Fans of the Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson will be pleased as punch to learn about a new resort opening on the East Coast in early 2015. Over the years, Miraval has developed quite the following of devoted spa-goers and celebs (like Oprah) seeking to get their lives “in balance” or drop a few pounds at the destination spa.
Like the original Miraval, which boasts views of the Santa Catalina Mountains from the Sonoran desert, the new Miraval at Nitirar Resort will have a location worth writing home about. The Natirar estate in Somerset County, New Jersey sprawls across 500 acres and was once owned by the king of Morocco. The second Miraval will be intimate in size with just 86 rooms, but the expansive facilities will ensure its status as a destination resort. Think 20,000 square foot spa, fitness pavilion, yoga center, and farm-to-table dining. (The restaurant Ninety Acres will source veggies from its very own 12-acre garden.)
The New York Times In Transit blog quotes Chief Executive Michael G. Tompkins: “The location will be much more family-friendly and will have a different sense of place because we will have activities we can’t offer in the desert, such as kayaking, fly fishing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.” For more information, visit www.natirar.com.