News for the Hospitality Executive
LOS CABOS, Mexico, December 12, 2011 – Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort has completed a major enhancement of its spa, taking its original award-winning facility to new heights and creating one of the most distinctive spas in Mexico.
Highlighting the additions and improvements at The Spa & Salon at Las Ventanas are:
Spa Lobby: Creating an evocative sense of arrival is the new spa lobby with a rock fountain (the first rock removed from the site when construction of the resort began in 1996), comfortable seating areas ringed by palm trees and a reception desk – all under a large palapa.
Cabanas: The treatment cabanas boast an outdoor shower and a private terrace and garden, allowing guests to enjoy treatments indoors and/or outdoors. Four of the cabanas were added, while the four existing ones were completely redone. The two new cabanas for couples also feature an outdoor, jetted tub for two, enabling couples to have an extended experience combining treatments and relaxation.
Salon: The new salon is lavished with the latest high-tech equipment and decor. A dramatic black floor with inlaid-tile designs, juxtaposed with dynamic contemporary art works, imbue the ambiance with energy and verve. Manicures and pedicures are enjoyed in relaxing zero-gravity chairs, allowing guests to comfortably lay back or stretch out rather than only sit. Two facial rooms feature specially designed facial tables, waxing and other salon services.
Integrated in the sophisticated Teknowash Plus hair-washing chair are synchronized electrical movement of the seat, backrest and leg rest; Air-Shiatsu massage system; chromotherapy (color and light sequences to balance “energy”) and an iPod sound system. The two hair stations, offering full make-up as well as hair-styling services, have the most advanced salon chairs from Italy. Adding a complete salon was a top request of many guests who want to look their best for weddings, bridesmaids’ parties or a romantic dinner under the stars.
Solarium: A serene, circular solarium offers comfortable lounge chairs where guests, under the shade of a palapa, enjoy pre- and post-treatment relaxation to the beautiful harmonic tones of crystal bowls.
Décor: The spa’s look and décor remain true to the original style of Las Ventanas, including the hand-troweled exterior walls in a desert-sand color, wood and wrought-iron furniture in earthy pastels, and special touches hand-crafted by Mexican artisans such as the salon floor. The resort’s core design motif – curving walls and spaces that echo the “curves of a woman” – flows through the revamped spa, from the curvaceous salon walls to the rotund design of the spa lobby.
Spa Boutique: The new Spa Boutique carries all of the products and accessories used at the spa, from essential oils and scrubs to robes and sandals.
Dressing Areas: Remodeled, separate men and women’s areas offer digital lockers, luxuriously appointed vanities, saunas, hot and cold hydrotherapy pools and steam rooms.
Signature Treatments: The addition of a new menu of signature treatments is highlighted by Flor de Luna (Flower of the Moon). It introduces the spa’s Moonflower Body Scrub, made from the sweet dragon fruit that blooms under the moon in Baja, exclusively handcrafted for Las Ventanas by Escencia of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Signature Scent: Subtly infusing the spa is a new signature custom scent – a blend evoking the indigenous natural flora of the area with a touch of citrus – that was created especially for Las Ventanas by Ajne, the noted Carmel, California-based creator of organic scents.
Spa Products: The all-natural main product lines now being used at the spa are:
Las Ventanas (www.lasventanas.com) has been among the world’s most heralded resorts since it opened in 1997, celebrated for its personalized service, innovative amenities and romantic ambiance. The resort offers: 71 exceptionally spacious suites with exquisite furnishings; three signature dining choices including Baja-Mediterranean cuisine, ‘Cocina del Fuego’ cooked on wood-burning grills and a Ceviche, Sushi & Tequila Bar; and the most extensive array of ultra-luxury amenities of any resort, from Pool Butlers at the world-famous Infinity Pool to a Director of Romance dedicated to making guests’ romantic dreams come true. 888-ROSEWOOD (888-767-3966).
Las Ventanas is part of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC, founded by entrepreneur Ty Warner for the purpose of acquiring one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world.
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts (www.rosewoodhotels.com ):
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world’s most desired destinations. Rosewood properties embrace the company’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination. With 19 properties in eight countries, the Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world, including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as contemporary classics such as Rosewood Sand Hill® in California, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® in Mexico and Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda. Rosewood also offers Sense® spa – featuring treatments reflective of the location’s culture and natural environment – available exclusively at select properties.
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