Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will debut at the Hot Springs, Va. property in the spring of 2013, marking the Arizona company’s first venture in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. The Homestead operation will also be the first SpaClub to introduce family spa services.
The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., and Canyon Ranch of Tucson, Ariz. have announced a partnership to create a new spa, and fitness experience in the Allegheny Mountains of southwest Virginia. With construction now underway for a scheduled debut in the spring of 2013, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will include a signature feature, Aquavana®, described as a European-inspired aqua thermal oasis with experiential rains, herbal laconium, a chill room, crystal steam room, and heated loungers on the men’s and women’s side.
The Aquavana operation will be focused on the ancient concept of “healing by water” as practiced for centuries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Fed by mineral spring waters drawn from the surrounding mountains, the Aquavana experience will align with The Homestead’s historic healing tradition of “taking the waters” which has drawn travelers since the mid 1700s, including Thomas Jefferson.
That same harmony will be experienced at the Jefferson Springs spa garden at The Homestead, opening this fall as the first feature of the new Canyon Ranch SpaClub. A year-round sanctuary for adults only, Jefferson Springs features indigenous hot springs, therapeutic geothermal mineral bath, river reflexology bed, co-ed Finnish sauna, spring-fed whirlpool, and private poolside cabanas. The refuge is accessed via walking paths warmed with radiant heat.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will also be the first Canyon Ranch SpaClub to introduce family spa services, with special enticements and activities, such as a Stars Facial and Pink Bubbles Pedicure geared for guests aged four and older. Additional services will include a range of Canyon Ranch signature treatments including the Mineral Springs Mud Wrap, Muscle Melt for ‘Road Warriors,’ Amber Blueberry Manicure and Pedicure, Target Heart-Rate Determination and Nutrition for Wellness.
There will also be healing and restorative massages, skin care and body therapies, three fitness studios, a movement therapy and Pilates room and a cycling studio. An on-site exercise physiologist, nutritionist and services advisor will be available to assess guests’ needs and help guide their experience.
Stylish design will complement Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead with locker rooms for women and men, beauty salon and relaxation lounges. Additionally, the Canyon Ranch Café, a full-service restaurant, will offer guests healthy cuisine.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Homestead,” stated Jerry Cohen, vice chairman and CEO of Canyon Ranch. “The indigenous mineral springs coupled with our spa and fitness offerings will provide guests with an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation.”
Added Peter Faraone, Vice President and General Manager of The Homestead, “Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will be one-of-a-kind in the Southeast, introducing our clientele to the spa experience of Canyon Ranch. The Homestead, one of the first spas in America, has been an innovator since before the American Revolution and we are excited to take it to the next level through our partnership with Canyon Ranch.”
Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead is the latest chapter of an ongoing transformation of the historic resort. Launched in summer 2012, the $25 million project has already seen dramatic enhancements across the 3,000-acre property. New and continuing additions include Allegheny Springs, a two-acre, family-friendly attraction featuring the waterborne excitement of Mountain Rush; and new restaurants and bar options to appeal to the contemporary dining preferences of resort guests.
Canyon Ranch operates destination health resorts in Tucson and Lenox Mass., as well as Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach, the nation’s first luxury wellness hotel and residential community. In addition, Canyon Ranch operates a SpaClub at The Venetian & The Palazzo in Las Vegas, and the newest Canyon Ranch venture, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea, offering facilities onboard ships operated by Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, as well as on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 luxury ocean liner.information suggest