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El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico has opened a new Well & Being Spa as part of a complete hotel renovation. Managed by Trilogy Spa Holdings, the new spa and wellness facility will offer fully customized wellness experiences, including a range of fitness classes in the new multi-level, 5,000 square-foot fitness center.
Well & Being Spa at El San Juan Hotel marks the first extension of the Well & Being brand at a beach property. All operated by Trilogy, other outlets are available at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, and Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
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Twelve Apostle Hotel & Spa, located in the UNESCO Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site in Cape Town, South Africa, has been focusing on gastronomy, as it introduces Dégustation Dinners and Vegan Tasting Menus.
The luxury hotel has also introduced chef-and-sommelier-hosted events every first Friday of every month designed to entice the palate of discerning diners.
For the health-conscious, the Vegan Tasting Menu, created by award-winning Chef Pretorius, includes dishes such as salt-baked beetroot, forest mushroom consommé, caramelized pineapple and roast butternut tofu, all made with fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu is designed not only to satisfy the demands of vegans but, according to the chef, also to give non-vegans a chance to sample the cuisine.
W Las Vegas has announced the launch of AWAY Spa, the newest spa concept for W Hotels.
Developed by spa director Shane Upson, the new spa brand focuses on sensory-stimulating experience though the use of strategic lighting and music depending on the desired mood.
AWAY Spa houses 10 treatment rooms, a full-service salon, a communal relaxation lounge, locker rooms with steam rooms and oversized experience showers, while the spa menu features several locally-themed signature treatments including the Vegas Vegan facial.
Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort, in Oak Brook, Illinois has opened a Fitness, Lifestyle & Wellness Centre that will be available to hotel guests as well as local residents and businesses on a membership basis.
The 386-room, multi-faceted resort – also home to the Championship Willow Crest Golf Club – now will offer a round-the-clock fitness room, boot camp for both adults and children, and spin and yoga classes (including a special yoga class for golfers) in a country club setting.
Other amenities for active/fitness options include indoor/outdoor swimming pools, tennis, and basketball and volleyball courts, all complimentary to hotel guests. For classes and boot camps, a charge of $25/$30 per class will apply for guests who are not members of the club.