It’s my 21st wedding anniversary today – September 14th. Peter and I are not able to celebrate together, since he is in New York, and I am in the Philippines at the Turning Point Spa Conference, where I will give a speech tomorrow morning. Hugs to my hubby. I am reminded how everything in life pales in comparison to my relationship with my husband and my family and friends. Loving people and being loved: That’s what it is all about. I like to think that spas are good places to rediscover those feelings.
The next stop was back in Dubai: Park Hyatt, Amara Spa. Loved it! The entire property was impressive with a beautifully done Moroccan theme, while avoiding being “over-themed”. I understand why people quite often describe Dubai as something between Las Vegas (without gambling) and Disneyland.
We arrived at the Park Hyatt just as the sun was setting. The entire spa was illuminated by thousands of candles and fires, which were cleverly surrounded by water features. It was really magical. I thought of calling my friend Gordon Tareta, who is the very talented head of spa operations for the Hyatt brand, to let him know how impressed I was with the spa and the management. I don’t know how he does it with so many spas under his command all around the world, but this is yet another winner!
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