March/April  2008 



Immerse Yourself in The Spa at Four Seasons Westlake Village with New Unlimited Treatment Package



For those who have resolved to include more pampering in their lives, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village offers a Spa Immersion overnight package including unlimited 50-minute treatments through April 30th, for one day of each night’s stay. Guests also enjoy lunch on the day of services at the Serenity Pool at The Spa or in the Lobby Lounge, as well as access to the state-of-the-art fitness center and a daily schedule of fitness classes including yoga and Pilates. This package is priced from $595 for deluxe accommodations, based upon single occupancy, and double occupancy from $935.

Guests may select from a variety of massage modalities such as Swedish, shiatsu or Thai. For skincare, pure results, enzyme and triple collagen facials are available. Diverse body treatments include a eucalyptus-basil sea salt exfoliation or a relaxing aromatherapy immersion wrap as well as a menu of herbal baths to soak into after services. This package excludes alcoholic beverages, some signature services, as well as treatments on Saturday and Sunday. The package cannot be combined with any other offer, and does not apply to groups.

Named to Conde Nast Traveler’s elite “Hot List” for spas by the magazine’s editors in 2007, The Spa at Four Seasons is a destination unto itself, featuring an outdoor Serenity Pool, separate men’s and ladies’ relaxation lounges and wet areas, including mosaic-tiled whirlpools, eucalyptus steam rooms and dry saunas.

The menu of therapies infuses Eastern tradition with Western sensibilities and features products from Kirsten Florian, True, Y Spa for Men, seasonal services from June Jacobs and, new for 2008, Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts.

For more information or to reserve the Spa Immersion package at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, please visit: or call the hotel directly at 818-575-3000.



Cotton House Spa on Mustique Introduces Cosmetic Acupuncture



For guests looking for a non-surgical way to combat the signs of aging, the Cotton House Spa on the Caribbean island of Mustique now offers “cosmetic acupuncture,” a unique method of reducing lines and wrinkles. Based on the principles of Chinese medicine, tiny needles are inserted into points on the face and body, promoting the circulation of blood and energy, which reduces wrinkles and helps to promote collagen. The treatment aims to create a brighter complexion and minimize dark circles and puffy eyes.

Cosmetic acupuncture is available every Thursday at The Cotton House Spa and appointments must be booked 24 hours in advance. For more information, call:
784-456-4777 or visit


Drinks are Out, Late Night Treatments are In



The club crowd, ever in search of the next cool thing to do, are opting for exclusive late night treatments at the sprawling Aura Wellness Spa, in the heart of midtown Manhattan.
They pick Aura for its late hours—it’s open till 2 a.m. daily--size and the numerous facilities offered in their sleek and stylish space. Upon walk in, attendants welcome guests into the spa, conveying a sensation of glamour that is accentuated by the glossy, almost reflective floors and the dark, teak wood-paneled walls contouring the reception area. The secret society feel of Aura continues throughout the spa to their Grotto area, a spacious quarter that includes two dry saunas, one steam sauna, and New York City’s only Ice Sauna. There, these fashionable ones detox, while catching up on the latest gossip.

The image-conscious often choose Aura’s South Seas with Balinese Islands Scrub. This Korean-style body exfoliation is followed by a quick oil massage to leave the skin glowing, silky and ready to be flaunted at their next affair.

 Ready to see and be seen? For more information call 212-695-9559 or visit:



Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Offers Healing Waters Journey



The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek offers the Aqua Sanitas experience, a healing ritual that employs the restorative powers of water and indigenous Colorado herbs. This package includes lodging at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek for three or five nights, a spa credit for two guests to experience one of the many water treatments offered at Allegria Spa, two self-guided Aqua Sanitas rituals prior to treatments and a customized Aqua Sanitas gift upon arrival. Prices start at $1759 per couple for a three night stay; $2,889 per couple for a five night stay. This represents a 30 percent savings off the normal rate. The Healing Waters Package is available through April 5th. For more information call 866-471-7658 or visit:



Revel in the Columbine Cruiser Package at the Cheyenne Canon Inn



Stay at Colorado Springs' historic Cheyenne Canon Inn and revel in the ‘Columbine Cruiser' package. It includes a gourmet breakfast for two, a two-hour guided hike up The Columbine Trail with lunch, a deluxe room with a private hot tub offering fabulous views of Cheyenne Mountain, and a massage of choice, including the brand new ‘E-Stim' massage, which directs a low pulse of electricity through the masseuse's fingertips. Package rates start at $485 per night. For more information, call 800-633-0625 or visit:



Colorado Spruce Package Available at Brown Palace in Denver



Visit the historic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver and bring Colorado's great outdoors inside with the ‘Colorado Spruce Package' available at the hotel's new spa. This package includes deluxe accommodations; a 50-minute couples manicure; a 50-minute Colorado spruce foot scrub; an 80-minute couples Swedish massage, a 20-minute artesian plunge in spice scented bath; plus complimentary valet parking. Prices start at $725 per couple, per night. Available Thursday through Sunday only. For more information, call 800-321-2599 or visit:



Pamper the Hard-Working Man at The Inverness Hotel



And for the hard-working man who appreciates a little pampering, The Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Colorado, offers the ‘Men's Body Detailing Spa' package. The package includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe hotel room; a gentleman's pedicure and manicure; a gentleman's facial; a sports massage and a $25 credit for the Spotted Dog pub. Weekend rates start at $354. For more information, call 800-832-9053 or visit:



Umstead Spa Launches New Website



The AAA Five Diamond Umstead Hotel and Spa in North Carolina has launched a new website that allows guests to book signature spa treatments from the comfort of their home or office. The website – – allows guests to reserve a full range of treatments, including body treatments, manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and more. The Umstead Spa is the only North Carolina member of Leading Spas of the World; the property was given AAA’s highest rating less than a year after opening. It is the only full-service hotel in North Carolina with the prestigious Five Diamond designation.

The Umstead Spa is 14,000 square feet, with 10 treatment rooms, wet and dry lounges for men and women, a co-ed dry lounge, outdoor meditation garden and a full menu of services. Recently, the Spa introduced two new signature treatments, the Red Flower Hammam Tibetan Ritual and the Red Flower Japan Bandle Ritual, which incorporate holistic methods from the Far East and the popular Red Flower line of body products. Reservations can also be made by calling the Spa directly at 919-447-4170.



Have a Birdie and Bliss at Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa in Hawaii



Sheraton Keauhou's Golf and Spa Package is perfect for those who want a little golf and a little pampering in their vacation. Kona Country Club has two 18-hole courses within steps of Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. Ho`ola Spa is a full service spa with enticing treatment options inspired by the island itself. Guests may select 18 holes of golf or a selected treatment from Ho'ola Spa for each night stayed. One guest may golf; the other may "spa." Buffet breakfast and a custom cooler, perfect for the golf cart, are also included. Guests are contacted by resort concierge in advance of arrival to arrange tee times and spa appointments. Rates begin at $399 per night for mountain view accommodations. (Mention package code GOLFPKG).

For more information, call Starwood’s toll-free reservations line at 888-488-3535, or visit for this package and other special online offers. All package prices are based on two persons per night, are subject to applicable taxes and cannot be combined with any other packages, discounts or promotions. Prices and package inclusions are subject to change without notice and are effective until December 21, 2008. Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.



Take a Girls’ “Spring Break” at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa



The Royal Palms Resort and Spa, located at the foot of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona offers luxurious girls’ getaway packages that are available through May 31st. The packages include complimentary valet parking, resort fee and room tax.

The “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” package, priced at $1,299 per room, double occupancy, includes: accommodations for two nights, four Flirtini cocktails served in-room with chocolate covered strawberries, two 60-minute spa treatments in the award-winning Alvadora Spa, dinner for two at T. Cook’s and two stuffed dancing bears singing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”

The “Girls’ Night Out” package, priced at $759 per room, double occupancy, includes: accommodations for one night, four Caramel Appletinis served in-room with the pastry chef’s signature Crème Cheese Brulee desserts, two Essenza Di Vita pedicures, and dinner for two in the award-winning T. Cook’s.

For reservations or information, call 800-672-6011 or 602-840-3610 or visit:



Barcelona’s First Indoor/Outdoor Spa Debuts at the Casanova Hotel



Barcelona’s hip Casanova Hotel, which has 124 design-conscious rooms and a restaurant, has added the Stone Spa, the first in the city to feature indoor/outdoor elements. The treatment menu is inspired by the Earth's healing properties; gemstones, smooth river stones and indigenous botanicals, culled from wellness traditions around the globe, are integrated into the treatments.

The spa welcomes guests in a warm atmosphere created by diffused lighting, billowing drapes and elegant wood accents. Stone floors are pathways to five treatment rooms detailed in textured walls, driftwood wall lamps and neutral tones. Guests can choose from such therapies as Works & Marvels, a collection of massages that fuse traditional and modern techniques. For male guests, specialized treatments, such as Secrets of the Stone for Men, are tailored specifically to their needs.

The Facial Menu, which incorporates products from Dermalogica and Klapp, features treatments that call for gemstones and quartz to be massaged gently over the skin while the Mysterious Jade facial employs the ancient green gem to enhance inner peace while infusing the skin with sage extracts and cucumber. Fresh caviar extracts are the main ingredient in the Snowy Obsidian, an anti-aging facial, and sumptuous body wraps include the hydrating Wet Earth and anti-stress Volcanic Mud. The Gold Secret includes an anti-aging facial with 24K gold flakes, a "gold” wrap, an exfoliation and Jacuzzi bath. Each guest will be given a small stone or crystal, a tactile reminder of their experience at the Stone Spa.

For more information and reservations, call toll-free at 866-849-6396 or visit



Hilton Sandestin Offers Luxury Packages for Couples



The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Sp offers packages for couples looking to escape from everyday life to the relaxing emerald-green waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The Good Things Come in Two package is all about seeing double. Guests can enjoy two spa treatments at the onsite Serenity by the sea Spa, Salon and Fitness Center and the ultimate dinner for two at Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood--including: two appetizers, two dinner cocktails per person, two dinner entrees and two desserts. The package also includes a choice of two bottles of wine from the resort’s preferred wine list to be delivered to the room, two breakfast buffets at Sandcastles Restaurant and deluxe suite accommodations.

For couples looking to celebrate their new marriage, the Deluxe Honeymoon package includes fresh flowers, Dom Perignon champagne and dessert delivered to the room, breakfast in bed and daily umbrella/chairs set-up along the white sand beach. In addition, the package also includes deluxe suite accommodations and early check-in/late check-out so that couples can get the most out of their honeymoon vacation experience.

The Good Things Come in Twos package must be booked at least two weeks prior to arrival and is based on availability. All spa appointments and dinner reservations must be scheduled prior to arrival and guests must be at least 21 years of age. The Deluxe Honeymoon package is valid March 1 through Oct. 1 and must be booked at least two weeks prior to arrival. The package is based on availability and guests must be at least 21 years of age. Both packages require that guests must be at least 25 years of age to check in.

For more information, visit or call toll-free at 800-367-1271 and reference the code “luxury packages.”



Celebrities Love Thalasso Spa Treatments at Paraiso de la Bonita Resort



What do Teri Hatcher, Kate Walsh and Maria Menounos have in common? They’re all fans of the only certified Thalassotherapy Spa in North America. It’s the 27,000-square-foot Thalasso Center Spa and Anti-Aging Center at Paraiso de la Bonita, the luxurious AAA Five-Diamond property in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

When Teri Hatcher visited the spa with boyfriend Stephen Kay, she raved about the Seaweed Body Treatment. Kate Walsh started her treatment fix with the Marine Prelude (50 minutes, $169) and followed it up with the Under Afusion Massage (25 minutes, $128) and the resort's signature Paraiso de la Bonita Massage (50 minutes, $140) on the pier with fiancé Alex Young. Maria Menounos made a birthday visit to the spa and celebrated with the Cold Marine Facial (50 minutes, $157) and the Paraiso de la Bonita Massage.

Although none of these celebrities needed an anti-aging fix, the Anti-Aging Center, the newest component to the Thalasso Center, now offers traditional anti-aging procedures like Botox and peels as well as more invasive treatments widely found in Europe. To assess skin's condition and body imbalances, both VISIA® Complexion Analysis and Bio-Meridian testing are used in order to prescribe appropriate treatments.

Paraiso is only 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport by the property's own fleet of air conditioned, White Lincoln Navigators with chilled towels, iced water and individual CD menu. For more information, visit



Spa Botanica Opens at Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa in Arizona



John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Spa Botanica at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa. The full-service spa offers manicure, pedicure, facial, massage and body treatment services. In the heart of Glendale’s Westgate City Center at 9495 West Coyotes Blvd., the Spa is located near Loop 101 and Glendale Ave.

“We are excited to offer a spa experience like no other in the West Valley,” says Justus Miller, spa director at Spa Botanica. “Our mission is to provide a personalized touch to each guest’s visit while exceeding expectations with each unique service.”

Designed in shades of blue and gold, Spa Botanica features bamboo floors and glass accents. Spa Coordinators will help design the perfect spa experience from the extensive menu that incorporates botanicals and natural ingredients, such as caviar from the Caspian Sea.

For more information about the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa Botanica, visit or call 480-518-8099.





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