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Miramonte Resort & Spa Unveils $10 Million Renovation

Desert Retreat's Capital Improvements Include New Spa, New Ballroom, and Enhanced Guest Rooms

(INDIAN WELLS, Calif.) - A celebration, $10 million in the making, is in full swing at the Mediterranean jewel of the desert. Miramonte Resort & Spa, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has completed an extensive renovation, which has added a Tuscan-inspired spa, THE WELL Spa, a new Mediterranean Ballroom and event lawn, as well as upgraded guest rooms. This transformation makes Miramonte a one-of-a-kind destination and intimate retreat for leisure visitors with expanded services for conference and meeting attendees.

THE WELL Spa

The first phase of construction was the addition of the 14,000-square-foot destination spa, THE WELL, which features five outdoor, and nine indoor relaxation suites, a waterfall grotto pool, and Watsu pool within its Tuscan Villa setting. Completed in 2004, THE WELL is unique among Southern California spas for its intimacy and attention to detail. Offering the ultimate in sanctuary and relaxation, the services at the spa incorporate techniques inspired by Tuscan living. Among the signature treatments are wine soaks with grape seed extract, scented oils with rosemary and sage, and refreshing mud wraps with Italian thermal waters. The signature treatments are the Pittura Festa (a mud and clay painting party), water shiatsu, and the Mediterranean massage.

Lobby & Restaurant Refurbishments

Located in one of the country's most exclusive communities, the Miramonte welcomes guests with warm hospitality and signature service. Inside, the lobby manages to convey the grandness of an Italian villa with a contemporary look and feel accented with warm woods, earth tones, and candle arrangements. A short stroll across the lobby and guests can experience Restaurante Brissago, a casual and inviting dining room offering Mediterranean-inspired specialties. The restaurant and bar have also been refurbished, adding new decor and a distinct new layout. Through the open doors to the outside a grand Italian fountain rises in front of a stunning view of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The aromas of citrus, rosemary, lavender, and roses perfume the air while the sounds of gently cascading water creates a feeling of tranquility.

GUEST ROOM RENOVATIONS

Mediterranean style guest buildings with Italian archways, covered in bougainvillea, are nestled among the resort's 11 acres and have been transformed into warm, romantic retreats by bringing the desert's golden sunlight inside, using earth- and coral-toned colors from the Mediterranean Sea. The spacious guest rooms offer new carpet, drapery, mattresses, linens, and furniture. All 215 rooms at Miramonte offer the Desert Dream Bed, Sealy's top-of-the-line Encore Bed that features six layers of specialized foam within the pillow top for a superior night's sleep.

Ballroom Renovations

The brand new Mediterranean Ballroom has added a new dimension to the resort, offering corporate meeting and incentive groups, as well as weddings and special events, the opportunity to take advantage of the relaxing meeting/event space with a residential-feel. The addition of 6,000-square-foot Mediterranean Ballroom brings Miramonte's total available meeting space and function area to more than 18,000 square feet, with a group capacity of 600. Specializing in corporate and association meetings, as well as rewarding incentive programs and special events, Miramonte is home to some of the finest meeting facilities in California.

The Mediterranean Ballroom together, with the existing meeting and event space, offers flexibility, versatility, and outdoor terraces with exquisite views of the grounds, pools, and majestic Santa Rosa Mountains. Miramonte has also updated all soft goods and carpet in the ballroom spaces to complement the decor of the guest rooms. High-speed wireless Internet service is also available in all meeting and guest rooms.

The design architect group overseeing the overall concept of the property is Kahler Slater, based in Milwaukee, Wis. Designers Robertson & Associates of Los Angeles, Calif., have conceptualized the guest room renovations, and planners Gage Davis & Associates based in Phoenix, Ariz., have renovated the site entry. The local architect is Pearson & Associates based in Palm Springs.

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 www.miramonteresort.com or www.thewellatmiramonte.com.

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 www.destinationhotels.com.

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