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The Catamaran Resort Hotel’s New Waterfront Retreat For Wellness And Rejuvenation

Posted September 20th, 2004 Media Buzz

San Diego, California (September 2004) – The Catamaran Resort Hotel is proud to announce that the New Year will bring a luxurious, full-service Spa and health club to the serene and beautiful shores of Mission Bay. Beginning in Spring 2005, hotel guests and local residents will enjoy state-of-the-art facilities for relaxation and exercise in the tropical beauty of the Catamaran’s grounds.

“Guests will embark on a journey designed to ease them away from the stresses of daily life toward a state of serenity,” says Spa Director Darcie DeBartelo. Like its renowned sister facility at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the Spa will feature a complete line of restorative treatments including therapeutic and meditative massages, facials, body wraps, Vichy shower and hydrotherapy. Especially for the Catamaran, with its lush Polynesian atmosphere, Ms. DeBartelo is designing spa rituals that draw from South Pacific and Asian healing traditions.

The new health club and its amenities will offer the latest in cardio and strength training equipment including top-of-the-line treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary cycles, and weight training equipment.

Both the Spa and health club will make the most of the Catamaran’s lovely waterside setting. The Spa will feature an outdoor whirlpool with 360-degree views of Mission Bay. At the health club, guests will find state-of-the-art training equipment on a luxurious outdoor patio as well as in elaborate indoor facilities. Fresh-air yoga and Pilates classes will be offered on a secluded lawn that adjoins one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the area.

Just steps from the hotel and Spa, guests may jog or walk along Mission Bay and the Pacific shores on 10 miles of picturesque boardwalk.

Ms. DeBartelo, who oversees all Spa activities, says the Spa’s menu of services will focus on botanical and marine-based body treatments, massage, hydrotherapy and skin care.”Our menu will not reflect trendy gimmicks,” she says. “It will focus instead on experiences that have real physiological, psychological, or beauty benefits.”

Open to both hotel and day spa guests, the Spa will offer ten individual treatment rooms, a Ritual room, a Vichy shower room, and a couples room. Both the men’s and women’s locker rooms will include steam and sauna rooms. In addition, guests may continue their spa experience at home: the Spa will offer many of its products for purchase. The Spa will also offer a full-service salon.

At over 9,300 square feet in size, the Spa will be the only treatment facility in the area large enough to meet the growing demands of hotel guests as well as local residents. Construction on the Spa and health club facility began in September 2004 and will be completed by the first quarter of 2005.

New Spa Facility Highlights

  • 9,300-square-foot Spa
  • 10 treatment rooms, a Vichy shower room, a Ritual room and a couples treatment room
  • Full service men’s and women’s locker/dressing rooms with sauna and steam
  • Outdoor whirlpool
  • Full-service salon
  • 900+ square foot fitness facility with indoor and outdoor cardio areas
  • Fitness Club 95 member exclusive membership available
  • Retail Area with logo and private label
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Use of swimming pool
  • Full-service restaurant
  • 4000-square-foot beach-side lawn
  • 10-mile boardwalk for walking or running

Located on the beach on Mission Bay in San Diego, the Catamaran Resort Hotel features 311 deluxe guestrooms and suites offering spectacular views of Mission Bay and the Pacific, as well as its award-winning restaurant, bar, outdoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi, business center, and fitness center. Guests enjoy an array of water sports including paddleboats, kayaks, powerboats and jet-skis, and complimentary cocktail cruises aboard the turn of the century-style sternwheeler Bahia Belle.

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