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GLEN IVY HOT SPRINGS Corona, California G len Ivy Hot Springs is one of the oldest and most esteemed spas in the United States. It opened its doors 155 years ago in March of 1860 as Temescal Hot Springs. To put that age into some perspective, Billy the Kid was still Billy the Baby when S! Glen Ivy started taking customers. YEAR Over the first few decades of its operation into the 20th century, Glen Ivy expanded its property and services, finally Top: Glen Ivy Hot Springs in its early years as a pioneering wellness destination. Right: Guests transforming into the modern destination enjoy a detoxifying mud bath. Below: The destination spa's lounge pool was added in 1984. resort it is today in the prosperous postwar economy of the late 1940s and 50s. “The Glen Ivy experience aims to A change of ownership in 1977 inspire an approach to personal health resulted in several exciting new develop- that comes with the integration of ments. The Lounge Pool was added in certain timeless values that can be 1984, the Bath House in 1999, the found on the Wheel of Wellness,” says Roman Baths in 2001, The Grotto in CEO and President Jim Root. “With 2002 and Under the Oaks in 2007. The Glen Ivy Hot Springs at its most facilities currently house 72 rooms and progressive point to date, 2015 is stations in five buildings, and the spa’s gearing up to usher in a new era of treatments use both organic and luxury wellness for this acclaimed property.” ingredients to complement personal To commemorate the 155th anniverwellness healing services such as yoga sary, Glen Ivy Hot Springs is offering and fitness activities. guests a special package for USD$155 that 155 LONGEVITY TIP: “Honor [your] spa’s rich history and look forward to a future of serving generations of guests and providing memorable, meaningful and enjoyable experiences to everyone, every day.” includes a 50-minute service, Grotto and “Taking the Waters” admission, and a champagne toast. The spa is also hosting a 155th Anniversary Media Event for spa and wellness writers, bloggers and social media influencers to celebrate the organization’s rich history, development and its new directions. “In the next 25 years, we’re headed ‘back to the future.’ Glen Ivy will once again be a true wellness destination with overnight accommodations, programs, a working farm and access to the wonders of the Santa Ana Mountains as was first available in our founding year of 1860,” Root says. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 60) 58 PULSE ■ October 2015