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THE REGENT PALMS TURKS AND CAICOS
DEBUTS THE NEW REGENT SPA

–  Every detail of the new Regent Spa has been changed, including the name! –  

The Regent PalmsSince taking over the property in late 2006, Regent Hotels and Resorts was instrumental in establishing The Regent Experience™ in all aspects of The Regent Palms, a brand promise to guests of immersion in local culture, luxury for all the senses, attention to detail and highly personalized and anticipatory service. That same level five-star service, style and sophistication will be felt in all details of new The Regent Spa.  
 
The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, the first-ever Caribbean address for Regent Hotels & Resorts, will debut the NEW Regent Spa this month. The Regent Spa occupies the elegaThe Regent Palmsnt heart of the 164 luxury rooms and suites on renowned Grace Bay Beach, offering guests a one-of-a-kind retreat that is sure to soothe the mind, body and soul.  
 
The year-long transformation began with the announcement of Sara Thatcher as Spa Development Director, to oversee every detail of the spa revamp from top to bottom. Hailing from five-star properties, such as The Spa at Pennyhill Park, Surrey, and The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental, The Regent PalmsKnightsbridge, Sara has been instrumental in introducing authenticity, one-of-a-kind treatments, a new, world-class product line and impeccable service and standards to The Regent Spa. 
 
Designed by Angel Stewart of Golden Door fame, the award-winning Regent Spa boasts 26,000 square-feet, much of it surrounding an immense reflecting pool filled with light-dappled lily pads. A sun-splashed courtyard, cascading water wall and myriad fountains put guests at ease as they make their way through the spa’s serene gardens to six new treatment cottages in a private garden called the Zareeba, which means “private enclosure” in Arabic. There are two larger private suites designed for couples to enjoy their pampering together – guests can book suites for half or full day treatment. And there is a new room for male-oriented treatments, including old-fashioned hot-towel shaves with a straightedge razor to be enjoyed in front of a flat screen television for maximum relaxation. 
 
A collection of highly sought after therapists from around the world exemplify the well-thought authenticity present in every aspect of the spa. For instance, a Balinese Massage is performed by a Balinese therapist recruited to carry out that specific treatment. Meanwhile, the signature Zareeba treatment ritual, created specifically for The Regent Spa by a Caribbean Herbalist from Jamaica, combines a precise blend of herbs to detoxify and cleanse.  Each treatment uses products from the Sonya Dakar and Somme Institute – the first Caribbean appearances for these highly desirable brands previously unavailable for spa treatments outside the U.S. 
 
To top things off, The Regent spa offers Yoga and Pilates classes overlooking the water garden, water-based therapies, a full-service salon, a state-of-the-art fitness center with personal training upon request, and elegant retail offerings and a juice bar.  
 
For more information or to book treatments at The Regent Spa at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, please contact (866) 877-PALM or visit www.RegentHotels.com/ThePalms.
 
About The Regent Palms-Inspired by the classic estates of famed British designer, Oliver Messel, The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos lies amidst 12 acres of landscaped gardens at the center of world-renowned Grace Bay Beach. The resort’s 164 Luxury Room and Suites, feature balconies or expansive terraces, marble floors, vaulted ceilings, custom-made mahogany furnishings, 400 thread-count Egyptian linens, as well as kitchens with classic cabinetry equipped with Viking appliances. Resort features include a $1.8 million serpentine infinity pool; Caribbean fusion cuisine at Parallel23 or the Plunge pool restaurant and bar.On the beachfront, use of Hobie Cats, snorkel equipment, kayaks, windsurfers and floats are included in the room rate, as is daily buffet breakfast. The Regent Palms received the 2007 World Travel Award for “Turks & Caicos Leading Spa Resort.  For more information or reservations, call 866-877-PALM (7256) or visit www.RegentHotels.com/ThePalms
 
About Regent Hotels & Resorts – Regent Hotels & Resorts is part of Carlson, a global leader in the hotel, restaurant, travel and marketing industries.  The Regent brand encompasses luxury hotels, resorts, residences and cruises throughout the world, offering discerning travelers The Regent Experience™ (www.TheRegentExperience.com) with unique and personalized service.  Regent Hotels & Resorts offers a global portfolio of luxury properties in Beijing; Shanghai; Singapore; Taipei; Berlin; Zagreb, Croatia; Bordeaux, France; and Turks and Caicos.  The company’s expansion plans in North America include The Regent Bal Harbour, Florida and The Regent Boston at Battery Wharf in 2008.  Future global developments include properties in The Republic of Maldives; Bangkok, Thailand; Phuket Cape Panwa, Thailand; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Manila Bay, the Philippines; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  For more information, visit www.RegentHotels.com.

PAMPERED AT WYNN LAS VEGAS SPA
 
© Robert Miller/Wynn Las VegasPlunge pools, lush foliage, eucalyptus steam rooms and saunas are all on the menu at Wynn Las Vegas. Wishing to pamper and relax guests they offer all the luxurious amenities associated with the rich and famous. Men and women have seperate facilities and all include a bevy of pampering products. You don't even need to bring a comb -- they have it covered. The lounge is a serine spot to enjoy flat screen TV with complimentary juice or tea before your treatment.
 
Treatments include a Good Luck Ritual, consisting of a custom fifty-minute massage using Thai herbs and oils. It is tailored to each individual and their specific needs. The optional eighty minute massage features use of elements of Feng Shui for the entire body. These principles are know to promote wealth, health, prosperity and everything good. The treatment finale is a lime scalp treatment and Zen hand and food scrub. Spa treatments can also be experienced in your hotel room or in a cabana by the pool.
 
Wynn Las Vegas 
1313 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 
www.wynnlasvegas.com

REMEDE SPA
 
Remède SpaRemède SpaThe premier Remède Spa at St. Regis Resort, Aspen epitomizes sophistication and indulgence, transporting each guest to an oasis of rejuvenation and relaxation in an exquisite mountain setting. Based on the high-performance skincare of Laboratoire Remède, Remède Spa offers a comprehensive menu of customized and results-oriented facial, massage and body treatments, as well as wax and nail services. These treatments and services, combined with signature touches including chilled champagne, Jacques Torres truffles and Kashwere throws, create a decadent spa experience for each guest. 
 
 
At Remède Spa you will enjoy:
  • 15,000 square feet of serenity
  • 15 treatment rooms including a couples room and Vichy room
  • Spa Boutique
  • Men and women’s locker facilities, including steam room, vapor caves and whirlpool
  • Confluence room with invigorating warm and cold waterfalls
  • Oxygen lounge
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Movement Studio for yoga, aerobics and group classes
  • 24-hour fitness center with state of the art cardio and weight equipment*
 
*The fitness center is accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week free of charge for all hotel guests. Access to the locker rooms, water therapy features and showers, which are located in the spa, are subject to a $25 dollar daily fee. The $25 fee will be waived when spa treatments have been purchased for that day.
 
• For your convenience, a 20% gratuity will be automatically added to all spa treatments upon checkout.
 
To reserve an appointment, please call: (970) 920-6783 or in-house dial 2670. Remède Spa hours are 9am - 9pm daily.

mySpa DEBUTS TODAY AT THE FAIRMONT CHICAGO
The Fairmont Chicago introduces mySpa, a new lifestyle spa concept developed by Strategic Hotels & Resorts
 
The Fairmont Chicago will debut mySpa, a new lifestyle spa concept, developed by Strategic Hotels & Resorts. The 11,000-square-foot sanctuary offers personalized massage, skincare, body treatments, manicure, pedicure and couples experiences, a full-service fitness studio and retail area featuring exclusive products from Red Flower, True and Spa Ritual.
 
A Personalized Spa Experience
mySpa blends luxurious details and ultra-customized attention with effective, results-oriented treatments to create a one-of-a-kind spa experience for guests. mySpa at The Fairmont Chicago offers authentic spa treatments that awaken energy, instill harmony and inspire guests to achieve the perfect balance of mind, body and soul. The extensive range of massage, skin care, body care and nail therapies cater to each guest's unique needs, offering individualized solutions for a personalized spa experience.
 
mySpa at The Fairmont Chicago features eight treatment rooms and a staff of certified and licensed spa professionals. Each massage, skincare and body ritual treatment room includes an array of music choices, including iPod docks for a completely customizable musical experience, and a menu of exclusive myEssentials add-ons for massages. Complimentary hand treatments accompany each personalized skincare treatment as well as a personalized take-home skin care regimen.
 
"Ranging from express lunch manicures to lavish couples getaways, mySpa at The Fairmont Chicago offers spa-goers a personalized spa experience," explains Gregory Hobbs, spa director. "Whether you are in town on a business trip, taking a shopping excursion on the Magnificent Mile or are a Chicago resident, mySpa invites our guests to create their own experience by blending our menu of traditional services with customized enhancements."
 
Distinctive Treatments
In addition, mySpa at The Fairmont Chicago features unique spa experiences, including the exclusive AromaHarmony massage based on the art of chakra balancing. Guests are presented with seven aromatic oil blends as their therapist crafts a harmonious massage to tap into the energy within the body. All of mySpa's massages can also be enjoyed in the comfort of one's suite at The Fairmont Chicago.
 
The exclusive myRitual treatments harness the power of ancient healing rituals from distant cultures to inspire intense relaxation, awakening and centering of the mind. Couples may indulge in the mySuite service including a duet treatment suite featuring a unique two-person infinity soaking tub that fills from above. Men, no strangers to the comforts of the spa experience, can enjoy skin maintenance, relaxation and grooming treatments such as the True Grit body scrub and the MVP personalized combination treatment. Teenage spa-goers will relax into the myGeneration range of skin, nail and massage treatments specifically geared to their needs, and their parents are sure to welcome the respite. For the harried traveler, the Jet Setter Collection offers reviving treatments tailored to fit anyone's schedule. mySpa is also pleased to accommodate groups, whether for a social night out, bridal shower or corporate retreat.
"mySpa at The Fairmont Chicago represents the debut of this new concept spa, and we will be introducing the next one in Miami this spring," said Laurence Geller, President and CEO of Strategic Hotels & Resorts. "The ever increasing sophistication and needs of our guests at The Fairmont Chicago made this location a logical first entry for mySpa. We believe that hotel guests and the Chicago community will embrace the customized services and impeccable attention to detail that we will lavish on every customer."
 
Restorative Design
Designed by the New York-based Rockwell Group, mySpa features elements of land, air and water to create an oasis of calm and relaxation in a busy urban environment. From the warm and glowing reception area, complete with micro-cut mosaic stone floor which recreates the experience of a flowing river stream, to the teak-planked pathway designed to evoke the feeling of walking along a bridge, mySpa at The Fairmont Chicago incorporates nature into design spanning oceanic hues and larger-than-life photographs of tropical flowers by esteemed Australian photographer, Warwick Orme.
 
The facility also features a fully equipped fitness studio including state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, circuit training and free weights by Technogym and Precor. Personal training is available by appointment.
 
Unrivaled Location
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago at 200 North Columbus Drive, just steps from Millennium Park and the Magnificent Mile, mySpa at The Fairmont Chicago is the premiere luxury spa east of Michigan Avenue.The spa will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please call (312) 946-8945.
 
About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels which includes iconic landmarks like The Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Monte Carlo and New York's The Plaza. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travelers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont's portfolio includes 55 distinctive hotels, with plans to develop over 20 new properties in the coming years in destinations as diverse as Beijing, Abu Dhabi and South Africa.
 
Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with over 85 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.
 
About Strategic Hotels & Resorts
Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) which owns and provides value-enhancing asset management of high-end hotels and resorts in North America, Mexico and Europe. The company currently has ownership interests in 20properties with an aggregate of9,034 rooms. For a list of current properties and for further information, please visit the company's website at http://www.strategichotels.com.


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