Coming to the Canyon
Why make spa visits an infrequent treat when you can own a piece of the relaxed lifestyle all year long?
by Jessica Glavin
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Canyon Ranch’s exclusive Aquavana water room; a condo living room; the steam room.
Canyon Ranch Living has hit Miami. The well-known health resort and spa group—with flagship properties in Tucson’s Sonora Desert and the Berkshires—is setting its sights beachside. Nuzzling 750 linear feet of white-sand oceanfront, Canyon Ranch Living Miami Beach boasts 431 condominiums ranging in price from $500,000 to $8 million, a luxury hotel, and a 75,000-square-foot health club.
Designed by David Rockwell and Arquitectonica architects, the condos feature oversize steel and glass balconies, professional kitchens outfitted with Ital cabinetry and Miele appliances, and master baths with marble floors and whirlpool soaking tubs. Included in the purchase price is membership to Canyon Ranch’s signature healthy-living program, which offers highly personalized fitness, spa, and medical attention. Health-club services run the gamut: Jump in the resort’s $125,000 body scanner and the fitness staff designs your personal exercise regimen, or scale the 32-foot, glass-encased rock wall with ocean views all on your own.
The spa menu promises acupuncture to acutonics, a 100-minute Japanese bathing ritual, and the Igloo treatment: a trip to a thermal-heated lounger followed by a relaxing cooldown via a trio of menthol, mint, and eucalyptus mists. The full-time medical staff, trained in Eastern and Western traditions, offers cardiometabolic stress tests and insomnia treatment in addition to Chinese medicine and spiritual healing. Hungry? Nutritious beach and poolside cuisine abounds. And the best part? Miami shopping and nightlife are only minutes away. 6901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305- 993-0030; canyonranchmiamibeach.com.
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