Canyon Ranch

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Canyon Ranch Resort & Spa
Industry Hospitality, Resorts, Spas
Founded 1979
Founder Mel Zuckerman, Enid Zuckerman
Products destination resorts, hotel services, day spa services, health services
Website Canyon Ranch

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.[1] Canyon Ranch's slogan is "The Power of Possibility."

Canyon Ranch Resorts[edit]

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.[2] Preventative and diagnostic medical services are also offered.[3]

Tucson, Arizona[edit]

The Tucson resort is located next to the Santa Catalina Mountains in an area of desert wilderness. It is the original facility and the location of the company's management offices.[4]

Lenox, Massachusetts[edit]

The Lenox resort is in the historic Bellefontaine Mansion in the woods of Berkshire County.[5]

Canyon Ranch SpaClub[edit]

Spa club locations offer spa services, much like a typical day spa,[6] as well as fitness classes and workout facilities.

Las Vegas[edit]

Canyon Ranch operates the hotel spas at The Venetian and The Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas.[7] There is also a retail store, Living Essentials at Canyon Ranch SpaClub, located in the Palazzo, off the SpaClub's main lobby.

Cruise Ships[edit]

Canyon Ranch operates the spas on the Queen Mary 2, Regent Seven Seas cruise ships, Oceania cruise ships and Celebrity Cruises.


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.[8]


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.[9]

Origin of the name Canyon Ranch[edit]

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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Coordinates: 42°20′43.3″N 73°16′43.2″W / 42.345361°N 73.278667°W / 42.345361; -73.278667