Golden Door Offers Abbreviated Programs

Destination spa Golden Door Spa in Escondido, Calif. announced a Spa Interlude Program yesterday in honor of its 50th Anniversary. The three- and four-day stays would launch in July, August and December of 2008, and are an abbreviated version for "time-starved travelers" of the spa's well-known seven-day program, according to a release.

The programs are priced at $3,625.00 for the three-day session and $4,725.00 for the four-day session, and are designed to maximize the benefits of the rest and renewal associated with Golden Door's longer program. Golden Door staples such as daily massages, the Szekely Herbal Wrap, morning hikes and Labyrinth meditation and beauty treatments are built into guests' schedules, while guests have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of fitness classes based on their individual needs and interests.

"Spa Interludes introduces Golden Door to the modern traveler who may not have a full seven days to devote to their well-being, and reassures there is always a Golden Door experience for every discerning spa-goer," said Tom Posey, president and chief executive officer of Golden Door & LXR Spas, in a statement. "While the seven-day stay remains an integral part of Golden Door's heritage, this new program restores balance for all travelers, and supports—not replaces—the benefits of a week-long stay for our regular guests."

The three- and four-day sessions will offer six and eight treatments respectively. In addition, the package includes single accommodation, hikes, fitness classes, lectures and evening programs. Incorporating organic produce fresh from the Door's own garden, the high-flavor, low-fat meal plan, marked by the spa's core philosophy—balance of mind, body and spirit—is customized in portion and preference to each guest.

Spa Interludes will launch in July 2008 as a women's-only program and a co-ed session is scheduled for December.