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Conde Nast Traveler Names THE WELL Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa One of the Ten Best Spa's in North America

THE WELL Spa entices visitors with unique treatments and unparalleled service.

(INDIAN WELLS, CA)-THE WELL Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property, was voted one of the ten best spas in North America in a readers' poll published in the April 2008 issue of Conde Nast Traveler. The poll, which is conducted every year, ranks spas based on numerous criteria, including setting, services, staff, programs, and cuisine. Miramonte Resort & Spa garnered an overall score of 85.7 out of 100-outranking a number of other resort spas.

"This is a great honor for our resort," says Miramonte Resort & Spa General Manager Stan Kantowski. "We are very proud of THE WELL Spa and spa director Jennifer Di Francesco and thrilled that our guests and the magazine's readers are discovering that a visit to THE WELL Spa provides utter relaxation making it the ultimate desert escape."

The only Mobil-rated spa in the Coachella Valley, THE WELL Spa entices visitors with unique treatments and unparalleled service. Built as the centerpiece for the Mediterranean-inspired Miramonte Resort, THE WELL Spa is reminiscent of a beautifully appointed Tuscan home and invites guests to step inside and shed the concerns of everyday life. In keeping with the resort's inspiration, THE WELL's Spa Director Jennifer Di Francesco has dedicated her career to educating the public on the joys of living the spa life. THE WELL's treatments include luxurious massages, body and skin treatments, baths, and rituals.

Miramonte Resort & Spa brings the spirit of the Mediterranean to the California desert community of Indian Wells, just minutes from Palm Springs. The intimate village, featuring THE WELL Spa, Coachella Valley's only Mobil-rated destination spa, and Mediterranean-inspired Ristorante Brissago, offer guests an unforgettable experience in an extraordinary environment. Whether a stay at Miramonte Resort & Spa is for serious business or pure pleasure, it is sure to be a memorable one. For more information, or to make reservations, please visit

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company's portfolio features more than 6,000 guest rooms, 11 golf courses and 13 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit

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