November/December  2006 



Sample “Visions of Sugar Plums” at The Island Hotel Newport Beach



During the holiday season, The Island Hotel Newport Beach offers the “Visions of Sugar Plums” package. Available through December, this spa-only package is a priced at $245 per person (excluding tax and gratuities) and includes: a revitalizing 60-minute facial, using organic skin care products filled with wild plum, pear and green apple essence; a 90-minute fruit and spice-based pedicure for tired feet; and a Black Currant Martini to be enjoyed during the pedicure. For spa appointments, call 949-760-4992.

The Island Hotel Newport Beach is located minutes from Newport Harbor and overlooks the nearby islands of Balboa, Lido and Catalina. It features a new 4,000-square-foot spa; a 3,000-square-foot resort-style pool; two award-winning restaurants; a fitness center; two outdoor; lighted tennis courts; and over 30,000 square feet of meeting space.

For reservations and more information, call 888-321-4752 or visit:



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Connect with Nature at Luxury Yoga Retreats at Jamaica’s Round Hill



Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Round Hill is offering a series of Yoga Retreats from Inward Bound, a yoga program which combines body and mind fitness and meditation at a Caribbean resort known for its natural beauty. The programs are scheduled for November 8th -12th and January 24th – 28th, 2007. Each Retreat is limited to 20 people and all classes are optional. It is suitable for all levels of fitness, including beginners.

The Inward Bound Program, open to both men and women, includes Yoga, Pilates, and other disciplines; private airport transfers; accommodation in an oceanfront room in the Pineapple House; all meals; afternoon tea; non-motorized water sports; tennis; fitness center with instructor for exercise classes and gym-equipment; one massage, welcome gift; and a jogging and walking path. Inward Bound classes begin on Wednesday afternoon and end Sunday morning. The schedule varies with each retreat and the price starts at $1,800, double occupancy; single rates are available.

Inward Bound was created by Jane Fryer, a master teacher of yoga; she will work with a group of teachers, each of whom has a unique approach to the restoration of the body and spirit.

For more information or reservations call 800-972-2159,
email or visit



New Spa Opens at French Lick Springs



The newly opened 27,000-square foot full-service Spa at French Lick Springs in Indiana has 24 treatment and relaxation rooms, as well as a hair salon and retail space and a fitness center. A number of packages are being offered.

The Getaway includes accommodations, breakfast for two and a 15% service charge it’s priced from $159 in the off-season (November 1st through March 31st, 2007).

The Couples Spa Package, priced from $699 in the off-season includes accommodations, breakfast for two, a spa gift, two signature Pluto Baths, a couples massage, two refresher facials and a 15 percent service charge.

For more information, call 866-379-2202 or visit



Enjoy Spa Experiences in a Private Villa



Wimco, the Newport, RI, villa rental and hotel reservations company, offers five villas in its portfolio of 200+ villas in St Barts that have specially designated and equipped on-premise facilities for spa and massage services provided by St Barth Spa, the treatment division of Le Ligne St Barth. Treatment menus can be viewed online. Le Ligne St Barth is an island-based company whose creams and lotions can be purchased locally as well as at London’s Fortnum & Mason.

In most other St. Barts villas represented by Wimco, a St Barth Spa specialist will bring a massage table that can be set up for a poolside treatment or inside the villa. One example of the ‘villspa’ spa style is the opulent Palladian-style six-bedroom villa Bon Temps (villa code SIB BTR), which sits on a hillside on the west side of Pointe Milou, with sunset views of Chevreaux, Fourchue, Toc Vers, St Martin and Anguilla. Surrounded by tropical gardens, the house is decorated in white, soft greens and blues with hand-painted tile lounge banquettes on the terrace, custom mosaic floors in the living area and limestone floors throughout the bedrooms and terraces. All six bedrooms have high ceilings, stone-tiled bathrooms and ocean views. Two have private terraces and outdoor showers. The in-villa spa is on the lower level within an air-conditioned fitness area.

The four other villas in St Barts that have a dedicated on-site spa area are SIB THI, SIB TAL, SIB MAC and SIB FGO.

In addition to booking villas, spa treatments and air tickets, Wimco’s reservations staff will book rental cars, boat charters, provision the villa, arrange for babysitters and make dinner reservations. To book a villa with a spa on St. Barts call:



Nashville's Luxury Spa Sweetens the Season



The new Relâche Spa at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center features the Peppermint & Chocolate Decadence Experience, available through December and priced at $270. It begins with the Peppermint & Chocolate Body Treatment, designed to relax mind, body and spirit, followed by the Peppermint & Chocolate Facial to overcome the harsh effects of cold winter weather. Renew hands and feet with the Peppermint & Chocolate Manicure and the Peppermint & Chocolate Pedicure. Complete with experience with a Peppermint & Chocolate martini. Relâche is Tennessee's largest and most luxurious full-service spa, a 27,000-square foot facility with 12 treatment rooms.

One- to four-night vacation packages are available at Gaylord Opryland, which is presenting A Country Christmas® from November 16th through January 2nd, 2007. The holiday tradition features The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes.

To book the Peppermint & Chocolate Decadence Experience or for more information about vacation packages, call 888-999-OPRY (6779) or visit:










































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