Old Edwards Inn and Spa Debuts The Spa Amenities Building and Fitness Center in Highlands, NC

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Destination spa resort in Western North Carolina Mountains expands spa to include 15,000 additional square feet of luxury space including cafe, additional treatment rooms, and two exclusive spa suites.

On June 1, 2006, Old Edwards Inn and Spa proudly debuted an addition to The Spa at Old Edwards Inn. The Spa Amenities Building, a ultra luxurious 15,000-square foot expansion, furthers the world-class spa experience with additional treatment rooms (indoors and outdoors), men's and ladies’ locker rooms, steam rooms, whirlpools, sauna, spa solarium for relaxing between treatments, a reflection room and two exclusive Luxury Spa Suites. Spa guests may also dine al fresco on one of the lushly landscaped Spa Terraces with light fare served from the newly opened Spa Café.

Completing the resort experience for guests, on July 10, 2006, The Fitness Center at Old Edwards Inn will open with state-of-the-art TECHNOGYM fitness equipment, free weights, an outdoor workout terrace and a studio for classes. Specialized instruction for individual or group workouts and weight training in the weight-training studio is also available. A salt-water pool and outdoor spa will be completed in late summer.

To compliment these grand additions, the Spa Menu of Services has also been updated to intertwine the most popular treatments with innovative new signature experiences such as the Sweet Mountain Metamorphosis and Four Hand Massage. To preview details of the new menu of services please visit The Spa online at http://www.oldedwardsinn.com.    

Old Edwards Inn and Spa opened in July 2004 as a luxury destination spa resort after a $50M renovation, restoration, and expansion. Accommodations consist of 32 individually designed guestrooms, suites and cottages and feature period antiques, Frette linens and the finest contemporary amenities.

The 25,000 square foot Spa features an exclusive collection of the world’s finest products and an extensive menu of signature body, skin care and relaxation therapies in a luxurious European setting. Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden, the resort’s fine dining restaurant, offers seasonally inspired Carolina High Country cuisine and an exceptional wine list.

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa is located at 445 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741, 828-526-8008 or 1-866-526-8008. The Old Edwards Hospitality Group, LLC, founded in 2003, includes the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden, The Farm special events facility, Acorns retail shop; The Lodge at Old Edwards Inn, Old Creek Lodge, Rib Shack, The Laundry and Dry Cleaners at Old Edwards Inn and Miss Priss-Charlotte at Stonecrest.

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa is a AAA-Four Diamond award winner; a member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America and a member of Preferred Boutique. The property is a Recommended Hotel in Condé Nast Johansens 2005 and 2006 Recommended Hotels, Inns and Resorts Guide. The property was included in Travel + Leisure’s 2006 World’s Best Hotels, Resorts and Spas guide. Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden is a 2005 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner.

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Elizabeth McDonald

McDonald Media

TEL: 404.822.3788


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