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The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Introduces ‘Girlfriends Getaway’

Friday, October 30th, 2009


ASHEVILLE, NC – The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa has the perfect way for you to reconnect with that long lost friend from high school or college with our Girlfriends Getaway package. There’s no better way to connect with good friends than with this relaxing and fun-filled package. Make a date with “the girls” and meet up at our historic mountain retreat. A visit to our celebrated world class Spa gets your Girlfriends Getaway started. Slip into luxurious robes, then swim, relax in our sauna or simply idle in our outdoor whirlpool with its incredible views. The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa offers a variety of activities such as dining, shopping, golf and a state-of-the-art sports and fitness center. At the end of a fun-filled day, girlfriends can retire to their room for a night of gossip and heart-to-hearts: Just like old times!

The Girlfriends Getaway Package includes:

– Accommodations

– Dinner served in your room or at award winning Blue Ridge Dining Room

– Daily breakfast

– Passes to The Spa at The Grove Park Inn Resort

Call (800) 438-5800 for more information or to speak to a reservations specialist, or visit www.groveparkinn.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ewgrove and Facebook at www.facebook.com/groveparkinn.

Sparrow Spa Opens in Biltmore Park

Friday, October 23rd, 2009


ASHEVILLE, NC – With so many exciting things happening in Biltmore Park this season, we thought you might want to know about a way to make sure that you can maintain your energy during all of the great events in Town Square. Sparrow Spa, Asheville’s latest indulgence, is now open in the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, and there has never been a better place to treat yourself to a little TLC. Whether it’s chasing down the kids, working long hours, or simply feeling a little high strung, we all need an occasional break from our daily worries, and Sparrow Spa offers the perfect reprieve.

With a lot of luxury and a little of Asheville’s unique charm, the spa provides an experience that is noted for both the ambiance and the service. One of the first independent spas to open in a Hilton Hotel, Sparrow Spa allows guests to enjoy an entirely local experience while at the same time receiving world-class treatments. The décor features several Asheville artists, and guests can sip on tea while they admire the elegant environment. The spa exclusively uses an organic Èminence product line so that you can feel restored and rejuvenated.

And if that wasn’t excuse enough for some pampering, Sparrow Spa is offering local clients 20% off of their first spa treatment through October.

Grove Park Inn Offering Resort Memberships

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009


ASEHVILLE, NC – For the first time in almost a decade, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa opening up memberships for its award winning golf and sports facilities to members of the Asheville community and surrounding areas.

The facilities and services which are now available to the public include an 18 hole Donald Ross golf course, tennis and racquetball courts, a 50,000 square-foot sports complex with men’s and women’s locker room facilities, fitness center, tennis and golf pro shops and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, the Grove Park Inn Resort Golf Course is rated as one of the best in North Carolina. Golfweek magazine included the course in its 2005 “America’s Best” listings and Golf Digest named it in 2004 as “one of the ten best courses in the United States that is 100 years old or more.” Other awards include “Top 100 Golf Courses” by the North Carolina Golf Panel in 2009 and a ranking of 48 in the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” by Conde Nast in 2007.

In addition, those who purchase a Grove Park Inn Resort Membership will receive special rates for accommodations and a 15% discount when dining at any of Grove Park Inn’s four award winning restaurants.

For more information about purchasing a Grove Park Inn resort membership, please contact Bernard Chandler at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa at 800.438.5800 or 828.252.2711 or visit www.groveparkinn.com.

Asheville Affiliates to Host “Fur Ball” Fundraiser for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

ASHEVILLE, NC – Non-profit fundraising organization The Asheville Affiliates will be hosting a benefit for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue on September 10th, 2009 at Decades Bar and Grill, from 6:30-9:30 PM. Cover price to include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and entertainment by Firecracker Jazz Band.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, with all proceeds to benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Raffle and silent auction will be held, with prizes including vacation rentals, spa treatments, local art, and sports and hotel packages at The Grove Park Inn. Join us for an afterparty by Decades – cash bar available.

HomeTrust Bank will be providing free parking across the street. Please leave pets at home – this is a party FOR pets, not with them! This event, along with all Affiliates events, is open to the public.,/p>

RSVP on Facebook, or for more information e-mail [email protected] or call 828-458-7778.

Sparrow Spa is Coming Biltmore Park

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009


ASHEVILLE, NC – There is only so much a bubble bath and a book can do when you are surrounded by your cast off clothes from a long work day and thinking about the dishes in the sink that, despite how much you wish, are not going to wash themselves. Scrubs. Salts. Clay. Peels. Polish. Lotions and potions. Even heated stones. There are few lengths that we have not explored in our search for rejuvenation and true relaxation.

Fortunately, one Asheville local is hoping to stop that search short by replacing it with and almost too good to be true reality. In August, Sparrow Spa will open its doors in the first floor of the Hilton Asheville in Biltmore Park Town Square. Owned by Jen Charlton, the luxurious resort spa will offer an incredible array of services with a unique Asheville flair. Passionate about pampering yet every aware of the eclectic charm and offerings of this great city, Charlton is determined to combine spa services with Asheville artistry, a collaboration that promises a one-of-a-kind experience.

Featuring natural, organic products, Sparrow Spa will exclusively use Eminence Organic Skin Care–a European line that contains the highest possible levels of all-natural organically-grown herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Guests can enjoy teas and treats from local business Morsels as they select from a full menu of massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures, all while in a beautiful and distinctive environment. While the atmosphere will relax and calm, it will also actively support the arts community, a business helping business philosophy that Charlton is looking forward to promoting.

Jonathan Wainscott, who designed the interior of the spa, will produce custom millwork, while local artist Charles Donaldson will carve custom glass panels for the nail care area. The spa will also function as a gallery, showcasing the work of several local craftspeople and artisans. But Charlton isn’t stopping there. She also hopes to give back to the community with Sparrow Spa’s “Cause for Celebration” package. Proceeds will support the Animal Compassion Network, Western North Carolina’s largest animal welfare non-profit.

“Cause for Celebration” could not be more aptly named. Asheville residents and visitors will have good reason to celebrate as they toss out the bubble bath they got on last week’s grocery shopping trip and replace it with a world-class spa with local style. Support local business, indulge, and wash that stress away. The dishes can wait.

Jen Charlton also owns Sensibilities Spa, located in Downtown Asheville and Biltmore Park Town Square.