Men get a tune-up at Sonesta Key Biscayne spa By Sandra Davis / August 18, 2004 Share 1 -- Room Key: The Sonesta Key BiscayneAddress: 350 Ocean Drive, Key Biscayne, Fla. 33149Phone: (800) SONESTA or (305) 361-2021Fax: (305) 361-3096E-mail:email@example.comWeb:www.sonesta.com/keybiscayneSpa director: Leslie AllenRooms: 300Commission: 10% on accommodations only.Location: On the ocean in the village of Key Biscayne. Rooms have bay and ocean views. The resort is 20 minutes from South Beach, 10 minutes from Coconut Grove and 20 minutes from Miami Airport.Noteworthy: Hands downs -- a treatment by the star of the spa, master therapist Alberto Bosch.Not Worthy: Treatment rooms are plain-Janes that need a bit of color.KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- The newest wrinkle (forgive the pun) at the 3-year-old Spa at Sonesta Key Biscayne is the Mens Body Shop program that offers manly packages like the Tune Up, the Realignment and the Rebuild."The Mens Body Shop packages were implemented because they were asked for by repeat corporate and leisure guests and because this is an increased trend in the industry," said Leslie Allen, spa director at the hotel.The number of men using spa services is growing. In 2002, male clientele equaled 29% of spa users -- up from 24% in 2001 -- and 60% of these customers said they used spas to relieve stress, according to a 2003 study released by the International Spa Association."The most popular requests have always been deep massage, facials, manicures and pedicures, haircuts, aromatherapy and mud wraps, so we packaged them," Allen said.Before treatments, guests can take advantage of the resorts Cybex fitness center. Steam and sauna rooms are located near the fitness center.All masseurs and masseuses are certified and educated in such disciplines as Reiki, a healing approach that uses light touch from the practitioner to channel healing energy to the recipient, and classic European treatments.One such master therapist is Alberto Bosch. Hes been requested by President George W. Bush, celebrities and clients of the hotel.Between treatments, the guest can take a break in the sunny relaxation lounge, replete with herbal teas, cool water with fresh lemon and green Granny apples, which are seen in many areas of the hotel along with other refreshing fruits.After a workout or treatment, the client can order from the spa menu -- designed by award-winning Executive Chef Elizabeth Barlow, formerly of the Delano Hotel in South Beach -- available in the relaxation lounge and at dinner in the Purple Dolphin restaurant overlooking the ocean. The spa menu can be ordered from room service, too.For the ultimate in mens treatments, a guest may want to indulge in one of the following packages (all include gratuity):The Rebuild Package, priced at $360, features a facial; a Turkish scrub or thermal mineral bath; a revitalizing aromatherapy massage; and a pedicure and a haircut.The Realignment package, $265, offers the facial; the Turkish scrub or mineral bath; a neck, back and shoulder massage and a manicure.The Tune Up provides a facial and a Swedish massage for $210.To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Sonesta Hotels introduces discounted fall packagesMIAMI -- Sonestas Miami-area hotels in Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove and Sunny Isles Beach are offering fall value plans and Labor Day specials. The fall specials represent a savings up to 40% from peak season prices, according to Sonesta.Labor Day rates and packages are effective Sept. 3 to 7. The Key Biscayne resorts Labor Day package offers accommodations and a $25 per day food and beverage credit. Rates range from $189 to $219 per night with a minimum three-night stay. For fall, Sonesta Beach Resort Key Biscayne created its Family Fest and Romantic Rendezvous packages.The Family Fest plan offers accommodations for two adults and up to three children with a three-night stay; breakfast buffet; admission to the Miami Seaquarium; and a bicycle rental. Package rates range from $215 to $250 per night from Sept. 1 to 30 and $245 to $290 per night from Oct. 1 to Dec. 20.The three-night Romantic Rendezvous package offers accommodations for two; daily buffet breakfast; a beach dinner for two; and a beach cabana each day. Rates for Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 range from $245 to $280 per night, and from $275 to $310 from Oct. 1 to Dec. 20.The Labor Day plan at Sonesta Hotel & Suites Coconut Grove offers daily breakfast for two adults and accommodations at rates ranging from $179 to $209, with a two-night minimum stay.The resorts fall package, Family Fun, includes accommodations for three nights; daily breakfast for two adults and two children; admission to the seaquarium; and one afternoon at the Beach Club at the Sonesta Key Biscayne.Rates for Sept. 1 to 30 range from $209 to $239 per night and $249 to $279 per night from Oct. 1 to Dec. 20.For Labor Day weekend, Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach is presenting a nightly rate of $179.For fall, the resort has a Room for Romance plan that includes guest room; daily buffet breakfast or room service; and two 50-minute Swedish massages.From Sept. 1 to 30, rates start at $355 per night with a two-night stay. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 20, rates start at $415 per night.For details, call (800) SONESTA or go to www.sonesta.com.