Body Bliss is excited to announce a collaboration with Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, on bespoke resort amenities, spa back bar, and retail products. Working hand in hand with Jill Clark, Resort General Manager, and April Amstutz, Spa Director, Body Bliss’s product development team developed full-size custom amenities in a signature blood orange essential oil blend, including body lotion, shampoo, and conditioner, and worked with Amstutz on the development of the spa treatments featuring Body Bliss products. The gift shop carries the full private label retail collection.
“April and I are huge fans of Body Bliss and witnessed how successful it was at our previous properties, Enchantment Resort, Miraval, and Canyon Ranch,” shares Clark. “We knew the partnership would be a ‘slam dunk.’ All of our spa providers love Body Bliss, and our guests are buying retail products like crazy! Our relationship will only grow over time. Once our amazing spa opens in September, the sky’s the limit.”
Trending: Better Quality & A Bespoke Experience
Body Bliss, based in Sedona, prides itself on its high-quality essential oils. Pam Sculthorp, CEO, says it’s such a pleasure to work with a property that really gets it. “Getting in from the ground up gives us the best opportunity to create a product that truly reflects the property. We are seeing a trend towards properties creating bespoke experiences for guests—and higher quality, signature amenities are a big part of that.”
Sourcing ingredients and producing products as locally as possible was important to Clark and her team. Hacienda Del Sol’s signature blood orange aromatherapy scent is a perfect representation of the area. Blood orange trees surround the property, which has existed in several forms for over 90 years. In 1920 to the early 1940s, it was an elite private school for girls, then transformed into a guest ranch resort and movie set for Hollywood Westerns. A member of Historic Hotels of America, Hacienda Del Sol is included in the National Registry of Historic Places in Arizona.
Sourcing ingredients and producing products as locally as possible was important to Clark and her team. Hacienda Del Sol’s signature blood orange aromatherapy scent is a perfect representation of the area.
History & the Heart of Tucscon
“Hacienda del Sol is the heart and soul of Tucson. Our guests love hearing about the property’s rich history,” enthuses Clark. “We feature pictures of the finishing school hanging in our historical room and share stories of stars like John Wayne and Spencer Tracy who stayed here while filming movies. The four majority owners who live here in Tucson bought the property in the early nineties and added two amazing restaurants and forty additional sleeping rooms about five years ago. We are just getting ready to open a whole other story; so we’ll be at a total inventory of ninety-seven rooms. It’s exciting that Hacienda del Sol has morphed from this little school that had twenty students to a 4-star resort with almost a hundred rooms.”
A fitness center and lap pool have recently been added, and a recently purchased home adjacent to the property is being remodeled into a spa. A wide range of massages and facials are currently offered in three private treatments.
“Our treatment rooms are ridiculously busy—one hundred percent booked from open until close every day,” said Clark. “Most of our guests insist on a wellness component to their vacation. People want a personal experience. One of the biggest eye openers for us in the last couple of months has been people who are calling to make sure they can book spot appointments before they’ll even book their room.”