Those seeking health and wellness in a luxury hotel spa setting can find it through Canyon Ranch Enterprises. The company operates renowned destination health resorts in Arizona and Massachusetts, as well as a wellness hotel and residential community in Miami Beach and SpaClub fitness facilities serving The Venetian and The Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas. A newer venture includes its SpaClub at Sea facilities aboard Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 and Oceania Cruises' luxury ships. Canyon Ranch's services include everything from fitness classes and full spa treatments to acupuncture and nutritional counseling. The company is family owned, while Morgan Stanley has a minority stake.
Its first resort, Canyon Ranch in Tucson, opened its doors in 1979. It was founded by Mel and Enid Zuckerman and grew with the help of their business partner Jerry Cohen. Members of the second and third generations of the Zuckerman and Cohen families are involved with leading the company today.
Canyon Ranch launched its SpaClub at Sea division in 2009 to widen its brand reach to a new customer base - those at sea. Its fitness and wellness facilities feature gym and weight rooms, massage rooms, swimming pools and saunas, full-service salons, and juice bars. These efforts, coupled with ongoing travel deals and specials, are helping the company to weather times of economic recession and decreased consumer spending on leisure and lifestyle activities. – less