With a stunning two-story setting on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, North America’s newest Ritz-Carlton Spa has become a desert sanctuary like no other. The 25,000-square-foot facility opened on May 15, 2014 and has unveiled a full menu of treatments and fitness offerings, with a signature focus on indoor-outdoor wellness.

The newly-built destination spa offers treatments for hotel guests as well as area residents and visitors. It is highlighted by 15 treatment rooms featuring private outdoor showers and terraces, an al fresco co-ed whirlpool and relaxation area with waterfall and mountain vistas, an outdoor cold plunge for gentlemen, and a wide array of desert specialty experience encouraging guests to feel at-one with the environment.
Leading the way is the spa’s Spirit of the Mountains body ritual, presenting a soothing sequence of indoor and outdoor experiences designed to relax and renew. The 100-minute offering is inspired by ancient healing traditions of the desert and includes a body exfoliation using natural mineral salts and healing desert botanicals, followed by a luxuriant visit to the treatment room’s private terrace shower. A relaxing massage with lavender oil and warm desert healing stones follows, to be completed by a renewing body wrap and scalp massage.

With its calming use of indigenous prickly pear, arnica and fresh lavender, Spirit of The Mountains is part of the destination spa’s comprehensive menu of facial, body and massage treatments. Further signature choices include a unique black diamond-dust Rat Pack Facial for gentlemen; the carefully personalized Ritz-Carlton Tailored Facial; and the Quirogolf Massage — an exclusive deep-body massage performed with heated golf balls and designed to deeply treat individual stress points.

Guests interested in fitness will also find their ultimate destination at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Rancho Mirage, as the first-ever hotel installation of the OMNIA – Move, Train, Play experience offers multiple training modalities which can address group guests’ individual goals for strength, endurance, stability, flexibility, coordination and speed. Additionally, highly-advanced TechnoGym cardio equipment offers sophisticated display technology which allows guests to virtually run or ride at a city, scenic or trail location of their choosing. The fitness center also offers personal training, movement studios and classes, spinning bikes, Pilates, yoga and one-on-one assisted stretching.

The spa’s spectacularly visual design celebrates the surrounding landscape and uninterrupted California skies and is accented by high-ceilinged white interiors, one-of-a-kind water and fire features, and a foyer chandelier featuring 222 suspended quartz crystals. Added features of the inviting sanctuary include a spacious beauty boutique, private whirlpools, rain showers and treatments, and eucalyptus-infused steam and sauna facilities.

Treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Rancho Mirage may be reserved by resort guests as well as those living or visiting in the area, with access to the spa facilities available to those purchasing services. Additionally, a very limited number of exclusive spa memberships is being made available for purchase by area residents.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa is located at 68900 Frank Sinatra Drive at the top of the bluff in Rancho Mirage, California – located in the heart of the popular Coachella Valley. The spa is open daily except Tuesdays during the summer season. The fitness center is open seven days a week, with 24/7 keyed access available to members and registered guests of the resort. For spa reservations, call 760-202-6170. For further information and a copy of the full treatment menu, visit the spa website at: www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/RanchoMirage/Spa

About The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
Located on a majestic 650-foot bluff overlooking greater Palm Springs, the new Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage features 244 stylish guest rooms and suites, many with balconies, terraces and/or private fire pits, as well as spectacular views. Guests enjoy three swimming pools, a 25,000-square-foot free-standing luxury spa and wellness center, and a relaxing indoor/outdoor environment which restores and inspires. At the heart of the property, State Fare Bar Kitchen pays tribute to California’s prized harvest and ingredients. The resort’s expansive Ritz Kids facilities offer ample space for interactive learning about local wildlife, nature and culture, as well a dedicated children’s movie screening room. Memorable hiking and mountain biking can be enjoyed directly from the resort, while exclusive arrangements with leading local golf and tennis clubs also provide access to the area’s renowned and coveted sports offerings. For details, see www.ritzcarlton.com/ranchomirage.