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SPA BABY SECRETS . . .

OHTLI SPA REVISITED

Ongoing Award Winning Escape

by Bonnie Carroll

In 2007 when I visited the Casa Magna Marriott Resort & Spa the OHTLI SPA had undergone big changes and the staff were excited about the new Swiss and cold plunge showers, as well as the new sauna and steam facilities, but since this visit and another stop by in 2010 OHTLI has been recognized as one of the best designed health facilities in the world, and has become a renowned spa destination, winning awards and accolades from guests and spa journalists alike.

Lordes Bizarro, hotel public relations director has been at the helm promoting this beautiful and enormous retreat within the Casa Magna Marriott Hotel property in Pueto Vallarta, and has played her part in planning and promotion since it's inception. Lordes and the spa staff are extremely proud of the success they have experienced, and continue to review new and better ways to assist their guests and visitors with the latest in healthful and restful spa experiences.

The lobby is huge and beautiful, with tasteful displays of the popular Huichol Indian Bead Art Puerto Vallarta is known for, as well as a chic collection of lovely skin and hair products to purchase. Next to the spa lobby is the state-of-the-art gym. The entrance to the private spa area is spectacular and inviting with candles and a water flower display.

The locker/dressing area is huge, and modern with a beautiful section to apply make-up and re-do hair following treatments; naturally, they have all the amenities you might require. The jacuzzi area has private sauna with cold plunge, steam room with Swiss shower, three jacuzzi's one for feet only, plus a cold and hot jacuzzi's to appeal to every need. The relaxation room is large and airy, where guests may wait for treatments or just chill while reading the latest magazines. The entrance to the treatment rooms also has a small, candle lit jacuzzi pool that is enchanting for before treatments.

Treatment rooms are immaculate, and reflect Indian art, including a special blessing before a massage or special treatment. I have had massages at OHTLI many times, and never come away disappointed the therapists are outstanding and really know how to relieve travel stress. Following a treatment guests are invited to enjoy a hot tea or cold beverage and relax a bit before returning to the dressing rooms.

The atmosphere from the lobby through all the steps of your treatment is quiet and restful. The staff are happy to help you in any way, and are very sweet, but never intrusive. Products used can be purchased to take home or to use during the remainder of your vacation. Ohtli also has a full service beauty salon for hair and nail services if needed. For treatment, costs and reservation information visit: www.ohtlispa.com or www.visitpuertovallarta.com.

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