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Best Spa

WT Allegria Spa 1 DT 11-9-07



Vail Mountain Resort

When the doors of Allegria reopened after an extensive remodel, people were stunned. The popular spa located inside the Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek, had doubled its space ” but only two treatment rooms were added. That’s because the remodel was focused on making the spa bigger AND better. To that end, there’s a water sanctuary, modeled on those found in European spas. In the series of heated pools and temperature-controlled rooms, people can indulge in a self-guided aqua sanitas ritual. “Of all the people who come for treatments, about 75 percent use the water sanctuary,” said Gaye Stanke, spa director. As for the treatments, the alpine sports release treatment and the couples services/spa romance packages are popular during the winter, as is the ginger peach cure, which includes exfoliation, massage and a hydrating wrap. All are decadent.

ARIA spa at the Vail Cascade uses only organic products for all of its services. It’s easy to sink into repose at the spa, which is known for its facials as well as its massages. And for those who want to take the idea of pampered well being one step further, the yoga classes are award winners. Long before it became de rigueur to offer all things organic and eco-friendly, Vail Mountain Resort was embracing those very ideals. The athletic club and spa prefers a natural, holistic path to fast fixes. From skin treatments to massages, it’s all about balance.

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