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Premier Spa in Napa Valley ~ Yountville, California
Defines The Ultimate Spa Experience

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. - April 7, 2008 - Setting the stage for a new standard of wellness in 2008 and beyond, the new Spa Villagio, located on the landmark Four-Diamond Vintage Estate destination in Napa Valley ~ Yountville, California, will open its doors this month as Northern California's premier luxury spa retreat.  The new spa is available to both hotel guests and day spa goers.
A Residential Feel Defines The Spa Experience

Architecturally engaging, Spa Villagio's soothing fountains and serene reflecting pools lead along a limestone walkway to a grand entrance framed by mature olive trees and a profusion of flowering impatiens, white azalea, iceberg roses and hydrangea. Reminiscent of Early California design highlighting classic Mediterranean accents, including stone arched entryways and Spanish-style terra cotta clay tile roofs, Spa Villagio boasts a 13,000-square-foot-sanctuary with 16 treatment rooms and five unique sumptuously-designed personal spa suites.  Guests are enveloped in an atmosphere of warmth and creature comfort from the moment of entry into the reception atrium, crafted in rich woods and native Napa Valley fieldstone.  The intimate retreat, a nod to a relaxed and alluring sprit, strikes a perfect balance between classic and contemporary, offering luxurious antiques of European descent.

Separate men's and women's wings are designed for ultimate privacy and comfort.  Open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., the new spa will pride itself on customizing spa escapes for couples with romantic interludes, guys and girls getaways, wedding party celebrations, and executive retreats.

Designed by Architect Bruce Pao of IPA Design of Berkeley, California and Interior Designer Charles De Lisle of De Lisle, Philpotts & Staub Interiors of San Francisco, the women's and men's spa lounges evoke a residential tone. Each is opulently designed with relaxation areas with large rustic wood beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, Italian-style tile with elongated herringbone brick, wrought iron and crystal chandeliers, rough-hewn hardwood finishes, intimate fireplaces, and stone interiors.  Delicate sheers and woven brocade drapes blend harmoniously with tailored sofas and chairs. Amenities include Swiss showers, steam and dry saunas, and outdoor thermal soaking tubs.

Five spa suites (Aqua, Mayacamas, The Den, The Loft, and Stags Leap) create a one-of-a-kind respite with picturesque views of Napa Valley.  Suites are appointed with fireplaces, daybeds dressed with luxurious linens, steam showers, wet bars, jetted infinity soakings tubs, outdoor decks, and private terraces. Vaulted ceilings and Italian-style tile floors encompass the wet treatment areas, while polished marble counters, hardwood cabinetry and flat screen televisions with Bose surround sound systems create a warm and personal space. As part of the spa suite experience, Spa Villagio's culinary team will present for the guest's enjoyment a host of light refreshments, lunch and dinner that can be served throughout the day.

A haven for rest and relaxation, the spa will promote the utmost in revitalization for the mind and body.  Featuring 75 of the Valley's leading spa therapists and estheticians, the team of treatment professionals at Spa Villagio will perform a host of health-enhancing signature spa treatments that integrate age-old influences of the Mediterranean with indigenous elements of Napa Valley's wine producing appellations. The full-service spa will employ the latest technology in products and protocols. The new Spa is one of the first in Northern California to use the [comfort zone] natural spa product line from Parma, Italy for its body polishes, scrubs, wraps, specialty massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Villagio also uses Spa Ritual, Pharmacopia, Jack Black, TRUE Cosmetics and Biotone.

The Spa's retail shop will also sell a range of items, including Spa Villagio's signature Lemon Juniper line featuring Energizing Shampoo, Luminizing Conditioner, Revitalizing Shower Gel, Radiance Scrub, Nourishing Lotion, Body Butter and Hydrating Mist.  Also available for sale will be products from Antica Farmacista, Biotone, Color My Soul women's apparel, [comfort zone],  Jack Black, Molton Brown, Olivina, Spa Ritual, Tade, TRUE Cosmetics, Zensei women's apparel, and April Martin Designs custom jewelry crafted with crystal, gold and pearls.

Spa Suites Create Four Customized Sensual Journeys

Spa goers take pleasure in a 3.5-hour signature [comfort zone] Suite Sensation, where preferences for scent, sound and sight are celebrated. Spa goers choose from four sensual journeys:   "Breathe" - A Journey to Breathe Away Stress, "Awaken" - An Escape to Energize and Restore, "Together" - A Romantic Ritual of Pleasure and "Shine" - An Exhilarating Experience for Radiance.

Guests select from "Floral Notes" (lavender and rose), "Woody Notes" (eucalyptus and cypress), "Herbal Notes" (basil and geranium) and "Citrus Notes" (lemon and orange).  Each spa suite is personalized to the guest's preference and offers soothing musical options from a Bose surround sound system, including jazz, classical, rhythm and blues, New Age and nature. Visual images projected from a wall mounted flat screen television presents "Ambient Art Impressionism" and "Ambient Calm" which sets the tone for true tranquility with two hours of images of both classical artwork and scenes of serenity.  As part of the spa suite experience, guests view 340 pieces of classical art from 11 masters, including Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Seurat and Van Gough or can transpire themselves into a world of nature with evolving images of calm beaches, rainfalls, passing clouds, sand dunes, sunrises, vistas and waterfalls.

Signature Treatments Offer Pure Indulgence

With a spa menu alive in active ingredients that embraces both natural and gentle elements, a day or weekend of pampering is not complete without the Spa's signature treatments.  Pure indulgence, the 50-minute Absolute Pearl Illuminate Oxygenating Facial  restores radiance utilizing a potent oxygenating gel mask of crushed pearls, rich in essential amino acids and mineral salts, with citrus, bearberry and licorice extracts. The treatment includes a gel mask, eye and lip care.  For the body, the Spa's 50-minute Monticelli Mud Reducing & Purifying Treatment empowers spa goers to experience the benefits and pleasure of a true thalasso treatment.  Direct from the source in Monticelli Terme, in the hills outside of Parma, Italy, this rich, creamy Italian mud is enhanced with cypress, lemon and fennel essential oils.  It is applied warm, relieving sore muscles while bestowing systemic balance and renewed energy.

Inspired by the traditions and culture of ancient worlds, the 100-minute Aromasoul Mediterranean Ritual Massage  fuses fluid and relaxing strokes that dance like waves over the body and provide a feeling of renewal and peace. The synergy of basil, bergamot, mandarin, orange and lemon, blended in natural extracts of jojoba oil, revitalize and stimulate the spirit, followed by a full body massage that calms and soothes the soul.

Signature spa nail rituals on the menu begin with impeccable nail grooming.  The Spa Ritual, a 50-minute aromatherapeutic treatment, provides spa goers with a micro algae and wildcrafted Indonesian ginger infused mineral salt exfoliation.  A healing massage follows featuring a hydrating blend of ginger and Chinese jasmine essential oils with a warm wrap to seal in moisture.  Jack Black For Men encourages guys to partake in the ultimate in hand and foot therapy.  The 50-minute treatment offers gentlemen a fusion of technology and the highest quality organic and healing botanicals, which give immediate and noticeable results with lasting benefits.  The 90-minute Lushly Ritual, a purifying and relaxing nail treatment, adopts the beautiful ancient Polynesian foot cleansing ritual thought to renew fortune. It is a delicately restorative and refreshing hand and foot treatment featuring the Tahitian tiarĂ© flower, shiatsu massage and a full pedicure. Each treatment is concluded by a matte finish on clean, groomed nails (for men) or a perfect polish (for women).

Set amidst Northern California's premier wine growing region--Napa Valley, California, the peaceful sanctuary, located on Washington Street on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the 23-acre Vintage Estate, will create an unsurpassed spa experience.   

About Villagio Inn & Spa

The AAA-Four Diamond award-winning Tuscan-inspired Villagio Inn & Spa shares the 23-acre Vintage Estate with its sister hotel, Vintage Inn --a discreetly elegant French country-style inn--and the retail centerpiece, V Marketplace, a lifestyle shopping collection housed in the former 138-year-old Groezinger Winery listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Vintage Estate is a resort-like destination that presents Napa Valley's every indulgence within strolling distance from its luxury accommodations. Shopping, wine tasting, lavish spa experiences, hot air ballooning and international cuisine from a host of America's most lauded chefs are all comfortably accessible along the mile-long main street of Yountville.

Located in the center of Napa Valley, at 6481 Washington Street in Yountville, California, Spa Villagio lies 56 miles north of San Francisco.  Spa guests can arrive via Highways 80, 101, 121 and 29. For travel and accommodation information, or to book a signature spa treatment, call the spa directly at 707/948-5050, or visit

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I highly recommend everyone who hasn't tried it yet to go and spend a relaxing weekend in place like that. It is a rejuvenatory experience.

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