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On the Green & in the [Steam] Room Melissa Bryant Makai Golf Course at the St. Regis Princeville in Hawaii. At these upscale North American resorts, tee time is just as important as spa time. Arizona-Enchantment Resort THE STAY: The red rock formations of Northern Arizona's Boynton Canyon serve as the backdrop to Enchantment Resort, a 218-guestroom hideaway in rugged Sedona. This Preferred Hotels & Resorts member offers guests more than 100 complimentary activities, including red rock hikes, mountain biking, sunrise yoga, a food and wine tasting experience, a tea course, watercolor painting classes, and cooking demonstrations. Room rates start at $325 per night. THE GOLF: The new 14,000-sq.-ft. private Clubhouse at Seven Canyons Golf Club, available to resort guests as an inclusive amenity, opened last spring at the foot of Long Canyon overlooking the property's Tom Weiskopf-designed, 18-hole championship course and the surrounding red rock canyons and evergreen forest. The clubhouse offers fitness classes, such as yoga for golfers, as well as strength and conditioning training. After receiving lessons from PGA veterans, a custom club fitting and personal training sessions at The Seven Canyons Performance Center, guests are finally ready to take on the formidable par 70 Seven Canyons course. THE SPA: The 24,000-sq.-ft. Mii amo Spa offers Native American-inspired holistic treatments in an outdoor wikiup (a domed "healing" hut), such as the 90-minute Spirit of the Full Moon specialty treatment. During the ritual, available exclusively around the time of a full moon, 34 february 2016 guests write down the thoughts or feelings they want released by the full moon before receiving a scalp massage and a body massage that uses wild Arizona sage infused with the light of the full moon. The treatment ends with a foot massage using frankincense. California-Terranea Resort THE STAY: Terranea Resort made it back on our list this year because of the hotel's updated spa offerings and innovative social responsibility practices. This Mediterraneaninspired Destination Hotels & Resorts member in Rancho Palos Verdes features panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, 75 acres of natural landscape ideal for walks, hikes and birdwatching, and a garden-to-table restaurant with dishes made from organic ingredients found in the chef's garden. Guests also have the opportunity to go horseback riding, ocean kayaking and paddleboarding at the Pointe Discovery activity center. Room rates start at $395 per night. THE GOLF: The Links at Terranea's oceanfront location provides guests with a picturesque setting for nine holes of play and variable wind conditions that make for a tricky shot at the 172-yard third hole. Onsite PGA professionals and the staff at Terranea's Golf Academy are available to offer lessons on how to sink the shot. THE SPA: The Spa at Terranea's new wellness offerings include a sea salt treatment, made with local and sustainably grown ingredients, such as rosemary- and lemon-infused sea salt gathered from salt beds in the Pacific Ocean; a honey treatment, using honey produced by the 120,000 bees living in the resort's four beehives; and a series of Radiant Results facials that use all-natural products and gentle micro-currents to plump and hydrate the skin. Guests can also take advantage of full moon and seaside yoga at Terranea Resort's Catalina Point, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Florida-Turnberry Isle Miami THE STAY: Turnberry Isle Miami is a 300-acre tropical oasis in Aventura, Florida that's off-the-predictable-Miami-path, yet conveniently located across the street from the high-end Aventura Mall and less than 20 miles away from both the Fort Lauderdale International (FTL) and Miami International Airports (MIA). The Autograph Collection Hotels property, which features a Mediterranean-style design, Michael Mina's award-winning Bourbon Steak restaurant, three pools, and the Canas Tennis Center, recently introduced 241 renovated guestrooms and suites in the resort's Jasmine and Magnolia buildings. Rates start at $509 per night. THE GOLF: Since their inceptions, both of Turnberry's 18-hole, par 72 championship courses, Soffer and Miller, have undergone million-dollar landscape renovations. The coursers were redesigned by Raymond Floyd

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend February 2016

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: Spa Offerings
Tour Talk: Upscale Bookings
Different Visions of Luxury for Fast Escapes
Viva Ziva!
Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal Don Pablo Collection
Sailing With the Stars
Kenya, Wildly Appealing
Luxe Escapes
Tres Chic
The Luxury is in the Experience
Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Active Course
On the Green & in the [Steam] Room

Recommend February 2016