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Westin Debuts Personalized In-room Spa Experience
Westin Hotels & Resorts announced its new global personalized in-room spa experience, which will bring the elements of a full-service spa to a guest's hotel room. The in-room spa experience is currently available at 64 of the company's properties and will continue to debut at Westin hotels worldwide. The program includes a massage on a portable spa bed, which is 31 inches wide (larger than typical portable massage tables) and has heated AeroCel padding topped by double layers of fleece. White Westin signature Heavenly Bed linens and a fully padded face cradle complete the bed, which is fully adjustable and has been dubbed the The Heavenly Spa by Westin Nova bed. About 40 minutes before the massage appointment, guests receive a spa basket with water, a flower, a CD of relaxation music, a healthy treat, aromatherapy oils and room-sprays, and a letter explaining what to expect from the treatment along with tips for getting the most out of it. For more information, visit

Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Turks and Caicos to Open in 2009
The Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Turks and Caicos will consist of a five-star hotel, spa, nightclub, beach club and marina: The Nikki Beach Club, Marina Club Villas and the Marina will open in March 2008 and the 100-room Nikki Beach Resort and Spa will open in 2009. The resort will be set on white beaches within a gated 423-acre resort on the northeast tip of the island of Providenciales. One- and two-bedroom Nikki Beach Resort Residence Suites will have balconies, fine linens and granite kitchen and bathrooms; all rooms come with personal butlers. The 16,000-square-foot Nikki Beach Spa will offer one-of-a-kind spa treatments and holistic services. Visit

Dominican Republic to Get Two High-Profile Properties With Spas
Maxim Bungalows at Corfesi Beach is slated to open in the Dominican Republic by December 2007 or early January 2008 and is offering packages for agents to book beginning October 1. The property, about 30 minutes from the Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon Airport and an hour from the Cibao International Airport in Santiago, will have 108 studio, one- and two-bedroom luxury bungalows. The Spa is the property’s 17,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. Visit

The 220-room Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana and the 194 privately owned beachfront and golf Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana are scheduled to open in the Dominican Republic in early 2010. The resort will feature a range of luxury amenities, including a lavish 16,000-square-foot spa, a private beach club, and five restaurants and lounges. Visit

Disneyland Expands Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Disneyland is expanding its Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which will offer the first Disney Vacation club villas in Anaheim, increasing the property's accommodations by more than 30 percent. The project, scheduled for completion in 2009, will be a 2.5-acre expansion on the hotel's south side and will see the addition of more than 200 hotel rooms and 50 two-bedroom equivalent vacation villas, which will include kitchens and living and dining areas. Other expansion plans call for a rooftop deck, a new swimming pool and roughly 300 more parking spaces. Upon completion of the project, the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will offer 745 guest rooms, 44 suites and 50 Disney Vacation Club villas. Visit

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