The Villa Group's Desert Spa Makes a Splash with Grand Opening in Cabo San Lucas

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Baja's largest spa facility complements trio of properties on El Medano Beach.

Known for its exclusive resorts, remarkable weather and abundant ocean diversions, Cabo San Lucas has hit another high with The Villa Group's (http://www.TheVillaGroup.com) grand opening of the Desert Spa. The largest and most elaborate facility in the entire state of Baja California and the Cabo San Lucas destination, this grand desert-inspired facility celebrates its debut in conjunction with that of its host property, Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa.

The 31,000 sq. ft. Desert Spa is the newest addition to The Villa Group's roster of world-class amenities at its private enclave of suite-style resorts in Cabo. Coupled with the opening of the adjacent Villa del Arco, the Desert Spa will also accommodate guests at Villa La Estancia and Villa del Palmar in an exclusive setting that fronts El Médano Beach.

Boasting a stunning array of treatments and specialties, the three-level spa is certain to please the most discriminating of clientele. "We are pleased to make available this elegant new facility to our guests at our new Villa del Arco, as well as Villa La Estancia and Villa del Palmar," noted Ricardo Orozco, Corporate Director for The Villa Group in Cabo San Lucas. "The Spa has been designed to offer the ultimate experience through its tasteful design, upscale menu of treatments, state-of-the-art services and tranquil atmosphere."

Recognizing that spas are surging as a major growth segment of the travel industry, The Villa Group's Desert Spa is designed to appeal to the sophisticated spa consumer and neophytes as well. With breathtaking views of the mountains and within a quick stroll to the azure Sea of Cortez, the facility enhances the existing upscale amenities and services available to guests staying at The Villa Group's trio of beachfront properties.

Designed in Mexican hacienda style, the Desert Spa insets into Los Cabos' timeless merger of desert and sea by complementing its natural setting with earthy tones, ample natural light, and the scents and flavors of Baja. Showcasing Baja's largest wet area, the spa's hydrotherapy centers for men and women each include a spacious Jacuzzi, cold plunge pool, cold pressure showers, body temperature pool, steam room and sauna.

In addition, 17 treatment rooms, two exclusive VIP suites with private Jacuzzi and shower, a full-service beauty salon and extensive menu of exotic treatment services set the stage for the Desert Spa to serve as a haven for health, beauty, decompression and rejuvenation.

Using a line of desert-inspired products created exclusively for the Desert Spa, therapists wrap, bath and pamper guests with extracts of agave, lime, cactus, melon and vanilla. By blending fruit and herb extracts native to the Baja California area, the Desert Spa's natural body products have been selectively developed specifically for the restorative and nutritive powers they possess as well as for the enjoyment of the guests.

"Our spa director, François Cimon-Kingsley, has given utmost attention to detail at every level to assure that the Desert Spa is among the top facilities in Cabo San Lucas," Orozco added. "We feel that our guests will find the service and atmosphere will exceed their expectations."

Those on the fast track to a healthier lifestyle can get into gear at Villa del Arco's fitness center. The 4,500 square foot fitness center features seven treadmills, four elliptical bikes, three stationary bikes, 10 strength training stations, a multi-purpose station, four free weight stations, a yoga/pilates studio, lockers and showers.

Fitness center use is complimentary for all Villa del Arco timeshare owners and guests staying on the all-inclusive plan. European plan hotel guests at Villa del Palmar, Villa La Estancia and Villa del Arco enjoy unlimited use of the fitness center for $10 a day.

Fitness center hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 7:00am - 9:00pm and Sunday from 7:00am - 8:00pm. The Desert Spa is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am - 9:00pm and from 8:00am - 8:00pm on Sunday.

Packages Launch Spa Opening
As if the July grand opening of The Desert Spa in Cabo San Lucas isn't exciting enough, The Villa Group has created a selection of special packages at the new Villa del Arco that treat two adults to the best of this 31,000-square-foot facility.

The Desert Spa Discovery features three nights in a deluxe one-bedroom oceanview suite at Villa del Arco, two 50-minute aromatherapy massages, a men's facial therapy for him, a lemon lime facial for her, and unlimited access to the fitness center and spa facilities for the entire stay. Discovery package rates are from $1,015 USD plus tax per couple and are offered through December 8, 2007. This European Plan package (meals not included) is subject to availability.

The Desert Spa Adventure covers three nights in a deluxe one-bedroom oceanview suite at Villa del Arco, his-and-hers experience in a spa suite for two (a hydrotherapy session followed by two 50-minute massages), a men's facial therapy for him, a lemon lime facial for her, a personal training session for two with a U.S. Certified personal trainer, unlimited access to the fitness center and spa facilities for the entire stay, and a light spa cuisine lunch for two at Villa del Arco's oceanfront La Perla restaurant (set menu including main course, option of beverages and dessert). Adventure package rates are from $1,143 USD plus tax per couple and are offered through December 8, 2007. This European Plan package (meals not included) is subject to availability.

For more information on Villa del Arco, visit http://www.TheVillaGroup.com. For Villa del Arco package reservations, call 877-845-5247.

For non-guests, The Spa One Day Experience offers one day-pass to the fitness center and spa facilities, one 50-minute massage of choice and a light spa cuisine lunch at La Perla for $109 USD per person plus tax through December 8, 2007, subject to availability.

For more information on the Desert Spa, visit http://www.TheVillaGroup.com. For Desert Spa reservations, call 877-845-5247.

The Villa Group's three Cabo San Lucas properties collectively offer 845 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, deluxe studios and penthouse suites. Villas and penthouse suites include complete kitchens, separate living/dining areas, private terraces or balconies, air conditioning with individual climate control, in-room safes, ceiling fans and satellite TV. Guests may choose from upscale dining at La Casona and La Perla, casual dining at El Faro, El Bucanero, La Parrilla and Bella California, and theme night buffets at Las Tortugas. An adjacent shopping plaza is home to the Palmita Market, an Internet café, plus a collection of other shops and services.

About The Villa Group
The Villa Group is one of Mexico's leading privately owned hotel, resort and real estate development companies. Their portfolio includes beachfront destination resorts, exclusive fractional and full ownership luxury real estate developments, and a secluded mountain-top boutique spa retreat. The collection includes: Cabo San Lucas - Villa La Estancia, Villa del Arco, Villa del Palmar and Hotel Santa Fe; Puerto Vallarta - Villa del Palmar and Villa del Mar; Nuevo Vallarta - Villa del Palmar Flamingos and Villa La Estancia; Sierra Madre Mountain Range - Sierra Lago Resort & Spa. Additionally, Villa del Palmar and Villa La Estancia multi-property developments are scheduled to open in Cancun (2008) and Loreto (2008). For more information or reservations, call toll free from U.S. & Canada (877) 845-5247 or visit http://www.TheVillaGroup.com.

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