Archive for March 21st, 2011
Often when I write about the fabulous treatments, promotions, and packages that spas offer, they have the tendency to focus on women. Beauty and wellness packages for the ladies are always abundant. Well guys, this one is just for you! Red Mountain Resort (St. George, UT) is offering a unique getaway for men only with its Red Mountain Challenge Retreat. Male guests can experience adventure, self discovery, and team building with challenging outdoor activities, while the luxurious spa treatments at the resort’s Sagestone Spa & Salon offer relaxation. Travel can be booked between March 1 and May 31 for a 5-day/4-night stay with rates starting at $280 per person. The package includes:
- Choice of a 50-minute invigorating massage or soothing facial
- Choice of a kayaking or rock climbing adventure
- Daily guided morning hikes
- Three meals daily
- Activities designed to help guests achieve personal awareness
- Unlimited fitness classes
- Healthy cooking demonstrations
- Use of resort amenities including pools, bicycles, walking trails and fitness studio
“It’s important for men to let loose with the guys and take a break from the daily stresses life presents,” says general manager Tracey Welsh, “Red Mountain acknowledges the value of male-vacationing as a time to build camaraderie, deepen friendships, and learn a greater sense of self.”
I’m a big fan of celebrating milestones, which is why I’m thrilled to share the news of a big one for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts—50 years. The company is celebrating five decades with the launch of a special website to honor the values that have been the foundation of their success. Inspired by the company’s guiding principle, The Golden Rule, the new Living Values site showcases the company’s global CSR commitment in the areas of, Supporting Sustainability, Building Communities, and Advancing Cancer Research. Stories from more than 35,000 dedicated employees at more than 80 properties in 34 countries illustrate how the Golden Rule has inspired this global company to give back to their communities.
And speaking of milestones, American Spa is commemorating of our 15th year in print with a special anniversary section called “Celebrating 15 Years.” We kicked off this revisit of the magazine from its beginning in February with a look back at 1997 to 2000. In the April issue, we’re focusing on 2001 to 2002. In it, we highlight spa headlines, speak to industry leaders who have been with us since the beginning, and look at the featured years’ world news. I hope you enjoy this special section, and be sure to stay tuned. The story continues in June, August, October, and December. Thanks so much for celebrating with us.