|Industry||Hospitality, Resorts, Spas|
|Founder||Mel Zuckerman, Enid Zuckerman|
|Products||destination resorts, hotel services, day spa services, health services|
Canyon Ranch operates two destination health spa resorts in the United States. Canyon Ranch resorts are located in Tucson, Arizona, and Lenox, Massachusetts. Canyon Ranch also operates SpaClub locations with primarily day spa facilities. These are located at the Venetian and the Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas, and on various cruise ships including the Queen Mary 2, Regent Seven Seas, Oceania and Celebrity cruise ships. Canyon Ranch's slogan is "The Power of Possibility."
Canyon Ranch Resorts
Canyon Ranch operates two US destination resorts. The resorts have accommodations for short or long term visits and also residential homes and condos. Guests and residents have access to a spa, spa services, enrichment classes, exercise classes, cosmetic services, healthy dining, and various resort facilities. Preventative and diagnostic medical services are also offered.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub
Canyon Ranch operates the hotel spas at The Venetian and The Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas. There is also a retail store, Living Essentials at Canyon Ranch SpaClub, located in the Palazzo, off the SpaClub's main lobby.
Canyon Ranch was founded by Mel and Enid Zuckerman and Jerry Cohen in 1979 in Tucson, Arizona. Zuckerman was originally inspired to start a health resort after his own success with improving his health. Following financial success of the Tucson location, the Lenox resort opened in 1989. SpaClub locations began opening starting in 1999. The Miami Beach location opened in 2008.
In 2008 Canyon Ranch faced a class action lawsuit and agreed to pay $14.7 million to workers who claimed they were deprived of tips. The plaintiffs consisted of hundreds of waiters, massage therapists, yoga instructors, and housekeepers. The settlement covered employees who worked from April 2004 to October 2007.
Origin of the name Canyon Ranch
In an interview with journalist David Leighton, published in the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, on June 24, 2014, Mel Zuckerman tells about the origin of the name Canyon Ranch:
Zuckerman left New Jersey with his family in 1958, and traveled west to find a new home. After 5 weeks of traveling around the western United States, Zuckerman ended up in Tucson, Arizona. He visited Sabino Canyon (a canyon, northeast of Tucson, at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains), and decided he wanted to live near the natural beauty of this place. Later on when he decided to open a health resort in 1978, along with his wife Enid, he purchased the 42-acre Double U Dude Ranch, near Sabino Canyon. The old ranch buildings were in bad shape but rather than tear them down, and potentially damage the energy of the place and scare away the wildlife he decided to rebuild them. When it came time to name the new resort he called it Canyon Ranch, "a name derived from Sabino Canyon and the Double U Dude Ranch."
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- "Canyon Ranch website (SpaClub section)". Retrieved 2011-04-08.
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- "Spa Employees To Share Millions In Gratuity Settlement, New York Times". Retrieved 2014-10-23.
- Canyon Ranch corporate website
- David Leighton, "Street Smarts: Health epiphany launched Canyon Ranch," Arizona Daily Star, June 24, 2014