Miraval Ranked #1 Destination Spa

Miraval Life In Balance Resort & Spa has been ranked #1 Destination Spa in the U.S. in Travel + Leisure`s eighth-annual World`s Best Awards Readers` Poll. Surrounded by the stunning Sonoran Desert and Santa Catalina Mountains, Miraval is known for its philosophy of “mindfulness” and bringing balance to the mind, body of spirit.
The World`s Best Awards Readers` Poll, which appears in the October 2003 “spa issue” of Travel + Leisure magazine, ranked a profusion of travel-related properties and services from around the world. Destination spas were rated by T+L`s readers on five essential characteristics: treatments, value, ambience/accommodations, service and food. When all the votes were in and tallied, it was Miraval that came out on top.
“Since its opening eight years ago, Miraval has offered an innovative and inspiring alternative to the traditional destination spa,” said Nancy Novogrod, Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure magazine. “With programs emphasizing self-reliance and personal fulfillment, delicious spa cuisine and great hiking and mountain biking, this is a thoroughly modern place. `Life in Balance` is Miraval`s tagline - and the perfect mantra for those who seek not just beauty and relaxation but well-being from their spa experience.”
As if the ringing endorsement from the readers of Travel + Leisure weren`t enough, Miraval has also received a special Crystal Award from Spa Finder for being ranked “Best Large Spa” in the magazine`s second annual Readers` Choice Awards in the September/October 2003 issue.
More than 4,000 responses from Spa Finder`s readers ranked Miraval among the top ten spas in the U.S. in the following categories: Best Massage; Best Skin-Care Treatments; Best Spa Cuisine; Best Accommodations; Best Yoga; Best Hiking; Best Spirituality Program; Best Fitness Program; Best Value for the Money; and Best Spa with Meeting Facilities.
Winter rates at Miraval start at $495 per person/per night based on double occupancy for a Deluxe Room. There is no night minimum. Rate includes:
—Luxury accommodations

—Three gourmet meals daily

—One spa service per day/per person

—Unlimited access to all scheduled programs and classes

—Round-trip ground transportation
For further information or reservations, phone 800-232-3969, or log onto www.miravalresort.com.