Sun, Dec. 15

Mii amo named 'world's best destination spa' by magazine

Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment Resort in Arizona's red rock country, was just named the "world's best destination spa" in the 12th annual Travel + Leisure magazine World's Best Awards readers survey. Its community, Enchantment Resort, the first-ever resort community to be combined with a destination spa, was ranked among the "top 100 in the Continental U.S. and Canada" in the same survey.

"We're honored to receive such a distinguished accolade," said Mark Grenoble, president, Enchantment Group, who accepted the award from Travel + Leisure editor-in-chief Nancy Novogrod at a New York event July 23. "It is a great tribute to Mii amo's evocative sense of place, its unique treatments and therapies, and skilled, intuitive therapists. It also underscores why we lead the industry in repeat visitation."

Celebrated for its highly personalized transforming experiences, Mii amo, a Yuman word for "passage" or "journey," promotes healing through mind, body and spiritual therapies. The intimate Mii amo destination spa offers 3-, 4- and 7-night all-inclusive packages.

Mii amo is part of the Enchantment Group, a spa and resort development and management firm that was the first to combine a destination spa with a resort community, opening Mii amo at Enchantment Resort in January 2001. Mii amo also introduced a number of industry innovations that are now seen at other top spas, including offering full 60- and 90-minute treatments, and organic and biodynamic wines.

The 24,000-square-foot spa, designed by Gluckman Mayner Architects, harmonizes with the Native American aesthetic and the surrounding red rock canyon, both integral to the Mii amo experience. Treatments range from crystal baths to Watsu. There are 14 guest rooms and two suites; 19 treatment rooms, many with views of the canyon; five private outdoor treatment areas; indoor and outdoor pools; an 80-seat restaurant, library, retail shop.

Mii amo and the 2007 spa survey results will be featured in a World's Best Spas report in Travel + Leisure's October issue. In the 2006 survey, Mii amo was named "America's best destination spa."

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