Adult Treats & Family Fun

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The Spa Sommelier helps guests customize their spa experience and treatment.
The spa sommelier at El Santuario Spa helps guests customize their spa experience and treatment.


Who doesn’t enjoy a few adult beverages? Whether your clients are enjoying a rum tasting, or taking in a spa treatment that incorporates wines, we found three properties around the globe that offer your clients a few adult beverage treats—and one with lots of family fun, too.

Wine isn’t only for drinking at Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine hotel and winery in Spain’s Duero wine region. The property will be opening its new El Santuario Spa this July with a signature treatment menu that incorporates both red and white wines.

“We are a classic property with a 900-year-old history, and so offer a full range of classical spa treatments and services,” says managing director Andres Araya. “We have a deep-rooted wine culture, embodied in our bespoke vinotherapy spa concept of personalized spa journeys based on local wine traditions and orchestrated by a spa sommelier.”
The spa experience not only involves a spa sommelier who is there to create a one-of-a-kind experience for each guest, but also a spa butler who welcomes guests and assists them throughout the entire spa experience. Spa Sommeliers conduct a “blind tasting” of oils to smell and wines to taste, and then design a spa experience targeted to the guest’s physical and spiritual needs. For guests who don’t drink alcohol, the wines can be replaced with a selection of teas and juices depending on the season.
The 10,000-sq.-ft. spa features four individual treatment rooms, a sauna, steam baths, showers, hydrotherapy pools, a relaxation room, outdoor showers, an indoor heated pool and an outdoor pool with a snack menu, as well as separate changing areas for ladies and men. In addition, the spa offers spa-style cuisine and wellness offerings including yoga, meditation, and Qi Gong. Eight of the property’s 30 guestrooms will have direct spa access. Rates start at $411 for a Classic Double Room including breakfast, as well as for the direct spa access rooms. For more information, visit
Pool view at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National.
Pool view at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National in Alabama.
Stateside in Alabama, the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National is offering its Camp Soaring Summer program, which offers complimentary experiences for hotel guests now through Aug. 30, 2015. Not only are there plenty of family-fun activities, but you guessed it, there are also adult beverage tastings for those 21 and over.
Activities range from weekly shows at the hotel with the Southeastern Raptor Program to pool games, tennis, campfires, and live music. Activities change month to month but include experiences such as watching the eagles fly above; alcoholic beverage tastings featuring locally produced favorites from John Emerald Distilling, High Ridge Spirits and Red Clay Brewing; and dive-in movies in the pool.
“The concept of providing a variety of new activity options is a growing trend in the hospitality industry and we are leading the way in Central Alabama,” says Kevin Cross, general manager.
Summer rates start at $159 per night. For more information, call (334) 741.9292 or visit
Guestrooms at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery.
Guestrooms at The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans.
Rum aficionados will enjoy this summer package at the recently opened Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery located in the New Orleans Warehouse Arts District. To celebrate its opening, the hotel has teamed up with Old New Orleans Rum to offer the Kick It Off with A Kick package, which saves guests 25 percent on room rates and includes two glasses of the distillery’s Gingeroo—a spicy bottled rum cocktail.
Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is the newest property from Provenance Hotels—a collection of independent lifestyle hotels known for their unique art collections and local partnerships. The property was built in 1854 as a warehouse serving the Port of New Orleans and now features rustic original details such as hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and a modern design. The package runs through Sept. 30, 2015 with rates starting at $139 per night. For more information, visit old77hotel.