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THE SPA AT DORAL
Miami, Florida
web: doralresort.com
email: doralreservations@marriott.com

By Bobbi P. Markowitz, Founder and Publisher

Impeccable services, elegant facilities, gracious hospitality characterize the Spa at Doral, a self contained resort within the 650 acre Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida. Recognized on Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List as one of the top ten spas in the world, Doral offers trademark regimens of beauty, fitness, integrated wellness programs and stress management in a setting of European luxury. Adjacent to the main resort and architecturally inspired by the country villas that dot the hillsides of Tuscany, the spa sits on tropically landscaped grounds with formal gardens and cascading fountains.

With more than 100 spa services to choose from, guests can satisfy their every need with a myriad of traditional and alternative options. Among the favorites; massage therapy, body treatments, therapeutic hydro treatments, anti-cellulite programming, fitness services, dietary analysis, nutritional consultation, training with exercise physiologists in a state-of-the-art cardio vascular and weight training studio, hypnotherapy, lifestyle counseling, astrology readings, boxeraerobics, line dancing and wellness programming and salon services. Rejuvenating face and body treatment products extend the soothing experience long after guests leave the spa.

The 148,000-square-foot Spa at Doral includes 48 luxury guest suites, that feature private whirlpools, balconies and video entertainment centers. All suites face the pristinely landscaped courtyards. Elegant gourmet dining, a cooking demonstration kitchen, indoor running track, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and access to the 694-room Doral Golf Resort, round out this comprehensive vacation destination.

Other Activities:

Golf // The resort features unparalleled golf offerings with 90 holes of golf on five championship courses. The famed "Blue Monster" course, home to Doral-Ryder Open, has seen the game's greatest players attempt to navigate its daunting bunkers and challenging greens. From Palmer to Nicklaus to Woods, the Blue Monster is a place where legends come alive. A new Greg Norman "Great White" course is set to make its debut in early 2000.

Tennis // The renowned Arthur Ashe Tennis Center, which features both hard and clay courts and state-of-the-art technology is used for group and individual instruction.

Water Sports // The Doral has established itself as a family destination with the opening of the new Blue Lagoon water recreation park. The aquatic playground features four pools, a 125-foot waterslide and poolside spa services. The Great White Falls, origin of the Blue Lagoon's water flow, pumps more than one million gallons of water daily through the lagoon.

Camp Doral // With a 1,200-square-foot facility located on the Blue Lagoon grounds, Camp Doral offers supervised, interactive programming for children ages 5-12. There is no charge for children staying at the resort. For outside guests, prices start at $25 per child, per day. Activities run year round and include special curriculums such as an eight-week swim program and all-day summer camp.

Conference Center // A perennial favorite for the group and incentive market, the Doral has more than 40 meeting rooms and 95,000 square feet of flexible conference and catering space. Ballrooms accommodating 1000 guests, Boardrooms for 12 and an outdoor pavilion featuring 10,000 square feet of meeting space for 700 guests are among the outstanding facilities. Upon request, private rooms may be equipped with corporate amenities. Doral's adaptable space, state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and personalized service makes this resort an ideal place for meeting planners.

Restaurants // Five restaurants accommodate a range of palate pleasing choices from gourmet dining to poolside snacks. They are: Windows, The Spa's Atrium Restaurant, Champions, Terrazza Restaurant and Cafe, and Bungalou's Bar and Grill.

Directions // The Doral Golf Resort and Spa is located at 4400 NW 87th Avenue in Miami, seven miles west of Miami International Airport, just 20 minutes from Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Miami Beach and South Beach. The resort is easily accessible from Interstate 95, the Palmetto Expressway, Florida Turnpike, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach Airports.

By Bobbi P. Markowitz, Founder and Publisher

From its luxurious landscaped setting to its warmly hued elegant decor, the Doral Spa at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa envelops guests with a sense of immediate well being. The immaculate, fully equipped spa and fitness center extends a high caliber of preventative and rehabilitative treatments for both men and women. Classes in yoga, stretching, abdominal and back care, relaxation Tai Chi and Q Gong help restore and revitalize stress burdened guests.

The average stay of spa guests is 4 days in length. Interesting to note also is that 13% of Spa business is made up of local guests on day programs. A wonderful "Spa Retreat Day" includes three treatments and a gourmet lunch and that welcomes both men and women from all walks of life. An interesting statistic at Doral states that 35- 40% of the clientele is male. The numbers are driven by the five golf courses and incentive business. In order of preference, gentlemen prefer massage, facials, manicures and pedicures. Take a break from your hectic lifestyle and visit the Doral Spa soon.

DESTINATION SNAPSHOT

LOCATION: MIAMI, FLORDIA
ROOMS: 48 LUXURY SUITES
CLOSEST MAJOR AIRPORT: MIAMI INternational AIRPORT
RESTAURANTS: 5
ACTIVITIES: WORLD CLASS GOLF COURSE, 100+ SPA SERVICES, TENNIS, POOLS, WATERSLIDE, DINING, SHOPPING


WEBSITE:
doralresort.com

EMAIL:
doralreservations@marriott.com
PHONE:
800.713.6725
305.592.2000