April 28, 2008

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Founded by Hungarian-native Eva Sztupka-Kerschbaumer in 2001, ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare has built a reputation as a nationally known Organic Day Spa in a most unlikely place - Pittsburgh, PA. Housed in a Historic, WWI era Mechanic's garage, Eva and husband Scott, renovated the long-vacant space using environmentally responsible building methods and materials.

ESSpa Kozmetika's business model incorporates stringent sustainability protocols authored by the Green Spa Network, which has recently invited the company to join as a Cultivator Spa Member.

ESSpa Kozmetika has been voted Pittsburgh's "Best Spa" in 2005, '06, '07 & '08 - and was awarded Gold Medals for Massage, Manicures & Pedicures, and Cosmetic Skincare. Specializing in individually customized Hungarian Facials using handmade, all-natural products, ESSpa Kozmetika is a unique spa that provides a responsibly relaxing escape where restoring and protecting healthy, great-looking skin, regardless of age or gender, is the primary goal.

ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare

April 21, 2008

Whistler's Spring Skiing and Spa

Beyond the hustle of the city life, past the crowded streets, escape to luxury on the doorstep of adventure at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Imagine skiing until June, impeccable service, outstanding cuisine, and relaxing accommodations at this world renowned resort.

The 550-room Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia. Tastefully designed rooms with spectacular mountain or village views were created to blend with the natural alpine setting.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler presents a unique collection of dining options that capture the essence of Whistler's lifestyle. Exceptional fine dining balanced with casual, gourmet picnics to go and a variety of flavorful choices in between! A warm, inviting ambiance is signature of The Wildflower's casual setting. Open for breakfast and dinner, the hotel’s culinary team invites you to sample a tantalizing showcase of locally inspired dishes and innovative classics. Embraced by The Wine Room's signature stone fireplace and smooth cherry wood wine cabinets, classically rustic d├ęcor creates a refined atmosphere for exceptional British Columbia cuisine.

An escape from reality to natural elegance, Vida Wellness Spa, Fairmont Chateau Whistler is an innovative spa brand emphasizing healing and health. Energize your body and add a boost to your day with a cardio workout or relax in one of the mountainside outdoor whirlpools.

Vida Wellness Spa, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, British Columbia

April 11, 2008

Spas of America Launches #600.... A California Wine Spa (Cave) Experience

Spas of America, the fastest-growing spa travel website, showcasing North and South America’s best resort, hotel and destination spas, today announced their 600th spa listing and their first underground cave spa experience: Spa Terra within The Meritage Resort and Spa.

Forty feet below the iconic grape crusher statue that graces its southern end, Spa Terra is the first spa in the world to be developed entirely underground. Nestled nel cuore della terra (“in the heart of the earth”), the spa features steam grottos, soaking pools, water walls and lavishly appointed private treatment rooms for individuals and couples. Its sumptuous decor reflects the resort’s Mediterranean theme. The Meritage Resort is located only an hour from San Francisco, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.

“We are pleased to welcome Meritage’s Spa Terra as a premium member listing,” says Spas of America president and founder Craig Oliver. “Their presence on our website benefits our existing spa listings and provides our customers from around the world with another fabulous option when seeking exciting and rewarding health and wellness travel experiences."

Michael Palmer, General Manager of The Meritage Resort, says: “Our spa is a perfect complement to the natural beauty of Napa. We’re excited about introducing our one-of-a-kind experience to Spas of America’s targeted, spa travel audience.”

Spa Terra’s , signature treatment is Solo Vino. It combines an exfoliating grape seed scrub, an invigorating jet shower rinse, a hydrating body wrap with a wine cave mud mask and a Terra massage. A wine and cheese selection rounds out the two-hour treatment. Visitors can learn more about Spa Terra on the Spas of America website.

Spas of America is
a global online media company focused on healthy living and travel. The Spas of America website showcases over 600 of the best day, resort, hotel and destination spas in North and South America to spa travelers around the world. Since the site launched in 2005, over a quarter million customers have visited spasofamerica.com. Spas of America is a member of the International Spa Association and Leading Spas of Canada. It also operates the websites spasoffrance.com, spasofitaly.com, spasofdubai.com and spasoflife.com, a daily spa travel blog.