To celebrate the launch of Swissôtel Chicago’s new Vitality Suite, I participated in a deep relaxation experience called a “Sound Bath.” It’s a little like savasana at the end of a yoga class but longer. There are sounds going on that are music-ish but not really music. You don’t have to hold still in Corpse […]
Travel can be exhausting. Swissotel Chicago unveils its new Vitality Suite, the first in North America.
When I’m traveling, my skin care routine suffers badly. Itineraries are jam-packed from early morning to late night, leaving little energy for personal upkeep. Plus, I admit I occasionally indulge a wee too much in local libations. (Love white Bordeaux! Adore Spanish rioja!) By the time I get home, my face is dull, and my […]
Framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch does luxury on a grand scale. It’s a total lifestyle destination where Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture mingles with Native American influences and bountiful desert landscaping. And the visitor experience is impeccable for leisure enthusiasts of all ranks. The […]
The Sonoran Desert beckons with promises of endless sunshine, towering saguaro cacti and fuchsia sunsets. The area also boasts one of the highest concentrations of resort and day spas in the country. Plan a wellness getaway this winter to restore your mind, body and spirit—and cure the seasonal blues. Read the rest of the story […]
Mia Mackman is founder of the Arizona Spa and Wellness Association, whose goal is to promote industry best practices, community utilization, wellness tourism and innovative spa-and-wellness integration. She is a global industry consultant who specializes in spa and wellness, strategic planning and business consulting. For more than a decade, she has predicted some of the […]
Wild horses still roam free here. That’s just one aspect of the unique visitor experience at this luxury resort on the Gila River Indian Community in Chandler, Arizona. The 500-room Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, opened in 2004, was designed to be an authentic representation of Native American heritage and culture. The […]