Earning national acclaim, The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation has received top honors in Condé Nast Traveler magazine, which ranks the award-winning 27,600-square-foot wellness facility as “Number Five” in its 21st annual readers’ survey of the Top 100 U.S. Spas.
Published in the respected travel magazine’s June 2011 edition, spa poll results were gleaned from the 2010 Readers’ Choice Survey — described as “the largest independent poll of consumer preferences in the U.S.” — in which more than 25,000 magazine readers rated the world’s top travel experiences. Spas were rated on criteria including facilities, staff, number of treatments and cost — with The Spa at Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation earning an impressive 96.3 percent out of 100 total points.
“We are honored to achieve such a high ranking in one of the country’s premier travel publications,” said Ralph Vick, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. “This recognition reflects the hard work and dedication of our talented staff, who work every day to ensure the high quality of our treatments and facilities.”
Other resort spas on the U.S. mainland to make the top five included: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah; Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Colo.; Sanderling Resort & Spa, Duck, N.C.; and Four Seasons, Las Vegas.
With a brand new menu of services that incorporates indigenous ingredients inspired by Native American traditions of the region’s Creek Indians, The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is adjacent to the luxury lakefront resort and features 19 private treatment rooms, a couple’s spa suite, four wet treatment rooms, male and female relaxation areas with lockers and changing facilities, an indoor lap pool, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, a relaxation terrace, a full-service salon and a spa boutique. This state-of-the-art sanctuary offers dozens of health and wellness treatments, many of them utilizing rejuvenating botanicals from indigenous plants, such as rosemary, pine, fir and geranium. The facility also houses a fully equipped 1,700-square-foot fitness center with a variety of cardiovascular and strength training equipment as well as a 700-square-foot movement studio.
An AAA Five Diamond resort ranked Number Five among the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” by Condé Nast Traveler, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is known for its meticulous Ritz-Carlton service enhanced by an abundance of gracious Southern hospitality. Situated within Reynolds Plantation, hailed as the community with the “Best Golf” in America by the editors of GOLF Magazine, the resort features access to 99 holes of championship golf from top architects such as Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. Additional highlights include: a 26,000 square-feet, full-service spa andfitness center; more than 15,000 square-feet of meeting space; 251 beautifully appointed rooms with resort and lake views; three restaurants and 35 acres of stunning shoreline property on Georgia’s second largest lake, with outdoor activities ranging from horseback riding and hiking to fishing, waterskiing and canoeing. For more information or room reservations, please call toll-free (800) 241-3333, (706) 467-0600 or visit www.RitzCarltonLodge.com.