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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess To Launch Well & Being At Willow Stream Spa

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is partnering with Trilogy Spa Holdings to launch an innovative spa program and concept, Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa, which will open on January 1, 2013. Willow Stream Spa will also expand its spa menu of services, its fitness facilities and its spa boutique.

Combining health, nutrition, fitness, advanced skincare, integrative medicine and mind-body programs, the Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa program will be medically-guided and fully-customized. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is the first luxury resort in the nation to implement this experience to its spa.

“The introduction of Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa is a strategic addition to the experiences we offer guests at the resort,” said Jack Miller, general manager of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, in a press release.

Meditation at Willow Stream Spa. “It was important that we find a partner to build upon the luxurious Willow Stream Spa experience and expand our services into the wellness/intentional living arena,” Miller said. “Well & Being’s extensive staff of experts will provide a comprehensive, holistic approach to personal health.”

This personal and sustainable wellness program will take a physical, natural and mindful approach, to inspire guests to live a more healthy, balanced and energized life both during their vacations and well after.

“Guests may take advantage of as much or as little of the menu of wellness tools and experiences as they choose,” Miller said.

Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa will offer an array of services, from Woman at Willow Stream Spa pool.diagnostic health tests and targeted skincare treatments — including the HydraFacial, acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy and traditional Eastern therapies — to cooking classes, guest lectures and fitness programs, such as multiple mind-body offerings, encompassing traditional and cutting-edge yoga, Pilates and movement classes.

“It won’t be a restrictive, cookie-cutter, wellness experience, but a personal experience that provides tools, resources and philosophy for our guests to take home into their daily lives,” Miller said.

Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa will be under the direction of world-renowned expert in Integrative Medicine, Tieraona Low Dog, MD, who will be Willow Stream Spautilizing state-of-the-art diagnostics. Guests will have exclusive access to a team of experts specializing in various fields of complementary and alternative medicine.

“Resort guests will benefit from having easy access to services during their stay and online support long after they leave the property,” said Dr. Low Dog, chief medical officer of Well & Being. “It’s this on-going relationship that distinguishes the Well & Being program, creating a progressive wellness experience unlike any other, allowing guests to maintain their desired health/fitness plan and goals outside the resort, receiving motivation through community engagement and year-round online and local support from leading practitioners and providers.”

Guest will create their personalized profile with an iPad, and once they return back home, this online experience will include a socially-interactive, tailored e-magazine, featuring a team of wellness professionals, spa resources and personalized customer service, continuing the education, inspiration and conversation with guests year-round. The e-magazine will be available by subscription (or complimentary with select wellness packages or memberships) and delivered via computer, tablet or mobile device.

Other Willow Stream Spa Expansions, Additions

Fitness Facilities
Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa will also expand its fitness facilities, dedicating several studio spaces to yoga, meditation, tai chi and breath work. The facility will also offer a wide range of fitness equipment and programs, such as TRX Suspension Training, CrossFit, Crank Cycle and immersive Rip Surfer Classes; state-of-the art exercise technology, including Virtual Active forward-motion videos designed to diversify cardio workouts using Matrix fitness equipment; top-tier personal trainers to guide guests through a tailored fitness routine and to assist with goal-setting; and interactive, group studio sessions, which will offer an exciting selection of fitness classes for all levels.

The Boutique
As guests are heading out from a day of wellness and fitness programs, they can stop by the spa boutique, which will expand, adding a “lifestyle” shopping experience. To create the ultimate experience in skin-care pampering and maintenance, exclusive, performance-based product lines will be available, including Radical Skincare, Naturopathica, Body Bliss and Willow Stream Ener-G.

The Salon
Additionally, the spa’s salon will become a stand-alone, easily-accessible facility, directly adjacent to the spa, with a dedicated nail and pedicure lounge, and hair and makeup services. In the spa, plans also include the installation of new mud-scrub bars and rain showers in four private treatment patios.

For more information about Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, visit scottsdaleprincess.com or call (480) 585-2732.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Where: 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale
Contact: (480) 585-4848
Online: scottsdaleprincess.com
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Scottsdale Events: Fall 2011

Scottsdale Events & Happenings: Fall 2011

Scottsdale Events & Happenings: Fall 2011

Find out what’s happening in the Scottsdale area from October through December 2011. Here are some Scottsdale events you don’t want to miss:

Mixology 101 Classes

The Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain offers Mixology 101, a cocktail making instructional class every Saturday at 1 p.m. throughout the year. During each class, Jade Bar mixologists share techniques and tricks with students as they create three to four specialty cocktails. The specialists also demonstrate Jade Bar’s freshness philosophy, history of the cocktails and spirit details. What’s the best part of the class? The tasting, of course. This interactive and entertaining course is a hit for Arizona residents and visitors alike, especially for birthdays, bachelorette parties, or a perfect finish to a spa weekend at Sanctuary.

The classes are limited to 10 people, at $30 per person. To book a class, call (480) 607-2300.

 Scottsdale Events: Fall 2011

[stextbox id=”grey”]Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley
www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com[/stextbox]


Spa Week in Arizona

Since 2004, Spa Week has swept the nation away with hundreds of participating spas offering $100-$400 treatments for the unbelievable price of only $50. October 10- 16 marks the biannual tradition’s fall event for 2011.

Notable participating spas in Scottsdale include Spa at Talking Sticks Resort, Hotel Valley Ho Spa, The Spa at Four Seasons Scottsdale, Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Scottsdale, Revive Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, and Golden Door Spa at The Boulders.

Scottsdale Events: Fall 2011

[stextbox id=”grey”]Visit www.spaweek.com for the full list and to register.[/stextbox]


La Gran Fiesta: Latino Cultural Celebration

Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts partners with the City of Scottsdale to present this action-packed weekend of Latin culture held November 5 & 6.

Complete with music, dancing, food, fun, art and a Mercado full of traditional Latin foods and treasures, the festival provides guests with a journey of the rich artistry from Mexico all the way to the Caribbean and South America. This fiesta is great for all ages, as it offers a variety of children’s activities and features performances by top Latin bands.

Open 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, this event offers free admission to all guests.

Scottsdale Events: Fall 2011

[stextbox id=”grey”]Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second Street
(480) 874-4694
www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/fiesta[/stextbox]


ArtFest of Scottsdale

Arizona’s No. 1 Fall Fine Art Festival returns to Scottsdale for the 17th annual ArtFest on November 19 & 20. More than 200 select artists and authors appear to showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind works at this two-day celebration.

Located at the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, the festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. With free admission, free parking and hands-on art activities for kids, this is a great event for the whole family.

Scottsdale Events: Fall 2011

[stextbox id=”grey”]Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
7380 E. Second Street
(480) 968-5353
www.888artfest.com[/stextbox]


Bikram Comes to Arizona

Scottsdale welcomes Bikram yoga founder Bikram Choudhury on October 29th. Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Choudhury will give a lecture from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by book signings and photos.

Advance tickets are $55 and are available online until October 28, so get yours early to reserve a spot.

Scottsdale Events: Fall 2011

[stextbox id=”grey”]DoubleTree by Hilton Paradise Valley
5401 N. Scottsdale Road.
(480) 947-5400
www.bikramcomestophoenix.com[/stextbox]


Succulent Garden Class

Offered at 10 a.m. every Saturday throughout the year, the Garden Class at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess is the perfect way to enjoy those sunny mornings. Florist Jan Theodore educates the class on indigenous plants of the Sonoran Desert while students design their own succulent cactus gardens. The creations can be sent home or donated to the military troops overseas.

Reserve your spot 24 hours in advance for only $35-$55, depending on garden size.

Scottsdale Events: Fall 2011

[stextbox id=”grey”]South Pool Overlook at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess
7575 E. Princess Drive
(480) 585-4848
www.fairmont.com/scottsdale[/stextbox]


Scottsdale Home, Art & Garden Show

As the only home show in Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Home, Art & Garden Show caters to the renovating and remodeling market with hundreds of exhibitors from art and accessories to flooring and furniture to solar and stone.

As for the art portion of the show, attendees can expect 60 booths showcasing quality works of art from local and regional artists.

The Scottsdale Home, Art & Garden Show will inspire countless ideas, plans and designs with the hundreds of exhibitors and resources. In addition, a judged landscape competition will round out the Scottsdale Home, Art & Garden Show with diverse and entertaining experiences.

 Scottsdale Events: Fall 2011

[stextbox id=”grey”]Scottsdale Home, Art & Garden Show
Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Road
(602) 277-6045
ExposAZ.com[/stextbox]

Looking for more Scottsdale Events?
Visit the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s calendar of events.

 

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.