Collier of Collier & Collier/Blu Spas Inc. Designs First Hammam in Las Vegas
at Drift Spa at Palms Place
Vegas, NV - April 22, 2008 - The ultimate Spa hot spot in Las Vegas has arrived:
the lavish Drift Spa at Palms Place,
a haven and spa enclave featuring the citys first hammam devised by industry
leader and designer Cary Collier. The hammam concept, a wet relative of the sauna,
utilizes the curative powers of heated stone slabs, aromatic inhalation and ambient
steam to encourage cleansing and renewal. The Drift hammam design is full of sexy
curves, mood lighting and stunning mosaic tile.
2005, Cary Collier, Co-Founder/Owner of Collier & Collier Spas and Co-Founder/Principal
of Blu Spas Inc. has been part of a talented team of project planners and designers
assembled by Palms Place owner, George Maloof. Colliers role was to initiate
a facility size program and support the project team with design and technical
information to detail the architecture, interior design and engineering where
applicable. He worked with the project team to create the hammam concept as well
as layout coordination of all the spa areas, from treatment rooms to the back
of house. His team also assisted with sourcing and detailing operating equipment.
The plush Drift Spa will allow guests to indulge in a blend
of ancient Turkish and Roman healing traditions and contemporary treatments for
the body and soul in a modernly-designed ultra luxurious retreat. Boasting 20
treatment rooms amid two floors of enticing ambiance, the 50,000 square foot spa
and magnificent pool provides the perfect Las Vegas escape. The spa offers couples
suites, solitude suites, orient rooms, fun tubs and private relaxation areas or
the option to soak in the sunshine at open air cabanas. Curative treatments include
the barefoot Ashiatsu Massage, Hot Stone Massage, herbology, custom aromatherapy,
and bio-energetic medicine. Guests are invited to indulge in Drifts hot
pool with underwater-jetted beds as well the cool dip pool with waterfall and
light features completed by refreshing outdoor garden rinse showers.
To promote physical activity, the Spa has a modern Movement
Studio for Pilates or Yoga as well as a Fitness Club featuring the most advanced
cardio and weight/strength equipment. An exclusive hair salon operated by Michael
Boychuck has a team of stylists and treatments to get tresses looking good for
Las Vegas excitement. The famous LA-based Sunset Tan also unveils its first location
outside of California and the sixth ultra-modern sun spa in the booming brands
Striking interior design and
furniture are from the renowned Yabu Pushelberg. Drifts décor is
sumptuous and warm, adorned in opulent textures and hues of gold, burgundies and
earth tones complemented by rich wood furnishings.
shares, The designers from Yabu Pushelberg were exceptional with the capabilities
to deliver distinctive design.
Spa Director is Jennifer Noble, a Las Vegas native who has an array of experience
opening distinguished havens and creating unique treatment menus for The Ritz-Carlton
Lake Las Vegas, The Spa at Red Rock and The Spa at the Diplomat. Collier states
that Jennifer Noble is a rare find. In my opinion, she is in that top list
of best spa directors not only in Vegas but in the country.
The most important element for Collier was to design a spa
for guests that was memorable and exceeded the owners expectations. The
hammam is an innovated concept for Las Vegas and we had the perfect team to pull
it off. Designing an extraordinary spa includes an overall design palette that
captures the guest and inspires them to see and experience everything, and then
come back again and again. A spa of this magnitude has to be a 'feel good and
make me feel good place.'
Cary, a native Texan with degrees in Marketing
and Finance, has held positions as Managing Director, Director of Projects, or
Spa Designer and Planner for numerous spas in Asia and the USA since 1984. He
started his own consulting company in 1988, and is concurrently Co-Owner of Blu
Spas Inc. - an international spa design, consulting, and management company- and
Co-Founder/Owner of Collier & Collier Spas; both companies are industry leaders
in award-winning spas.
With his wife and partner Kim, they founded Collier
& Collier Spas in 1990, and are credited with pioneering the spa industry
in Asia. Cary has worked on over 160 spa projects in 20 countries creating spa
concepts, designs and solutions. Most of these spa assignments have been start-ups
or renovations for upscale hotels and resorts, ranging in size from 25 rooms to
For more information about Cary Collier, visit
www.bluspasinc.com or call 406.862.2200.
About Palms Place
Palms Place is the multimillion-dollar, 47-story hotel, condo
and spa that will feature 599 units ranging from spacious studios and one-bedroom
suites to spectacular penthouses. Amid lush landscaping and beautiful gardens,
a 50,000 square-foot pool and spa enclave will boast the first hammam in Las Vegas
recalling the traditions of a Turkish bath and offering a decadent blend of ancient
and contemporary treatments. Guests will enjoy delectable cuisine at an exclusive
restaurant and lounge by celebrity chef Kerry Simon; a salon operated by renowned
color specialist Michael Boychuck; the lobby bar, Rojo Lounge; and a full range
of hotel services including 24-hour room service, resort concierge service, a
business center and the only Las Vegas location of L.A.s famed Sunset Tan.
In addition, guests of Palms Place will have direct access to the Palms Casino
Resort and its award winning gaming, dining and nightlife via the SkyTubeSM, an
elevated, enclosed moving walkway that joins the two complexes.
more information about Drift Spa, visit www.palmsplace.com or call 702.932.7777.