Avalon Spa Launches New Approach

Portland, Ore. - Fluffy towels, sumptuous signature robes, aromatic lotions, rejuvenating facial and body treatments are in place for guests who enter the warm and inviting sanctuary of the newly-opened Avalon Spa & Fitness Club. 
Poised on the edge of Portland’s Willamette River, this luxurious spa provides a welcome retreat with rejuvenating treatments. On premises of the quietly elegant Avalon Hotel, the spa maintains a philosophy of healing esthetics, joining the therapeutic traditions of Europe and Asia with those that are uniquely Northwest in nature.
“The Avalon Spa offers treatments that refresh the body and nourish the spirit - from La Stone therapy to Ayurvedic rituals.  Our clients will enjoy every renewing minute they spend with us,” says Pierre Zreik, Managing Director of the Avalon Hotel & Spa.
The main level of the Avalon’s 13,000 square-foot, two-story facility is devoted entirely to the spa and encompasses eleven treatment rooms to privately accommodate guests with a comprehensive menu of services. The second level houses the Avalon’s Fitness Club, offering the most advanced cardiovascular equipment
and free weights as well as personal trainers.  Classes such as yoga, Pilates®, cardio kick boxing, t’ai chi, NIA® (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) and other workouts are available.

Integral to the comprehensive treatment and fitness experience is the quiet riverside environment. The contemporary architecture of the Avalon Spa boasts sweeping lines accented by light, natural woods, fabrics and textures in varying shades of green. Soft metallic finishes and an opalescent palette have been carefully integrated to bring the calm, fresh spirit of lush Northwest living into the spa.
An oasis for a complete transformation, the Avalon Spa offers guests nurturing, micro-encapsulating facials, healing European Spa Kur sessions, the Avalon’s full-body Signature Treatments, Ayurvedic rituals, choices for either Swedish, Sports or Shiatsu massage, refreshing Swiss and Vichy showers in the Rain Dance wet room, and complete salon services.  Costs, inclusive of the 15% gratuity, range from $86 for a renewing facial or a massage to $415 for Avalon’s signature Coastal Evergreen Package.
The Avalon Fitness Club is for the use of hotel guests and members; annual Fitness Club memberships are available. There is a $15 daily use fee for non-members that allows unlimited access to fitness club facilities, although that fee can be applied toward any spa service the guest may select.
The Avalon Hotel is the only Oregon member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Room rates range from $205 to $650 per night. For reservations for the hotel, phone the Avalon direct at (503) 802-5800, for the spa (503) 802-5900. You can call toll-free in the United States and Canada (888) 556-4402, Small Luxury Hotels at (800) 525-4800,or your travel agent. Visit the web site at www.avalonhotelandspa.com.  Weekend and spa packages as well as Fitness Club memberships and gift certificates are available.