SpaFinder Unveils 2009 Readers’ Choice Award Winners, Honoring Spa-Goers’ Favorite Spas across the Globe
More Votes Cast–across More Countries, Regions, and Categories–Than in Program’s Seven-Year History
With 15,000 hotel, resort, and destination spas worldwide, the industry has never been more vast, diverse, or truly global, and our awards uniquely capture these realities
Readers’ Choice has become the industry’s premier awards program for reflecting the real, unvarnished opinions of global spa-goers. And for every spa singled out, it represents a tremendous honor.
SpaFinder, Inc., the global spa and wellness resource, today revealed the winners of its prestigious 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, honoring spa-goers’ favorite spas across the world–by continent and country/region–as well as their top picks in 27 diverse categories.
The 2009 SpaFinder awards attracted an unprecedented level of consumer participation, while also providing the most comprehensive assessment of the global spa market to date: More votes were cast (360,000)–across more countries, regions, and categories–than in the program’s seven-year history.
In addition to regions/categories traditionally recognized by the awards, new destinations were added in ’09, including Argentina, Mainland China, Scandinavia, Spain, and South Africa, along with timely new categories like ‘Best for Environmental Practices.’
Several macro trends emerge: an exceptional showing for spas with an explicit wellness/health/fitness focus, a striking performance by globally branded spas (such as ESPA, Fairmont Willow Stream, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental and Spa Chakra), along with an uptick in honors for spas with a water/hydrothermal focus, perhaps reflecting a renewed consumer enthusiasm for spa’s ancient roots.
“With 15,000 hotel, resort, and destination spas worldwide, the industry has never been more vast, diverse, or truly global, and our awards uniquely capture these realities,” noted SpaFinder’s president, Susie Ellis. “Readers’ Choice has become the industry’s premier awards program for reflecting the real, unvarnished opinions of global spa-goers. And for every spa singled out, it represents a tremendous honor.”
The 2009 awards are based on votes submitted worldwide at SpaFinder’s global consumer websites and by readers of SpaFinder publications. Voters were asked to cast ballots only for stay spas they’ve personally visited within the past three years.
2009 Crystal Award Winners–Favorite Spas by Continent
The Crystal Award, the most coveted Readers’ Choice honor, recognizes the most extraordinary spa on each (habitable) continent. This year’s standard-bearers are:
Africa: Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa (Knysna, South Africa)
Asia: Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa (Suratthani, Thailand)
Australia: Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat (Queensland, Australia)
Europe: Mandarin Oriental, Prague (Prague, Czech Republic)
North America: Canyon Ranch Tucson (Arizona, USA)
South America: Kurotel Longevity Center and Spa (Gramado, Brazil)
2009 Country/Region Winners
Awards were given for the top spa in each of 33 countries and regions, from traditional destinations like Thailand or the Caribbean to emerging markets in Asia or South America. In addition to the Crystal Award continent winners named above (who also took top honors in their country/region), here’s the list of global favorites:
Argentina: Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
Austria: Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol
Canada: Ste. Anne’s Country Inn and Spa
Caribbean: The BodyHoliday at LeSport
Central America: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
China (Hong Kong): The Peninsula Hong Kong
China (Mainland): Chi, the Spa at Pudong Shangri-La
France: Guerlain Spa at Trianon Palace Versailles
Germany: Brenner’s Park Hotel & Spa
Greece: GB Spa at Hotel Grande Bretagne
India: Ananda in the Himalayas
Indonesia: COMO Shambhala Estate
Ireland: Sámas, the Deluxe Destination Spa at Park Hotel Kenmare
Italy: Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort
Japan: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
Malaysia: Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Maldives: One & Only Maldives at Reethi Rah
Mexico: Rancho La Puerta
Middle East: Spa Chakra at the Alfardan Towers
Philippines: Mandala Spa & Villas
Russia: The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
Scandinavia: Vann Spa Hotel and Conference Center
Singapore: Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Singapore
South Pacific Islands: The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
Spain: SHA Wellness Clinic
Switzerland: ESPA at the VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU Grand Hotel & Spa
United Kingdom: Chewton Glen
2009 Category Award Winners
To help consumers identify the best spas for their specific goals, SpaFinder readers also named their picks for the best spas across 27 categories: from ‘Best for Affordability’ to ‘Best for Men’ to ‘Best Medical Program.’
In conjunction with its Readers’ Choice Awards, SpaFinder this week also named Dr. Andrew Weil the recipient of its seventh annual Visionary Award, presented to an outstanding contributor to the spa and wellness industries. Dr. Weil was honored as a trailblazer in integrative health and healing, and for his work bridging the worlds of medicine, complementary medicine, and spa.
NJ Day Spa Announces Father’s Day Spa Gift Certificate Sale
Aquamedica Day Spa in Long Branch NJ will help families celebrate Father’s Day with a major sale on gift certificates the week before the holiday. Owner Valentina Chistova is planning an event for holiday gift shoppers on a budget.
Father’s Day gift shopping is made easy by Aquamedica Salon and Day Spa in NJ. The ocean-front spa is planning a huge sale to help families afford a special spa gift certificate for the holiday.
NJ spa plans gift certificate event for Father’s Day gift shoppers. The event will be held June 11th and will offer major premiums for customers who purchase a spa gift certificate at Aquamedica Day Spa.
Aquamedica Salon and Day Spa in NJ is planning a very special Father’s Day gift certificate event. The famed ocean-front spa plans to help families celebrate the occasion with special offers on their highly requested spa gift certificates.
A Father’s Spa Day gift sale will take place on Thursday, June 11th at Aquamedica Spa from 6-9pm. Customers who come to shop will enjoy a delightful evening of wine and cheese, accompanied by very special offers on their gift certificate purchases. During the event only, customers who purchase a spa gift certificate for $150 will receive a complimentary spa gift certificate in the amount of $50. Customers who purchase a gift certificate valued at $200 will receive a complimentary gift certificate in the amount of $100.
Spa owner, Valentina Chistova, is celebrated for her infamous spa parties where she announces major discounts on spa services or spa gift certificates. The legacy started last year when Chistova helped celebrate Black Friday one week early and offered holiday shoppers Buy One Get One free gift certificates at a catered event at her spa. The event was a huge success and prompted Chistova to launch her ‘Aquamedica Cares’ program, a series of weekly specials that discounts their most popular spa services by as much as 50%. Chistova says, “In a time when families and businesses are affected most by a deteriorating economy, we wanted to put our spa to good use by filling it with people who are longing for spa relief but cannot afford our services right now. “
Instant Father’s Day gift cards are conveniently available on Aquamedica’s instant gift store online . Customers have the ability to design, personalize and print or email gift certificates for immediate gift giving gratification.
For more information on the services offered at Aquamedica Salon and Day Spa, visit.
AQUAMEDICA Salon and Spa is a full service salon and day spa located on the ocean front boardwalk of Pier Village in Long Branch, New Jersey. Their ideal location, nestled on the boardwalk of New Jersey’s most highlighted lifestyle center for shopping, dining and entertainment, makes Aquamedica a true destination for health, wellness and happiness.
Aquamedica Salon and Spa
16 Laird Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740
The Day Spa Association and the Organic Trade Association have joined forces to introduce the Organic industry to the Day Spa industry.
“We have had a cordial relationship with OTA since 2000, whereas we exchanged memberships in order to keep up-to-date with each other, and explore how we can possibly align ourselves”, says Hannelore Leavy, Executive Director of the Day Spa Association. “Now with the ‘green’ movement all around us, I think the time has come for these two industries to grow closer together and support each other”, adds Leavy.
All Things Organic™ will be held in Chicago at McCormick Place June 16 – 18, 2009.
The Day Spa Association, in addition to be present on the tradeshow floor – booth 1637 in the Health & Wellness Section – will also conduct the following workshop:
Wednesday 6/17 from 12:30-1:30
Looking to enter or increase your sales to the spa industry?
Knowing something about the needs and expectations of spa owners and their clients will help you succeed.
Eric Light, President of the Strawberry Hill Group and a member of the Day Spa Association Board of Advisors will share with you the Association’s profile of a spa-goer, as well as preliminary data from their current study of spa-goer retail habits.
This session is a must for those wanting to succeed in the spa market.
DSA’s current study on the marketing demographics of a day spa-goer will be available to conference attendees FREE of charge when attending the seminar.
As more and more businesses, and especially spa businesses and their clients are becoming environmental conscious, organic products will have a big influence in products used in a spa setting, as well as attract the right consumer in their 21st Century spa.
They invite all DSA + IMSA members who are planning to come to Chicago, to call our offices or email [email protected] to get their free VIP pass, which will entitle them to visit the exhibit floor and listen to the keynote address – another benefit from the DSA.
The Day Spa Association (DSA) is a professional membership-based trade organization founded in 1991. The focus is to serve as the primary business resource for day spa professionals through educational seminars and workshops, research studies, publications and Internet informational exchanges. Further, DSA advocates members’ businesses by enhancing consumer awareness and demand for spa services and products. In addition, to protect consumers, DSA establishes a standard of excellence to assure the continuous elevation of professionalism and quality driven services in the day spa industry. For more information, please contact the DSA at 201-865-2065.
The Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has developed a menu of citrus-based spa treatments that is unexpectedly indigenous to the Phoenix area and offers a very different “sense of place” from the typical desert-inspired spa treatments.
In 1929, the original Royal Palms Resort and Spa was built on 65 acres in the middle of a citrus grove at the base of Camelback Mountain. Today, many of the original trees are peppered throughout the grounds and around the Alvadora Spa. Further, in years past, citrus was one of four key drivers of the Phoenix economy.
At a resort synonymous with romance, the Alvadora Spa’s menu of signature spa treatments featuring the fragrant orange blossom scent is quite fitting. The orange blossom scent comes from neroli, the fragrant bitter orange blossom which produces one of the most cherished and expensive oils in the botanical kingdom. Neroli is named after Anna-Maria de la Tremolille, Princess of Nerola (near Rome) in the 17th Century. According to tradition, orange blossoms were used in bridal bouquets to calm apprehension before the couple retired to the marriage bed. Today, the orange blossom represents joy, sensuality, weddings and romance.
The Alvadora Spa in Phoenix was specifically designed to provide a selection of spa treatments for couples in the spa’s Acqua Dolce suite. Featuring two heated stone tables with overhead rain showers, the suite opens to a private outdoor patio with a fireplace and waterfall shower. A therapeutic herbal tub and open views of the garden highlight the adjoining Acqua Giardino room.
Citrus spa treatments include:
Citrus Grove Facial, 90 minutes starting at $200. This is an anti-aging facial using products brimming with neroli-based antioxidants to combat premature aging and provide skin with a healthy glow. The orange blossom skin care treatment includes a luxurious acupressure and lifting facial massage, a hydrating hand treatment and an application of Vitamin C (an ampoule is provided to take home for continued results).
Orange Blossom Body Buff, 60 minutes starting at $135. The sweet, uplifting scent of neroli oils is enchanting. Neroli is a naturally balanced moisturizing essential oil from the orange blossom, and it helps to restore moisture and support the skin’s renewal process. A vigorous exfoliation is followed by a scalp and neck massage while the body is cocooned in warmth. The spa treatment is finished with a rich body lotion and mists of neroli water.
Citrus with a Twist Massage, 60 or 90 minutes starting at $135 or $195 respectively. Combining the sense of smell with touch, this massage uses a variety of essential citrus and orange blossom oils to balance and restore energy.
Simply Citrus Manicure, 30 minutes starting at $35. A soothing therapy for dry, parched hands begins with a citrus soak, followed by nail grooming, a moisturizing application of citrus lotion and polish.
Simply Citrus Pedicure, 30 minutes starting at $45. Beginning with a citrus soak to rejuvenate the feet, this pedicure is followed by nail grooming, a moisturizing application of citrus lotion, and polish.
For information and reservations, call the Alvadora Spa at 602-977-6400 or visit www.royalpalmsresortandspa.com.
In sync with the tranquility, wisdom and splendor of the natural world, The Spa at Terranea offers guests a peaceful haven where life-enriching programs bring balance to body, mind and spirit. “Time” and “place” play central roles in the spa experience with day spa treatments and activities timed to our natural body clocks, while design, décor and products showcase the natural beauty of Terranea Resort spa’s stunning location in Palos Verdes. Opening June 2009, the 102 acre Terranea Resort is managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts and developed by Lowe Enterprises.
It’s About Time…..
The Spa at Terranea offers a day spa treatment menu that is mindful of the body’s natural circadian rhythms.
Four signature, spa treatment rituals that showcase this concept include:
Signature Morning Spa Rituals:
Reflections in Crystal (60 minutes):
This is invigorating foot treatment incorporates Crystal Quartz, singing bowls, a beautiful copper foot bath and reflex-structural foot massage to encourage alignment of body and mind. The treatment leaves guest stimulated and balanced both mentally and physically – the perfect way to start the day.
Ocean Prelude (120 minutes):
Guests begin with a replenishing seaweed wrap rich in vital nutrients before slipping into a warm salt water bath. Cleansed and nourished, guests indulge in a sensuous, robust long stroke laminaria oil massage. The benefits are better absorption of nutrients to improve skin tone, circulation, energy, focus and health.
Signature Afternoon/Evening Rituals:
El Segundo Blue – A Ritual of Metamorphosis (90 min):
Guests begin with a slow, rhythmic massage of sensuous, aromatic botanicals that help to detoxify and provide a deep sense of well being. Afterward, guests are cocooned in a sea blue mineral clay wrap rich in magnesium, the element of relaxation. A divine head & scalp massage inspires bliss and soaring dreams of flight.
Flickering Embers (120 min):
Guest begin by basking in the soothing warmth of a nutrient rich, detoxifying volcanic ash body wrap, which is followed by a neutral bath of fragranced essential oils and healing magnesium. The Hara balancing massage is an abdominal massage – the Hara is the energy center of the body – that encourages full relaxation and rest. Warm, comforting marine poultices placed across the lower back, knees and neck gently prepare guests for a night of perfect rest.
It’s About Place….
Adding to the unique California spa resort experience is an exquisite spa design that harnesses the energy and beauty of its surroundings. Ocean views reign throughout, particularly from the second story oceanfront co-ed lounge complete with cozy fireplace and walkout balcony that gives the illusion of being positioned directly over the ocean.
The Spa at Terranea is a 25,000 square-foot facility that includes 24 luxury treatment rooms, three VIP suites, separate indoor/outdoor lounge retreats for men and women, an oceanfront pool, 5,000 square foot Fitness and Wellness Center, full-service salon and Spa Café.
About Terranea Resort
Terranea is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The spa resort in Palos Verdes boasts a 582-room resort including a 360-room hotel with 20 bungalows and 32 suites. Also available are 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more intimate setting. For more information visit www.terranea.com.
The Spa At The Hotel Hershey has earned international fame for its signature chocolate treatments, but spring and summer are the perfect time for guests of the “Chocolate Spa” to discover some of the other types of treatments that are available.
Beginning May 1, Spa guests can transcend into their own healing garden with the all-new “High Point Garden Foot & Hand Rituals.” The treatments were inspired by the estate gardens of Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine, and are named after the Hersheys’ home, High Point. (That home was also the inspiration for the décor of the Spa itself.) A relaxing manicure or pedicure experience includes a harmonizing soak, exfoliation, refreshing mask, paraffin dip and moisturizing massage. The High Point Garden Hand Ritual costs $55* and lasts 50 minutes, and the High Point Garden Foot Ritual costs $75* and lasts 60 minutes.
On Wednesday and Thursday nights from June 24 through August 27, Spa guests can enjoy the “Hot Summer Nights Package,” which includes a Refresher Facial, Spa Pedicure, and a special menu in The Oasis (the Spa guest-only dining room) to complete the experience. Appointments are available between 4 and 8 p.m.; the experience lasts two hours and costs $141*.
And from July 1 through August 31, the Spa will offer a “Sweet Summer Sampler.” Guests can experience three treatments rolled into one amazing experience – the Mojito Sugar Scrub, a hydrating body wrap and a massaging application of body butter – plus a complimentary travel-size signature Spa product. The service lasts 80 minutes and costs $160*.
For more information, visit www.ChocolateSpa.com or call 1-877-772-9988 to schedule appointments.
* No substitutions, please. A 20 percent service charge will be added to the bill for all treatments. The package must be taken by one person in one day and must be scheduled in advance. This may not be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts.
When planning a trip to the Napa Valley, here is an enjoyable idea–doubled! Stay at The Meritage Resort and Spa, and when you are ready for some delicious, complimentary wine tasting, it’s just a three minute walk to the Falcor winery. Leave the car in the parking lot and taste safer and greener!
Falcor pours several fine wines, including its marvelous Bordeaux blend named “Bijou,” and the tastings are–yes–free, a rare concept these days in the Napa Valley. As you sip, you can see the winemaking happening right through a large picture window in the sleek tasting room. Also available for tasting is a top Chardonnay from the Durell vineyard, two great Cabernets as well as a Syrah, Zinfandel and Sangiovese. You can taste at ease in the comfortable and modern tasting room without the crowds and pressure to keep moving. Relax and sip! Private parties can be arranged, too. The attractive boutique winery was founded by Jim Peterson and Mike Bee with his son, Ryan Bee, as winemaker. www.falcorwines.com.
The Meritage Resort and Spa offers a unique experience for wine enthusiasts with a host of special wine events. One of the special amenities is an outstanding spa in a spacious wine cave. The resort also has an excellent restaurant, Siena, and a top wine program. Owners Tim and Steph Busch also own a winery called Trinitas. Those wines are available at the hotel’s excellent wine tasting room. www.themeritageresort.com.
All in all, Falcor and Meritage offer a wonderful combination for any wine and food lover looking for a distinctive experience in the southern end of the Napa Valley.
New Website Offers Easy Navigation, High Aesthetics and Superb Functionality
Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort and Spa hotel in Panama City Beach, Florida, launched their newly redesigned site, offering leisure guests, business travelers and meeting planners upgraded features to enhance their surfing experience. The website – www.marriottbaypoint.com – has been redesigned for easy navigation and functionality with a strong emphasis on aesthetics and reflects the continuing development of the hotels repositioning in the marketplace as an affordable high-quality destination.
The redesigned website is a comprehensive online brochure and extensive information source on the resort. A broad image gallery, details on resort amenities, online reservations, links to area attractions and extensive event calendar are a few of the superior features offered.
For further information on the redesigned website, availability or comments, please visit http://marriott.com/pfnbp or call 1-800-874-7105.
About Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort and Spa
Nestled on a breathtaking 1,100-acre wildlife sanctuary, Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort and Spa offers two of the most prestigious golf courses located along the panhandle of Florida. The championship golf courses include the serene Meadows Course and the only Nicklaus Design golf course in Northwest Florida. Conveniently located just fifteen minutes from Panama City Airport, the Panama City Beach family hotel offers 316 spacious guest rooms, including 60 one-bedroom golf villas. Gourmet and casual dining in four fabulous restaurants located on the property include: 30 Degree Blue Pub and Eatery, a casual restaurant located at the Bay Point Marina; Kingfish, a casual dining restaurant serving American cuisine; Club 19, a relaxed restaurant serving breakfast and lunch; and Lime’s Bar & Grill, an open-air eatery located on the water. Other Panama City Beach, FL resort amenities include: five Rubeco clay tennis courts; indoor and outdoor pools (six total, three heated); whirlpools; a full-service marina; the Serenity Spa, a full-service spa and salon; and relaxing recreational activities. The resort provides a luxurious setting for weddings, banquets, special events, and 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for conventions and company functions. For more information on Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort and Spa, visit www.marriottbaypoint.com or call 850-236-6000.
CHRISTUS Healthy Living Spa Wins Beaumont Enterprise Reader’s Choice Award
Voted by Beaumont residents as the favorite medical Spa, the CHRISTUS Healthy Living Spa – a Murad Inclusive Health Center has received a Reader’s Choice Award from the Beaumont Enterprise a little over a month after it opened its doors for business!
The CHRISTUS Healthy Living Spa, the first Murad Inclusive Health Spa in Texas, opened its doors in March with a gala ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Howard Murad, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad, Inc. and Benjamin Beckert, M.D., CHRISTUS Health Living Spa’s medical director. Based on the Beaumont Enterprise Reader’s Choice Award, the Spa has quickly won the hearts of local residents.
CHRISTUS partnered with Murad to create a center to promote overall health and help optimize the healing of hospital clinic patients. The innovative 3,400-square foot spa features treatments focused on supporting the needs of internal, external and emotional self care – the three pillars of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health philosophy. Just as with all Murad Inclusive Health Spas, the CHRISTUS Healthy Living Spa sets a tone and standard where each treatment is catered to the individual in order to achieve optimal results for regained youth and vitality.
“We are very excited to be honored with a People’s Choice Award so soon after opening the doors at CHRISTUS Healthy Living Spa,” said Tracey Sameyah, President, Murad Inclusive Health Spa. “This is a great partnership that sets the standard for future Murad Inclusive Health Spas around the world.”
“Built on the success of our flagship in Los Angeles, we believe that CHRISTUS will continue to flourish and become a destination for total wellness and overall health,” said Dr. Murad. “Our commitment to the people of Beaumont is long-term and we will continue providing them with the healthy lifestyle services they want – and build upon this great relationship with the local public for many years to come!”
In addition to the full menu of services, ranging from Inclusive Health consults, massages, manicures, facials and hair removal treatments to noninvasive face lifts and spray-on tanning, visitors to the spa are able to purchase natural cosmetics made of 100 percent crushed minerals. The full Murad line of skin care products, as well as the Murad Inclusive Health Spa brand of products, are also available for purchase.
To learn more about the new spa at CHRISTUS or book an appointment call 409-899-7SPA (7772).
CHRISTUS Hospital – St. Elizabeth, a 434-bed Catholic, not-for-profit health care facility in Beaumont, Texas, is the largest hospital between Houston and Baton Rouge. The hospital is the recognized regional leader in outpatient services, cardiology, oncology, neurology, pediatrics, general surgery, birthing, neonatal care, cardiac rehabilitation, imaging, and emergency services, and is designated as a Level III Trauma Center. CHRISTUS Hospital – St. Elizabeth has set the standard for progressive health care in Southeast Texas, and is the largest hospital in the area to be recognized by the Magnet Program through the American Nurses Credentialing Center for providing the highest level of nursing care. The hospital continues to adapt and change to meet the needs of the community, following the values and mission of the founding Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio–to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Murad, Inc. was founded in 1989 by Howard Murad. M.D., one of the world’s foremost authorities on skin health and a pioneer of the clinical skincare movement. All Murad products are based in The Science of Cellular Water™, Dr. Murad’s unified theory of health and aging.
The Murad brand includes 88 consumer products and 45 professional products sold in 42 countries. Murad is the #1 selling clinical skincare brand at many locations including Sephora and Ulta. Known globally for high performance topical and internal skincare, Murad has grown by producing innovative products that meet the needs of its customers.
Value is Embraced This Summer At The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
Summer at The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa promises to assuage economic woes with exceptional room rates, attractive spa offers, and above all, decadent getaways of genuine value.
Summer at The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa promises to assuage economic woes with exceptional room rates, attractive spa offers, and above all, decadent getaways of genuine value.
The Arizona summer months afford families the opportunity to connect through indoor and aquatic activities. Enjoy both at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa without dipping deeply into the wallet. Room rates begin at just $99, including two-for-one Sheraton Adventure Club access and free meals for children under twelve. Linger a little longer and receive a $50 Resort Credit for stays of two or more nights.
For guests who seek a relaxing respite away from the kids, Aji Spa provides a sanctuary of cooling relaxation. Throughout the summer, all Resort guests will receive a $25 Aji Gift Certificate applicable toward spa services and retail merchandise upon check-in. Aji invites local and out-of-town guests to indulge in affordable luxury with the Buy One Spa Service – Get One 50% off package from June 1st – September 6th. And each Wednesday night in June, Aji will host a Summer Nights Happy Hour with a 50% discount on a-la-carte treatments and extended café and spa hours so that guests can enjoy dinner and a cocktail with their services.
To show sincere appreciation to local heroes, Aji Spa will extend special discounts throughout the summer to Educational and Medical Professionals. The month of July will honor members of the Educational Community with a 30% discount on all spa services while August will honor the Medical Community with a 30% price reduction on treatments. To take advantage of this offer, simply show your medical or school ID upon check-in and Aji will grant the discount.
Thinking about a spa day but can’t find time away from the kids, Aji has the perfect solution. From June 1 – September 6th, all guests who purchase a full or half day spa package will receive complimentary admission to the Sheraton Adventure Club for one child and a 50% discount for each additional child. This unique offer provides a day of hassle-free fun for both adults and children.
The Sheraton Adventure Club is open daily to children ages 4-12 and offers supervised activities with camp counselors. The cost is $60.00 per day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and includes lunch. In addition to the Adventure Club, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa offers a full schedule of family-oriented activities such as guided walks on our Interpretive Trail, Native American arts crafts and demonstrations, Kids-Eat-Free, wagon rides, Storytime and Sundaes, poolside games and activities including Splash Cinema, offering family friendly poolside movies every Saturday night. The “Love Your Family” experience at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa is further enhanced by programs such as the Friday Family Arrival Reception, Hanyo Backyard BBQ Buffet, and check-in amenities geared towards kids.
The Aji Spa is open from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and treatments are available from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended at least one week in advance for preferred times and menu selections. For further information about Aji Spa or to book a treatment, please call 602-385-5759 or visit www.wildhorsepassresort.com for appointments or information.
For room reservations or more information, call: 602-225-0100 or visit www.WildHorsePassResort.com.
The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, located on the Gila River Indian Community, is a total destination resort showcasing the heritage, culture, art and legends of the Pima and Maricopa Tribes. The resort offerings include: 500 culturally themed rooms, Mobil Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Dining at Kai, the Mobil Four Star Native American Aji Spa; 36-holes of Troon-managed golf at Whirlwind Golf Club; the 1,000-acre Koli Equestrian Center, and a boat cruise to the Wild Horse Pass Casino and Rawhide Western Theme Town. For more information please visit www.wildhorsepassresort.com