November/December  2006 



Maui Spa & Wellness Center to Launch in Boca Raton January 2007



In January 2007, the $3 million 7,000-square foot stand-alone Maui Spa & Wellness Center of Boca Raton will open its doors to showcase the Aloha Spirit of Maui. Guests will be greeted with flower leis and herbal tea. Spa personnel will emphasize inner healing and harmony, rather than “outer beauty” treatments. The spa and wellness center combines eastern and western influences, with 10 private spa treatment rooms, a Hana hydrotherapy room, a Kipahulu relaxation room, a full-service salon, spa retail, and a private, Asian-influenced rooftop garden amidst a Feng Shui balanced environment. Completing the healing experience: the services of an acupuncturist, chiropractor and psychotherapist.

The spa’s Hana Room, named after the rainforest area of Maui, is a water-focused retreat inspired by the 7 sacred pools found on the Island, with two private copper soaking tubs, two wet tables for exfoliating body treatments, deluge waterfall showers and Swiss needle showers, steam and state-of-the-art infrared saunas. The room also features a Feng Shui designed cold plunge pool to refresh and awaken the body post-treatment.

On the rooftop is an Asian-themed garden where guests may take such fitness classes as sunrise/sunset Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and cultural Hula. A Tea Bar will also be housed here, serving whole leaf signature tea elixirs and light spa cuisine. The Maui Spa & Wellness Center is located at 2100 NW Boca Raton Boulevard in Boca Raton, Florida.


Westin Bear Mountain Opens Victoria Golf Resort & Spa



Bear Mountain Resort, the only master planned resort community on Vancouver Island, has opened the Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa. The first Westin-branded hotel on Vancouver Island, The Westin Bear Mountain is built around the $50-million CDN, 160,000-square-foot clubhouse and features 156 guest rooms and suites, the 12,000-square-foot Santé Spa, 6,000-square-foot of state-of-the-art meeting facilities and three restaurants.

Bear Mountain Resort is home to Vancouver Island's only Jack and Steve Nicklaus co-designed 18-hole golf course with a second Nicklaus course set to open in 2008.  Bear Mountain Resort is one of the largest resort developments in Western Canada covering 1,300 acres and offering a variety of residential and vacation real estate opportunities.

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Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa Will Open in Spring



Scheduled to open in Spring 2007, The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa is located in Sidney, BC, 25 minutes north of Victoria and five minutes from the Victoria International Airport and BC Ferries terminal. The upscale boutique hotel will have 55 guestrooms all with ocean and mountain views, including nine suites with full kitchens. The Pier will also feature a waterfront restaurant and lounge, street-side café, 2,050 sq. ft. full-service spa and salon, a 1,200 sq. ft. oceanfront fitness centre and a business centre.

The oceanfront hotel is situated at the foot of Beacon Avenue, the Town of Sidney's main shopping street, and is adjacent to the Sidney pier, waterfront walkway and park. Sidney is the gateway to the Gulf Islands and the hotel is near a variety of activities including kayaking, whale watching, sailing, diving and cycling; also nearby, the Butchart Gardens and the wineries and farms of the Saanich Peninsula.

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Aroma Spa in Riveria Maya’s Essencia Introduces Chocolate Massage for Kids



Chocolate was an important part of life for the Mayan civilization. Now Aroma, the first pampering organic spa in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, has introduced a new and delicious Chocolate Massage for kids featuring organic cacao oil made locally in the Yucatan, the land of the Mayans.

Aroma's kids' Chocolate Massage is a back and frontal therapeutic massage using chocolate oil made from locally-grown cacao seeds. The massage is done outside by the pool or in the comfort of their room, in the company of the child’s parents. The treatment begins with the therapists showing the kids the cacao seeds and explaining the process of how chocolate is made. While the kids are getting the sweet, moisturizing massage, the therapist teaches the kids about the benefits of chocolate and the history of the Mayans and their love for chocolate. Once the treatment ends, kids get delicious hot chocolate with cinnamon as a treat. The Chocolate Massage is available for kids between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. Cost: $75 for 45 minutes.

Located on a two-mile stretch of white sand, Esencia, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a boutique resort with 29 suites and guestrooms.

For more information and reservations call 877-528-3490 or visit:



Anguilla Resorts Feature Holiday Specials



The Cuisinart Resort & Spa has a Thanksgiving package that includes: four nights/five days accommodations based on double occupancy; airport greeting; Caribbean welcome drink upon arrival; complimentary in-room bottled water; daily continental breakfast; special Thanksgiving dinner for two; two lunches for two at Café Mediterraneo; two dinners for two at Santorini; two 50-minute spa treatments. Starting at $2,455, the package is valid from November 20th to November 27th and is subject to availability; service and government charges apply.

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At Cap Juluca, ten spa packages and treatments have been added to the already extensive spa menu; they include the Caribbean Coma, Jet Lag, Serenity and Tropical Delight, new aromatherapy essential oils and herbal treatments. Also, a Pilates class has been added to the already existing Tai Chi, Yoga and Beach Fitness classes.

The Romantic Rendezvous Special Program (valid from Jan. 3rd to April 17th, 2007, is priced between $9,520 and $13,765 (, depending on type of accommodation) and includes seven nights accommodations for two, champagne and flowers on arrival, four dinners for two at any of the hotel restaurants or from room service (not including beverages), continental breakfast daily, one hour massage for two, all day snorkeling trip with BBQ lunch and beverages, one day car rental (insurance not included), arrival and departure taxi transfers from Anguilla's airport or ferry terminal.

For more information and reservations, call 888-858-5822,
e-mail; or visit

To learn more about Anguilla, call the Anguilla Tourist Board at 877-4 ANGUILLA or visit:



Arizona’s Biltmore Resort & Spa Celebrates the Holidays with Spa Treatments that Nourish and Heal



The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa is offering a special holiday experience for spa aficionados: two new treatments that blend seasonal foods and fragrances with relaxing and rejuvenating techniques. From November 1st through January 15th, the spa will offer the soothing Cranberry Scrub & Pumpkin Body Wrap and the indulgent Chocolate-Peppermint Pedicure.

“The seasonal foods and ingredients used in the treatments have healing, moisturizing and restorative properties,” said Spa Director Carol Ford. “The Cranberry Scrub & Pumpkin Body Wrap cocoons you in a nourishing and hydrating embrace with the mouthwatering scent of pumpkin pie, while the Chocolate-Peppermint Pedicure combines a steaming cup of traditional hot cocoa with a chocolate mask and peppermint exfoliation to soften and invigorate feet worn out from shopping.”

The 80-minute Cranberry Scrub & Pumpkin Body Wrap is priced at $175, the 60-minute Chocolate-Peppermint Pedicure is $75.

The Spa at the Arizona Biltmore has 17 indoor treatment rooms including two wet treatment rooms for herbal wraps; two outdoor treatment rooms; three spa pools; steam rooms; saunas; locker and grooming facilities; and a full-service beauty salon. The attached Fitness Center features the latest cardiovascular and weight- raining equipment as well as an aerobics room.

For more information and to book a seasonal spa treatment, call 602-955-6600 or 800-950-0086, or visit:



Evensong Spa Opens at Heidel House Resort in Wisconsin



Evensong, a new full-service spa recently opened in a wooded grove in Green Lake, WI, across the street from the Heidel House Resort. Evensong offers a full range of services and enrichments for both men and women, including: facials, massage, body treatments, water therapy, nail, hair and makeup

Services: The spa’s most unique feature is the labyrinth, an ancient path to self-discovery and healing. “A labyrinth is a single path, called a ‘unicursal’, a tool for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation,” explains Scott Krause, General Manager at Heidel House. “Walking a labyrinth can be a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.”

For more information, call 800-444-2812 or visit:



Ooh and Aah Spa in Napa



Located in the center of Napa and set on green pastures overlooking the Napa River, the Five-star, 12-room Milliken Creek Inn & Spa is offering the “Ooh and Ahh Spa” package at $399 per night (valid through February 28th, 2007 subject to availability. Tax and service charges included; spa gratuity is extra. The package includes a Milliken room featuring a king-size bed, spa therapy tub, warming fireplace and gourmet breakfast with freshly baked pastries, quiche, juice and coffee—and a 75-minute Milliken massage.

The spa features Eminence, the Hungarian organic product line.

For more information or reservations, call 800-835-6112 or visit:



L’Auberge de Sedona New Spa Special



The elegant L’Auberge de Sedona now has a 1,500 square feet spa featuring four treatment rooms with a relaxation lounge with fireplace. Spa cabanas are located on Oak Creek for creek-side massages.

To celebrate, the property is offering the all-inclusive “Spa on the Creek” package. Available through February 10th, 2007, it includes: two nights accommodations (either Lodge or Cottage) – select either Lodge or Cottage; a $200.00 Spa credit; breakfast for two at L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek. Rates start at $295 per night, with a two-night minimum stay required. Room tax, service charge, alcohol and restaurant/spa gratuity extra.

L’Auberge de Sedona is located on 11 acres of forest surrounded by the dramatic red rocks of central Arizona; it has 56 king bed accommodations; including 19 guest rooms and two junior suites in the European style Inn, 31 private Cottages and four rooms in the Creek House. Executive Chef Jonathan Gelman presides over the four-diamond L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek.

For more information call 800-420-1806 or visit





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