World Leisure Jobs - Connection, creativity and nature inspire Arizona’s upcoming desert wellness sanctuary Align ...
20 Jun 2024 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

23 May 2024

Connection, creativity and nature inspire Arizona’s upcoming desert wellness sanctuary Align
BY Megan Whitby

Inspired by the Sonoran Desert, the project is a public-private partnership between Pima County and the Erman brothers’ hospitality development company, Infinite Concepts

Inspired by the Sonoran Desert, the project is a public-private partnership between Pima County and the Erman brothers’ hospitality development company, Infinite Concepts
photo: Shutterstock/Brent Coulter

A new nature-inspired wellness destination called Align is coming to Tucson, spearheaded by brothers and local hospitality entrepreneurs Mark and Eric Erman.

Designed to foster individual and collective wellbeing, the project is set to create a central gathering space for users of the Chuck Huckleberry Loop, an 87.5-km circular trail used for outdoor leisure pursuits.

Fronted by the Rillito River, Align will be realised with an extensive wellness facility, a landscape park, F&B outlets, flexible retail space centred around health and wellness and overnight accommodation.

The property's wellness offering will consist of contrast bathing circuits, spa treatments, a social recovery lounge, relaxation spaces and a range of meditation and mindfulness experiences.

The Erman brothers, owners of Tucson's Ermanos Bar and Portal Cocktails, want Align to facilitate human connection, creative expression, movement and belonging. They say the space will serve as both a public welcome stop for Loop users and a retreat space for locals and visitors.

Align’s wellness concept and programming are being developed by local firm Under a Tree, helmed by Amy McDonald, who has worked on numerous global projects and locally at award-winning destination spa Miraval Resort & Spa.

McDonald said: “This city has so much to offer – especially when it comes to the beauty of its natural landscape – and it will be amazing to have a world-class wellness centre right here in the heart of Tucson.”

Currently in the planning stages, the 7-acre project is a public-private partnership between Pima County and Infinite Concepts, the Erman brothers’ hospitality development company.

Align’s wellness-focused proposal was selected through a competitive public request for proposals (RFP) to develop and steward the property, which is surrounded by creeks with sweeping mountain views.

Eric Erman said the primary aspiration for Align is “to infuse the good feelings of slow cooking, fire, drink and music from wild settings into a nourishing social environment".

“Over the years, we’ve evolved as hosts, and we continue to practice the art of wholehearted hospitality which requires genuine care and listening.”

To bring their vision to life, the Ermans have assembled a team led by New York-based design firm HelenHanCreative and San Francisco-based landscape design firm Studio O.G. + Landscape.

Tucson-based architecture firm BWS Architects – led by Robin Shambach – is supporting the design effort, along with a team of local specialists and consultants.

Shambach said: “Align is a rare opportunity for the building design to celebrate the magic of the Sonoran Desert, the ephemeral but significant role of water and the majesty of our skies.

"It will provide residents and visitors with a carefully crafted environment to compose their own awe-inspiring experience. We’re proud to be part of the team that aspires to honour our home in this way."



Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Mark King is new CEO of Xponential Fitness
Mark King is new CEO of Xponential Fitness   20 Jun 2024

Xponential Fitness has appointed sales and franchise expert, Mark King, as CEO, to take the company forward following Anthony Geisler’s abrupt exit in .... more>>
Influencer Anna Lewandowska reveals plans for a new 'wellness paradise' called Edan Studios in Barcelona
Influencer Anna Lewandowska reveals plans for a new 'wellness paradise' called Edan Studios in Barcelona   20 Jun 2024

Fitness influencer and karate champion, Anna Lewandowska, has announced the launch of a multi-concept boutique in Barcelona called Edan Studios based .... more>>
The Health & Fitness Association appoints Sean Tan as Asia advocate
The Health & Fitness Association appoints Sean Tan as Asia advocate   19 Jun 2024

The Health & Fitness Association (formerly IHRSA) has announced Singapore-based attorney and international industry advocate, Sean Tan, as its senior .... more>>
Japan's first Blue Zones longevity retreat to launch at Halekulani Okinawa
Japan's first Blue Zones longevity retreat to launch at Halekulani Okinawa   19 Jun 2024

A new retreat focused on helping people lead longer, happier lives is launching on the Japanese island of Okinawa. As one of the world's five Blue .... more>>
Company profile


Les Mills UK

For more than 50 years Les Mills has been leading the way in fitness. We produce 22 group fitness programmes, backed by science, to be experienced in club or at home via Les Mills+

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Metawell: unlocking the possibilities in a new era of wellness

Metawell: unlocking the possibilities in a new era of wellness

A decade ago, the Gharieni Group began pioneering the integration of advanced wellness technologies into its spa and treatment beds. This innovative approach has since become one of the industry's most significant disruptions and groundbreaking trends. More>>




in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources



World Leisure jobs




Chief Executive
Salary: £Competitive + fabulous benefits package
Location: Nelson, UK
Company: Pendle Leisure Trust
Sales, Marketing and Retention Manager
Salary: £37,099 - £44,263pa + generous pension + benefits
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: University of Leeds
Exercise Referral Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Company: Everyone Active
Epping Forest Keeper (countryside Ranger)
Salary: £35,663 - £39,805pa + Local Govt Pension + benefits
Location: Loughton, UK
Company: City of London Corporation
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

22-22 Jun 2024

World Bathing Day

Worldwide,


22-24 Jun 2024

IECSC Las Vegas

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, United States







Published by Leisure Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd