The San Antonio, Texas property will open the indoor/outdoor spa sanctuary in June, as part of a multimillion-dollar transformation of the resort. Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness will feature indoor and outdoor treatment areas, gardens, and healthy menu options.
Destination Hotels is opening a 25,000-sq. ft. indoor/outdoor spa sanctuary in June 2016 at its La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, Spa Opportunities reported.
Part of a multimillion-dollar transformation of the 498-guestroom resort, Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness will offer holistic, meditative and restorative treatments that blend indigenous Texas elements with European influences, Opportunities reported.
Loma de Vida, meaning “hill of life,” is carved into the hillside with views of San Antonio’s distant cityscape, and will specialize in merging products, services, technology and nature. It will also feature social elements that include wellness, education and communal events. Indoor and outdoor treatment areas as well as lush outdoor gardens with winding paths are designed to create a sense of place for peaceful seclusion, healing energy and fun, Opportunities reported.
“The architecture and design of the spa creates intentional spaces that are peaceful and comfortable as well as edgy and playful,” said Maggy Dunphy, executive director of spa and wellness for Destination Hotels and La Cantera Resort. “What makes Loma de Vida truly unique is its emphasis on mindful living, which means being open to more than traditional spa treatments to clear the clutter in your mind caused by the overstimulation of today’s supercharged world.”
Loma de Vida features 17,000 sq. ft. of indoor space with 15 treatment rooms, including eight massage/body rooms, three facial rooms, two couple’s’ suites and two Sky Lofts—“spas within the spa” that can accommodate VIPs, couples, or small groups. The Sky Loft suites overlook the first hole of the Tom Weiskopf-designed Resort Course, and feature glass facades with dramatic views, as well as old-fashioned cowboy bathtubs, Opportunities reported.
The Gathering Place is designed to be a place to recharge and reconnect, with a fireplace, revolving art gallery and terrace with expansive views of the Texas Hill Country. Another 8,000 sq. ft. of manicured outdoor space rounds out the facility, including three private garden cabanas and a private Saline Grotto pool, Opportunities reported.
The Fitness and Movement studio features functional fitness machines, an adult jungle gym, punching bags and rowing machines. Spin classes and yoga will be on tap, along with a fusion of movement classes and TRX suspension training. Quench serves fresh organic and cold-pressed juices as well as protein elixirs, and a special spa menu will feature healthy options designed to stimulate the metabolism and enhance internal healing. This will incorporate herbs from La Cantera’s on-site organic gardens, Opportunities reported.
“The intention is to have food and beverage options that will complement the treatments people are receiving to optimize the benefits of the treatments,” said Dunphy. “Some people come for luxury and pampering. Some come to heal. Some come to socialize. Our goal is to meet people where they are and cultivate an experience unique to their needs. Loma de Vida is a welcome respite that exudes the true meaning of health and wellness, whether it’s for an hour or for a few days.”