This past weekend, Bethenny invited me for a three-day spa-cation at The Miraval Berkshires Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Without hesitation, I immediately accepted, and it was pure relaxation and pampering along with fine cuisine that I didn’t expect from a spa.
There were over 50 class offerings a day and 50 different spa treatments to choose from, many of which were signatures to Miraval. I tried aerial meditation, where we flew in parachute-like cocoons to beautiful music, aromatherapy, and soothing movements. Another morning I experimented with Shakra cleansing, where we heard music made from bowls. The yoga class I “practiced in” was wonderful, and I loved that the instructor didn’t intimidate me by correcting my every pose, which always happens. I meant to try cardio drumming, but my spa treatments took priority.
For those who aren’t afraid of the freezing temperatures outside (Bethenny and I did not venture out once), and in the summer, there is a fantastic assortment of outdoor activities like water yoga, aerobics, and meditation, along with cross country skiing, horseback riding, and snowshoeing. One morning, a woman who tried horseback said it was beautiful and unique in just 10 degrees.
The restaurant spa meditation and training rooms are all a 10. The actual resort rooms are very nice, however, the bathrooms haven’t been updated yet since Miraval purchased the property from the prior golf resort.
The weekend was a treasured gift from my bestie “Bethenny,” but this is being included in my pointless update because unbeknownst to me, Miraval is included in Hyatt’s extraordinary growing portfolio, and it is a screaming deal. For 45,000 points, you are staying at a 5-star resort that includes most classes (some classes require an additional fee) and all meals and non-alcoholic beverages for two people. That includes all the green (or red, yellow, etc.) juices you desire. Fabulous fresh food is presented elegantly at every meal, an outstanding salad bar at lunch, and even vegetables and fresh dips during happy hour. The value at 45,000 points is unheard of. Hyatt keeps getting better and better……..
January 24, 2022
Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businessPERSON, TV producer, multiple New York Times bestselling author, and mother. Bethenny is the Founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women.
Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businesswoman, TV producer, multiple New York Times bestselling author, and mother. Bethenny is the Founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women.