The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort (Destin, FL), opened its doors in November. Among the highlights of the 170-room resort is Salamander Spa. The 11-treatment-room retreat entices guests with unique amenities like a ladies' steam room, sauna, and whirlpool that overlooks the 208-acre environmentally protected state park adjacent to the resort. Wellness-minded guests can also request one of the spa guest rooms, which are furnished and equipped with sounds and scents of the region, as well as a variety of spa amenities. The spa has perfect packages to appeal to savvy spa-goers and newbies alike as they explore the relaxing space. The First Time Spa-Goer Collection (3 hours 20 minutes) features treatment essentials to introduce guests to spa-ing in style. They will spend half a day rejuvenating with a Swedish Massage, Essential Balancing or Gentlemen’s Facial, and Classic Manicure and Pedicure. The Salamander Experience (6 hours) promises a deeply relaxing day filled with transformative treatments. This signature package includes KUR Wellness, Customized Mineral Aromatherapy Massage, Caviar Age Defying Facial, Custom Thermal Manicure Experience, and Custom Thermal Pedicure Experience. Men get a special treat with the Gentleman’s Retreat (3 hours 40 minutes), which features extravagant services just for their needs. It includes a Gentlemen’s Facial, Sports Massage, Men’s Scalp Treatment, Manicure, and Sports Pedicure. The property is owned by Memphis-based Dunavant Enterprises and is managed by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by acclaimed businesswomen and cofounder of BET Sheila C. Johnson. Says Johnson, "Our spa will not only revitalize your body, but rejuvenate your soul."
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