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'Bride's New Beginning Ritual' at The Spa at Las Ventanas
Sep. 10, 2010
LOS CABOS, MEXICO - Couples come to Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort for ultra-extravagant intimate weddings in the ultimate romantic atmosphere. Now, the Five-Diamond resort has added another path to experiencing nuptial bliss: The Bride's New Beginning Ritual.
The inspirational ritual was created to prepare the bride together with all her bridesmaids, spiritually and emotionally, for the important ceremony and events to come, while creating positive energy for the bride's new beginning in life.
"The Bride's New Beginning Ritual evokes the blessings of the earth, deepest friendship and the most heartfelt love, bringing together the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids in an unforgettable pre-wedding experience," explained Director of Romance Esmeralda Silva. "It opens new doors of spiritual giving and intimate exchange for the bridesmaids and their beautiful bride."
The ritual is conducted at The Spa at Las Ventanas and it begins with a Holistic Twilight Ceremony. With numerous candles illuminating the spa's solarium and crystal bowls resonating with beautiful harmonic tones, a Maya ritual is performed with sage smoke and shaman prayers that honors mother earth and the Four Elements, taps positive energy and reaches out for eternal love.
The Holistic Twilight Ceremony is followed by a massage for the bride and each bridesmaid, which is personalized to each person's needs and requests. Completing the experience are two take-home gifts for everyone: a natural quartz to remember the moment forever, and a personal care product specially formulated with Four Elements ingredients.
Lovers from many countries come to Las Ventanas to celebrate this most important of days for many tangible reasons, from the stunning ambiance and dramatic setting on the Sea of Cortez to the unsurpassed service and pampering. An intangible, however, may even be more telling – the magic of Las Ventanas. The resort is such a romantic place that men often propose to their sweethearts here, then the couple returns to get married and comes back for anniversaries. The result is that about a third of Las Ventanas' business comes from proposals, weddings, vow renewals and anniversaries.
Most weddings are celebrated on The Plaza, with its spectacular panoramas of sea and coastline, and usually at sunset when the sky is emblazoned with brilliant colors. The beach is often preferred for more causal, intimate ceremonies. The maximum that may be accommodated for a wedding is 60 guests. Receptions are usually held in the Private Event Room which opens completely to a beautiful inlaid-pebble terrace allowing guests to dine and dance both indoors and outdoors under the star-studded Baja sky. For groom's, rehearsal and other dinners, a favorite is the enchanting La Cava, the private wine cellar where you dine among thousands of bottles of the world’s finest vintages. The bride-to-be and her wedding party often arrive early to enjoy pre-wedding festivities focusing on special treatments and therapies at the spa.
Las Ventanas has been among the world's most heralded resorts since it opened in 1997. It brought, for the first time, the highest international standards of luxury and service to Los Cabos and played a lead role in elevating it to Mexico's most upscale destination. Las Ventanas features 71 exceptionally spacious suites with exquisite furnishings, unique appointments hand-crafted by Mexican artisans, magnificent views and individual telescopes for stargazing; three different dining choices including The Restaurant, the Sea Grill and the Tequila, Ceviche & Sushi Bar; and the most extensive array of ultra-luxury amenities of any resort, from poolside butlers to a Department of Romance dedicated to making guests' romantic dreams come true. For reservations call 888.ROSEWOOD (888.767.3966); from outside the U.S. and Canada, call the resort directly at 52.624.144.2800.
Las Ventanas is part of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC, founded by entrepreneur Ty Warner for the purpose of acquiring one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable luxury hotels and resorts throughout the world.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. Rosewood also offers Sense, A Rosewood Spa® - featuring treatments reflective of the brand's signature philosophy A Sense of Place® - available exclusively at select properties and now open at Jumby Bay. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit rosewoodhotels.com.
Marian Gerlich/Edward Placidi
P & G Communications