In June 2015, Sun Valley Resort will unveil the new Spa at Sun Valley Resort as part of the massive renovation designed to enhance the Sun Valley Lodge and guest experience. The project was carefully undertaken to maintain the character and essence of the historic building originally designed by Stanley Underwood in 1935. Tiffany Cameron, director of spa and fitness, took some time to talk about what locals and guests can look forward to when the spa opens early this summer.
What is your background?
I began in the spa business as a certified massage therapist, but I started my career in management about 10 years ago, after returning to Utah and starting with the Canyons in Park City, then Sundance Resort and, most recently, the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah.
Why Sun Valley?
The opportunity to open up this caliber of spa was something I just couldn’t pass up, and I jumped at the chance to help create something this comprehensive and amazing. The Holdings are really open to new products, new devices and treatments, as well as to what is state of the art in the industry. The sky is the limit. And I have an opportunity to give the residents of Sun Valley and resort guests the opportunity to experience something they have never seen before.
Do you have a signature treatment?
A unique aspect to our spa will be the four VIP Couples Suites, which will allow us to offer special couples treatments, as well as customized day retreats and events for weddings, bridal parties, showers, birthdays or anniversaries. Our VIP Couples Retreat will be a three-hour experience that will start with a bath, with options such as a mineralizing bath, aromatherapy, milk or a silk bath; followed by a full body scrub and 80-minute massage of their choice; topped off by a spa cuisine menu in their private spa suite.
Do you have a big reveal that nobody knows about yet?
It has been top secret thus far, but we plan to feature the HydraFacial MD®. One of the most powerful non-invasive treatments available today, this treatment utilizes a state-of-the-art device offering a multistep treatment that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, automated painless extractions (no pinching!) and a special delivery of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and peptides deep down to the lower layers of skin for real cellular healing and repair. Skin becomes radiant, hydrated and supple, and it has long term, long lasting effects. And we will be the only resort spa in the state that will be offering this process outside of medical doctors’ offices. It is really exciting and truly revolutionary. The really amazing thing is that it does all of this in one quick treatment that delivers real results without downtime or irritation. A bride could have it done the day of her wedding.
How is the spa at sun valley resort different from other day spas?
This will be a place where people can come for health and wellness and make it a destination … make it a vacation. The spa features 15 treatment rooms, including four dedicated VIP Couples Suites. Men’s and Women’s spa locker rooms feature separate relaxation lounges, individual steam and sauna, fully-stocked vanities, and “experience” showers—a 16-head shower experience not to be missed! The Poolside Café with food and cocktail service, fire pit gathering area, stone hot tub and Lodge Pool offer an added outdoor experience.