September 27, 2012, Hot Springs, Virginia – The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, and Canyon Ranch of Tucson, Arizona, have announced a partnership to create a new spa, and fitness experience in the Allegheny Mountains of southwest Virginia. Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will combine the finest attributes of the birthplace of southern hospitality and the pioneer of the wellness lifestyle. A rich sampling of the services that have made Canyon Ranch among the most-renowned names in the spa industry will now be available to guests of The Homestead. Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will be the company’s first venture in the Mid-Atlantic region and the first SpaClub to introduce family spa services when it debuts.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will be an expansive, state-of-the-art facility for guests to experience a touch of Canyon Ranch. A signature feature will be Aquavana®, an exclusive European-inspired aquathermal oasis with experiential rains, herbal laconium, a chill room and crystal steam room focused on the ancient concept of “healing by water” as practiced for centuries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. There will also be heated loungers on the men’s and women’s side. Fed by mineral spring waters drawn from the surrounding mountains, the Aquavana experience aligns harmoniously with The Homestead’s historic healing tradition of “taking the waters” which has drawn travelers since the mid 1700s, including Thomas Jefferson.
That same harmony can be experienced at the Spa Garden at The Homestead, opening soon as the first feature of the new Canyon Ranch SpaClub. A year-round sanctuary for adults only, the Spa Garden features indigenous hot springs, therapeutic geothermal mineral bath, river reflexology bed, co-ed Finnish sauna, spring-fed whirlpool, and private poolside cabanas. The refuge is accessed via walking paths warmed with radiant heat.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will offer a variety of opportunities to explore the rewards of living a healthier, longer, more vibrant life. This will be the first Canyon Ranch SpaClub to introduce family spa services, with special enticements and activities, such as a Stars Facial and Pink Bubbles Pedicure geared for guests aged four and older. Additional services will include a range of Canyon Ranch signature treatments including the Mineral Springs Mud Wrap, Target Heart-Rate Determination and Nutrition for Wellness. There will also be healing and restorative massages, skin care and body therapies, and three fitness studios. An on-site exercise physiologist, nutritionist and services advisor will be available to assess guests’ needs and help guide their experience. Stylish design will complement Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead with locker rooms for women and men, beauty salon and relaxation lounges. Additionally, the Canyon Ranch Café, a full-service restaurant, will offer guests indulgently healthy cuisine, exquisitely prepared, that’s good for body and soul.
Founded in 1979, Canyon Ranch has grown into an internationally renowned wellness experience that draws travelers to destinations across the United States as well as on the high seas. “We are thrilled to be partnering with The Homestead, stated Jerry Cohen, vice chairman and CEO of Canyon Ranch. “The indigenous mineral springs coupled with our spa and fitness offerings will provide guests with an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation.”
Peter Faraone, vice president and general manager of The Homestead added, “Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will be one-of-a-kind in the southeast, introducing our clientele to the spa experience of Canyon Ranch.” The Homestead, one of the first spas in America, has been an innovator since before the American Revolution and we are excited to take it to the next level through our partnership with Canyon Ranch.”
Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead is the latest chapter of an ongoing transformation of the historic resort. Launched in summer 2012, the $25 million project has already seen dramatic enhancements across the 3,000-acre property. New and continuing additions include Allegheny Springs, a two-acre family-friendly attraction featuring the waterborne excitement of Mountain Rush; and new restaurants and bar options to appeal to the contemporary dining preferences of resort guests. Construction on the new Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will begin in September with completion in spring 2013.
For more information about The Homestead or to make reservations, please contact (877) 479-8517 or visit www.thehomestead.com.
About The Homestead
Open since 1766, The Homestead is one of America’s most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality and southern charm in a 3,000-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia. Renowned for its natural healing springs, The Homestead is distinguished by 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, a wide array of fine and casual dining choices, a world-class spa including an enchanting spa garden with indigenous hot springs and other therapeutic water-focused features, championship golf courses that include one of the nation’s finest mountain courses (The Cascades) , Allegheny Springs, a two-acre family-friendly water attraction complete with lazy river, water slides and water play zone. The resort also offers the South’s first downhill ski area, a 48-stable Equestrian Center and show ring, top-rated Shooting Club, Back Country Driving School, off-road Segway tours and a wealth of other recreational attractions.
About Canyon Ranch
Canyon Ranch pioneered the evolution of the wellness lifestyle and has been an industry leader for over 30 years. Operating the world’s most celebrated collection of life-enhancement properties, Canyon Ranch has destination health resorts in Tucson, Ariz., Lenox Mass., as well as Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach, the nation’s first luxury wellness hotel and residential community. In addition, Canyon Ranch operates a SpaClub at The Venetian & The Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nev. and the newest Canyon Ranch venture, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea, features facilities onboard ships that make up Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, as well as on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 luxury ocean liner. Canyon Ranch has been named the “Healthiest Spa in America” by Health magazine as well as the “Best Spa for Food” by Gourmet magazine. Additionally, Canyon Ranch is a 13-time winner of Travel + Leisure’s Best Spa Award and the only 11-time recipient of the Condé Nast Traveler Best Destination Spa Award.