Pulse December 2017 - Page 21

1 brIllIant Ideas 1. PGA National Resort in Palm Beach, Florida, was one of nearly two dozen local businesses to team up with Palm Beach County tourism officials to promote the area as a destination for those in need of a short respite. During the month of October, roughly 20 local spas, wellness centers and restaurants offered special deals and packages to both out-of-town visitors and local residents for the annual Spa and Wellness Month promotion. As part of the effort, participating businesses also pledged to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Palm Beach County chapter of the American Cancer Society. 2 2. The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Resort is now offering an “urban camping” experience by setting up a massive tent on a terrace where guests can stay and admire views of the Hollywood Hills and Rodeo Drive. On the terrace of the famed Veranda Suite, guests will find a massive tent that houses a queen-size bed, a crystal chandelier, marble lamps, fur rugs and antique nightstands. The terrace also features a fireplace surrounded by lounge furniture and an outdoor dining space for eight people. oPen for busIness 1. Massage Heights has announced that it will expand its 1 footprint to Indiana with a new Retreat opening in Indianapolis within the Ironworks Hotel Indy, which is a 100,000-square-foot hotel that opened in September 2017 and includes 15,000-square-feet of retail space. 1. The Woodhouse Day Spa is opening a new location in the Village of Williamsville, New York. The spa aims to offer invigorating, rejuvenating and results-oriented spa services to provide the utmost relaxation to its guests. 2 neW on tHe Menu l Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, has added the new Harvest Honey Ceremony, which is a limited-edition, invitation-only facial that utilizes Miraval’s own organic Sonoran wildflower honey for a truly decadent experience. The ceremony begins as guests watch their personal honey mask being prepared using the exclusive Miraval honey that is sourced from 20 on-property hives, chia seed oil, locally-grown blood oranges and native aloe. The skin is then exfoliated with chia seeds before the hand- crafted mask is delicately applied. After the mask is absorbed, the face is warmed by a hand-sewn poultice containing green tea, rose and citrus followed by a relaxing massage with rich chia seed oil. Miraval will only offer 20 of these limited facials per year – one for each hive on property – each of which will benefit Tohono Chul Park’s Adopt-a-Bee program. A version of this treatment using honey from hives not on the Miraval property will live permanently on the Miraval spa menu. December 2017 ■ PULSE 19