An enlightening spa experience, Spa Avania choreographs your visit to light, music and the body’s internal clock.
Could it be true? Yet another spa in the already rich resort spa landscape of Scottsdale? Oh yeah baby. But this one is not just another spa. Sprawling amidst 2.7 acres of indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, gardens, pools and meditation spaces, the new Spa Avania is among the world’s first to choreograph the entire sensual experience to the science of time and the body’s internal daily clock. Aptly named for the Greek word for “tranquil,” the $9 million oasis at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch opened its doors in 2005, wowing guests with both its luxe interior and thoughtful approach to the spa encounter.
Designed to provide a whole body, total immersion in tune with the body’s changing daily rhythms and requirements, Spa Avania integrates seven essential elements — customized spa treatments, mineral water therapy, music styling, fitness, diet, rare teas and natural light — into the experience. For each guest, the spa concierge weaves these essential ingredients into an all-senses journey that answers to the body’s needs throughout the day: invigorating, energizing treatments for the morning; balancing and rejuvenation for mid-day; and calming evening treatments that prepare the body for slumber and repair.
Guests to this 21,000-square-foot retreat are transported from the outside world into a space where art, light and contemporary design work in unison to provide subtle reminders of the spa-wide emphasis on balance and time. Arranged around a dramatic trellis-covered outdoor court — featuring mesquite wood-burning fireplaces, gorgeous pools, a lotus pond, a black granite waterfall and scenic glimpses of Camelback Mountain — are four oversized treatment rooms for couples and five elegant indoor and outdoor garden treatment suites with private entrances, pools, fountains and private relaxation lounges.
On the Spa Avania menu is expert massage therapy, heavenly facial treatments, Vichy water immersion treatments and hair and nail services. The spa also features a state-of-the-art fitness center, movement studio, 16,290-gallon French Celtic mineral pool, personalized facility-wide music styling system and elaborate indoor and outdoor spaces for personal relaxation and reflection.
Services: facials, massage, body treatments, airbrush spray tanning, body wraps, hair conditioning and scalp treatments, hair updos and styling, manicures, pedicures, Vichy body scrub treatments
Products: Colorescience Cosmetics, Comfort Zone and Spa Avania Signature Collection of hair and body products
Amenities: complimentary teas, fitness center, French Celtic mineral pool, indoor and outdoor storm showers, lotus pond, meditation areas, mens suite, outdoor cold and hot plunge, spa cuisine, yoga studio, Boutique, couples suite, Lockers, Sauna, Steam and Whirlpool
Attractions: Spa Avania is located on the grounds of the scenic Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort. Designated as a flagship property among the Hyatt resorts, the Hyatt Regency boasts sweeping views from the three-story lobby atrium across the greens and bordering McDowell Mountains, 500 guest suites and casitas, a 27-hole championship golf course, world-class tennis, a 2 1/2 acre water park with 10 pools and a sand beach, acres of waterways with authentic Venetian sandolo boats, jogging and cycling trails, kids and cultural programs. Bons vivants will raise their glasses to a hearty choice of dining options including the crowning Alto ristorante e bar, a journey into the heart of fresh and flavorful Italian fare. And should a bit of retail therapy be on the schedule, the resort is just minutes from the Shops at Gainey Village, an upscale center of upscale boutiques and restaurants.
Perks: Call for seasonal and summer specials.
Square Feet: 21000
Hours: Daily, 8:30am to 8pm
Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch is located at 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. For more information, call 480.483.5558 or visit spaavania.com.