Groups Say Aaaahh to Meritage Collection Spas

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Yoga at Meritage

Today’s spas are massaging the masses and are meeting the needs of meeting groups in the process. As employees are working longer hours than ever before, any opportunity to de-stress is welcome.

The numbers say it all. Spa revenue grew last year by 4.7 percent increase to $18.3 billion, according to the International SPA Association (ISPA). Spa visits also grew to 190 million.

A trend in the world of meetings is that groups are looking for treatments that emphasize wellness. Plus, many groups are using treatments strategically to improve the performance of their attendees at meetings. Instead of sending attendees to the spa after the meeting, planners are scheduling activities like yoga and massages to get everyone in an ideal frame of mind before a brainstorming session or training seminar.

The Meritage Collection blends one-of-a-kind places with local-inspired programs and wellness in each. There are five luxury properties in four iconic destinations, Napa Valley, La Jolla, Kauai, and Huntington Beach, waiting to be discovered.

The properties include Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in California with a spa that is tucked away within 10 acres of lush, tranquil gardens. With nine indoor treatment rooms, a saltwater pool, and private yoga and meditation sessions, the spa is a retreat within a retreat.

Paséa Hotel & Spa, on the iconic coastline of Huntington Beach, features a Balinese-inspired spa and serene relaxation lounge.

The Meritage Resort and Spa is located in an underground estate cave beneath the resort’s vineyards. Treatments include a cave-inspired massage, facials featuring organic materials, and body treatments highlighting Sonoma grown lavender. Candlelight yoga classes and dinners are also popular in the sanctuary of this underground estate cave.

The Cave Meritage

Vista Collina features Spa Terra, a 22,000-sf Napa Estate Cave with natural stone and copper water walls. Stone massages, grape seed facials, and lavender body scrubs are specialties. A great way to end a trip to the spa is with a healthy cooking class.

Vista Collina Cooking Class

Executives find that not only spa, but properties like these, offer the opportunity to network and talk in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information, visit


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