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Luxury Red Mountain Spa Lets Guests Choose Between a Rock and a Soft Place
Award-winning luxury spa facility uses NxTV, Inc.®,
for in-room convenience, 200-movie selection
|March 19, 2008 - Utah’s Red Mountain Spa is surrounded
by the majestic buttes and rose colored sandstone cliffs of Snow Canyon
State Park and it attracts health-minded outdoor enthusiasts like bees
to nectar. Hundreds arrive each year to hike, bike, climb, attend
bodywork classes and meditate in a pristine environment that offers clear
air, infinite vistas of red rock formations and outdoor exercise programs
that can be as simple, or challenging, as individuals care to make them.
Red Mountain Spa also has its gentler side, providing guests with full-service
spa “adventures” that focus on renewal, enrichment and relaxation catering
to guests who care more for yoga and facials than power walks and rock
climbing. As General Manager Tracey Welsh explains it, “People come
here for a ‘wellness experience.’ How they achieve it is a matter
of personal choice, and Red Mountain Spa focuses on providing the unique
inner or outer experience that is right for every individual.”
Red Mountain Spa
St. George, Utah
An important part of the Red Mountain experience is its state-of-the-art Sagestone Spa & Salon, voted “Favorite Destination Spa in 2007” by Spa Magazine. The beautiful destination resort also provides guests with the healthiest of cuisine and has a custom in-room guest entertainment system from NxTV that provides hundreds of viewing options for guests that want something different. “Our NxTV IP Video on Demand (IPVOD) in-room system even offers stretch classes and other personal fitness programming,” Welsh said. “This type of a personal guest entertainment experience is a perfect fit for our guests and property. People want to reconnect with nature and we bundle health, fitness, wonderful cuisine, personalized entertainment and a spa environment all in one place.”
Welsh, who has been at the resort for six years and directed its recent technology upgrades, says most guests arrive with a Bluetooth in their ear and Blackberry in hand, but within a day or two their high-tech tools have been stashed away until they are recharged and ready to go out into the world again. For many executives and long-term guests however, turning off the outside world completely just is not possible, so accommodating their needs was also a top priority during Red Mountain Spa’s recent tech improvements.
“We are in a remote location,” Welsh said, “Providing easily accessible, reliable Internet service is reassuring to our guests. Knowing they can connect to the office or their home when necessary helps de-stress them even before they get here.” Welsh points out that the property’s Internet access is also supplied by NxTV, which provides the resort’s digital IP-based in-room entertainment services. “Our commitment to providing choice doesn’t just end with their outdoor experiences; it extends right into our guests’ rooms where they can choose to log on, or relax, by selecting movies from a huge library of films. The majority of our guests are well traveled and stay for a week or more. They value having access to a large variety of original viewing alternatives.”
According to Welsh, NxTV has performed well for them, especially because the company seamlessly bridged the technology gap between the property’s new fiber optic cable and its legacy infrastructure which links Red Mountain Spa’s historic structures and its newest spread across the grounds in five separate buildings.
“Giving guests personal experiences in a beautiful natural setting teaches that we are just one piece of a much larger world,” Welsh said. “We provide the widest range of activities and experiences so that when visitors leave Red Mountain Spa, they are invigorated. All they have to do is select the personal activities that are the most fulfilling.”
Given its rugged yet serene locale, making that decision might be just like choosing between a rock and a soft place.
About Red Mountain Spa
Red Mountain Spa, nestled in the red rock bluffs of Snow Canyon State Park in Southwest Utah and a picturesque two-hour drive from Las Vegas, is an extraordinary fitness and health destination featuring outdoor adventure, luxurious pampering and one of the most extensive hiking programs in the Southwest. Highlights include the Sagestone Spa & Salon offering more than 50 treatments and services, many incorporating indigenous ingredients. Specializing in outdoor adventure fitness programs for all levels, Red Mountain Spa has been honored as one of the Top Spas by Condé Nast Traveler, Allure magazine and Forbes.com; named a Top Five Destination Spa by Women’s Health magazine…as seen on NBC’s TODAY Show; and designated a Top Detox Spa by USA Today, About.com and Healing Lifestyles & Spas. Red Mountain Spa is also the recipient of Six Luxury SpaFinder Reader’s Choice Awards and voted Top Destination Spa and Top Spa for Traveling Solo in Spa Magazine's Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards 2007. Celebrating its 10th anniversary and ownership by Phoenix-based Pivotal Group, Red Mountain is located at 1275 E. Red Mountain Circle, St. George, Utah 84738. For reservations call toll-free:877.246.HIKE, direct: 435.673.4905, or visit the Web site, RedMountainSpa.com.
About NxTV, Inc.
NxTV, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California, was recently named to the prestigious Inc. magazine list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America. The company is the first and largest IP-based converged multi-service provider in the global hospitality industry, delivering to its customers 100% digital in-room entertainment solutions that allow hotel owners to take full advantage of new technology today and in the future, and offer guests the ultimate on-screen entertainment experience. NxTV’s system runs over the hotel’s existing converged IP network, which enables the property to communicate with a wide variety of in-room technologies without the cost and effort of installing and maintaining separate networks for each hotel application. The NxTV system delivers a full suite of digital IP-based in-room entertainment services including High Definition Video on Demand (HD VOD) and IPTV Free-to-Guest content, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, and a customized guest interface.
Clients include the world's most prestigious hotel brands, including Four Seasons, Peninsula, Raffles, W Hotels, St. Regis, MGM Grand, Le Meridien, Marriott and Hyatt. NxTV, Inc. has offices and customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
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|NxTV Signs Comprehensive Digital Content Agreement with NBC Universal for HD Movies and TV On-Demand Entertainment; American Gangster for HD VOD; NBC's The Office and Heroes lead TV On-Demand lineup / February 2008|
|Luxury Hotels Demand Latest Technology, Wider Selection of Content; Hooman Honary, CTO, Named Acting President of NxTV / January 2008|
|NxTV Earns 'Fastest Growing' Awards from Business Press; Los Angeles-based NxTV, first and largest provider of IP VOD, honored for outstanding revenue growth / November 2007|
|NxTV Appoints Tech Innovator Hooman Honary as CTO to Drive Development of Next-Generation Wired and Wireless IP Digital Entertainment; Advanced technology initiatives to be led by new hires on NxTV executive team / October 2007|
|NxTV Selected by Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago for Next Generation HD IP Video on Demand Entertainment Services; Guests to receive NxTV ultra-crisp 100% digital HD VOD content delivery / September 2007|
|NxTV Tapped for Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies; Los Angeles-based NxTV, first and largest provider of IP VOD, joins the list with three-year sales growth of 736% / August 2007|
|NxTV Earns HTNG Certification for Guest Itinerary Display on Hotel Televisions; Leading IP provider, NxTV is only in-room entertainment vendor to win certification / July 2007|
|NxTV Installs HD IPVOD and IPTV at Six-Star Crown Macau in China; Extensive NxTV install base in Asia earns company respect from leading Chinese operators / June 2007|
|NxTV Showcases The Power of One IP- Based Solution to Provide the Ultimate In-Room Entertainment Experience at HITEC 2007/ June 2007|
|NxTV Expands Digital IP Video Capability; Proves Viability of Direct Internet Delivery; NxTV shows unlimited entertainment scalability with direct Internet entertainment delivery and expanded servers / June 2007|
|MGM Grand Detroit Taps NxTV for Nation’s First Fully Digital IPTV Install / May 2007|
|NxTV Showcases High Definition IP Video on Demand in Las Vegas; Leading provider of digital IP HD VOD to host demonstrations at Five-Star Las Vegas hotel during HD2007 Exposition and Conference / May 2007|
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