The ultimate in health-oriented pampering at a world-class oceanfront resort.
Canyon Ranch brings its own brand of healthy living to the Miami area with luxury hotel suites and a signature Canyon Ranch Spa --- a 70,000-square-foot spa, with wellness and fitness features. This sleek property is built on a seven-acre oceanfront site, originally home to the late-1950s Carillon Hotel, which has been restored and preserved as part of the resort. The new structure's emphasis on space, health and vitality is showcased as guests enter a spectacular lobby, designed by David Rockwell, and are greeted by a four-story mangrove sculpture suspended high above the area's polished stone-and-shell floors. Hotel suites combine a residential feel with relaxed elegance in spacious living areas outfitted with flat panel entertainment systems, fully-equipped kitchens with granite-top counters and bathrooms with imported stone floors and Italian glass tile mosaic. Guest amenities include high-speed Internet access, multi-line telephones, plush robes and slippers, 400-thread count linens, in-room safes, daily newspaper and twice-daily housekeeping. The luxurious European-inspired Aquavana thermal spa includes a Finnish sauna, hydro spa, herbal sauna, crystal steam room, ice igloo, reflexology basins, heated lounges and experiential shower-cabins. With some 24 treatment rooms on-site, along with separate men's and women's dressing rooms and relaxation lounges, guests can take full advantage of Canyon Ranch body treatments; therapeutic massages and bodywork; mud, salt, aromatherapy, seaweed and Ayurvedic treatments; facials; and full-body cocoons and scrubs. The fitness center has a vast range of state-of-the-art cardio, weight and strength-training equipment, along with expert trainers and outdoor fitness activities such as Pilates, yoga, aerobic classes, private beach walking sessions and nearby biking trails. Guests may book private fitness studios for specialty classes or one-on-one instruction if preferred. For those willing to give what it takes both physically and mentally, challenge awaits on the two-story indoor rock climbing wall overlooking the ocean. Dining options include the oceanfront terrace Canyon Ranch Grill, a tapas dining room and exhibition kitchen serving acclaimed Canyon Ranch cuisine. For more casual refreshment, there is the Carillon Lounge and tasting room, an intimate social gathering space, and the poolside café, The Cabana. Just minutes south down Collins Avenue, guests can find the world-class designer shopping and nightlife entertainment of South Beach.