Pulse January / February 2018 - Page 23

1 2 giving bacK 1. For the third year in a row, spas across the globe were invited by the Faye’s Light Organization to unify for Sparks of Light Day on November 6, 2017. Participating spas offered free treatment services to those undergoing active cancer treatments as well as their caregivers. Several ISPA members joined the cause. For more infor- mation or to participate in next year’s Sparks of Light Day, visit fayeslight.org/sparksoflight. 2. The Spa at The Estate Yountville in Yountville, California, has extended an invitation for first responders to use the spa facilities and enjoy the relaxing and rejuvenating experience of a ‘Recovery Flight’ in the O2 Chair as a thank you for all their relentless hard work during the October wildfires in the Valley. oPen for buSineSS 1. Marriott International has secured a management contract for its first luxury resort on the Japanese island of Miyakojima. Scheduled to open in late 2018, the new Iraph Sui spa resort will be operated under Marriott’s The Luxury Collection brand. The resort will offer 57 guest rooms, nine suites with private plunge pools, 10 luxury junior suites and an executive suite. A large spa will anchor the resort’s wellness offerings. 1 2 2. Omni Hotels and Resorts will invest US$150 million in the redevelopment of the Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. All guest facilities will be upgraded – including the addition of a new spa. The design of the new Mokara Spa draws inspiration from nearby waterways, creeks and springs, and offers a rooftop garden and adult-only pool overlooking the surrounding landscape. 1 new on tHe menu 1. Glen Ivy Hot Springs is offering a “Backyard Escape” package for local residents of Corona and Lake Elsinore, California through January 31. For just US$29 weekday admission, locals can enjoy the property. Also, through the months of December and January, all guests can warm up with a complete spa day including a 50-minute spa service, visit to the Grotto, admission to the facilities, use of a signature robe, and festive hot cocoa and a seasonal house made cookie at the GOCO Café for just US$159 on weekdays. 2 2. The Spa at Ballantyne, located at The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, has introduced a menu that promotes overall health and sustainability. New outcome-driven treatments include Custom Massage Therapy, Stress Relief Therapy and Second Youth Facial, complemented by mainstays such as The Spa’s signature Carolina Lavender services featuring locally-sourced lavender. All services are designed to provide an experience, sense of place and noticeable results. January/February 2018 ■ PULSE 21