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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale earns Gold Key Award

For the twenty-second year, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by the readers of Meetings & Conventions magazine as one of the world’s finest meeting properties. This year, the readers honored 147 domestic and 15 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners. The award recognizes the top hotels and resorts providing the finest service and quality in the meetings industry and is a destination that planners look for when considering future meeting sites.

The selected winners were evaluated for the overall staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest services, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, availability of technical/support equipment and the range of recreational facilities. “Gaining the respect of M&C’s readers representing the highest level of meeting and incentive professionals – The 2013 Gold Key winners have met these tough standards through their dedication and by providing outstanding service,” said Kirk Lewis, Meetings & Conventions Publisher. “The entire M&C staff commends the properties that have demonstrated the qualities and commitment to earn the Gold Key distribution.”

Set amidst flowering cacti, breathtaking sunsets and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch combines nature, culture and the spirit of the destination with contemporary sophistication and legendary comfort to create a unique southwestern experience. The resort offers luxurious guestrooms, suites and casitas; the unparalleled Spa Avania; Center Stage Bar; five restaurants; Canyon Market and Camp Hyatt for young resort guests. In addition, the resort offers 27 holes of championship golf, a newly transformed 2.5-acre water playground, world-class tennis, the Native American Learning Center, destination-specific “Experiential Offerings” for leisure guests (seasonally)/groups (year round) and a total of 70,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space.

 

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale earns Gold Key Award

For the twenty-second year, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by the readers of Meetings & Conventions magazine as one of the world’s finest meeting properties. This year, the readers honored 147 domestic and 15 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners. The award recognizes the top hotels and resorts providing the finest service and quality in the meetings industry and is a destination that planners look for when considering future meeting sites.

The selected winners were evaluated for the overall staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest services, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, availability of technical/support equipment and the range of recreational facilities. “Gaining the respect of M&C’s readers representing the highest level of meeting and incentive professionals – The 2013 Gold Key winners have met these tough standards through their dedication and by providing outstanding service,” said Kirk Lewis, Meetings & Conventions Publisher. “The entire M&C staff commends the properties that have demonstrated the qualities and commitment to earn the Gold Key distribution.”

Set amidst flowering cacti, breathtaking sunsets and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch combines nature, culture and the spirit of the destination with contemporary sophistication and legendary comfort to create a unique southwestern experience. The resort offers luxurious guestrooms, suites and casitas; the unparalleled Spa Avania; Center Stage Bar; five restaurants; Canyon Market and Camp Hyatt for young resort guests. In addition, the resort offers 27 holes of championship golf, a newly transformed 2.5-acre water playground, world-class tennis, the Native American Learning Center, destination-specific “Experiential Offerings” for leisure guests (seasonally)/groups (year round) and a total of 70,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space.

 

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale earns Gold Key Award

For the twenty-second year, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by the readers of Meetings & Conventions magazine as one of the world’s finest meeting properties. This year, the readers honored 147 domestic and 15 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners. The award recognizes the top hotels and resorts providing the finest service and quality in the meetings industry and is a destination that planners look for when considering future meeting sites.

The selected winners were evaluated for the overall staff attitude, quality of meeting rooms, quality of guest services, food and beverage service, proficiency of handling reservations, availability of technical/support equipment and the range of recreational facilities. “Gaining the respect of M&C’s readers representing the highest level of meeting and incentive professionals – The 2013 Gold Key winners have met these tough standards through their dedication and by providing outstanding service,” said Kirk Lewis, Meetings & Conventions Publisher. “The entire M&C staff commends the properties that have demonstrated the qualities and commitment to earn the Gold Key distribution.”

Set amidst flowering cacti, breathtaking sunsets and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch combines nature, culture and the spirit of the destination with contemporary sophistication and legendary comfort to create a unique southwestern experience. The resort offers luxurious guestrooms, suites and casitas; the unparalleled Spa Avania; Center Stage Bar; five restaurants; Canyon Market and Camp Hyatt for young resort guests. In addition, the resort offers 27 holes of championship golf, a newly transformed 2.5-acre water playground, world-class tennis, the Native American Learning Center, destination-specific “Experiential Offerings” for leisure guests (seasonally)/groups (year round) and a total of 70,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space.

 

 

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Top 5: Beauty & Day Spas (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Beauty & Day Spas — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Spa Avania At Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 444-1234
scottsdale.hyatt.com
Personalized treatments, mineral water therapy, synchronized music, YogaAway, diet and the antioxidants of fine teas are blended for an awakening experience at Spa Avania.


Alvadora Spa At The Royal Palms Resort & Spa

5200 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 977-6400
royalpalmshotel.com
Old World ambiance melds with contemporary amenities, including a fitness center, professional massage therapy, pools, golf, biking and nearby hiking trails.


The Spa At Camelback Inn

5402 E. Lincoln Dr.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(800) 922-2635
camelbackspa.com
With a variety of massages, facials, body treatments, packages and specials available, including farm to treatment table experiences, the Spa at Camelback Inn allows you experience complete rejuvenation and relaxation.


Mii Amo At Enchantment Resort

525 Boynton Canyon Rd.,
Sedona, AZ 86336
(888) 749-2137
miiamo.com
This destination spa at Enchantment Resort offers a wide range of treatments, from facials to massages and spiritual readings, as well as fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and outdoor adventures.


Canyon Ranch

8600 E. Rockcliff Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85750
(800) 742-9000
canyonranch.com
For more than 30 years, Canyon Ranch has been empowering people to live healthier, longer, more joyful lives through fitness, nutrition, stress-management and integrative wellness.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Summer Spa Events and Specials

Scottsdale’s Hottest Spa Events, Specials

The summer heat might have us running for cover, but that doesn’t mean we can’t spoil ourselves. What better way to stay cool than by indulging in some of Scottsdale’s hottest spa events and spa specials?

Luxurious spas in and around the greater Phoenix area are coming together to celebrate this blazing season (in the air-conditioned shade, of course) and, in the process, will raise money for a wonderful cause.

Noteworthy spa events and specials in Scottsdale this summer include:

7th Annual Summer Spaaah Series

Arizona Spa Girls will host its seventh annual Summer Spaaah Series, a line-up of seven resort spa events, with a percentage of ticket sales targeted towards Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.

Fresh Start is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women through the services of the Jewell McFarland Lewis-Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center in Phoenix.

Tickets for the Summer Spaaah Series start at $110 and include an evening reception, featuring an excellent wine selection and scrumptious samplings of the chef’s picks. Guests receive a beach bag stuffed with luxury spa and beauty products, a charity raffle ticket and, of course, mini spa services.

Each attendee will receive a “Spaaah” certificate valid toward one full spa treatment, along with use of the spa amenities on a day of their choosing, within 30 days of the event.

2012 dates and destinations for the Summer Spaaah Series:

6/15: Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch
7/13: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at the Wigwam, Litchfield Park
7/27: Arizona Biltmore Spa, Phoenix
8/10: Agave, The Arizona Spa at Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale
8/24: Amara Spa at Amara Resort Hotel, Sedona

For information on purchasing tickets, visit summerspaseries.com/store.

Spa Nordstrom

This summer, Spa Nordstrom is offering its heavenly Grapefruit Ice Pedicure for $60 (normally $70). This hour-long pedicure includes an aromatherapy feet soak along with a grapefruit and walnut shell leg/foot exfoliation.

Also, anyone who purchases an hour-long facial can also receive a pedicure simultaneously, for an additional $55.

And, Spa Nordstrom is now carrying the fabulous Moroccan Oil Body Line!

Spa Nordstrom
7055 E. Camelback Rd
., Scottsdale
(480) 429-167
nordstrom.com

Bliss Spa

For those who plan to visit Bliss Spa at the W Hotel in the near future, be sure to ask about the Summer Spa Pass. For $300, you can choose three different services from its list of offerings, all targeting different areas of the body.

W Hotel

7277 E. Camelback Rd., 
Scottsdale
(480) 575-0164
blissworld.com

Spa Lamar

Looking for the perfect gift this summer that promises more bang for your buck? Fear not! At Spa Lamar, when you purchase a $100 gift card, you will receive a $25 gift card for your own personal use.

Spa Lamar
5115 N. Scottsdale Rd
., Scottsdale
(480) 945-7066
thelamar.com

Jurlique Spa

Just in time for the summer sizzle, Jurique Spa of Firesky Resort is boasting an all-new summer “de-stress for less” menu of services and prices. This special offer menu is available June 1st through September 30th.

Jurlique Spa
4925 N. Scottsdale Rd., 
Scottsdale
(480) 424-6072
fireskyresort.com

Joya Spa

Need to renew and replenish from the exhausting heat? Joya Spa presents its exclusive summer special: buy one, get one half off! Enjoy the luxurious list of services, along with access to Joya’s lavish, private terrace pool.

Montelucia Resort

4949 E. Lincoln Dr
., Scottsdale
(888) 691-5692
joyaspa.com

VH Spa for Vitality + Health

VH Spa at Valley Ho resort might offer the mother-load of summer savings! June and July offer massage and body treatments at a heavily discounted price.

On top of monthly deals, VH also has weekday summer specials. Check out its website for a complete list of the discounted services.

Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main St
., Scottsdale
(480) 248-2000
vhspa.com

Blu Sol Spa

Talk about a super summer bargain — this boutique spa offers an hour-long massage for just $39, or an hour-long organic facial for $69! Call for more upcoming deals and specials.

Blu Sol Spa
7105 E. McDowell Rd
., Scottsdale
(480) 423-0145
blusolspa.com

Dolce Salon Spa

Dolce has overhauled its menu to offer client’s special deals and discounts this month. Save big on some of your spa favorites and ultra indulgent party packages.
Also featured, a Father’s Day gift card package, which you definitely don’t want to pass up!

Dolce Salon Spa
6166 N. Scottsdale Rd
., Scottsdale
(480) 722-0500
dolcesalonspa.com

The Spa at Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Spa, known for delivering the star treatment, is now offering a 50-minute pedicure for only $58 (regularly $70). Choose from three flirty colors to soften and brighten your toes, all while sipping your favorite summer drink.

Also available Sundays through Thursdays, guests can chose from one of the following body treatments for just $89: Desert Lavender Massage, Sweet Mesquite Body Polish, or the Repair and Prevent Facial.

The Spa at Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd
., Scottsdale
(480) 850-4065
talkingstickresort.com


What are you waiting for? Stay cool, do something nice for yourself, and help a very worthwhile cause. A list this long guarantees a spa experience you’ll not soon forget.


 

Spa Avania - Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2011

Spa Avania, Xona Resorts Suites Gain Exposure

Ahhh, Spas: One Scottsdale spa destination — Spa Avania — gains national exposure, while another — Xona Resorts Suites — strives for more with marketing efforts


National Exposure: One of the Best

Spa AvaniaSpa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa has been named by Travel + Leisure Magazine readers, in its 16th Annual World’s Best Awards 2011 Readers’ Survey, as the No. 1 hotel spa in Arizona based on its ambiance, treatments, service and values, as well as ranking 14th overall among hotel spas in the U.S. and Canada.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be honored, and the people who rated us, more than anything else, have experienced Spa Avania and realized how special a spa it is,” says Angee Smithee, director of Spa Avania. “There are so many spas in the Valley of the Sun and there are so many great ones, but I think that the philosophy that Spa Avania was built upon really makes it special, and those kind of honors … you can’t buy them.”

Spa Avania offers various unique spa treatments, mineral water therapy — a 16,290-gallon outdoor heated mineral pool that helps enhance the immune system, among other benefits — seven different music zones to match specific body rhythms, a range of exotic and classic teas, natural lighting and more.

“The ambiance combines the best elements of indoor-outdoor experiences,” Smithee says. “When you talk about ambiance and treatment, and the service and value, when you put all these elements together, you create an experience, and that’s what makes us unique.”

While Smithee says Spa Avania & Hyatt Regency experienced a great summer by “building up the local market and embracing the Arizona residents,” it’s during the fall and winter seasons when they receive out-of-state visitors.

“You start seeing the east coast travelers from New York and Chicago,” says Ann Lane, senior director of advertising and public relations. “We always have stays from our California neighbors, but you’ll start seeing the East Coast factoring in a lot more. You will also start to see from a group-travel standpoint more incentive travel, more corporate travel, where in the summertime they tend to go to other locales.”

For more information about Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, visit scottsdale.hyatt.com or call (480) 444-1234.

Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
(480) 444-1234
scottsdale.hyatt.com


Gaining Exposure: Becoming a Competitor

Xona Resort SuitesWith the many other resorts in the area, competing can be tough, especially for an independent, boutique hotel. According to Bruce Pittet, general manager of Xona Resorts Suites, a 14-acre Scottsdale hotel resort, this can be considered “a competitive disadvantage in the North Scottsdale marketplace as the majority of the hotels (in the area) have some sort of brand affiliation.”

This is why Xona has joined forces with Ascend Collection and its membership program. The program is an upscale network of historic, boutique or unique hotels located in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Xona is the first Arizona hotel to become a part of the program.

“(The program) was designed specifically for travelers who appreciate an upscale hotel with strong local flair,” Pittet says. “We believe it’s a perfect fit for Xona.”

With more than 13 million members in Choice Privilege network, Pittet says, “Ascend Collection will help Xona increase its visibility and introduce us to a new customer base.”

With this membership, Pittet anticipates Xona increasing the number of guests staying at the hotel in both the short- and long-term, allowing them to broaden their reach and effort in attracting new guests.

The Ascend Collection helps Xona increase its online visibility, too, with the hotel now found on Ascend’s website, which is one of the most visited websites in the hotel industry, Pittet says. Xona also hopes to increase its advertising on Ascend’s various online sales channels.

Xona Resorts Suites has recently undertaken a renovation project, enhancing the technology available, along with other improvements and additions. Xona offers four pools, 7,500 square feet of meeting space, suites ranging from one  to four bedrooms, comfortable pricing, with quick access to championship golf courses, shopping and fine dining.

Xona Resort Suites of Scottsdale

7677 E. Princess Blvd., Scottsdale
(888) 222-1059
xonaresort.com

Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2011

CopperWynd, Fountain Hills, Ariz. - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

Treat Yourself At Some Of The Top Day And Spa Resorts In The State

Even if you only have a day or even a few hours, you can still get away from it all at one of the many fine day and resort spas that can be found in the state. If you want to find the best places to relax, take a look at the following spa guide, which was compiled for Ranking Arizona.

Spas: Day/Resorts 100 Staff or More

Canyon Ranch Health Resort
8600 E. Rockcliff Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85750
(800) 742-9000
www.canyonranch.com
Year Est: 1979
Services: Offers more than 50 fitness and mind/body classes, wellness workshops and lectures daily; a climate-controlled, 80,000-square-foot spa complex that includes six gymnasiums, a spacious Pilates and Gyrotonic studio, exercise and weight training rooms, squash and racquetball courts, and a yoga/meditation dome.

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
5000 E. Via Estancia Miraval
Tucson, AZ 85739
(800) 232-3969
www.miravalresorts.com
Year Est: 1995
Services: Miraval Arizona offers award-winning programs, classes, cuisine and spa services; prices start at $425 per person/per night

Willow Stream The Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale
7575 E. Princess Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 585-2732
www.fairmont.com/scottsdale
Year Est: 2001
Services: Award-winning treatments and amenities, rooftop pool and more.

Mii amo, a Destination Spa at Enchantment
525 Boynton Canyon Rd.Mii amo, Sedona, Ariz.
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 203-8500
www.miiamo.com
Year Est: 2001
Services: Reiki, Cranial Sacral, hydrotherapy baths, body treatments, Watsu, Ayurvedic treatments and facials, fitness classes and massage.

Sanctuary Spa
5700 E. McDonald Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(480) 607-2326
www.sanctuaryaz.com
Year Est: 2001
Services: Massage, facial, body treatments, fitness and wellness, tennis, nail and hair services, packages, Asian-inspired treatments.

DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa
18501 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 502-8844
www.villageclubs.com
Year Est: 2005
Services: Full salon, facials and peels, sports, therapeutic, Thai and hot stone massages, body scrubs, organic products, Jan Marini skin care line.

The Spa at Gainey Village
7477 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 609-6979
www.villageclubs.com
Year Est: 1999
Services: The 25-room day spa offers results-oriented spa treatments, Six-Pack Rejuvenation series, and hair and nail artistry in a full-service salon, plus the Atrium Cafe

Dolce Salon & Spa
530 E. Shea Blvd., #175
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(480) 722-0500
www.dolcesalonspa.com
Year Est: 2002
Services: Relax & Renew package ($320) includes facial, one-hour combo massage, pedicure, manicure, shampoo/style, makeup and lunch

Golden Door Spa at The Boulders
34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr.
Carefree, AZ 85377
(480) 595-3500
www.theboulders.com; www.goldendoor.com
Year Est: 2001
Services: The 33,000 square-foot facility offers couples massage, labyrinth, authentic TiPi, Watsu, Ayurvedic body treatments, a yoga studio and fitness center.

Elements Therapeutic Massage
19420 N. 59th Ave., #E-515 (5 locations)
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 847-4050
www.touchofelements.com/arizona
Year Est: 2007
Services: Many types of therapeutic massage, including deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point, hot stone, sports, chair and prenatal.

Spas: Day/Resorts 99 Staff or Fewer

Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 483-5558
www.spaavania.com
Year Est: 2005
Services: Provides a holistic, total-immersion spa experience based on the six spa elements deemed most essential to the body’s changing daily rhythms and requirements. These include customized spa treatments, mineral water therapy, music, diet, the antioxidant benefits of the world’s finest teas, and natural light.

Joya Spa at InterContinental Montelucia ResortMontelucia Resort, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
4949 E. Lincoln Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(480) 627-3200
www.joyaspa.com
Year Est: 2008
Services: Nineteen treatment rooms, lavish lounges, private rooftop pool, fitness center, juice bar, terrace restaurant and authentic hammam.

The Spa at CopperWynd
13225 N. Eagle Ridge Dr.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 333-1900
www.copperwynd.com
Year Est: 1999
Services: No day packages, must be a resort guest.

Arizona Biltmore SpaArizona Biltmore Spa, Phoenix, Ariz. - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-6600
www.arizonabiltmore.com
Year Est: 1929
Services: Facial and body treatments, massage, salon, aromatherapy, hydrating, detoxifying.

Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms
5200 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 977-6400
www.royalpalmsresortandspa.com
Year Est: 2002
Services: Alvadora Retreat Package, T. Cook’s Sunset & Spa Package: $232/person, $367/couple inclusive of services.

Suddenly Slimmer Day Spa
3313 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 952-8446
www.suddenlyslimmer.com
Year Est: 1988
Services: Wellness & Med Spa services, HCG diet, B-12 injections, laser hair removal, peels, slim body wraps, massage, facials, waxing.

A Spa for You Sedona Day Spa
30 Kayenta Court, #2
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-3895
www.aspaforyou.com
Year Est: 2006
Services: Therapeutic massage, hot rocks, Trager certified, Ayurvedic Abhyanga sessions, Shirodhara, Reiki, Jin Shin Jyutsu.

The Salon & Day Spa at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 948-5000
www.scottsdaleplaza.com
Year Est: 2007
Services: Experience a complete menu of massages, skin care and more.

Aura Salon and Day Spa
15029 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., #B-123
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 595-9590
www.aura-salon.com
Year Est: 2003
Services: Full service salon and day spa, hair, skin and body services, extensions, Brazilian Blowout, waxing, massage, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning. Sheraton Wildhorse Pass & Resort, Chandler, Ariz. - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

Aji Spa at Sheraton Wildhorse Pass & Resort
5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
(602) 385-5759
www.sheraton.com/wildhorsepass
Year Est: 2002
Services: $135-$205 for a full facial; $135-$215 for a full-body massage.

Arizona Business Magazine July/August 2011

Summer Spaaah Series, Willow Stream

Arizona Spa Girls Hosts 6th Annual Summer Spaaah Series

Summer Spaaah Series Event, Smartwater

For those interested in having a unique spa experience this summer, Arizona Spa Girls is soon hosting their 6th annual Summer Spaaah Series from May 6th to August 12th. The event series has six separate events to choose from, one of which spans two days at the Mii amo Spa at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona.

Lisa Kasanicky, the founder of AZSpaGirls.com, stated that they’re more than just a website.

“Arizona Spa Girls is a portal to all the salons in Arizona, and over the last decade or so we have also been providing beauty and wellness information and spa recipes,” Kasanicky says.

AZ Spa Girls founded the Summer Spaaah Series in the summer of 2006.

“One thing led to another and it became a way to stir up business for the day spas and resort spas during the summer when it’s just so dead,” Kasanicky says. “They could really bond with the local communities.”

Agave LoungeEvent-goers can expect several exciting and de-stressing experiences at every destination. Goody bags – which are the same bags that Oprah used for one of her VIP events – are given to everyone, as well as a “Spaaah” gift certificate that can be used for one full spa treatment at that spa destination within 30 days following the event. Guests can then enjoy the spa and sample treatments in a party-like atmosphere.

“The party is one thing, and it’s really lovely, but having that spa experience is what I’m really trying to get people to ‘get,’” Kasanicky says. “It’s just so awesome; it’s so good for mental health and physical too.”

This year, the Summer Spaaah Series has new spas in their line-up — including Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, the last destination option in the event series, joining them for the first time this year. But Kasanicky is excited about one spa in particular.

“I’m really excited about the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at Wigwam,” Kasanicky says. “We’ve never had an event there before, and it’s just this beautiful place, kind of hidden.”

Wigwam Tranquility Room

Aside from the Summer Spaaah Series being an opportunity to pamper and de-stress, it also provides a way to give to a great cause. The Fresh Start Women Foundation, an Arizona-based non-profit for women, has been a part of the event series from the start.

“We’ve been working with Fresh Start from the very first event,” Kasanicky says. “It’s just a great fit; it’s a good organization. They’re dedicated to empowering women, and I’m all about that.”

Companies such as smartwater, 44 North Vodka, Girlfriend University, Ganem Jewelers, popchips, Beringer Vineyards, NewBeauty Magazine and So Scottsdale! Magazine are sponsoring the event this year, and many of them have been there in the past.

“Ganem…one of our sponsors…provide[s] a beautiful jewelry piece for the raffle, usually about a $1,000 ring, necklace or bracelet,” Kasanicky says.

Five percent of the ticket price and 100 percent of raffles and funds raised during the events will go to Fresh Start, as well as a percentage of any sponsorship for the event. Each event, with the exception of the destination spa, is $125. Those interested in joining the Mii amo destination spa experience can purchase a ticket for $295, for a full two days with accommodations and activities.

“What I want people to understand is that these events are really value-packed, and we give people so much more than just a spa service,” Kasanicky says. “We educate them, we give them the opportunity to donate to a wonderful organization, and we expose them to all these sponsors and their wonderful products.”

For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit the event website or AZ Spa Girls.