Friday, January 13, 2012

Canyon Rach Hotel

Canyon Ranch is a stunning resort in Miami Beach, perched on the ocean, with expensive rooms, a sybaritic spa and a state-of-the-art gym overlooking blue-green water.

The photograph shows the beach outside Canyon Ranch, which opened in December. The other branches of the luxury spa resort are in the remote countryside of Arizona and the Berkshires. It boasts a sensual 70,000-square-foot spa “where body meets soul� (while money leaves wallet).

A soak in the hydrospa and a sprawl in a heated chaise lounge. The room service menu includes raspberry-vodka-and-hibiscus-tea martinis. Even in this new age of austerity, this is the least ascetic spa ever.

Room price at Canyon Ranch start at $350. A three-night stay booked before Jan. 31 includes a $300 credit toward spa treatments, which are $140 to $500 for a massage and $150 to $275 for a facial