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Facility will be inside the historic El Encanto building Beginning in May 2014, Santa Catalina Island Company will pamper its guests at the Island Spa Catalina, the islands first-ever resort spa. Reflecting Catalina's rich his- tory and seaside atmosphere, Island Spa Catalina will offer a variety of pampering treatments and rejuve- nating therapies using island-grown ingredients. Located inside the historical E1 Encanto building, the Spa will fea- ture 15,000 square feet of indoor space and include a variety of outdoor experiential components including a courtyard, soaking pool and vista deck. The Spa will be comprised of nine treatment rooms, a nail salon, a Spa Marketplace, Spa Cafe and an outdoor courtyard with luxuri- ous chaise lounges suitable for all seasons. Spa Concept Preserving the historic archi- tecture of the original E1 Encanto building and featuring proprietary ingredients and sea based treat- ments, Island Spa Catalina's con- cept pays tribute to the traditions of Catalina while showcasing dramatic ocean views. Spa drcor is inspired by Catalina Island's rich history and decorative elements include original photos, art and famous original Catalina tiles. Island Spa Catalina also incorporates local natural elements indigenous to the region such as yarrow sea salt, as well as exotics like ylang ylang, tea tree and lavender, into the spa experiences and exhibits a series of luxurious amenities throughout. The Spa will add a new elegance to Avalon while Spa Treatment Menu With its nine treatment rooms including skincare and body treat- ment areas, the Spa will include a selection of island-inspired sig- nature treatments such as the Sea of Life Facial, Catalina Classic Botanical Massage and a vari- ety Of body treatments designed to relax, heal and rejuvenate the mind and body. The Spa will be open to both guests and Avalon residents. Specialty showers, a dry inhala- tion sauna and eucalyptus steam room at the Spa are the ideal way to begin or end a day of strenuous Island activities. Nail Salon Set in an alcove of the courtyard with lovely views of spa botanicals maintaining much of the historic qualities. and glimpses of the ocean, Island Spa Catalina will offer a one-of- a-kind nail salon with manicure stations and plush dual pedicure banquet. The nail salon will also offer makeup applications and lessons, therapeutic scalp and hair treat- ments, and hair washes and blow- outs. The salon happily accommo- dates wedding parties and groups of ladies looking to get pampered before a night out. Spa Marketplace Featuring a selection of local artisan goiads, the Spa Marketplace will welcome guests with a vari- ety of lifestyle items including clothing, gifts and handmade spa- inspired products. From OSEA to Organic Male skincare, Tara Spa Therapy, MIO body care and Dr.'s Remedy all featuring natural sea and plant based products, the Spa Marketplace will offer specialty gifts for every taste. Spa Caf6 Exclusive to spa guests, the Island Spa Caf6 will offer a vari- ety of fresh and healthy spa fare. Designed for the health con- scious guest, menu items include a Watermelon Gazpacho, Napa Cabbage Wild Salmon Salad, a selection of specialty teas, fresh pressed juices, wheat grass shots and an excellent champagne selec- tion. Spa Courtyard and Vista Deck Before and after spa treatments, guests may relax in the Spa court- /// April 4 - April I0 Shows Nightly at 7:30pm Rated PG Admission: Adult $15.00, Senior or Child S13.00 Matinee - Saturday & Wednesday 4:30pm Admission; Adult $ ] 0.00, Senior or Child $8,00 Every Tuesday $8,00 Admission yard or atop the Vista Deck with personalized service and the ulti- mate opportunity to extend the relaxation benefits of a day in the Spa. Complementing the charming landscape, the Spa's relaxation areas offer respite, reflecting time and an opportunity to spend time with friends and family. About Santa Catalina Island Company Located off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is a popular resort and outdoor recre- ation destination also commonly known for its vibrant history as the island of choice for Hollywood's elite during its Golden Years. Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICo) offers a wide range of services and amenities including the Descanso Beach Club, Pavilion Hotel, the iconic Casino Building and Avalon Grille. SCICo's expe- dition operations also boasts a menu of over 20 outdoor adven- tures designed to introduce visitors to the island's natural beauty and rich history, including expeditions and tours such as the Zip Line Eco Tour, Cape Canyon Hummer Expedition, Dolphin Quest, Undersea Expedition and many others. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, kayak- ing, snorkeling, golfing or relaxing on the beach. SCICo has operated many of the island's lodging, din- ing and tour options for over 118 years. For more information, please visit I Performance G nE ergy Ti e I Call me, Email me, Friend Me LauraWhitby 310 9913771 THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, April 4, 2014 ! 15