December 4, 2013

Vintage Hotels Welcomes BABOR Skincare

Two of North America’s top spas,100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post and Secret Garden Spa at Prince of Wales in Niagara-on-the-Lake, have reaffirmed their commitment to excellence with an exciting new product line! Vintage Hotels is proud to announce the exclusive launch of BABOR skincare and spa treatments.

BABOR, the German beauty pioneer
has been transforming the secrets of nature into natural, high-tech products for over 55 years. The brand name is now synonymous with natural beauty care and draws on the expertise of a team of leading scientists and dermatologists to develop innovative beauty products.

Vanessa Tierney, Director of Spa Operations at Vintage Hotels is enthusiastic about the addition. "BABOR is a perfect fit to our philosophy; modern innovation, rich in heritage. With BABOR's unique positioning, we are able to reach a broad market, offering a premium skin care line in treatments and home care. In addition to the core line, BABOR also includes a men’s series and organic options; which we have seen an increasing demand for."

"We have all seen trends of foraging in the food world and we see this transitioning into spa guest needs. Consumers are becoming more educated; they want to know where ingredients are sourced, they care about their health and they care about the environment. Being a leading brand for over 50 years, we feel good about offering BABOR in our Spas." says Vanessa. "Our team of high-quality professionals, coupled with a premium product and the support offered by BABOR is a winning formula."

The Vintage Hotels spa team invites clientele to discover the BABOR difference.

100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post

Secret Garden Spa at Prince of Wales Hotel

November 19, 2013

Naturally Inspired ~ The Spa at the Grand Del Mar

Finding perfect harmony of both luxury and nature, the Spa at the Grand Del Mar earns its reputation as a five-star spa. Its Renaissance design is truly exquisite; housing eleven treatment rooms, four pools, two saunas, a fitness center and a movement studio that hosts complimentary fitness classes for guests. The spa is also home to one of the two Haim Ltd. Salons for professional hair and esthetic services. What truly sets the spa apart is its commitment to utilizing natural ingredients throughout the products, treatments and services it offers.

The spa is inspired by the resources of the area, namely the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve adjacent to the Grand Del Mar. The canyon contains the very same mud, stones, clay, minerals and flora that the spa derives for body therapies. Equally enticing is the organic, handmade product line for facials that is produced exclusively for the Grand Del Mar. The spa is dedicated to its vision of natural wellness, and offers daily fitness classes or a short hiking tour around the canyon as an addition to your spa experience.

From hair and makeup services to body wraps, classic massages and pedicures, one can easily spend an entire day restoring and pampering every part of the body. Breaking it up with a dip in the beautiful outdoor pool or a yoga class can ease you even further into a state of peaceful Zen. The unique menu combined with the use of natural elements in both design and treatments elevate the Spa at the Grand Del Mar to a level of elegant grandeur worthy of the high praise it receives.

The Spa at the Grand Del Mar

~ Genevieve McAlevy, Spas of America. When not traveling, Genevieve is a writer and Social Media maven, and can usually be found running the Vancouver seawall.

September 12, 2013

October Yoga Retreats at Ste. Anne's Spa

Ontario's Ste. Anne's Spa, voted one of Canada's leading Destination Spas, announced their first 2-Day Yoga Retreats this upcoming October 29th - 30th, 2013. During the retreat, participants - whether beginners or those more advanced - will experience four yoga wellness practices including: Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep), Yoga (vinyasana, asana, pranayama and sivanasana), Stretching (flexibility and range of motion) and Meditation (guided).

More than a spa experience, Ste. Anne's Spa Yoga Retreat will enable one to get in touch with their inner self and guide them in understanding the importance of a clear connection between body, mind and heart to live a truly healthy, sustainable and inspired life.

Featured Instructor - Jenn Hall

Jenn Hall is Ste. Annes' Wellness Coordinator and brings over 12 years experience in the health and fitness industry to our spa. Jenn is a certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Yoga Teacher, specializing in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, and Gentle Yoga. Her personal teaching style is light-hearted, compassionate, full of options and fun, and encourages all students to explore their own bodies and needs as guided by their personal abilities. Jenn is thrilled to be offering Yoga Retreat packages at Ste. Anne's and hopes to provide an opportunity for guests to explore their own unique journey into yoga and meditation.

Ste. Anne's Yoga Retreats can now be booked for $795* per person and includes 2 nights deluxe accommodation, 3 group meals per day, snacks, 3 guided walks, $240 spa allowance, complete use of the facilities, reusable spa bag & slippers and use of Ste. Anne's signature robe. Yoga mats, blankets, yoga props, pillows and eye pillows will be provided for guests during the retreat's yoga classes.

* Plus HST based on double occupancy. Maximum number of participants per retreat is 15.
For more information on Ste. Anne's Yoga Retreat please visit:

or contact Wanda Hoehn at 905-349-3704 ext 2007 or by email at

July 23, 2013

Win a One Night Stay at Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa!

Take in a massage treatment at the Spa-Essence of Life any weekday Monday through Thursday during the months of July & August and be entered to win a complimentary one night stay in a luxurious OceanSuite.

The winning draw includes, one night at Brentwood Bay Resort, breakfast in bed for two, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, free parking, wifi, long distance calling throughout North America and fresh baked cookies in your suite. Each spa massage counts towards a ballot, so the more times you book a massge treatment this summer, the better chances to win.

Please call 1.250-544-5111 to book your spa experience.  The lucky winner will be drawn September 1st

Unity Village, Missouri's Awaken Whole Life Center

Set to open in the Fall of 2013, in Unity Village, Missouri, the Awaken Whole Life Center is dedicated to gathering people from all walks of life to help improve their overall health and put them on the path to achieving optimal wellness.

The center will feature events and retreats, such as Yoga Rocks the Park, Creative Awakening Yoga Retreat, and Power Up Your Life/Twelve Powers Retreat. Guests who seek balance, harmony, and peace will experience restoration of the body, mind, and spirit, and learn how to connect with their deeper self.

For more information about Awaken Whole Life Center, visit:

July 15, 2013

The Oaks at Ojai welcomes Peter Bowen as new GM

The Oaks at Ojai has named Peter Bowen as general manager to oversee the daily operations, growth and success of the beloved destination spa. He comes to The Oaks from a 16-year tenure at the five-diamond Ojai Valley Inn where he held positions ranging from director of rooms, director of distribution and revenue and director of sales and marketing, and grew average daily rate and occupancy consistently.

Cathy Cluff, CEO and president of The Oaks at Ojai, states, “We are delighted to have Peter as part of The Oaks family. We have worked with him in the community for many years and his customer centric philosophy and passion for exceeding guest expectations are attributes that The Oaks values. He has enhanced every department he has led in his previous positions and that experience, in turn, will elevate the quality of The Oaks’ operation.”

Bowen, a resident of Ojai since 1995, and when notmoonlighting as an actor, is focused on making impactful and thoughtful changes to The Oaks, such as simplifying the reservations process, enhancing the arrival/departure experience and emphasizing The Oaks “Program” to ensure the guests’ goals are realized.

Bowen says, “With a relatively small staff, it’s so important for all of us to be working well together. The Oaks prides itself on being a family-run business and the personal attention that comes with being taken care of by a member of the family needs to be evident at every turn. My goal is to enhance that family environment for our staff and guests and introduce processes and standards that will allow the team to work efficiently and effectively in anticipating our guests’ needs.  Identifying the goal of the guest at the time of reservation will help guide their experience and allow us to provide the best opportunity to achieve their desired result. There are a plethora of special programs at The Oaks at Ojai featured throughout the year: theme weeks, special events and guest speakers all designed to assist our guests in achieving their goals.  We are also blessed to be located in the heart of the beautiful Ojai Valley which provides an ideal environment to enhance our health, wellness and nutrition."


July 12, 2013

New Life Hiking Spa Offers 30% Off Labor Day Weekend

Killington, Vermont's New Life Hiking Spa, one of North America’s top destination spas, is offering an all-inclusive Labor Day Weekend Special for two at a price of $999 a discount of $435 off regular rates.

New Life Hiking Spa is one of the oldest and most established destination spas in the country. Founded in 1978, New Life has been set in the Green Mountains for over three decades and is celebrating the 35th Anniversary this year.

Long regarded as one of the country’s most affordable destination spas, New Life is offering a tremendous value for Labor Day Weekend. The weekend starts with check-in on Friday afternoon, August 30th. The weekend includes three-nights’ accommodations for two, three healthy spa meals a day, healthy snacks, one massage for each guest, three professionally guided hikes, all fitness activities and evening lectures. The all-inclusive price for two is $999. Guests check out on Labor Day, September 2nd. Guests do not need to leave until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, so breakfast, a guided hike and lunch is included the day of check-out.

Additional summer and fall foliage discounts are available on many of the New Life Hiking Spa’s vacation packages and weight loss retreats for the remainder of the season and are listed on their website. New Life Hiking Spa is currently accepting reservations for the remainder of the 2013 season which runs until September 27, 2013.

New Life Hiking Spa

June 11, 2013

Niagara Wellness at The Spa at White Oaks, Ontario

The Spa at White Oaks, a centerpiece of the spectacular White Oaks Conference Resort, is one of the largest spas in Southern Ontario, offering 17 treatment rooms including a luxurious and very popular couples suite, along with two tranquil relaxation rooms. The White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa is ideally situated for both Canadian and American visitors, only 90 minutes south from Toronto, Ontario and 30 minutes north of Buffalo, New York.

'Beyond pure indulgence' is the Spa at White Oaks' philosophy. Through the combination of their unique treatments, the four diamond customer service experience and tranquil spa setting, the spa provides guests an environment to achieve complete well-being. Prepare to be pampered yes, but open your mind and senses, be still and embark on your journey to complete wellness: body, mind and soul.

Not to be missed is the Priori CoffeeBerry, which will help you look and feel good naturally, while reducing tension and stress levels. This 85-minute relaxing yet intense anti-aging treatment, will treat areas that show signs of aging most; face, neck, décolletage, and hands. It leaves skin feeling firm, lifted, youthful, radiant and just like a yoga session, you leave feeling relaxed and recharged. Oh, and it smells great too!

The White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa, is a modern and stylish Niagara oasis with Niagara-on-the-Lake. Niagara Wine Country, Casino Niagara, Niagara Falls and more are all within easy reach. The 13-acre resort delivers luxury hotel service and truly outstanding amenities. The hotel offers 220 beautifully appointed rooms and suites have been newly designed within the last 5 years that feature: robe service and flat screen TVs, smart fridges and safes, fabulous duvet-covered beds – even phones and TVs in the bathrooms. Enjoy a coffee at Starbucks, a midday meal at the chic PLAY Urban CafĂ©, and dinner at the award-winning LIV restaurant (featuring award-winning Niagara Wines).

The resort Sport Club is one of the most complete fitness facilities you will ever experience. Staffed by fitness experts and racquet professionals, the Sport Club offers racquet sports, cardio and strength training, one-on-one and group personal training, yoga, pilates, swimming, and much more. There truly is something here for everyone – including a women’s only fitness studio, child care options, and customized training sessions for individuals or groups.

The Spa at White Oaks, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario