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Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain Hires Samantha Malone-Telesford as First Spa Director
Ariz. Dec. 3, 2009 Samantha Malone-Telesford, who has been with
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for six years, has been named the first spa director
at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain.
The 17,000 square-foot spa, which embraces the enchanting habitat of the southern
Arizonas Tortolita Mountains, is scheduled to open in December. The spas
treatments are designed around the balancing elements of wood, fire, earth and
water honoring the indigenous outdoor Sonoran lifestyle.
Since 2007, Malone-Telesford
has served as executive spa director at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas in Henderson,
Nev., a Mobil Four-Star rated facility. Prior to that, she was the spa director
at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, Calif., and at The
Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall, Golf & Spa Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
began her career as a cosmetologist in the United Kingdom over 20 years ago. In
addition to her leadership within The Ritz-Carlton spas, she has been instrumental
in the launch of spas on both Disney and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain spas offerings include 14 private treatment rooms,
two esthetic rooms, a hydrotherapy room, one Vichy shower and two oversized suites,
ideal for couples and friends. Massages, facials and body treatments are available,
as are skin prescriptions, touch therapy, body remedy and water cures.
available are a full-service salon with two hair stations and three manicure stations
and four pedicure chairs with views of the mountainside, as is a comprehensive
fitness center. A co-ed relaxation lounge joins the two sides of the spa. At night,
two built-in fire pits illuminate an outdoor terrace, ideal for partaking in the
resorts signature lunar massages and star gazing.
boutique features a selection of luxury merchandise, appropriate to the desert
environment, including spa apparel, candles, skin care and Sonoran mind and body
The unique destination spa is part of The Ritz-Carlton,
Dove Mountain, the largest and most comprehensive Ritz-Carlton project in the
continental United States. Guests will enjoy the finest cuisine, prepared by world-class
chefs, along with The Ritz-Carltons unparalleled sophistication and personalized
service throughout its 850 acres.
For more information on The Ritz-Carlton
Spa, Dove Mountain, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/DoveMountain/Spa.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Nestled in the high Sonoran
Desert is an invigorating playground where the adventurous can explore the lush
desert along the Tortolitas Mountains and majestic Saguaro forest. The 850-acre
property features a 250 room hotel, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, destination
spa and luxury homes at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. The
resort also features adventure programming, world class hiking, and is home to
the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships each spring in its striking canyon
setting. This is a place where adventure and a gracious spirit of hospitality
come to life. For reservation information, please call 1-800-241-3333 or visit
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company,
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently
operates 72 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and
the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development
around the globe with future openings including Dubai International Financial
Centre, United Arab Emirates; Dove Mountain, Tucson, Arizona; and Lake Tahoe,
California. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned
the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes outstanding
customer service. For more information, or reservations, please contact a travel
professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company
web site at www.ritzcarlton.com.
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