Scottsdale Boasts Three New Spas

By GolfPublisher Staff, Staff Report

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - It is no secret that Scottsdale's spa facilities and treatments are among the most unique. If you have ever traveled to Scottsdale, you know that when it comes to the definitive spa experience, our city has it, with an abundance of day and resort spas featuring rare treatments that marry the age-old elements of the Sonoran Desert with the modern techniques of healing.

Native American-based treatments use Sonoran Desert elements such as river rocks, honey, cactus extracts and lavender. And, Scottsdale now boasts three new destination spas!

The Boulders Gets the Midas Touch

In November, The Boulders opened their 33,000-square-foot spa affiliated with the acclaimed Golden Door Spa in Escondido, CA. The spa features 25 treatment rooms, a labyrinth/meditative maze, a 2,000 square-foot fitness center and outdoor patios.

The spa was designed with West and East wings. The West Wing houses the check-in area, fitness center, and mind/body and movement studios.

The East Wing has a more contemplative setting with mediation areas, treatment rooms (each with four choices of music), hydrotherapy, a full-service salon, elaborate locker rooms, a circular tea room and an interior rock and sand garden. In addition, the facility boasts an area dedicated to Watsu (an underwater treatment), two Vichy treatment rooms with heated floors and Swiss showers, one couples suite and one "Ultimate Spa Suite" (700 square feet with steam showers, private patio, dataport and television).

For general information, call 800-767-3574.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Caters to the Mind, Body and Spirit

The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain opened 24 new spa casitas in October 2001. The property, formerly John Gardiner's Tennis Ranch, has repositioned itself from a tennis resort to a casual, but elegant resort with facilities that cater to the mind, body, spirit and senses of their guests. The spa casitas were constructed on two levels complementing the resort's mountainside setting. The casitas surround the centerpiece of the resort, the 12,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor Sanctuary Spa that is scheduled to open in January 2002. Adjacent to the spa will be a tennis compound, 25-yard lap pool and fitness center that serve resort guests and spa members.

For general information call 800-767-3574.

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Creates a Desert Oasis

This December, The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will open its 44,000-square-foot spa complete with 25 treatment rooms, a fitness facility and a full-service salon. Willow Stream - The Spa at Fairmont will offer guests a southwestern experience featuring the use of indigenous products in both its décor and treatments. The spa will encompass three levels all linked together by a flowing waterfall that will create the desert oasis setting. Additional features include a reception area with a welcoming fireplace, exercise studio, meditation courtyard, a male and female spa area, a meditation garden, and a private adult swimming pool located on the roof of the facility.

For general information, call 800-767-3574.

GolfPublisher Staff, Staff Report

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