May 22, 2012

Making the Best Better ~ Miraval Arizona

Despite not having the biggest, most updated spa, Miraval in Tuscon has consistently been rated one of the top destination spas in the world. On May 19th the resort revealed a new 16,000 square foot spa, that easily solidifies Miraval’s stamp as one of the best spas in the world.

The spa design captures the feelings that Miraval creates in its guest—a sense of peace, serenity and tranquility. While Miraval and its spa are high-end, it’s done in an unpretencious way that manages to be luxurious and down-to-earth at the same time.

“Miraval creates experiences that make life more enjoyable,” said Miraval Chairman Philippe Bourguignon at the grand opening ceremony. “You can hear yourself here like nowhere else.”

And you’ll no doubt be thinking that the three years it took from conception to creation for the Life in Balance Spa with Clarins was worth it. The spa also represents a strong partnership between Miraval and top European skin care line, Clarins. The two companies worked in tandem to develop 40 new treatments that are exclusive to the spa including offerings like the Anti-Aging facial, Mountain Berry Clay Renewal Ritual or the Deep Moisture Rich massage.

Inside the spa you’ll find a space awash in neutral colors, tones and textures that have incorporated sustainability and take a cue from the natural desert surroundings in its design. Envisioned by Clodagh Design out of New York it brings to life the mantra “Life Enhancing Minimalism”.

While the design may be minimal, the spa is lacking for nothing. There are 23 treatment rooms (6 outdoors) and a VIP Spa Suite that features a two-way fireplace visible from the couples treatment area and the private garden terrace and Jacuzzi. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and a private outdoor patio off of the women’s locker room.

~ Dena Roché, Spas of America