Archive for November 29th, 2010

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami Gets a Makeover

Several years ago, I visited The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, and was impressed by its treatments, its therapists, its location, and its look. Now, following a magnificent makeover, the spa has even more to offer discerning guests. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the spa has completed a significant refurbishment with the redesign of its public and private spaces. The new design blends gold, blue, and brown hues within a peaceful spa environment. “Through design, we’ve created an experiential journey that is designed to awaken the senses,” says spa director Osa Mallo. “The new design complements the 11 private treatment rooms and six VIP Spa Suites and provides a spectacular setting for spa guests to enjoy a range of delightful treatments.”

Designed by Robert D. Henry Architects, the spa’s public areas are now bright and lively and include a spa welcome reception and new retail boutique. A gold beaded circular backdrop, resembling a golden blanket, welcomes and envelops guests at reception. In the retail boutique, products are showcased in retail displays set into rich zebrawood millwork that are reminiscent of the varying trunks of trees. Soft sandalwood scents fill the air providing a journey for both the eyes and the mind.

To celebrate this update, guests can partake in the 10th Anniversary Spa package ($640, 5 hours), which includes a Contour & Firm body treatment, a Time Reversal facial, an Anti-Aging Manicure, a Reviving Pedicure, and a Bento Box lunch served poolside.

Congrats to The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami! I can’t wait to see the update in person.

Arizona Biltmore Offers Spa Specials for the Holiday

Spa-goers can pamper themselves this season with 20 percent off of holiday treatments at the Arizona Biltmore. Guests can take a break from the stresses of the season with the spa’s special menu of treatments, including the Vanilla or Cinnamon Spice Stone Massage ($195, 80 minutes) ($150, 50 minutes; $210 for 80 minutes), the Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice Body Scrub and Massage, the Harvest Facial ($135, 50 minutes), and Candy Cane Stone Manicure or Pedicure ($85, 50 minutes). It’s the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season—and save a few bucks as well.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis is Set to
Re-Open in Time for the Holidays

We here at American Spa are big fans of luxury resorts in exotic locales. So we were delighted to learn that The Four Seasons Resort Nevis, which has been closed for the past two years due damage from Hurricane Omar, is slated to re-open December 15th. The 196-room resort will feature a number of first-class amenities, but we are especially excited about the updated gardens at Spa at Four Seasons, where vacationers can relax, rejuvenate, and rejoice that this magnificent property has been restored.

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