We ate many of our vacation breakfasts at Canyon Ranch Grill, part of the spa at the Venetian. Jason began each day with a double espresso. Then another.
I started my days with fresh juice – apple, carrot, beet and ginger – just like at home…
Fresh juice is one of the Most Beautiful Things. To me.
Started breakfast with fresh fruit.
Jason had the Frittata del Giorno – baked Italian omelet with cheese and asparagus, potatoes.
and hot sauce.
I chose the most amazing thing… the Breakfast Relleno -
poblano chile, organic eggs, served over polenta.
This was so flavorful – I love rellenos – and the polenta was perfect and went well with the chile.
One day on vacation, I spent a luxurious few hours at Canyon Ranch Spa.
The spa is amazing.
As a spa director, I have been lucky enough to manage the opening of a major resort spa. As a client, I very much appreciate the attention to detail and the variety of amenities of a large – scale spa.
The Canyon Ranch Spa at The Venetian is truly world class. They assign you your locker, you change into your robe, and you enter another level of relaxation:
I got into my fluffy robe, and found my way to the Crystal Steam Room, then dipped into the HydroSpa. Warmed and happy, I wandered down the hall to a lounge. I selected an apple and ice water, and sank into a chair to relax.
Within a few minutes, I was guided down another hallway to the Conservatory – a larger co-ed are of chairs, lounges, music, more fruit and beverages.
I spent a few minutes at a skin care station, sampling lovely product, then made my way to the Salt Grotto, one of my favorite areas. You relax into heated benches in a room with walls of salt. I relaxed into this warm bench and breathed in the salty air. I left a few minutes before my appointment, so I could check out the Wave Room – a relaxing area with wave sounds and scents.
As soon as I walked out my therapist was calling my name. I was assigned to the wonderful Janene. I booked a facial, energizing body scrub and massage. The scrub I chose was stimulating coffee, rosemary, mint and citrus. It was amazing.
Having many years of working in the spa industry, I have received a lot of massage and body work. Janene is a highly skilled massage therapist who truly knows the body.
I told her I wanted a full body massage, with focus mainly on neck and shoulders – which she expertly worked on with heat paks (LOVE heat!). She noticed I needed hip work, and we talked about my running. In a destination spa, I expect more of a relaxation experience, rather than the expert body work I received.
Janene exceeded all expectations.
Canyon Ranch Spa was truly a wonderful experience all around.
I was starving when I met Jason for lunch at, where else? The Canyon Ranch Grill.
He ordered the Breakfast Relleno.
I had the Portobello Sandwich with grilled onions, peppers and herbed mayo on foccacia.
oh, my… this was fabulous.
I also wolfed about seven huge glasses of water, then had a vodka lemonade:
Every day, every visit, was not complete without my apple – carrot – ginger – beet:
Some days, I would have two.
Canyon Ranch was all around a perfect experience.
Do you visit spas? What is your favorite treatment?