Award-Winning Auberge Resorts Collection to Debut Fort Lauderdale’s Newest Wellness and Beauty Destination on December 15 – The Spa at Auberge Beach

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Elements Of Sea, Salt, Sand & Sound Flow Abundantly At The Full-Service Spa Located Within Fort Lauderdale’s Prestigious New Residential Address

On December 15, Auberge Beach Residences & Spa will open the doors to the 15,000-plus square-foot The Spa at Auberge Beach, welcoming wellness aficionados and soon-to-be residents of the most sought-after address in Fort Lauderdale, where only a few select residences remain. Influenced by Florida’s abundant elements of sea, salt, sand and sound, the spa will celebrate a new era of unparalleled beauty and wellbeing services. Offering both residents and the public unfussy and authentic experiences in step with Fort Lauderdale’s relaxed beachfront lifestyle, the spa will awaken guests’ vitality amidst bright open spaces, coastal breezes flowing through outdoor terraces and turquoise waters sparkling in the near distance.

Set on the picturesque shores of Fort Lauderdale, land and sea’s rejuvenating elements will be incorporated throughout every aspect of the resort-caliber spa, which has been masterfully conceived by The Related Group, Fortune International Group, Fairwinds Group and Auberge Resorts Collection, the internationally renowned ultra-luxury resort operator. As it has at its other award-winning resort spas, Auberge Resorts Collection will introduce meticulously curated all-natural treatments inspired by the destination to enliven the spirit. Guests can expect the unexpected as they journey through wellness rituals that strive to achieve mind, body and soul vitality.

“We are delighted to introduce the Auberge standard to Fort Lauderdale and bring a world-class wellness and lifestyle experience to residents, visitors and the community,” said Craig Reid, President and Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “From massage rituals to sound therapy mediation, the influence of the sunny seaside destination will flow throughout the guest experience. Our team has paid close attention to every step of the wellness journey so that guests will leave awakened and renewed after every visit.”

“With balance and mindfulness at the forefront of all our treatments at The Spa at Auberge Beach, residents and guests will be able to incorporate a holistic approach into their everyday healthy lifestyle,” said Linda Higgs, Director of Spa & Wellness, Auberge Beach Residences & Spa. “Every treatment here will be experienced through touch, sight, smell, sound and taste. From our carefully chosen spa treatments to our pre- and post-service amenities, our philosophy focuses on integrating the power of the whole body for optimal well-being.”

“We set out to create a residential property that was indistinguishable from the Auberge resorts, and this spa concept blurs the lines even further,” said Jorge Perez, Founder and CEO of The Related Group. “Having one of the region’s top spa and wellness experiences a few steps away from home has been a major draw for our buyers and fulfills our vision for the property.”

“Wellness is a core part of the Auberge brand and an amenity we're looking forward to sharing with not only our buyers, but also Fort Lauderdale residents and guests,” said Edgardo Defortuna, Founder and CEO of Fortune International Group. “The Spa at Auberge Beach will feature the same level of service and signature treatments as the Auberge brand, in addition to a beach-inspired experience fitting for the neighborhood.”

"From the very beginning of this project in 2002, our vision has been to bring to Fort Lauderdale a best-in-class spa. To that end, we visited over 60 spas on multiple continents with that vision in mind,” said Kathy Mitchell, Principal of The Fairwinds Group. “This lifestyle spa will achieve that goal, and our associates will greet our Auberge residents and the community with the graciousness you have come to expect from our family. The Spa at Auberge is our gift to the community. A new standard of excellence that celebrates Fort Lauderdale's natural beauty," said Andy Mitchell, President and CEO of The Fairwinds Group.

The five-sense journey begins when guests enter the glass-encased lobby designed by Meyer Davis and are welcomed with heavenly scents and personalized attention from the well-appointed staff. After a seamless check-in, guests will be swept away to one of the 14 treatment rooms or three garden cabanas surrounded by lush landscaping, expansive outdoor terraces and fire pits. The golden Floridian sand and azure of the Atlantic inspired the tranquil interiors, which feature pale oak and teak wood finishes, earthy hues donning the walls and furnishings along with blue marble accents. Contemporary, warm lighting and ample lounge seating encourage guests to soak in the moment and either wind down ahead of a treatment or peacefully awaken following a reinvigorating session.

Year-Round Wellness For All
An extensive treatment menu will offer captivating therapies used to balance and restore the body, purify the skin, detoxify organs, optimize immune function, stimulate weight loss, relieve pain for overall well-being and much more. Signature treatments include the Self-Guided Vitality Ritual, which begins with a session in the Sound Meditation Lounge to bring the mind into a deep meditative state through a curated selection of music and sounds. The journey continues with a visit to the Salt Cave, also known as halotherapy, which helps support the immune, nervous and lymphatic systems, reducing stress and headaches, increasing energy and bettering sleep patterns. Guests can then head into the Infrared Sauna, which provides panels of Far Infrared for ultimate detoxification. Finally, concludes the ritual by alternating hot and cold sensations with the Hot Steam Room and Cool Deluge Shower featuring a nine-jetted water feature and overhead rain shower. Vitality accomplished.

In addition to the Self-Guided Vitality Ritual, the spa will also offer the Auberge Anthology, a trio of signature treatments conceived at Auberge’s award-winning Napa Valley flagship resort, Auberge du Soleil, and available at all Auberge resort spas. The 80-minute treatments comprise:

  • “Restore and Balance Massage” blending aromatic compresses, stretches, deep-tissue techniques and muscle-soothing essential oils all while guests are cocooned in a warm sand bed of quartz
  • “Auberge Heaven and Earth Body Treatment” is the ultimate head-to-toe organic body treatment to smooth, soothe and hydrate; beginning with a Bamboo Lemongrass foaming body scrub, stimulating scalp massage and culminating with an in-room steam shower and series of hydrating serums, toners and body creams
  • “Best of Auberge Facial” generates advanced age-defying results using highly active skin care products and the latest aesthetic technology such as micro-current and rejuvenating light therapy to lift, tone and repair skin balance delivering youthful and healthy radiance.

The Spa at Auberge Beach will also offer an eclectic menu of specialized treatments, including the Quartz Sand, Sound & CBD Body Wrap, a dry-brush exfoliation that prepares the body for a warm cocoon of CBD- infused oils to soothe achy muscles before relaxing into a warm Quartz Sand Bed; couples’ treatments, pre-natal massages, sports massages, reflexology and much more.

Whether guests decide to take a traditional or contemporary route on their quest for enlightenment, all treatments will touch upon all five senses, from the sounds of Tibetan Tingshas commencing the experience, to an aromatic selection of essential oils and hot stones gliding over the skin to a cooled lavender-filled eye pillow relieving over-stimulated sight and finally a taste offering in the form of a vitality elixir and homemade wellness bite to rebalance.

As a full-service beauty and wellness destination, The Spa at Auberge Beach will also offer a variety of aesthetic treatments, skincare products, and salon services fit for any glam team:

Skincare for Sun-Worshippers
Offering a variety of high-performance and restorative anti-aging treatments, The Spa at Auberge Beach features custom facials with leading skincare brands, such as Babor, Eminence Organic Skin Care and ISUN. Specialized facial treatments include HydraFacial, Neck, Décolleté and Eye Diamond Collagen Treatments, Microcurrent Firming Face Treatments, Facial Peels, Enzyme Peels and more.

Express Glow-Up at the Beauty Bar
In addition to a comprehensive menu of massages, facials and body treatments, The Spa at Auberge Beach provides a head-to-toe experience by offering nail services, a hair salon, and an Express Beauty Bar specializing in eyelash extensions, eyebrow microblading, micro-current lifting, LED face and body treatments, HydraFacial PERK treatments, waxing services, brow tinting, threading, makeup application and more.

Along with the Auberge-branded beachfront restaurant, DUNE, which opens November 2018, Auberge Beach Residences & Spa will become the go-to destination for luxury spa and dining experience in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoying sweeping ocean views from every angle, guests can spend their leisurely sun-drenched afternoons relaxing with specialized spa treatments and savoring exquisite cuisine on the expansive terrace or in the dining room that features a Napa Valley-inspired Wine Room and oversized bar and lounge.

The Spa at Auberge Beach will be open Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. For more information or to book an appointment, please email Linda Higgs, Spa Director at linda.higgs(at)


About The Related Group
The Related Group was established in 1979 and is America’s leading developer of sophisticated metropolitan living and one of the largest firms. For more than 30 years, The Related Group has created innovative residential developments that have dramatically changed South Florida's urban landscape. Since its inception, the privately held company has built and managed more than 85,000 condominium and apartment residences. The Related Group has earned a national reputation for its visionary design and development of luxury condominiums, mixed-use center and affordable rental properties – often in emerging or undiscovered neighborhoods. The firm is one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States with a development portfolio of projects worth in excess of $15 billion. TIME magazine named Mr. Pérez one of top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States, and he has made the cover of Forbes twice. The Related Group has redefined the new cycle of real estate with the rollout of over 12 projects beginning with Apogee Beach in Hollywood and Mybrickell in downtown Miami, the first in each of their respective neighborhoods to break ground since the boom. For more information, please visit

About Fortune International Group
Synonymous with excellence, quality, customer service and unwavering commitment to the highest standards of luxury, Fortune International Group has been a recognized leader in development, sales and marketing since 1983. The company’s prestigious development portfolio includes many of the most prominent residential properties in South Florida including Jade Signature, The Ritz-Carlton Sunny Isles, Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale and Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood. In addition, Fortune Development Sales is the premier, exclusive on-site sales and marketing representative for third-party development projects in South Florida, having represented some of South Florida’s most successful projects with thousands of sales to date. Led by visionary founder Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune International Group has 18 offices around the world with nearly 1,000 associates. Fortune’s international broker network reaches legions of prospective buyers from South Florida to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to São Paolo, and Manhattan to Paris.

About The Fairwinds Group
The Fairwinds Group was formed in 2004 by Andy and Kathy Mitchell, who envisioned a world-class facility on the site of the former Ireland’s Inn Beach Resort. Based in Fort Lauderdale, The Fairwinds Group, through Fairwinds Development LLC and Fairwinds on the Ocean LLC, led the acquisition of the resort and the procurement of a number of adjacent properties to consolidate the site to 4.6 net acres. Additionally, The Fairwinds Group led the early development team, working with the community and city officials to rezone the site and finalize the design in anticipation of the upcoming Fall 2014 project launch on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. This persistent visionary approach will bring to Fort Lauderdale the finest facility ever built, ushering in the next chapter in Fort Lauderdale development.

The Fairwinds Group’s leadership has extensive experience in hotel management and consumer products manufacturing gained from more than 40 years in business. Andy Mitchell, President and CEO, has served in global management roles for several U.S.-based Fortune 100 companies. Executive Vice President Kathy Ireland Mitchell grew up at Ireland’s Inn, and her career has spanned all aspects of the hospitality business. Father-in-law Jack Ireland, who has been involved in the hotel and restaurant business for more than 60 years, brings a solid understanding of client services that complements the team’s development efforts.

About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each Auberge property possesses a unique individuality, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and Solage, Napa Valley; Esperanza and Chileno Bay, Los Cabos, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; Madeline Hotel and Element 52, Telluride, Colorado; Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica; Mukul, Guacalito, Nicaragua; the Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Conn.; White Barn Inn & Spa, Kennebunk, Maine; the Vanderbilt Hotel, Newport, R.I.; Grace Santorini and Mykonos, Greece; Auberge Beach Residences and Spa, Fort Lauderdale (opening Autumn 2018); The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City, Utah (opening Spring 2019); Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico (opening Summer 2019); Mauna Lani, Hawaii (opening late 2019); Commodore Perry Estate, Austin; and Susurros del Corazon, Punta de Mita, Mexico (opening 2020), with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeResorts and #AlwaysAuberge.

About The Friedkin Group
The Friedkin Group is comprised of a consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit

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