Hyatt Hotels Corporation has added a second Miraval spa and wellness brand, with the debut of Miraval Austin. Set on 90 hectares of picturesque land overlooking Lake Travis, Miraval Austin joins the brand’s flagship property in Tucson, Arizona.
Offering 117 guestrooms and suites, a serene Life in Balance Spa, a four-hectare farm and ranch and a state-of-the-art Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen, Miraval Austin combines the celebrated Miraval Arizona experience with groundbreaking new treatments and wellness programs that pay homage to Austin’s rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural surroundings.
Miraval Austin’s guestrooms and suites have been designed by award-winning firm Hart Howerton as relaxing havens built in harmony with nature. Using a soft, neutral, colour palette, guestrooms combine bespoke furniture, specially selected fabrics and local, handcrafted accessories and art to create a restorative atmosphere. In keeping with the Miraval brand’s ethos, the rooms have been designed to enhance guests’ sleep experience with Miraval bedding, blackout shades and sleep-enhancing amenities, including Miraval’s signature mobile phone sleeping bag. Each room will also feature a selection of ZENTS’ all-natural bath amenities in large-format, reusable bottles to further reinforce the brand’s commitment to sustainability.
Life in Balance Spa
Conceptualised by renowned designer Clodagh, the Life in Balance Spa at Miraval Austin draws inspiration from the surrounding Balcones Canyonlands Preserve to create a serene environment that promotes relaxation, balance and a sense of wellbeing. The spa boasts 30 treatment rooms, a spa pool, relaxation rooms, salon, sauna, steam room and spa retail boutique.
In addition to offering a selection of Miraval Arizona’s most sought-after spa experiences, the Life in Balance Spa at Miraval Austin offers a series of innovative treatments that push boundaries and bring new meaning to the concept of “farm to treatment table.” Highlights include Pranayama-ḍīna, a transformative experience that combines the power of breathwork with a floating massage, and Wild Harvest Herbal Healer, a celebration of nature and community in which guests pick herbs from the farm to be used in a luxurious massage.
To enhance the spa experience, the Life in Balance Spa at Miraval Austin worked with organic skincare company, Laurel, to create a petal pecan mask inspired by the on-property farm. Miraval Austin and Laurel have also created an exclusive spa treatment, the Spiritual Warrior Facial, that utilises energies of plants and gemstones to bring guests on a spiritual facial journey.
Health and Wellness Programming
For those looking to open their mind, body and soul, Miraval Austin’s team of highly regarded specialists have designed an extensive menu of integrative wellbeing offerings that span fitness, yoga, meditation, culinary, nutrition and art.
Those seeking inner peace can enjoy a variety of yoga and meditation practices such as Crystal Meditation, which aligns the body with the energy of the Earth, and Qoya, a women’s movement practice that combines yoga, breathwork and intention setting.
For guests looking to step out of their comfort zones, Miraval Austin’s challenge course features activities including slacklining, archery and hatchet throwing.
Home to Miraval Austin’s fitness classes, the Body Mindfulness Center features cutting-edge Technogym equipment and a fitness studio for activities including Cardio Drumming, Bosu Blast and spinning classes.
Developed at Miraval Arizona over 20 years ago, the brand’s equine programming will also be central to the Miraval Austin experience. The Cypress Creek Ranch at Miraval Austin offers an expertly developed curriculum that expands upon Miraval Arizona’s original programming with new workshops.
At the core of Miraval Austin’s culinary program is the Cypress Creek Organic Farm that provides fresh produce for the property’s kitchen and spa and is home to many of the property’s interactive culinary programs.
Miraval Austin also features an innovative Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen outfitted by Williams Sonoma. As at Miraval Arizona, the stunning demonstration kitchen hosts healthy cooking classes and workshops, including Plant-Based Cooking, Conquering the Blade, Restoring Bone Broth and Wheat-Free Baking.
Hilltop Crossings Kitchen offers a handcrafted menu of healthy, Texas-inspired dishes created from ingredients sourced from the property’s farm and local purveyors. The resort also offers the Discovery Pool Café and The Nest, Miraval’s signature smoothie bar offering coffee and smoothies during the day and mindful craft cocktails and light bites in the evenings.