s direct on-line reservations service at:






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