Mii amo, Sedona


Mii Amo
Mii Amo melds into its glorious Red Rock backdrop.

Southwest connoisseurs probably know Enchantment Resort in Sedona, which is enjoying a $25 million refresher.

But many don’t know that the resort’s spa, Mii amo, is a destination unto itself, devoted to an adults-only crowd looking to kick back and unwind with a wellness vibe in gorgeous Red Rock Country.

Mii amo offers personalized, all-inclusive spa programs of three, four and seven nights, complete with accommodations (16 sleeping rooms in all), three daily meals at Mii amo Café and two spa treatments per day. Ongoing fitness classes include rejuvenation, vortex walks, qigong, aqua aerobics, yoga and Pilates and more.

Mii amo has its own general manager, chef and front desk. We hear that the Mii amo Suite is the largest accommodation, measuring at over 1,200 square feet, and can be configured to either a one- or two-bedroom space, with central living room and private treatment room and spa. Other amenities include a deep soaking tub for two, fireplace, whirlpool, outdoor shower and more.

No doubt the focal point of the property is the 24,000-square-foot spa. The two-level main building has 20 treatment rooms, most with views and natural light. There are 25 treatment areas including four outdoor choices inspired by Native American “wickiups.” Tip: We recommend these outdoor experiences for those who find vibrantly red rock canyon views relaxing. Anyone?

The most requested treatment is the Inner Quest, which was designed to pay homage to Native American ceremony and ritual. The treatment uses plants sacred to the Native Americans and is based on the four directions of the medicine wheel, representing the four stages of life. For a completely indulgent experience, we hear therapist Christiane Ruttiger is tops.

Note: It is best to book spa treatments at the time of reservation confirmation, in order to ensure a highly personalized level of service. Luxury travel advisors should reach out to Spa Director Serene Sanders ([email protected]; 928-204-6004) if they want to assist in customizing a program for their client.

16 Guest Rooms
At Mii Amo there are just 16 guest rooms.

In keeping with the exclusivity vibe, the Mii amo Café is only available to registered guests. For those who may be wary of “spa cuisine,” we say fear not. Chef Corey Shoemaker has concocted a menu that is both figure-friendly and palate-pleasing (think sea scallop ceviche with chipotle salsa; miso-roasted duck breast with toasted sesame and a side of blueberry sticky rice; and lobster udon). Good to know: Alcohol is most certainly allowed on premises for those who like a little wine with their relaxation. Want the best seat in the house? Request the Mii amo communal table, which sits adjacent to the chef’s kitchen and has views of the rocky cliffs. Note: For all special requests, contact Lead Concierge Kathy Haney ([email protected]; 928-204-6014).

Haney is also on hand to craft truly one-of-a-kind experiences for your most VIP clients (think a private airplane or helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon for a luxurious lunch, with just enough time to be back for your afternoon spa treatment).

Yes, Mii amo specializes in spa retreats, but that does not mean guests are shackled to the facility. In fact, Mii amo is within a close distance to three 18-hole championship courses, including Seven Canyons Golf, Oakcreek Country Club and Sedona Golf Resort. Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is also nearby, which has over 40 specialty shops and exclusive galleries. To arrange an outing, reach out to Haney.

Getting There: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is less than two hours away. Sedona has a smaller airport just 15 minutes from Mii amo, which is equipped to handle corporate and charter aircrafts.

Note: Mii amo accepts arrivals on Sundays and Thursdays only. Thursday arrivals are for three- or seven-night journeys. Sunday arrivals are for four- or seven-night journeys.

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