Spa People in the News
Dawn Ferraro - Spa Director at Marriott's
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
(RANCHO MIRAGE, CA) Dawn Ferraro, has been Director
of the world class Spa Las Palmas since its opening, and thinks of the
luxury healing center as an oasis within an oasis. The description
is fitting as the Spas signature services focus on water-related
treatments and the Resort sits amid 240 acres of waterways, lakes, and
lush tropical plantings. With more than twenty years experience
managing Marriott operations and luxury Marriott Spas in Florida and
throughout the Southwest, Dawn is the perfect person to oversee the
running of the Rancho Las Palmas Spa, says General Manager Frank
A graduate of Point Loma College, San Diego, CA, Dawn
Ferraro received a double major B.A. in Business Administration and
Office Administration, with a minor in Economics. During her years with
Marriott, Ferraro has risen steadily through the ranks from Front Desk
Manager and Front Office Manager to Manager of Resort Shops and Spa
Director. She has assisted in the opening of luxury spas across the
United States including Revive Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge,
Phoenix, AZ; Aqua Sulis Spa at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort Spa
& Golf, Summerlin, NV; and Orlando World Center Marriott Resort
& Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For superior management skills,
she has received 40 Tiefel Awards from the Marriott Hospitality Recognition
Award Program as well as Manager of The Year Award, Courtyard Los Angeles
Century City, Beverly Hill, and she has been the driving force that
earned Spa Las Palmas a listing in the prestigious 100 Best Spas In
The World. In 2002, Ferraro was nominated for Business Woman of The
Year by the Chamber of Commerce, Rancho Mirage, CA.
Renowned for its nurturing, personalized service, and
a superlative array of ancient beauty rituals and therapeutic spa treatments,
Spa Las Palmas is an oasis within an oasis. Guests visiting
Marriotts Rancho Las Palmas Resort in 2004 will be entranced by
the world-class spa facilitys new look. Spa Las Palmas
has significantly expanded its pool area, adding soothing-to-the-touch
cool decking with an intricate Arizona paver stone and tile
border. The elegant wrought iron poolside and interior furnishings have
been reupholstered in exquisite periwinkle and ivory decorator fabrics.
Container palm trees in multicolored clay pots and complementing canvas
umbrellas shade the exterior furnishings offering a relaxing refuge
from the summer sun, and a cascading terracotta waterwall serves as
backdrop to the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and dramatic
Steeped in rich tradition and history, the doors to Rancho
Las Palmas opened in February of 1979. Many famous celebrities made
Rancho Las Palmas their personal get-away, and it was the first resort
in the desert to remain open year-round. Cary Grant, Roy Rogers and
Dale Evans were on hand for the opening festivities, as well as special
guest of honor Bob Hope who hit the first golf ball on the then new
course. Situated amid more than 250 acres of tranquil lakes and gardens,
Marriotts Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa features 450 casitas
and suites, all elegantly appointed with modern conveniences and a flair
for the old world, distinctively blending famed Palm Springs sophistication
with early California charm. For reservations or more information, contact
the resort at
760-568-2727 or visit www.rancholaspalmas.com.
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Farm to Treatment Table Lavender Experience
This package is available Saturdays only, May 12 – July 14 (excluding June 8), must be booked one week in advance and requires 48 hours notice for cancellation.
Hill Country Lavender Farm tour,
a bottle of organic lavender massage oil made at the farm,
lunch at Replenish Spa Café with items featuring lavender, and a lavender-based spa treatment featuring the organic lavender massage oil from the Hill Country Lavender farm.
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