Graycliff Hotel offers spa plans

NASSAU, Bahamas -- A spa facility debuted at Graycliff, the 14-room, upscale inn here known for its five-star restaurant and cigar factory.

The Spa at Graycliff, which opened its doors in mid-2002, features a range of salon services as well as a selection of spa packages and services.

Operated by Windemere Spa, services include a spa sampler package that combines five of the spa's most popular treatments.

A body scrub, a stress-relief massage, a revitalizer facial, manicure and pedicure are included in the three-and-a-half-hour treatment, which costs $175.

For those who seek pampering but have less time, the $55 Lunch Hour Special includes a half-facial or a massage, combined with a nail polish change.

The Spa at Graycliff complements the property's onsite gym, which opened last year.

The award-winning Humidor Restaurant expects to roll out a new menu and to introduce a new chef by year's end, according to property spokeswoman. The new menu will combine Latin and Caribbean cuisine, she said.

The property's winter rates, which are valid from Nov. 16 to April 30, start at $195 per night for a single garden room set beside the pool and equipped with a full-size bed.

Also located in the garden and priced at $400 per night, double, is the Mandarino suite, which features oriental decor, a king-size bed, an extra-large bathroom with Jacuzzi and a private balcony that overlooks the Olympic-size swimming pool.

The same rate applies to the gardenview Hibiscus suite, which has Mediterranean decor, king-size bed, large bathroom and private sitting area, the spokeswoman said.

In the Cigar Factory section of the property, the Chairman Cottage is priced at $500 per night. The two-bedroom cottage offers one room with a king-size bed and another with a twin bed, which can be converted to another king bed, according to the spokeswoman.

Graycliff's individually decorated rooms are lushly appointed and furnished with antiques. All rooms and suites at the property are air conditioned with private baths, cable TV and minibars.

Rates are subject to change. Breakfast, maid service charges and government tax are not included.

For additional information, travel agents should call (242) 322-2796, fax (242) 326-6110 or visit Graycliff's Web site at

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