Canyon Ranch SpaClub

Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea Adds four additional ships to SpaClub portfolio.  Tucson, July 23, 2009

– Canyon Ranch is pleased to announce the launch of Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea, a new division of the famed health and wellness company based in Tucson, Arizona. Rounding out its offerings – full immersion resorts, living communities, hotel and multiple on-land SpaClub locations – this at-sea division will enable Canyon Ranch to introduce itself to a new audience as well as offer an additional type of experience to its existing guests.

Canyon Ranch has operated a SpaClub aboard Cunard’s flagship luxury ocean liner Queen Mary 2 since she set sail in 2004, and will continue to do so — expanding its offerings to include new treatments and services. Additionally, Canyon Ranch will be collaborating with Cunard on cooperative marketing and promotions – including food & beverage and shore excursion activities.

In August 2009, Canyon Ranch SpaClub will debut fleet-wide aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. Oceania is the world’s only upper-premium cruise line and offers an unrivaled combination of the finest cuisine at sea, elegant accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Itineraries visit more than 180 ports around the world, and in the United States, Oceania sails from Miami and Los Angeles to multiple Caribbean and Central American destinations.

Additionally, Canyon Ranch is developing a SpaClub aboard the newest member of Oceania’s fleet, Marina, set to debut in late 2010. The visually stunning SpaClub will feature a fitness and wellness facility comprised of 16 treatment rooms, gym/weight room with more than 50 state-ofthe-art pieces of cardio and weight training equipment, juice bar, men’s and women’s locker rooms, thalassotherapy pool, two whirlpools, a Thermal Suite, and a full-service salon.

“Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea is a natural brand extension for us,” stated Peter Smith, Canyon Ranch chief operating officer. “For the past 30 years we have offered a completely unique health and wellness experience to guests on land, and we look forward to introducing ourselves and the Canyon Ranch lifestyle to a new, at-sea audience.”

Shipboard guests will also experience Canyon Ranch while they dine. Corporate Chef Scott Uehlein works with Cunard’s culinary staff to design nutritious spa menu selections offered aboard Queen Mary 2; and Oceania will also feature Canyon Ranch-inspired healthy menu offerings aboard Regatta, Insignia and Nautica in April and May, 2010 and aboard Marina in late 2010.

Recruitment and training for the Oceania fleet has begun and it is expected that by the end of 2010, this division will employ over 100 massage therapists, estheticians, hairstylists, and fitness/wellness instructors. “This expansion enables Canyon Ranch to employ a diverse international team of professionals who offer one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests. All of our staff are fully trained according to Canyon Ranch quality standards and proudly embrace the Canyon Ranch health and wellness philosophy,” stated Sandra Foyil, Canyon Ranch vice president of human resources.

Canyon Ranch pioneered the evolution of wellness lifestyle and has been an industry leader for 30 years. Operating the world’s most celebrated collection of life-enhancement properties, Canyon Ranch has destination health resorts in Tucson, Ariz., Lenox Mass., and recently opened Canyon Ranch Living Miami Beach and Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach, the nation’s first luxury wellness hotel and residential community. In addition, Canyon Ranch operates SpaClub facilities (spa, wellness and fitness facilities designed to give guests a taste of the more intensive resort experiences) at The Venetian & The Palazzo in Las Vegas, and the newest Canyon Ranch venture, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea, features facilities on-board the six ships that make up Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, as well as on-board Cunards’ Queen Mary 2 luxury ocean liner. Canyon Ranch has been named the “Healthiest Spa in America” by Health magazine as well as the “Best Spa for Food” by Gourmet magazine. Also, Canyon Ranch is the only 11-time recipient of the Condé Nast Traveler Best Destination Spa.

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