MIRAVAL ANNOUNCES MIRAVAL AT NATIRAR
Award-Winning Arizona Destination Spa Extends Exclusive Brand to Northeast
May 28, 2013 (TUCSON, AZ) — Miraval Resort & Spa, the award-winning destination spa in Tucson, Arizona, is delighted to announce plansfor the opening of Miraval at Natirar.A luxury resort and spa situated on the Natirar estate in Somerset County, New Jersey, formerly owned by the King of Morocco, Miraval at Natirar marks an exciting new period of expansion for the Miraval brand.Located within the lush, rolling hills of a 500-acre park, less than an hour from New York City, Miraval at Natirar marks the next phase of the Natirar resort development project, presently consisting of the award-winning Ninety Acres Culinary Center, a 12-acre sustainable farm, banquet & catering facilities, and a private membership club.
“We’ve always believed that the Miraval experience should not be limited to those who have the opportunity to visit the resort in Tucson, and have continuously looked for ways to bring the Miraval mindset and lifestyle to new people in new places,” said Jean and Steve Case, owners of Miraval. “The Natirar estate is an opportune setting to create a new experience that is uniquely Miraval, and we look forward to unveiling it to guests in the near future.”
“The Miraval brand and its wellness philosophy are wholly aligned with the Natirar vision: to offer a lifestyle that delivers balance and wellness, helping guests and members reconnect and rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and spirits,” said Bob Wojtowicz, Founder of Natirar. “The new resort and spa program will perfectly complement our current guest and member offerings.”
Just as Miraval Arizona has been a haven for those looking to open their mind, body and soul, find balance, and change their life for the better, the new Miraval at Natirar will set guests on a path to real self-improvement and life change. The resort and spa will offer signature Miraval activities including The Miraval Equine Experience™ and Quantum Leap, nutritional counseling and wellness lectures, as well as spa treatments that are reflective of the new location.
“With so many of the Miraval Tucson guests residing in the Northeast, Natirar’s proximity to New York City and the surrounding region coupled with the extraordinary physical setting made it a natural choice for Miraval,” said Michael G. Tompkins, Chief Executive Officer of Miraval Resort & Spa. “Although the new property will offer the same level of luxury and authenticity as the Tucson property, each location within the Miraval brand is unique to its setting and will offer its own authentic experience. We’re excited to be poised for growth, and are actively evaluating additional select locations across the US at this time.”
When complete, Miraval at Natirar will boast an 86-room luxury hotel with suites in Natirar’s historic mansion, a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot spa, a 10,000 square foot wellness pavilion, a 4,000 square foot yoga center, a spa restaurant featuring Miraval spa cuisine as well as a series of meeting facilities. Guests of Miraval at Natirar are also invited to experience Natirar’s acclaimed Ninety Acres Culinary Center, which includes a premier culinary education facility as well as Ninety Acres, a celebrated farm-to-table restaurant that sources ingredients from the 12-acre sustainable farm surrounding the Culinary Center.
Situated in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northernTucson, AZ, on 400 acres of idyllic land, Miraval is a top-ratedall-inclusive destination resort and spa dedicated to helping guestslive life in the moment. Since 1995 the property has been consistently rankedas one of the world’s top destination spas by Travel + Leisure,SpaFinder and Condé Nast Traveler. Offering an array of dynamic growthand development programs, one-of-a-kind, luxurious spa treatments, authentic, flavorful and healthful cuisine as well as an expert staff of renowned wellbeing specialists, Miraval helps to open eyes, minds and hearts. In 2012, the resort unveiled the Miraval Life in Balance Spa with Clarins, a state-of-the-art oasis designed to transform guests both physically and emotionally.
Natirar is the creative rebirth of an historic estate into a luxury resort and spa that remains connected to the grandeur and glamour of its past. Located less than an hour from NYC, Natirar is set on 90 acres within the overall 500-acre Natirar Park (with miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails) in Somerset County, one of America’s most affluent counties. Ninety Acres, which opened to the public on December 1, 2009,was named one of the ‘Top Ten New Restaurants in the United States’ in 2010 by Gayot.com and has been named as a semi-finalist for the ‘Best New Restaurant in the U.S.’ by the prestigious James Beard Foundation. The restaurant was also reviewed by The New York Times and received a “Don’t Miss” rating (their highest review), and has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Vanity Fair, Martha Stewart Weddings, Departures Magazine, Forbes.com, and many others.