|A VIP treatment room. The hotel also has a thatched-roof massage and treatment center on the beach.|
When we heard that gem-inspired treatments were the basis for the new Gem Spa at Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancún Resort & Spa, we had to learn more—and, more to the point—how?
The 40,000-square-foot Gem Spa was built as an annex to the 602-room Cancun resort, which is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Expect a soothing look and feel when you step inside (think rich woods, Italian mosaics, sand marble and expansive water features). Here’s where the gem integration comes in. We hear the signature treatment is the Seventh Wonder Luxury Massage, a therapy that uses a collection of seven different colored quartz and aromatic oils. The spa’s treatments are inspired by the healing elements of gems from three regions of the world: the Mayan Riviera, South Pacific and Asia, and the Baltic (think gems such as tiger’s eye, amber, jade and obsidian). Note: A signature collection of treatments even integrates diamond dust (think diamond perfection luxury facial). Additionally, in the Gem Spa boutique, guests will find gem stones to use for healing or adornment.
The 26-treatment-room spa includes six rooms exclusively designed for massages and facials and five couple’s rooms. The spa also has two Spa Master Suites with hydro-massage tubs, one VIP Spa Couples Suite with a double Jacuzzi tub and steam room, and two Shiatsu and Thai massage rooms. Note: There are 20 exclusive all-suite accommodations adjacent to the spa. Guests who reserve these rooms receive
|The Gem Spa Pool|
complimentary access to the spa’s amenities as well as special aromatherapy essences and Thierry Mugler bath products in their suite. Sounds like quite the ethereal getaway to us. In addition, the spa has a Gem Spa Café with, as expected, a health-centric menu.
Beginning this month, a dedicated fitness program will include guided meditation and yoga classes. The spa will also conduct seminars on the healing properties of gemstones. Luxury travel advisors can contact Spa Director Elena Gracheva ([email protected]).
The top accommodations at the resort are the two Presidential Suites (each with private butler service), but the most requested are the Ocean Front Junior Suites. Note: Suites on floors three through 11 have full ocean views. We hear the Master Suites at each tower’s corner have the best ocean views.
Besides the Gem Spa Café, Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancún has five other restaurants, including the French Mediterranean Le Basilic, a AAA Five-Diamond award winner. If it’s fine Mexican food you are after (this is Cancun!), you’ll want to check out La Joya, a AAA Four-Diamond award winner in its own right. The restaurant comes alive with nightly live music and performances by the Folkloric Ballet every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Luxury travel advisors can contact Guest Relations Manager Brenda Hildago ([email protected]).