Ahhh, Summer in the Desert
Mourning doves coo for you. A covey of quail greets you on an early-morning walk, hawks soar like acrobats, and a sweet calm prevails. It’s the perfect time for a guided hike on a pine-topped mountain or a day of pure relaxation. At night, if you’re lucky, you’ll see the lightning show of a lifetime as a monsoon thunderstorm cools the desert and washes it clean. Fresh leaves and unexpected flowers spring up, transforming the landscape overnight. Don’t miss the show!
Something in the Air
From the lush greenery to the perfect blue skies, summer in Lenox is perfection. It beckons you out to kayak on a cool lake, hike a mountain trail or run your bare toes through the grass. Plus, you can top off your energizing Canyon Ranch day with an excursion to Tanglewood and other nearby venues for an evening filled with sublime music, theater, drama or dance. Could a season be any sweeter?
Meet Bernard Agache, Managing Director
French-born Bernard Agache took over the helm as Managing Director at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa last December – and he’s as excited as a kid in a candy store. His aim? “To maintain this as the very best hotel in Miami Beach in every respect – to stay at the leading edge of everything we do.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in high-end resorts, hotels and hospitality, joining the team at Canyon Ranch was like coming home, says Bernard. “Health and wellness is how I live – I see it as my duty toward my children. I believe in the Canyon Ranch lifestyle, and I really like the spirit of what it stands for.”
Canyon Ranch with a Miami flavor
Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa occupies a unique place in the Ranch family, says Bernard. Everything Canyon Ranch offers can be found here – from caring, professional staff to extensive spa and fitness facilities and top medical and wellness services. Add a stunning beach on the doorstep and a vibrant city and the picture alters in unexpected ways.
“People come here for the Canyon Ranch lifestyle, but it’s a totally different feel from the resorts,” says Bernard. We’re in a category of our own. ”
À la carte flexibility
Guests enjoy the resorts for the total immersion experience, but at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa the lifestyle is very flexible, says Bernard. “We have very high-quality food when it comes to nutrition, with outstanding taste, but you can also have a cocktail, or sip a glass of wine with your meal.”
“If you’re with a partner who wants a different experience, you can each do what you want. We have 300 classes a week, and a beautiful beach right in front of the hotel. We’re located halfway between South Beach and Bal Harbour, close to everything our guests could wish for, but at the same time we’re in our own tranquil haven. One guest told me, ‘Your hotel is so civilized; I’d much rather stay here than at South Beach – it’s so calm and quiet.’”
Guest service is Bernard’s guiding passion. “No guest will ever leave dissatisfied,” he says. “If we truly amaze people, they’ll never forget us.”