Archive for February 25th, 2011
As I’ve mentioned before, although I strive to be healthy, it’s not always easy for me. That’s why when I hear of any sort of shortcut to healthy living, I’m on board. Such is the case with Aura Botanical Water from Bolthouse Farms, a health and wellness company in California. Available in Cucumber Lemon Rosemary, Orange Basil, and Grapefruit Sage, each 15.2-ounce bottle contains one full serving of fruit with no added artificial flavors or sugar and is infused with essential vitamins, including 100 percent of the recommended daily does of vitamin C. And, not only are these enhanced waters delicious and packed with nutrients the body needs (I personally am obsessed with the Cucumber Lemon Rosemary flavor, but that’s probably the spa-girl in me) but are also only 45 calories. I’ll drink to that!
This spring, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa (Tucson, AZ) is offering guests the chance to relax and have fun with the Golf & Spa Package . The package includes deluxe guest room accommodations, a round of golf for one person; a 50-minute spa treatment for one at Hashani Spa; and a nightly $50 dining credit. Hashani Spa features treatments that incorporate elements of the Sonoran Desert with both the latest beauty and health technologies and ancient healing techniques. Guests can experience treatments indigenous to the area, such as the Arizona Copper Peptide Facial or the Awakening Citrus Scrub. The facility includes a fitness center, whirlpool, steam room, and sauna and a movement studio that features a large outdoor terrace.
The Global Spa Summit (GSS) recently announced its third annual Student Strategy Challenge where students compete to create the spa and wellness concepts of the future. At this year’s summit, graduate students from four top Asian universities will go head to head in the Profitable Spa Design Competition. Students will be challenged to use their knowledge and imagination to create a spa concept that is unique, inventive, and attractively designed with the ability successfully turn a profit. As students move forward to design their spa projects, they will have the opportunity to collaborate with a well-known architect who will help to make their vision come to life. The student challenge coordinators for this year are Sue Harmsworth (CEO & Founder, ESPA International) and Mary Tabacchi (PhD, Professor, Cornell University of Hotel Administration) both Global Spa Summit board members. The students will present their spa concepts to the GSS delegation and a VIP panel of judges at the Global Spa Summit taking place at the Laguna Resort & Spa in Bali, Indonesia from May 15-18. These exceptional students will compete for cash prizes while the winner’s projects will be published locally and internationally. Participating students and faculty members will have free access to the summit including sessions and events. To register for the summit, please visit here.