• Beyond the Border: The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort

     
    POSTED November 3, 2015
     

    The spa and fitness center moves north.

The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort is now headed north. Originally opened in 1983 in Gilman, the spa has now relocated to Bella Vista Suites in the resort town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The boutique-style hotel focused on wellness retreats has 39 units, and each room has a private Jacuzzi for guests to enjoy. A short drive from Chicago, the Heartland Spa offers guest services that are centered on creating healthier lifestyles. With packages that include one-, two-, three-, five- and seven-night inclusive stays (or a oneday option with no room stay), options include fitness classes, deliciously healthy meals and relaxing spa treatments like Reiki and acupuncture. Guests can enjoy group classes and wellness experiences and learn from health experts in a beautiful and soothing environment. 

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.