Monthly Newsfeed: Get the Low Down on What’s Happening in Spa & Wellness
Fall is officially here and with it a bevy of great spa and wellness news to share!
St. Regis Bora Bora – Furry Friends Program
In the spirit of Good Karma and in helping our “furry friends” the St. Regis Bora Bora is launching a program of the same name. The Furry Friends Program was created to help stray dogs and cats in Bora Bora through raising money with a line of elegant and stylish pet accessories available for purchase at the resort starting in Spring 2015. Our favorite? A bedazzled dog collar the color of the clear blue waters surrounding the resort. Proceeds from the sales are to be donated to a local shelter in Bora Bora as well, the resort is working with the shelter to help guests who are interested in an adopting an animal that needs a home.
The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay & TATCHA
One of the newest properties on Spafinder Wellness 365, The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay recently partnered with one of our favorite skin care brands, TATCHA, to create a new one-hour facial, perfect for using a Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Card on! The Pearlescense Facial ($185; weekday, $200; weekend) uses Okinawa Red Algae to boost hydration and help skin retain moisture, while vitamins, minerals, proteins, and crushed pearl work to soften and smooth your skin and give it an inside-out glow. The treatment utilizes ancient Japanese acupressure techniques and TATCHA’s gold leaf massager to increase circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage for a lifting effect. Not planning a visit to Half Moon Bay, California? You can recreate the facial at home with TATCHA’s Spa Kit ($195), which features six of their most loved products and a facial massage protocol developed in collaboration with Kyoko Getz, a renowned esthetician from Kyoto, Japan, currently based in LA.
Next month, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will launch their first ever property in China, the Rosewood Beijing. The five-star hotel will reflect the culture, history, and geography of the city and is offering a special introductory deal! The “Time to Discover” Opening Package includes a guaranteed 24-hour check-in/check-out (guests can check out on departure day at the same time they checked in), a one-way airport limousine transfer, complimentary consumption of mini-bar beer and soft drinks, breakfast either in-room or at Bistrot B, and complimentary in-room WiFi. Valid from October, 20 2014 through February 28, 2015
Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort – Reopening November 1, 2014
Set on top of a panoramic bluff with views of the Caribbean in Anguilla, West Indes, Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort is currently going through a renovation under the management of Auberge Resorts and is set to reopen November 1st, 30 years to the day that the iconic resort first opened in 1984! To celebrate the resort is offering an Island Debut special, where you can get a 5th night free when you stay 4 nights before December 18th.
Montage Deer Valley – The Elements of Wellness
Guests of Park City, Utah’s Montage Deer Valley can now customize their own unique spa and wellness experience with The Elements of Wellness Program. Guests receive six “Elements” credits per day and with the help of the resort’s spa concierge they can apply credits toward three categories: indulge (spa treatments), energize (fitness activities), and reconnect (inner wellbeing activities). Starting at $735 a night (low season pricing) you can check out the full offering here.
SpaHalekulani Offers Dr. Jurgen Klein’s JK7® Skin Care Line
Spafinder Wellness 365 partner, SpaHalekulani is now the first spa to feature Dr. Jurgen Klein’s JK7 Luxurious Natural Skin Care products as well as the Signature Euphoria Facial ($345; 90-minutes). Dr. Klein, founder of Jurlique, created the herbal-based, organic, scientifically backed JK7 to stimulate the seven senses of sight, sound, touch, smell, taste, equilibrium, and synergy. Previously only available at Dr. Klein’s own holistic anti-stress center, Sullivan Estate & Retreat. The facial uses 20 products from the JK7 collection along with special techniques from SpaHalekulani therapists and ends with a relaxing Le Mint beverage on the spa terrace and a scented candle to take home to remember the experience.
Illamasqua and Virgin Atlantic
Teaming up to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Virgin Atlantic, Illamasqua is launching a new long-lasting lipstick shade, “Virgin” red perfect for long flights and now worn by all Virgin Atlantic female flight attendants. Not only is it trendy and sophisticated in air it’s also the perfect satin-finish shade for fall! Get your own Glamore Lipstick in Virgin on illamasqua.com; $30.02