New 10,000-square-foot spa and wellness center features 12 treatment rooms for massages, facials and body treatments as well as locally produced, hand-crafted and certified organic products.
FISH CAMP, Calif. (July 2, 2010) –Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite today announced the opening of Ascent, the Spa at Tenaya Lodge, an inviting spa and wellness center designed for maximum relaxation and rejuvenation. Set against the backdrop of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains, the new spa draws inspiration from the beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area while celebrating and preserving its natural resources.

Ascent, the Spa at Tenaya Lodge, features 12 treatment rooms for massages, facials and body treatments, all of which are intended to nourish, heal, relax and protect – an ideal retreat after exploring Yosemite, hiking the woods or as a way to slowly unwind. The 10,000-square-foot spa also offers dry saunas, steam rooms and an enhanced wellness center featuring exercise & fitness rooms with instructor-led classes.

“Ascent is a perfect complement to Tenaya Lodge’s AAA Four-diamond rating and its classic mountain resort setting. We’ve embraced our region in a unique and fitting way that lends itself to providing balance and wellness for guests,” said Kate Riley, director of Ascent, the Spa at Tenaya Lodge. “Everything we do and all of the services we offer serve a specific reason and purpose, whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, revitalization or invigoration.”

Among Ascent’s therapeutic massages is a signature massage with a healing blend of indigenous botanical oils from the Southern Sierra that include evening primrose, rosehip, sunflower and castor oil, as well as a sports relief massage that incorporates a combination of muscle-specific therapy and a moisturizing and healing body butter that reduces inflammation. The Spa’s facial treatments utilize sustainably grown, hand-harvested and USDA certified organic products in all services, and body treatments such as wraps and scrubs, serve to sooth and refresh body and spirit.

The Spa Boutique within Ascent offers a wide array of locally produced, hand-crafted and certified organic products from industry leader- Kimberly Parry, of which, a line developed exclusively for Ascent guests, as well as Benedetta, which uses certified organic, biodynamic and sustainable ingredients, and Shea Terra Organics, which has been developing fair trade, high quality healing products from African ingredients for a decade.

“In addition to the scrutiny we place on our products to have minimal impact on the environment, we place just as much emphasis on our practices within the Ascent to keep to the same standards,” says Riley. “From the yoga mats in use, which are non-latex mats guaranteed to biodegrade in a landfill, to the outfits worn by all staff members, which are organic and sustainably produced, it’s our responsibility to make sure our guests feel taken care of in a way that preserves our beautiful setting.”

For more information about Ascent, the Spa at Tenaya Lodge, including services and vacation packages, please visit TenayaLodge.com/spa or call 888-514-2167 option 3.
About Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge is nestled in the Sierra National Forest, just 2 miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Tenaya Lodge offers easy access to Yosemite’s most alluring attractions and all of the conveniences and services expected of an all-seasons luxury resort property. For more information, visit www.TenayaLodge.com

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone; Gideon Putnam Resort; and the Queen Mary. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ expertise in the hospitality industry, visit www.experiencednc.com.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com


Marc Gendron, Catalyst PR Firm

Kathrin Poetter, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Marketing Manager
559-692-8968 or 888-514-2167, ext. 1798

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