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Resort Fact Sheet


Callie Stanton
NIKE Communications


Miraval Resort & Spa is an award-winning destination dedicated to opening eyes, minds, and hearts. Situated on 400 acres of idyllic land near Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains, the resort’s spectacularly landscaped grounds and 118 casually elegant casita-style luxury spa accommodations and suites offer expansive views of the surrounding mountains and a beautifully maintained but natural environment.

Miraval caters to guests 18 years and up with an array of dynamic fitness, yoga and wellness programs, as well as life-affirming private sessions with an unrivaled team of wellbeing specialists.The invigorating blend of self-discovery and growth activities, include:

• Art and Photography
• Equine
• Exercise Physiology
• Fitness and Pilates
• Golf and Tennis
• Healthy Living Lectures
• Integrative Wellness
• Meditation and Yoga
• Nutrition & Culinary
• Outdoor Adventure and Challenge

In May 2012, Miraval unveiled a brand new, state-of-the-art spa—the Miraval Life in Balance Spa.The new spa features the sustainable design and innovation brought by Clodagh design and Mithun Architectures who developed the LEED silver-certificated Catalina rooms and the Villas of Miraval. Combined with exclusive treatments, the new spa is designed to transform guests both physically and emotionally using nurture, rest and the magic of the desert landscape.

In 2016, the resort completed a multi-million dollar renovation that unveiled fully refreshed guestrooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center and updated spaces throughout the resort.Also in 2016, Miraval embarked upon a period of expansion, beginning with the opening of the Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA. For more information visit miravalresorts.com/new_locations/.


Miraval was founded in 1995 with a simple yet powerful vision: life is more meaningful and enjoyable when physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual components are in balance. Guests come to Miraval individually or with family and friends to relax, refresh, and to learn to live and feel better. There are no strict regimens. Instead, choice is the guiding principle, with a wide range of programs and experiences designed to create overall well-being and help guests become more aware of themselves and their surroundings.They learn to live in the moment through means that work best for them.

Miraval’s pioneering approach to activities, experiences and spa treatments helps to define the destination spa industry that has flourished worldwide.In recent decades Miraval has been consistently recognized by the most respected voices in luxury travel, including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure and SpaFinder, just to name a few.


• World-class Miraval Life in Balance Spa featuring indoor & outdoor quiet rooms, relaxation lounges and hot tubs
• Body Mindfulness Center with movement studios & classes
• Three swimming pools, including a fitness lap pool, hot tubs, tri-level pool with an acupressure stone walk
• On-site challenge course with 10 high-ropes and 7 low-ropes activities for individuals, couples, friends, or groups. Includes a climbing wall and Desert Sky Zipline
• Golf at the neighboring top-rated Rancho Vistoso – an 18-hole, par 72 Tom Weiskoph-designed course
• Purple Sage Ranch Equestrian Center, for the signature Miraval Equine Experience™ and private trail rides
• Yoga center, pilates studio and outdoor Yoga deck
• Zen and desert gardens with labyrinth and panoramic Kiva with fire pit
• Desert trails for hiking and mountain biking plus off-property hiking and rock climbing access
• Brave Bill lounge with daily complimentary hors d’oeuvres, full bar, wine cellar and outdoor patio
• Palm Court smoothie bar with complimentary fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, tea, coffee and healthy snacks
• Cactus Flower restaurant featuring multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas, outdoor BBQ patio and Chef demonstration alcove
• Fine art installations throughout the resort
• Raindance Pass resort boutique & spa retail boutique
• Two tennis courts
• Areas for Groups & Retreats including five meeting rooms, and various outdoor gathering spaces
• Complimentary WiFi, computer access, cable, DVD and book library
• Complimentary shared shuttle transportation to/from the Tucson International Airport
• Complimentary valet parking

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A stay at Miraval includes all healthful and flavorful meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Cactus Flower Restaurant: Serving meals made only from the freshest of ingredients, entrees are inspired by the area’s seasonal bounty.

Palm Court: Offering a variety of fresh squeezed juices; made-to-order smoothies; coffee; pastries and fruit.

Brave Bill Lounge: Guests can enjoy their favorite aperitif or cocktail, tuck into pre-dinner appetizers or indulge in one of Miraval’s healthy signature cocktails.

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Miraval is an ideal locale for business retreats and private events offering five large meeting rooms, and various outdoor gathering spaces. Targeted programming helps foster growth, leadership and new ideas.Through individual and team building exercises, participants rise to new challenges and help generate healthy, lasting change in their company/group.

miraval's sweet and savory cookbook

In May 2012, Miraval published its first cookbook, Mindful Eating. Miraval’s second book, Mindful Living by Miraval was released May 2013. Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking, Miraval’s second cookbook, was released in January 2014.

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The Miraval Life in Balance Spa takes the acclaimed property to the next level, solidifying Miraval as the premiere destination resort and spa in the world.The new spa reflects the resort’s core philosophy of living life in the moment.Designed to transform its guests both physically and emotionally using nurture, rest and renewal, the spa shifts the focus of its guests from the exterior world to the inner sanctuary both within the spa and within themselves.Built in harmony with the healing power of its Sonoran desert surroundings, the new spa center is home to new, exclusive treatments designed to move life forward, create balance and promote a sense of well-being.Clodagh’s design of the new spa embraces the mantra "Life Enhancing Minimalism,” bringing the magic of the desert landscape to life. With a focus on sustainability, the new spa’s luxury is not about excess or opulence, but an efficient use of natural resources and products and furnishings made from sustainable materials.

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Treatment Rooms

6 Outdoor Treatment Tents
13 Massage Service Rooms
3 Thai Massage Rooms with Naga Thai Studio
5 Facial Rooms
4 Wet Rooms
Full Salon with Mani & Pedi Stations

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Sauna & Steam Rooms
Hot Tubs
VIP Spa Suite
Private Outdoor Patio (Women)
Aqua Zen Therapy Pool
Quiet Room with indoor and outdoor lounge

miraval VIP suite treatment room

The VIP Spa Suite at Miraval’s Life in Balance Spa is a unique and exclusive spa experience that offers guests total privacy and a list of exclusive VIP treatments. The suite’s modern elegance and unassuming luxury maintain the Miraval aesthetic, reflecting the raw beauty of the desert. Far beyond the typical spa experience, the VIP Spa Suite offers a wealth of exclusive amenities, custom furnishings, an in-ground hot tub, and a private garden. The suite features a state-of-the-art Clodagh-designed treatment room equipped with a two-way fireplace visible from both the couple’s treatment room and the private terrace and Jacuzzi.Before treatments, guests can prepare in a private bath with both an indoor and outdoor double shower.

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Embracing Clodagh's mantra of "Life Enhancing Minimalism,” Clodagh Design and Mithun Architects have collaborated to create a spa that blends seamlessly into the surrounding Arizona desert. The spa’s mission is to heal and to create a memory bank of remembered pleasures for each guest. To this end, all the senses and elements have been enlisted in a cavalcade of design and natural elements. From the massive standing stones that mark the entry, to the scented haven of the fragrant plantings that lead one to the front door, and the reflecting pool which mirrors the Arizona sky or stars, creating many “wows", but just as many "ahhhs" as guests relax into the intimacy and simplicity of viewing the majestic Catalina Mountains from a plush chaise, or enjoy a new signature treatment powered by the latest technology imbued with ancient healing rituals.


In their 25th year of design in New York, Clodagh Design is one of the world’s leading innovative design services studios. Based in New York City with more than a dozen professionals working across a broad range of design disciplines, Clodagh Design is known for visionary blending of leading-edge technology, innovative materials, and ancient techniques such as Feng Shui. The studio thrives on collaboration and shared vision, always working toward an end product that will impact the world in life-enhancing and sustainable ways. (clodagh.com)


A national leader in sustainable design and urbanism since 1949, Mithun looks for ways to balance the human and natural worlds. Their work blends design, technology and nature to create places that excel in beauty, spirit and performance.Mithun’s integrated teams understand global issues and help to drive the best return on investments — economically, socially, environmentally and artistically. Making these connections, they deliver enduring value that raises the quality of life for individuals and entire communities. (mithun.com)


Mike Elsass, Artist: An abstract, spiritual painter who uses rusted sheets of steel in his work to represent strength, life’s elements, aging, imperfection and beauty.Elsass was handpicked by internationally-known designer Clodagh to work on the new Miraval Life in Balance Spa.

Margaret Boozer, Artist: Margaret Boozer lives and works in the Washington, DC metro area. She received a BFA in sculpture from Auburn University and an MFA in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work is included in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, The US Department of State, The Wilson Building Public Art collection and in many private collections. Boozer taught for ten years at the Corcoran College of Art and Design before founding Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, MD where she directs a ceramics and sculpture seminar. Recent projects include a commissioned installation at the US Embassy in Djibouti and writing a chapter forU. S. Geologic Survey’s Soil and Culture. Recent exhibitions include Swept Away: Dust, Ashes and Dirt at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. She is especially proud of receiving the 2012 Arts Excellence Award from the Prince Georges Arts and Humanities Council at their inaugural Arts Gala Awards.

deborah lippmann at miraval


The 350-square-foot Deborah Lippmann Salon at Miraval Resort & Spa is dedicated to beautifying nails, while promoting overall nail health.The salon features three pedicure chairs with stunning views of the Catalina Mountains and two manicure stations. The Deborah Lippmann-designed treatment menu offers a range of manicures and pedicures to address various nail needs, and each includes a nail and skin health assessment to promote long-lasting nail health. All treatments were developed and taught to Miraval specialists by Deborah Lippmann to deliver a premium nail, hand and foot care experience.