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February 7, 2009

Capella Telluride Intros Spa

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

TELLURIDE, COLO. – The Spa at Capella is a stylishly serene oasis for guests, residents and locals. It will be a boutique retreat to refresh and renew – inspired by Telluride’s awe-inspiring location.

“Our goal was to develop an approachable spa concept that was equally results-driven,” said Jenny Farrand, spa director of The Spa at Capella. “We want guests to feel cosseted during their stay – whether enjoying a treatment in the privacy of their guestroom or at The Spa – and we have focused on experiences that are both soothing and undeniably healing.”

Located on the resort’s second floor, the intimate 5,700 square foot reprieve features four single and two couples’ treatment rooms, each designed with neutral, soothing colors. The couples’ suites offer luxurious sitting areas with roaring fireplaces, side-by-side treatment tubs with LED light therapy, and herbal steam rooms, with one featuring a private sauna. Entering The Spa at Capella, guests walk through an all-glass wall and door entry that opens to a reception area featuring an inviting fireplace. Traveling through the corridor to their treatment room, guests are greeted by a backlit wall of glass that ends at a water feature, evoking the sense of a glowing glass waterfall.

From the indoor pool and hot tub area, guests are afforded sweeping views down Telluride Valley from a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, making a late-day dip the perfect way to catch Telluride’s magnificent sunsets. Colorado’s Mount Wilson and further in the distance, Utah’s La Salle Mountains, are also visible. When weather allows, retractable glass doors open to the outside, and the pool’s raised design gives the effect of entering from below the water level. The Spa at Capella’s fitness room – featuring top-of-the-line equipment and on-site trainers – also offers brilliant views, the prime spot to catch Telluride’s alpenglow before sunrise and after sunset.

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