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SPA EXPERT & DESIGN TEAM RE-CREATE LA SERENA AT THE REEFS IN BERMUDA

 The Reefs, widely recognized as Bermuda’s best hotel, announces that Nicolay Kreidler and Vision Design have teamed up to re-create La Serena Spa to open in June. With the latest approach to relaxation, and a design to match, La Serena Spa delivers on its namesake promise. 

 Spa Expert Nicolay Kreidler of iSpad and Spa College is working his magic to develop a program for La Serena at The Reefs that incorporates the spa experience as an integral aspect of the vacation, similar to how guests view dining.  He emphasizes that the spa should be enjoyed not just once but throughout the stay, enhancing the travel experience, maximizing the results of a vacation or business trip and augmenting health, wellness and beauty.

“We are thrilled to have the expertise of Nicolay Kreidler shaping our approach with the new La Serena Spa,” says Managing Director of The Reefs, Ben Tutt.  “Mr. Kreidler’s knowledge of mind-body wellness is superior and he understands the intricacies involved in spa dynamics.”

 As the new spa menu unfolds, La Serena will include eco-centric treatments using natural indigenous ingredients tapping into the abundant island flora.  Kreidler is coaching the on-site spa professionals, all of whom enjoy a dedicated following, to enhance their individual approaches to meet each guest’s needs.  “A Manhattanite requires a different approach from a Bermudian or a Brit,” says Kreidler.  “At La Serena, we will have a tailored approach to match the style and needs of each of our guests individually.”

 As the seasons change, so will the spa options, to complement the weather as well as culturally what’s happening on the island.  Committed to sustainability, Kreidler elaborates that plans for La Serena will include using products in a way to minimize the impact on the environment.  In sum, Kreidler offers a multi-layered process to ensure the ultimate in healing and renewal for each individual in the context of the environment — culturally, climatically and environmentally. 

 In tandem with Kreidler, Vision Design, the luxury hotel design firm of Dallas, has created an inspiring scheme incorporating water elements to encourage absolute relaxation.  A cascading water feature serves as a focal point of a central court, which then opens through a moongate out to the recovery terrace with water views of the spectacular Atlantic Ocean.  La Serena, perched above the surf, offers an endless view of the horizon, mesmerizing in its infinite beauty, and enhancing the experience for guests as they rest following their treatments.

 The completion of the adjacent Reefs Club has allowed for the expansion of La Serena Spa.  The Reefs Club opens to the delight of owners in July.  A private club of just 19 luxurious, fully-furnished two- and three-bedroom beachfront residences, The Reefs Club is offered for sale on an affordable fractional ownership basis.  For a limited time until the residences are sold, a few will be available for a one-time-only vacation rental.

 The Reefs features three gourmet restaurants, a secluded pink sand beach, snorkeling and tennis, and is convenient to nearby world-class golf and diving.

 To plan a vacation at The Reefs or The Reefs Club, call toll-free (800) 742-2008 or visit www.TheReefs.com.


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BARDESSONO – Debuted February 2nd/2009.  E Friendly -- every element of this LEED-Platinum aspiring hotel, restaurant and spa is wrapped in an earth-friendly blanket of luxury.  Secluded on five lush acres of gardens and vineyards, the 62-room hotel boasts a “green spa,” heated and cooled by an underground geothermal system, smart guestrooms in buildings crafted from hand milled, reclaimed wood and steel and 93-seat restaurant headed by Executive Chef Sean O’Toole, former group operations chef for Michael Mina.  If approved, Bardessono would be the second U.S. hospitality entity to receive platinum certification and the first in California. www.bardessono.com.


SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN BROOKLYN:

TRENDY HOTEL LE BLEU UNVEILS THE SPRING REJUVENATION SPA PACKAGE FEATURING TREATMENTS AT BODY BY BROOKLYLN SPA AND LOUNGE

 -- Value-added package includes deluxe accommodations, private car, customized spa therapies and treatments for $399 per person, per night --

 Starting at $399 per person, per night, The Spring Rejuvenation Spa Package allows guests to chill out in one of New York City’s coolest neighborhoods and to indulge in a selection of authentic spa treatments and therapies. Ideal for those looking to escape the hectic pace of life and gear-up for spring, The Spring Rejuvenation Spa Package offers travelers a 17% cost savings and is the perfect way to indulge, relax and restore the body and mind. The Spring Rejuvenation Spa Package starts at $399.00 per person, per night exclusive of taxes available through April 30, 2009.

  • Body by Brooklyn Spa and Lounge’s Waverly Spa Treatment including: a 30-minute salt scrub, 30-minute facial and 30-minute massage
  • Private car service to and from spa
  • Late check-out
  • In-room aromatherapy candle
  • Body by Brooklyn gift bag containing a Barbor travel kit, an Herbal Extract Cleanser, Hydrophilic cleansing oil and Vita Balance day and night cream
  • Shopping gift back from trendy Brooklyn boutique, Zoe, containing a Voluspa travel candle, 10% off gift certificate and a personal shopper invitation. 
  •  hotel le bleu, which means the Blue Hotel in French, is a sleek chic architectural structure designed by the award-winning architect Andres Escobar.  The well-appointed guestrooms are decorated to maximize space and provide the ultimate experience in comfort. Luxury items such as Egyptian cotton bedding, orthopedic mattresses and high-end in-room amenities offer the ultimate in relaxation. In 2009, hotel le bleu will welcome a signature restaurant Vue that will feature continental cuisine. hotel le bleu offers luxury, comfort and service comparable to Manhattan hotels but at significantly lower rates.


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The newest addition to natural bodycare line is: 

Fruit Smoothee Moisturing Cream that deliveres a youthful nutrition directly to your skin for a glowing complexion. 2009 marks the 25th Anniversary of Derma e, makers of fine skin care products. The Fruit Smoothee line, which includes a variety of delightful skin treatments is spinning out a number of new product lines, that are enriched with Acai berry, pomegranate and cranberry, as well  as vitamin E and Ester-C to protect against the first signs of aging. The new Skinbiotics product contains tea tree oil and oregano oil to provide a naturalf antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic product proven efffective for combating a range of organisms including staphyloccoccus and e coli. For additional information visit www.ederme.com



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