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Spa Opens at Casa de Sierra Nevada, a boutique Orient-Express Hotel, in San Miguel
de Allende, Mexico
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO (August
6, 2008) Casa de Sierra Nevada, the boutique Orient-Express Hotel in the
city of San Miguel de Allende, is delighted to announce the opening of Laja
Spa. Opened in July 2008, the spa derives its name from San Miguels
river, Rio Laja.
Laja Spa honors this
bountiful river, using the concept of water as a cleanser, a purifier, and a means
to help energy flow throughout the house. This, in conjunction with San Miguels
unique location it sits on a quartz mountain - truly amplifies the healing
process. Laja Spa pays tribute to the local natural abundance, with each treatment
room named after a different plant or flower found in the region - Bougainvillea,
Gardenia and Lavanda. The private relaxation terrace boast spectacular views of
San Miguel de Allende. The spa is decorated in a Colonial style with simple sand-colored
walls, and blue, white and cream finishes, iron gates and original features remaining
throughout the historic building.
Signature treatments include
the Detox Herbal Wrap, which uses heated sheets of pure cotton infused with local
healing herbs, to draw out toxins from the skin, followed by an exfoliation of
the body with local honey and salt, leaving the skin free of impurities. Another
is the Heroes Healing Poultice, which combines local medicinal herbs and essential
oils to perform a healing massage experience.
of the treatments use ingredients sourced from the local area, such as the Laja
Stone Experience, where stones from the Laja River are heated and used to massage
the body with aromatic oils, invigorating vitality and strength throughout the
body, mind and spirit.
on offer range from facials, massages, Reiki, manicures and pedicures, and guests
can relax pre and post treatments on the spas rooftop terrace and garden,
as well as in the relaxation room inside.
healthy San Miguel-inspired spa menu, made from locally grown ingredients, has
been created by Chef Gonzalo Martinez. Empowering tonics are also offered, including
the CaCatus Drink, which is made from locally grown prickly pears and lime, high
in antioxidants and filled with essential vitamins.
de Sierra Nevada will also open six additional suites in December 2008. Each new
suite will have its own patio with plunge pool, and two will also have additional
outdoor showers. The suites will be designed in the same colonial style as the
other suites at Casa de Sierra Nevada, with hand painted Talavera tiles and wood
work used from local craftsmen.
and a half blocks from the Parroquia and main city square of San Miguel de Allende,
the boutique hotel of Casa de Sierra Nevada is a mixture of 16th to 18th century
Spanish colonial buildings. Its 31 rooms and suites are spread amongst five colonial
mansions, including a 17th century fort, and the former residence of San Miguel
de Allendes Archbishop in the 16th century. With the hotels buildings
situated around the town rather than in one location, the experience is akin to
living in a beautiful, historic apartment, but with the fresh, new amenities and
genuine Mexican hospitality provided by Casa de Sierra Nevada, making for a true
cultural immersion. Founded in 1542, the town of San Miguel de Allende is a National
Monument of Mexico. Sitting at 6,400 feet above sea level, the cobble-stoned streets
of this colonial town are lined with palasios that today are a mixture of personal
residences, galleries, restaurants and boutiques.
more information please visit www.casadesierranevada.com
or call (800) 701 1561.More Spas in the