Say “Namaste” to this Luxury Yoga Retreat in Turks & Caicos – Only $250‏

July 24, 2014 on 8:39 am | In Beachbooker, Caribbean, Spa Resorts, Turks Caicos | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowThe Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

GRACE BAY, Turks and Caicos – Relax, renew and make friendships on a yoga retreat in Turks and Caicos. From October 11 to 14, 2014, The Somerset on Grace Bay is offering a 4-day luxury yoga retreat for only $250 (valued at $650) for guests staying at the resort.

Guest yoga instructor, Christina Wypijewska, RYT500, will return to The Somerset to lead guests with a holistic approach to health and wellness. Set along the world-famous Grace Bay beach, Christina will leave guests feeling rebalanced and revitalized with a series of themed yoga sessions.

The yoga retreat add-on is a comprehensive experience at The Somerset on Grace Bay includes:

4 days of yoga and meditation including a paddleboard yoga session (complimentary; $400 value)
Retreat-exclusive spa treatment (30 minutes)
Healthy Cooking Seminar with Chef Justin Currie of Pavilion
Daily Continental breakfast
Daily lunch featuring special yoga retreat nutritious menu selections

Tuesday night beach BBQ

Guests will experience the healing energy of the ocean, warmth of the sun, and the transformational powers of fluid movement and meditation. Ideal for all skill levels, each day the retreat will focus on a different yoga philosophy and include sunrise meditation on the beach, an energizing morning flow yoga practice and a more gentle sunset yoga practice. In addition, there will be special sessions for paddleboard yoga, exploring energy-body awareness and ayurvedic healing practice.

The convenience of the yoga retreat add-on is that it can be enjoyed by one or more guests in each party, but not all guests are required to participate. Priced at only $250 per person, including tax and gratuities, the retreat is available as an add-on to any room category and combinable with all current special offers. Nightly rates in a one-bedroom Garden villa begin at $420 per night, based on double occupancy. The Somerset’s villa accommodations, available in one to five bedrooms, each feature a gourmet kitchen, marble bathrooms, separate living room and balcony.

When not practicing their poses, retreat guests may relax in the oceanfront infinity pool or new on-site spa, or stay active with complimentary pedal bicycles to cruise around Grace Bay, fitness center with steam room, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, croquet and more.

For reservations and to check availability, please call toll-free (877) 887-5722, the resort direct at (649) 339-5900, or speak to a travel professional. For more details or to book online, visit

About The Somerset on Grace Bay

Located on world-famous Grace Bay on Turks and Caicos, The Somerset on Grace Bay is an intimate, award-winning five-star resort where couples and families alike enjoy treasured times together. The luxury resort features 53 one- to five-bedroom villas and suites ranging from 1,400 to 5,300 sq. ft., as well as two restaurants and bars, two freshwater pools, fitness center, full-service spa, a range of activities on land and sea, complimentary Caicos Kids Club, and concierge services.

The Inn at Dos Brisas: New Adventure Package‏

July 22, 2014 on 11:56 am | In Spa Resorts, Sports Travel, Texas | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowAn Ideal Blend of Action and Relaxation in Texas Hill Country:

The Inn at Dos Brisas Introduces the “Dos Brisas Adventure” Package

WASHINGTON, Tex., July 22, 2014 – From horseback riding and fishing to wine classes and couples massages, The Inn at Dos Brisas located in the foothills of Texas Hill Country offers guests the perfect combination of adventure and leisure. This season, The Inn is delighted to announce its new Dos Brisas Adventure Package, featuring luxury Spanish-style accommodations, breakfast each morning and guests’ choice of an activity per day.

An assortment of daily offerings available with the package include wine or cooking classes at The Inn’s five-star restaurant, tours of the newly expanded 42-acre USDA-certified organic farm and greenhouse, featuring more than 400 varieties of vegetables, horseback riding, carriage tours, bass fishing, clay target shooting or cycling through the scenic Texas countryside. Guests can also indulge in a one-hour massage by the private plunge pool from the comfort of an exclusive Hacienda or inside the tranquil quarters of a Casita. Following a day of adventure, visitors can continue to unwind with star gazing, self-guided golf cart tours or leisurely strolls through the resort’s lush rose garden.

The Adventure Package is based on double occupancy with special rates in both the Inn’s Casitas and larger Haciendas. Perfectly pairing elegance with authenticity, each private Casita and Hacienda is adorned with luxury ranch inspired textures, colors and fabrics. Both accommodations feature stone fireplaces and King-size beds dressed with Egyptian cotton sheets that welcome guests into a sound slumber to end their blissful stay, leaving them to awake relaxed and refreshed. The larger Haciendas are complete with oak floors and French doors that open to screened-in private patios overlooking the meadows of Texas Hill Country.

*The Adventure Package starts at:

• $969/Casita, $1,479/Hacienda, Sundays-Thursdays

• $1,129/Casita, $1,859/Hacienda, Fridays

• $1,259/Casita, $2,179/Hacienda, Saturdays

For more information or reservations, please visit or call 979-277-7750.

About The Inn at Dos Brisas

Situated on 313 acres in the foothills of the Central Texas Hill Country, The Inn at Dos Brisas is an idyllic ranch resort that evokes the spirit of a private Spanish manor. Featuring nine intimate haciendas and casitas, the ranch resort accommodates up to 28 guests. The Relais & Châteaux property provides a tranquil yet rustic experience with exceptional amenities that include distinctive culinary offerings, sustained largely by the Inn’s own USDA-certified organic farm, and Equestrian Center which features the second largest privately owned indoor arena in Texas. Other outdoor activities include bass fishing, cycling, clay target shooting and more. For more information and reservations, please visit  or call 979.277.7750.

Organic Cleanse & Revitalise Week In The Unspoiled Western Algarve

July 22, 2014 on 8:34 am | In Portugal, Spa Resorts | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowSituated upon the majestic cliffs overlooking the endless Atlantic Ocean amid the raw beauty of nature, Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda has always appreciated and respected the natural world as well as being committed to the wellbeing of their guests. Therefore they are delighted to announce that Neal’s Yard Remedies (NYR), a global leader in ethical, organic health and beauty, have become their health and wellness partner.
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Designer Health with NEW Medi- Spa at The Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast

July 22, 2014 on 7:33 am | In Ireland, Spa Resorts | Comments Off

The new generation of personalised and preventative treatments

Belfast’s leading 5* hotel The Culloden Estate & Spa is delighted to announce their collaboration with industry leaders in beauty and wellness to offer a NEW range of ground breaking treatments. In addition to the incredible range of therapies already on offer at the hotel’s spa, a new ‘Medi-Spa’ has been launched in conjunction with Randox Health, Room One Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic and The Cathedral Eye Clinic. Taking a Swiss style approach to spa treatments, the Medi-Spa will offer the latest in specialised beauty and wellness treatments, ensuring that clients are privy to cutting edge technology and innovations.

Lifestyle Packages

The Spa at the 5 star Culloden Estate and Spa, is Northern Ireland’s premier sanctuary for both body and mind. An oasis of tranquillity where ancient rituals and modern remedies are fused to create the ultimate wellbeing experiences, The Spa has evolved to offer an extensive and exclusive range of lifestyle packages. These highly personalised health assessments incorporate cutting edge technology and offer innovative diagnostic testing to assess health in depth and detail.

Many of the lifestyle packages are based on current common ailments resulting from our ever busy and stressful modern day lives. Designed to address key issues packages such as Stress Health TATT (Are you tired all the time?) evaluate the potential medical conditions behind persistent fatigue, whereas Diet Nutrition and Digestions, examines individual nutritional needs, empowering individuals to take control and adjust their lives accordingly. Women’s packages, 50+ packages and Health and Fitness packages are designed to provide everyone with the tools to achieve personal, optimal health levels.

Continually evolving to incorporate new tests as they are released from the Randox Laboratories, the lifestyle packages ensure the latest breakthroughs in health and wellbeing are immediately available to clients at The Culloden Estate and Spa.

The Health Lifestyle Packages start from £275.

Preventative Health Analysis

In addition to the treatment of existing conditions, a selection of over 300 diagnostic tests are available. Comprehensive preventative health assessments allow the identification of any early or underlying symptoms of ill-health from a minimal blood sample, which combined with expert consultations can result in early diagnosis and successful prevention. Individual health panels can be selected to target areas of specific interest, for example focusing on nutrition, metabolism, an individual organ, hormones or digestive issues. These tests allow key insights into individual health issues to directly target and improve future lifestyle choices.

Individual Health Panels start from £35

Room One Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic

Set in the luxurious surrounds of The Culloden Estate & Spa, dedicated experienced physiotherapists, work closely with physicians and surgeons to ensure individuals receive the best in expert treatments and programmes. An extensive assessment and diagnostic programme ensures that each injury is fully explored and understood, to prevent pain from returning and to restore optimal movement and function.

In addition to offering thorough assessment and diagnostic procedures, the spa is able to offer treatments for a myriad of ailments including acute and chronic neck and back pain, sports injuries, arthritic pain, rehab following surgery and fractures and repetitive strain injuries. The expert team deals with any immediate physical issues by restoring and balancing the body; whilst also offering long term solutions to underlying issues, which may be preventing full rehabilitation. Personalised physiotherapy sessions, treatment options include mobilisations, massage, Sarah Key techniques, aquatic and exercise therapy and acupuncture are also available.

Eye Clinic

Hastings Hotels has partnered with The Cathedral Eye Clinic to provide specialist laser eye and refractive surgery to clients at The Culloden Estate and Spa’s ground breaking Medi-Spa. Professor Johnny Moore is a world renowned specialist in laser refractive surgery and along with his team at The Cathedral Eye Clinic Belfast will be collaborating with The Culloden Estate and Spa to offer clients the latest technology in retinal screening. The Clinic is able to make use of the latest research in ophthalmology due to its active role and research partnership with the University of Ulster. This extensive medical expertise enables the clinic to examine and treat eye an incredible range of conditions using techniques such as 11D eye screening.

The Clinic, working to the highest levels of both safety and science showcases the most advanced procedures available in the world today, offering a whole new world of sight for clients who may not be suitable for standard refractive surgery .These world class clinical facilities are at the forefront of research and development and their range of incredible restorative treatments will now be available to clients at The Culloden Estate and Spa’s Medi -Spa.

Prices for individual treatments available on request. For further information or booking please visit

The Culloden Estate & Spa (; 028 9047 1066) offers stunning overnight accommodation, full Irish Breakfast, use of The Spa and a fabulous main course from the extensive A La Carte menu in the Mitre Restaurant for £80 per person per night in a Superior Double room (based on 2 people sharing).

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Summer Sun Safety Treatments at Global Spas/Resorts‏

July 21, 2014 on 1:24 pm | In Beachbooker, Cabo, Caribbean, Mexico, Orlando, Puerto Rico, Southwest, Spa Resorts, Virgin Islands | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowThe Island Cooler at Biras Spa

Biras Creek Resort – Virgin Gorda, BVI

As the spa’s signature treatment, The Island Cooler offers guests an invigorating salt scrub moisturized with freshly picked island aloe, a soothing body wrap and regenerating massage.

After Sun at Spa Sandos

Sandos Finisterra – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

This anti-inflammatory and hydrating body wrap is designed for sun-damaged skin. Its activating substances based on marine extracts help to deeply hydrate the skin and eliminate pain.

Hydrating Soak at The Heavenly Spa

Westin Beach Resort & Spa – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A tranquil soak designed to nourish and hydrate the skin.

Hydrating Wrap at The Spa at Hilton Orlando

Hilton – Orlando. Florida

The restorative body therapy begins when warm, algae blended with aloe vera and essential oils is applied directly to soothe the body. Guests then enjoy a revitalizing scalp, foot and hand massage.

Phyto Organic Shea Butter Wrap at Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Spa

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa – Tucson, Arizona

Fully hydrate and refresh with Phyto Organic Shea Butter Wrap. The rejuvenating body wrap encompasses an antioxidant olive oil exfoliation that prepares skin for a moisture-drenched warm shea butter wrap.

Elemis Exotic Frangipani Body Nourish Wrap at Mandara Spa

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa – Puerto Rico

Guests are anointed with scented Monoi Oil, comprised of a fragrant coconut and frangipani flowers blend, before being cocooned in a comforting wrap. To top off the experience, guests enjoy a conditioning scalp massage along with a 25 or 50 minute body massage.

The Willows Turns 90

July 16, 2014 on 7:02 am | In California, Los Angeles, Spa Resorts | Comments Off


The Former Home of Marion Davies Remains the Crown Jewel of the Desert

Palm Springs, Calif. –When The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn reopens in September after its annual summer hiatus, it will celebrate its 90th anniversary as one of the desert’s most iconic architectural treasures. Rates at the eight room hideaway, which was transformed from a private residence into a luxury inn and recently received TripAdvisor’s 2014 Award of Excellence, an accolade given to outstanding hospitality establishments receiving praise and recognition from actual travelers, start at $395 per night and include a chef-driven, three-course breakfast plus evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, poolside snacks and en suite edibles.

The History

The Willows has remained a timeless piece of Palm Springs history that modern-day travelers can experience. The estate was completed in 1925 for William Mead, a prominent Los Angeles housing developer, businessman and philanthropist who played an instrumental role in the development of the Owens River Valley Aqueduct. He and his wife Nella engaged William J. Dodd to design their desert hideaway and construction began in 1924. Dodd created a Mediterranean villa with a keen eye for detail and craftsmanship, which called for hand-carved doors carved from rich mahogany; intricate scrolls of wrought iron; and limestone chiseled by hand with rare Spanish tiles laid throughout. The hilltop setting and spectacular gardens, with exotic and rare plants selected by the Meads, coupled with winding rock pathways, were offset by a spectacular 50-foot waterfall that still cascades down the hillside today making a spectacular backdrop for the Inn’s dining room.

During the 1930s The Willows served as the pied a terre for Samuel Untermyer, whose name has resurfaced suddenly recently between the pages of J.R. Moehringer’s best-selling book Sutton about notorious bank robber Willie Sutton who tended to Untermyer’s New York estate gardens. During Untermyer’s tenure, The Willows was a revolving door of celebrities, dignitaries and politicos. The Einstein Room at The Willows is named for the genius, who slept behind its doors on many occasions. Even his favorite garden bench remains on a tiny knoll overlooking the grounds. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent part of their honeymoon at The Willows escaping the glare of photographers. Other notables included Joseph Kennedy, Shirley Temple, and Billie Burke. After Untermyer’s death in 1940, The Willows remained in the family passing to his eldest son Alvin who continued to maintain the estate for the next several years.

Enter stage left (or right) Marion Davies, who leased The Willows from Alvin Untermyer in the mid-1950s. Ms. Davies had faded from Hollywood in the late 1930s after making nearly 50 films. She was as well known for her acting abilities as she was for her 30 year affair with married publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst. Ironically, William J. Dodd, who designed The Willows, also designed the Hearst-owned Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles.

Marion Davies departed The Willows in 1960 and died just a year later in Los Angeles of cancer. During the next three decades The Willows saw a succession of owners and occupants with its glory days fading with each passing year. The architectural integrity was, at times, compromised and the once tended gardens were neglected and weed choked. The Willows and its history was altogether forgotten as residents passed on or moved away.

The Rebirth of The Willows

The Willows made a comeback in true Hollywood fashion when Drs. Tracy Conrad and Paul Marut purchased the property in 1994. These two physicians, who also happen to be husband and wife, resuscitated The Willows by breathing new life into this former beauty. The pair devoured its history by spending hours at the Palm Springs Historical Society scouring the archives. During the next 24 months Paul and Tracy meticulously restored the house and its once famous gardens to their original splendor.

In 1996 The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn welcomed its first guest. Although it’s been more than 50 years since Marion Davies lived here, her spirit is felt throughout. Those who want to channel Old Hollywood and the silent screen star have but a few choices: They can rent her Beverly Hills mansion for $600 thousand a month; they can drive up to San Simeon and tour Hearst’s Castle where she lived part-time with William Randolph Hearst; or, they can slumber in her namesake room, lounge on the terrace, dive in the refreshing pool, and enjoy the paparazzi-proof existence that Marion herself once enjoyed with a stay at The Willows.

The Guest Experience

With only eight incredible chambers—including one named for Ms. Davies–The Willows plays a starring role among the desert’s more typical mid-century properties. Registered guests receive the red carpet treatment and are privy to an abundance of privacy and amenities. Each suite is a capsule of luxury boasting its own style, charm and design with fireplaces, tandem claw foot tubs, private balconies, separate entrances, fainting couches and more. Each room features a king or queen-size bed, plush linens and hand-selected antique furniture reminiscent of the era in which the inn was built. Guests can connect to the outside world via high-speed Internet access, adjust their en suite temperature using individual climate controls, catch the latest installment of Downton Abbey on a flat screen television behind closed doors, view movies on a DVD player, or simply throw on a plush robe that is provided and lounge.

The 2014-15 Palm Springs travel season will mark The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn’s 90th anniversary. The award-winning hideaway is open September through June and is the only AAA Four Diamond property within city limits. The Inn and its sister property, The O’Donnell House, which rests on a promontory just above The Willows, are available for weddings, receptions, corporate retreats and special events. The Willows is located at 412 West Tahquitz Canyon Way just one-block south of Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs and is open to registered guests only. Reservations are now being accepted for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Call 800.966.9597 or visit us online at

Savor Fine Wine at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa‏

July 16, 2014 on 6:52 am | In Africa, Dine Drink, South Africa, Spa Resorts | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowThe Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa’s beautiful Azure Restaurant spoils its guests with the finest indigenous and international cuisine Cape Town has to offer. Depending on the season, guests can enjoy their exquisitely-prepared culinary delights while snuggled near the fireplace or overlooking the ocean while seated on the stunning terrace. Azure guests immerse themselves in the majestic combination of superior service, breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views, a delightfully welcoming atmosphere, phenomenal dishes and an extensive wine list.

During the winter months, signature dishes include game meat and salmon with expertly-designed flavor combinations to enhance each meal’s overall profile. In the summertime, savory freshly-caught seafood is balanced with a wide variety of locally-sourced produce. Azure’s four- and five-course tasting menus provide diners the opportunity to experience both sensational seasonal dishes as well as fabulous popular favorites, including the spectacularly-presented Sorbet Volcano.

Azure Restaurant proudly pays homage to Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, with a special menu selection. These offerings feature Tollman’s hearty traditional specialties showcased at all Red Carnation Hotels, such as the Crayfish and Prawn Cocktail, authentic Cape Malay style with slightly sweet and spicy curry, and her beloved Prawn Stroganoff. Azure’s truly delectable dessert menu includes her famous Bea’s Cheesecake with crème fraiche topping, strawberry syrup and fresh strawberries, as well as Bea’s Rice Pudding with salted caramel and caramelized nuts.

Tollman’s traditional Red Carnation signature dishes are perfectly balanced with Chef Pretorius’ modern original cuisine, cumulating in an intriguing menu showcasing both complex international fare and satisfying simple comfort food.

Azure’s considerable wine list recently received its sixth Diamond Award in the Diners Club Winelist Awards in 2013. Head Sommelier Gregory Mutambe, a diploma graduate from the Cape Wine Academy, is readily available to assist guests in making excellent cocktail pairing choices.

For details and reservations, please contact The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa at +27 21 437 9000, email: , or visit us online at

About The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is poised above the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles mountain range. The hotel’s interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance. Guests are spoiled with spectacular views of the ocean and mountain views in each of the beautiful bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite, each superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. The hotel boasts two pools perched above the ocean; its award-winning health and beauty Spa; Azure Restaurant, The Café Grill and The Leopard Bar; meeting, events and weddings facilities for up to 90 guests; and a 16-seater private cinema.

About The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is a member of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, award-winning collection of five- and four-star family-run boutique hotels in London, Dorset, Guernsey, Geneva, Palm Beach, Ireland, and South Africa. In South Africa, sister properties include The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg Mountains. Each property has its own individual character and unique location that reflects the local environment, culture and cuisine. They all share the qualities central to The Red Carnation’s ethos that win them so many prestigious awards – splendid luxury, generous hospitality, inventive and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and loyal staff committed to creating richly rewarding experiences for all their guests.

For more information about The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, please call toll free from the USA/Canada at 1.877.955.1515 or from Europe, Australia and New Zealand at + 800.1698.8740. Visit us at  or email .

About The TreadRight Foundation
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

TreadRight’s past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society’s inaugural “World Legacy Awards,” WildAid and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at   Watch the Jetsetters.TV  video about Bushmans Kloof and the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa at

Castiglion del Bosco’s CdB Spa Reopens with New Treatments

July 16, 2014 on 6:49 am | In Beachbooker, Italy, Spa Resorts | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowTuscany’s sophisticated country hideaway, Castiglion del Bosco, has reopened its CdB Spa for the 2014 season and now offers La Prairie’s exclusive line of treatments and products in addition to its in-house CdB line.

Castiglion del Bosco is a restored 800-year-old estate set deep in the heart of the UNESCO-protected Val d’Orcia Artistic, Natural and Cultural Park in Tuscany, a 30-minute drive from Siena. The CdB Spa, with its natural colors and design reflecting the essence of the Tuscan countryside, creates an elegantly simple and tranquil environment and offers an array of state-of-the-art therapies.

With the addition of La Prairie’s renowned beauty and anti-aging treatments and products, the CdB Spa now offers two paths to beauty and rejuvenation, with the other being CdB’s own treatments and products derived from natural ingredients found in the rich flora of southern Tuscany. Some of these treatments include:

La Prairie Caviar Lift Facial: Rich in omega-3 and amino acids, this treatment instantly firms the skin and includes a caviar-infused face mask and massage, which improves tone and texture leaving skin looking and feeling radiant.

La Prairie Pure Gold Radiance Facial: Pure gold drops lift and brighten skin as heated face masks enhance the penetration of Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold. A gentle massage of the hands, arms, feet and lower legs releases tension and skin is left looking smoother and feeling radiant.

CdB Essence of Tuscany Massage: CdB’s signature massage uses warm, herb-infused oil with Tuscan aromas to give guests an anti-stress experience which relaxes muscles and instills tissues with precious natural healing elements.

CdB Tuscan Wine Ritual: On one of Montalcino’s finest wine estates, this treatment uses ingredients rich in antioxidants, red wine aromas and soft gelatin for a purifying, exfoliating and stress-relieving experience that leaves skin feeling hydrated and renewed. The treatment concludes with a nourishing and restorative massage using an exclusive wine-infused oil followed by a glass of Castiglion del Bosco wine.

Consistent with Castiglion del Bosco’s overall philosophy of well-being, the CdB Spa includes private use of a Turkish bath and sauna, a couple’s treatment room, a relaxation area and offers the option of receiving treatments in guests’ suites or villas. The gym, furnished with Technogym equipment, overlooks gently rolling hills and offers personal training, yoga and Pilates classes. Guests also have access to an infinity pool and the option of enrolling in a boot camp and circuit training program in the woods.

For more information about Castiglion del Bosco and the new CdB Spa, please visit:

Castiglion del Bosco is a lavish 4,500-acre Tuscan country estate, owned by Massimo Ferragamo, and located near Montalcino, 30 minutes from Siena. The historic buildings of an entire Tuscan village and surrounding farms have been transformed into a network of suites and villas that bespeak the finest of Tuscan style, elegance, cuisine, wine making and specially tailored outdoor experiences. The estate is also home to Italy’s only totally private golf club designed by the celebrated Tom Weiskopf, as well as stunning vineyards producing the famed Brunello di Montalcino wines. There is also a heli-pad, fitness center, tennis courts, bocce court, hiking trails, Kids Club and spa.

Florida’s Newest Spa Destination: The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort.‏

July 16, 2014 on 6:45 am | In Florida, Orlando, Spa Resorts, Theme Parks Zoos Aquariums | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowWith stunning spa facilities including waterside couples’ bungalows, The Spa at Four Seasons is the ultimate retreat.

(Orlando)-– The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando’s newest destination Spa, provides an ideal haven to relax and escape. After a day spent at the theme parks or enjoying 18-holes of golf or a tennis match, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a luxurious treatment at The Spa. With 18 treatment rooms, including four couples’ suites and two couples’ spa bungalows, plus a full-service hair and nail salon, The Spa at Four Seasons offers something for everyone. Ensconced within the luxurious Golden Oak neighborhood, surrounded by lakes and lush landscaping, spa-goers will find they’ve discovered a true sanctuary.

Spa Director
Joining The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando from The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is Spa Director Derek Hofmann. Hofmann brings a wealth of spa expertise and is accustomed to working regularly with the Hollywood clientele of elite actors who frequented The Spa in Beverly Hills. Hofmann’s knowledge of anti-aging, “red carpet ready” treatments and techniques, as well as natural and organic skin care, is sure to be an asset to the Orlando market.

Overview & Design
The Spa at Four Seasons is a 13,000 square-foot sanctuary, inspired by the natural palette and imagery derived from the Florida Everglades. Shades of pale green, sand, and taupe are highlighted with floral colors in lavender and mauve, and contested with accents of white. The Spa Reception area features a moss green natural stone desk with a custom white plaster backdrop of native birds in their natural habitat. Sycamore veneer is presented in a contemporary polished stainless steel grid, and overhead coffers contain glittering fiber-optic light fixtures resembling grasses sparkling with soft green and lavender petals.

The spa journey extends into the relaxation lounge areas, where large-scale mosaics present bursts of color amidst an otherwise neutral palette of driftwood tones and pearly shell and rock crystal accents. Furnishings evoke the ocean, with granules of sand and shells colliding and mixing with the nature of the Everglades. The locker areas open onto private outdoor terraces featuring a whirlpool and beautiful landscaping.

The treatment rooms are warm and welcoming with dark wood tile floors contrasting with white millwork accents and overhead branch chandeliers contained in oval coffers. Two Spa Bungalow treatment rooms are positioned as individual structures, perfect for couples treatments or those seeking more of a private environment, with a view of a serene landscape of twisting trees along a waterway.

Highlights and Treatment Lines
A highlight of the separate men’s and women’s relaxation lounges is an experience shower, with an ice exfoliant feature, and steam room. The experience shower is the only of its kind in all of Florida. Guests can experience different variations of water flow, from “arctic mist” with a refreshing stream of cool water; invigorating “body spray;” “tropical rain;” and “island storm,” with cool rain incorporated with sounds of thunder and lightning flashing overhead. The shower includes nine body spray massagers, four overhead misters, full-color changing LED light system, an audio system and aroma injection system to combine aromatic essential oils with water vapors.

In addition, The Spa offers an Aroma Design Bar, where guests can customize their own signature scent for products they would like to use at home. The Aroma Design Bar experience comes to life through the use of the Intentional Aromatherapy iPad application, which helps guests to explore, choose and create aromatherapy blends, guided by the expertise of a master aroma therapist. A line of intentional aromatherapy treatments allows “spa sommeliers” to custom select a guest’s botanical blends to enhance the body’s well-being based on current intentions/needs.

The Spa will feature treatment lines including Natura Bisse, Innovative Skincare, Amala, Body Bliss, Turo, Intraceuticals, and Pino.

Treatment Menu
The menu for treatments at The Spa is derived from the Everglades ecosystem for a lush, sustainable, connection to nature. Each of these qualities combined can contribute to an overall spa experience of decompressing, finding equilibrium through connection with nature, peacefulness and replenishment.

One signature body treatment exclusive to The Spa at Four Seasons Orlando is the “La Floridian” body treatment, beginning with a fine cane sugar body polish with essential oils of jasmine flower and organic pink grapefruit. A massage follows with whipped shea butter cream, followed by a steamy wrap to seal in the hydration, completed by a jasmine hot oil hair and scalp treatment. The “Sticks & Stones Therapy,” also exclusive to The Spa at Four Seasons Orlando, uses sculpted basalt stones and birch wood massage sticks. A variation on hot stone massage, this targeted massage focuses on warm, flowing movements and tension release. The “Fire & Ice” facial, another exclusive, resurfaces the skin rapidly and safely, with a combination of masks and serums, leaving skin visibly smoother and transformed. The Spa will offer various 50 and 80 minute massages, facials and body treatments, including bronzing treatments, depilatory, anti-aging treatments, and more.

The full service salon will be led by Master Stylist Alejandra Bell, and will feature Kerastase styling and treatment products. Bell was born and raised in Buenos Aries, Argentina and has 20 years’ experience as a stylist. With experience in Miami, Los Angeles and New York City, in addition to Central Florida, Bell has garnered an international clientele. The gorgeous salon features a private shampoo area and custom styling stations, in addition to three manicure and two pedicure stations. Makeup application will be offered as well. The services of both the Salon and Spa are ideal for groups, from girls’ weekends to bridal parties.

Magical Moments for Children
Little ones will enjoy Magical Moment makeovers at The Spa. Girls will love having hair styled to perfection and can add a fanciful face paint, painted nails, sparkly accessories and a princess ensemble. Eight different princess options are available, and some of the packages chosen include a letter from Fairy Godmother, a tiara and a wand. For little gentlemen, the “Shining Knight” package is available, including handsome hair grooming, a mighty sword and courageous shield, and a commemorative knight certificate.

The Hottest Fitness Destination – DDP YOGA in Riviera Maya‏

July 15, 2014 on 9:06 am | In Beachbooker, Cancun Cozumel Yucatan, Mexico, Spa Resorts | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowDiamond Dallas Page is not your typical fitness guru. The former 3-time WCW Pro Wrestler and creator of DDP YOGA, is better known as “Yoga’s Bad Boy.” Recently seen on NBC’s hit show, “Shark Tank,” DDP YOGA is yoga as you’ve never seen it before.

With the combination of traditional yoga and rehabilitation moves, this workout DVD is designed to have low impact on your joints. Made for every fitness level, he will kick you into shape using calisthenics and dynamic resistance.

With his hard work and dedication, Dallas is more than your average workout instructor. Dallas takes the opportunity to get to know each and every participant, so don’t be surprised to answer your phone to Dallas asking how you’re doing with his program. He doesn’t stop there. Each year, he holds the DDP Yoga Retreat Extravaganza in the beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico. He’ll kick your ass during the day and let you kick back and relax at night. He focuses on the well-being of others and inspires those in this exclusive event.

Dallas has rehabilitated a number of ailing wrestlers, including Scott Hall and Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, giving them their active lifestyle back. He has also aided thousands of regular people who have shred their fat and uncovered a new level of health, strength and vitality they never thought possible.

Ever considered a hybrid workout? DDP Yoga is the perfect low-impact, high-results workout for your audience.

Designed by World Championship Wrestling’s three-time Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page, DDP YOGA looks and feels different from traditional forms of yoga practice; Dallas’s high-energy, no-holds-barred approach to instruction is more military drill than serene series of poses; DDP YOGA( is a hybrid workout that incorporates yoga positions with calisthenics, rehabilitation techniques, dynamic resistance exercises and active breathing techniques for a more challenging and results-oriented workout with minimal impact.

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