While sitting in the Oasis Pool in the InterContinental Montelucia Resort and Health spa over the past weekend, I had been studying articles in Conde Nast Traveler on 2009 Health spa Poll Results. Several Scottsdale and Paradise Valley resorts had made the cut, however i required particular notice in the 96.1 facilities score for Sanctuary Health spa (Sanctuary Camelback Mountain). I’ve got a particular soft place for excellent health spa facilities. Sanctuary only agreed to be a couple of miles where I had been remaining – I understood the time had come for any field trip.
My timing was great – it had been early Sunday evening and also the health spa traffic was winding lower during the day. I gave my card towards the health spa desk and requested basically will have a tour. I had been given a hot welcome by Daphne, a health spa attendant who demonstrated me around with passion and pride as though the area were her very own. It had been apparent that Daphne is really a favorite from the health spa visitors. Some popular features of my tour:
The spas signature color, chartreuse eco-friendly, was tastefully sprinkled through the health spa – most particularly the bathrobes
Mascioni linens around the treatment tables that felt like satin (as well as in the guest rooms)
The non-public Watsu pool, encircled by bamboo
The Sanctum – A personal, shaded outside suite for a couple of people. Featuring stone-walls, deluge shower, vitality pool, treatment tables and day bed
A couple’s suite with hearth and Asian design
An outside lap pool
Meditation garden and reflecting pond
Views from all over the place
You need to walk outdoors to get at the 12 treatment rooms. The therapy rooms are housed in separate structures. Each room opens to the outdoors, so that you can experience indoor shelter with outside breezes. Very unique health spa architecture.
After my tour from the health spa, the Health spa Operations Manager (Selene) arranged for any tour from the health spa casitas. A dynamic youthful man in the bell desk offered me a grand tour from the resort on the golf buggy. Similar to Daphne in the health spa, your accommodation worker had a lot pride because he demonstrated me around.
I toured within the health spa casita rooms and also the health spa casita suites – what are nearest accommodations towards the health spa and carryover the appear and feel from the health spa towards the guest room experience. My impressions:
Things are high finish and plush. Linens (Mascioni), tea (Tea Forte), candlelight turndown service with lavender, health spa products within the bath.
Health spa casita rooms
650 square ft
Floor to ceiling home windows
Patio with dramatic view
Bathroom features two sinks, oversized bathtub and separate shower
Health spa casita suites
1200 square ft
Separate family room with hearth and wet bar
Shaded outside soaking sub (so awesome!)
Large walk-in closet
Patio that extends the size of the sitting area and bed room with dramatic views
After my tour from the guest rooms, I had been proven the lobby, restaurant (Elements) , bar (Jade), outside terrace bar (Edge), and infinity edged primary pool. The accommodation includes a hip vibe along with a awesome feel into it.
Employees who demonstrated me around couldn’t have provided us a warmer welcome. Impressive, thinking about I wasn’t yet a guest at Sanctuary. However they possess the right idea – because at some point, I may be!