Miraval’s Life in Balance Spa concept will arrive in California in 2023

Destination spa and wellness operator Miraval Resorts & Spas has announced plans to open its fourth Life in Balance Spa in the United States. The new facility will be located at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego, California and will open in early 2023.

The spa will be completed following a complete overhaul of the resort’s existing 15,000 square foot wellness facility, led by Wimberly Interiors. When completed, the project will mark the final phase of a US$60m (€58.8m, £49.7m) wide refurbishment of the five-star Carlsbad resort.

The full-service Life in Balance Spa concept is the centerpiece of each of Miraval’s three large-scale resort and spa destinations in Tucson, Arizona; Austin, TX; and Lenox, Massachusetts.

“The world needs wellness more than ever, so now is the perfect time to expand Miraval Resorts & Spas’ portfolio,” said Susan Santiago, Head of Miraval Resorts.

“Our Life in Balance Spa experiences create a sanctuary where clients can pause, recharge and reflect while finding balance in their lives.”

A California wellness getaway
According to Miraval, the design of the new spa will harmonize natural materials and local construction methods to create a space that is both refined and elemental.

Spa guests will find polished finishes and sleek edges softened by worn, aged materials and natural textures throughout the destination. Miraval envisions this will result in an unpretentious, contemporary styled spa rooted in the culture and natural environment of Southern California.

The space will also be populated with crystals, cairns and mandalas to create a haven of healing conducive to relaxation and personal reflection.

The spa will include 20 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms where spa practitioners will perform signature Miraval treatments inspired by holistic healing techniques.

Plans also include a spa pool for sensory deprivation treatment, Vasudhara, and a large room with suspended yoga silks for Miraval Thai massage, Naga Thai.

Additionally, the Life in Balance Spa will offer a fitness center for Miraval signature exercise classes, a studio for yoga and meditation classes, a personal reflection lounge, and a retail space where guests will be able to purchase products used in their services.

The offerings will be complemented by a daily program of activities ranging from wellness counselling, nutrition classes, cooking workshops and outdoor activities to sound baths, chakra balancing and meditation.

Additionally, plans are underway to incorporate select wellness activities and Miraval culinary programming for Park Hyatt Aviara groups looking to incorporate mindfulness practices into their retreats.

Miraval Life in Balance Spa subscriptions will be available to community members interested in exploring the brand’s holistic approach to wellness.

Along with plans for the new spa, the Park Hyatt Aviara has been upgraded with redesigned rooms; a reimagined lobby; two new pool experiences; an interactive Topgolf Swing suite; 80,000 square feet of upgraded indoor and outdoor event space; and five dining and bar experiences.

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