Canyon Ranch to open maiden wellness retreat

California's Silicon Valley earmarked for maiden property

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Canyon Ranch has announced the launch of its newest brand extension, Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreats. The maiden property will open in Woodside, California, offering guests highly sensory, personalised wellness sojourns. The property, settled above the famed Skyline Boulevard, provides three-, four- or seven-day retreats, with 14 guestrooms and 24 additional guestrooms in standalone luxury treehouses. The property is slated to open in mid-2019.

“This opening marks a critical moment in the history of Canyon Ranch, with our first property in California and the introduction of a new retreat-focused endeavour,” said Susan Docherty, Canyon Ranch CEO.

“The Global Wellness Institute reports the wellness industry is now a $4.2 trillion economy and wellness tourism is thriving at a 6.5% growth rate. This – coupled with trends pointing to travellers seeking shorter, more frequent and highly experiential trips – offers a perfect opportunity to launch Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreats, providing guests [with] an intentional, collective reset that embodies our philosophy.”

The new division is an extension from Canyon Ranch Wellness Resorts which the company operates in Lenox, Massachusetts and Tuscon, Arizona.

Drawing upon 30 years of successful retreats at the Life Enhancement Center at the flagship resort in Tucson, Arizona, Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside presents wellness seekers with community-driven, introspective and nature-infused experiences for rejuvenation and restoration, complementing the transformative offerings found at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resorts.

Guests will enjoy a fully curated program with thoughtfully chosen activities, encompassing multiple themes including (but not limited to) mind-body, joy, culinary, movement and wellness. Outdoor activities will include year-round hiking and biking adventures to nearby world-class trails. A nature trail and a challenging obstacle course are canopied by towering Redwoods.

The 6.5-hectare retreat property, formerly Skylonda Lodge, will be redesigned by Cole Martinez Curtis & Associates. The new aesthetic will embrace the surrounding natural beauty and create connectivity with the outdoors throughout each space, developing a deeper sense of place.

The property features inviting guest rooms, an indoor/outdoor training zone, a boutique spa, sauna, an indoor saline pool and whirlpool and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the surrounding beauty from the wraparound decks, labyrinth and grounds. Immersed among the towering Redwoods with private decks, luxury treehouses are elevated on stilts so both guestrooms ‘retreat to nature’.


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