Ocean Key Resort & Spa

11th Mar 2005

KEY WEST, FL (March 10, 2005) - Ocean Key Resort & Spa announces the
opening of SpaTerre, a 2,550 square foot Indonesian-inspired spa, and
the signature spa brand of Noble House Hotels & Resorts.  SpaTerre,
now at eight of the 12 Noble House properties across the country,
offers experiences and rituals to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. 
Originated at Ocean Key’s sister property, Little Palm Island Resort &
Spa in the Florida Keys, another SpaTerre opening is scheduled at The
Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores in Spring of 2005.

“SpaTerre really gives us an added element of luxury at the resort,”
comments Matt Trahan, general manager of Ocean Key Resort & Spa.  “Our
guests and local market have been asking for this, and we’re proud to
now offer a first-class spa experience,” added Trahan. SpaTerre at Ocean Key Resort & Spa features six treatment rooms and a
salon.  The 2,550 square-foot boutique spa also offers a couples
massage room, three individual massage rooms, a facial room and a wet
room with Vichy shower.  The Salon features two pedicure stations, two
manicure stations and a makeup station.  SpaTerre also features a
fitness center, with flat-screen televisions fixed on each piece of
state-of-the-art cardio equipment.

Signature treatments will include the Tropical Essence Massage, Key
Lime Margarita Pedicure, the Cucumber-Aloe Wrap and the Aussie
Airbrush Tan.  Treatment rooms are named after the ocean:  Sand, Sun,
Sea, Shell, Shore and Surf and feature Ofuro (Japanese soaking tubs)
on balconies.

Décor features beaded chandeliers, white tile, mahogany flooring and
wood-paneled walls.  Fabrics are in cool whites and blues, reflecting
the natural beauty of the water, just steps away.  Local art adorns
the walls, and local artists have painted Caribbean accents on the
floors and ceilings, bringing the essence of the Florida Keys inside.

Ms. Michele Jorge has been appointed Director of Spa Operations of
SpaTerre.  In this capacity, Jorge is responsible for all spa
operations, including spa relaxation services, hair and nail salon and
fitness center.  Prior to her affiliation with Noble House, she was
the owner of Paradise Massage & Wellness Center in Key West, FL where
she oversaw the daily operations and marketing, while also serving as
a therapist.  Prior to that she was a massage therapist in two of
Connecticut’s prestigious spas, The Norwich Inn & Spa and Elemis Spa
at Mohegan Sun.  Jorge attended the Thames Valley State Technical
College for Computer Science and Engineering and later earned an Acupuncture Physician License and an Aesthetician License.


Located at historic Zero Duval Street, Ocean Key Resort & Spa captures
the character and charm of   Old Town Key West.  The hotel’s deluxe
one and two bedroom suites reflect the fun and funky feel of this
island paradise.  Enjoy bright Caribbean décors, fabulous Jacuzzi
tubs, large private balconies, and amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico
or Old Town.  Enjoy one of Key West’s famous sunsets at     Hot Tin
Roof, the hotel’s acclaimed restaurant featuring “conch-fusion”
cuisine, combining the best flavors of the tropics.  The hotel was
recently honored with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award and was
named as one of Travel + Leisure’s “Top 500 Hotels in the World.”

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