Uncover a Gem When the Ocean Pearl Spa Opens February 2008 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

Resort-style treatments are inspired by the natural, restorative powers of the sea.

Carlsbad, CA, December 21, 2007 --(PR.com)-- As refined and naturally pleasing as a pearl itself, the Ocean Pearl Spa promises innovative, marine-based beauty treatments as well as indulgent products and comfortable surroundings.

Located at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Ocean Pearl Spa is scheduled to open in February 2008 and will offer signature marine-inspired treatments and services using only the finest pure and organic products. Specialty packages are available to a wide variety of spa-goers including brides, spouses, girlfriends, golfers, executives, groups, and couples.

“We are committed to providing a spa environment that is sophisticated and chic, yet comfortable and inviting,” says Spa Director Jennifer Anderson. “We provide our guests with time for replenishment, self care and a bit of peace and quiet in an atmosphere dedicated to personal service.”

Ocean Pearl’s signature marine-based spa treatments include the Coastal Waters Body Mask in which organic, hand-harvested ocean mud, rockweed and Alaria seaweed are applied in the French tradition of thalasso-therapy for therapeutic cleansing and toning of the skin. The Ocean Essence Exfoliation is a full body sea salt exfoliation that softens skin and awaken pores through a relaxing sauna steam followed by a body scrub blending pure sea extracts, herbs and rich hydrating oils.

Guests will also appreciate receiving these resort-quality treatments at local day spa prices. Facial and body treatments start at $85 for a 50-minute treatment; massage therapy starts at $110 for 50 minutes as compared to other resort spas where such services range from $120 and up. Unique rituals and therapies accompany every treatment, further setting the Ocean Pearl Spa apart from its competitors.

Approximately 4,800 square feet, the Ocean Pearl Spa features eight treatment rooms, six massage rooms, two facial rooms, two manicure and pedicure stations, one steam room, and relaxation lounges for both men and women. The spa’s boutique carries state-of-the-art spa products, fun and attractive spa accessories and product lines including Jurlique, Maile Kauai, Sea Flora, 100% Pure, and La Natura.

The Ocean Pearl Spa is open on Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For reservations, contact 760-827-2700. For a complete menu of services or for more information, visit Oceanpearlspa.com.

About Jennifer Anderson, Spa Director
Jennifer Anderson has over six years experience in the spa industry. Prior to her role as Director of the Ocean Pearl Spa, Jennifer managed spa operations at GAIA Spa in La Jolla. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University and is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).

About The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is a refreshing retreat in a charming coastal community. Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa opens February 2008 with 129 rooms and an additional 121 rooms will be added in May. When completed, the resort will have 350 rooms with feature 13 suites.

Situated directly adjacent to the popular LEGOLAND California® theme park and next to The Crossings at Carlsbad, the city's new 18-hole, municipal golf course, the hotel provides a destination restaurant, world-class health spa with eight private treatment rooms, sports facilities and 25,000 square feet of meeting space. The contemporary Mediterranean coastal resort with panoramic ocean views is owned by Carlsbad company Grand Pacific Resorts and is its newest and largest property. For more, call 760-827-2400 or visit www.sheratoncarlsbadresort.com. Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is located at 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort
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