Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress To Debut Marilyn Monroe Spa

Marilyn Monroe Spa Coming to Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress December 2014

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is going iconic

with the addition of the Marilyn Monroe Spa set to debut December 2014 

Marilyn Monroe Spa unveils its successful resort spa concept in Florida, offering the full breadth of signature spa services in one resort location.
Known and awarded for its long-standing grandeur, pristine outdoor recreation, privacy, and uncompromising standard of service, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress elevates the guest experience with the addition of Marilyn Monroe Spa, a national company that transforms traditional spa and salon concepts under the iconic Marilyn Monroe brand.
Design and redevelopment, estimated to total $1.5 million, is now underway for the 5,200 square-foot, full-service spa to feature a variety of glamour services for nail, face, hair, and body, bringing all of the Marilyn Monroe Spa signature services to Orlando’s original luxury resort.  On the services menu, guests will discover more than 100 treatment options, including favorites such as Marilyn’s Signature Manicure/Pedicure, Marilyn’s Signature Fassage, Gemstone Massage, Steamy Wonderful, and many more.

The Marilyn Monroe Spa will be easily accessible from the main hotel lobby or dedicated portico entrance in front of the hotel and will feature:

    • Seven spa treatment rooms
    • A couples’ suite
    • Relaxation room
    • Full service men’s and women’s locker rooms with full height lockers, wet and dry grooming area, rain showers, and a full amenity offering
    • Glamour Room with three luxury “Nap and Nails” mani/pedi lounges, six pedicure stations,
    • Five blow dry bar / styling stations, a three-seat manicure bar, makeup bar, and brow wax bar
    • Exclusive Marilyn Monroe™ Spa retail products
“The partnership with Marilyn Monroe Spas elevates the resort experience once again for our loyal guests in search of a full array of pampering amenities.  Our company missions and leadership styles are both grounded by the rich tradition of exceptional service in a seamless and approachable manner,” said Pat Engfer, area vice president and general manager of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. “Together, our dedicated teams will continue to offer leisure and business travelers the highest quality resort and spa experience in one of the nation’s most popular destinations.”
Led by Orlando hospitality industry veterans, Niki T. Bryan, founder and CEO and Allen “Al” R. Weiss, executive chairman, Marilyn Monroe is both a national and global icon, synonymous with timeless glamour and style.
“Marilyn continues to have a massive fan base that identify heavily with her beauty and star power.  We believe we are honoring her glamorous legacy and engaging personality by infusing them into every guest experience,” said Weiss.  “We have reenergized the spa model to be one of engagement, luxury, approachability and fun, which is aligned with Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress – it’s the right spa, the right size, the right location and the right synergy.”
Marilyn Monroe Spas also operates two other spa concepts in the Orlando area, including a Glamour Room in Windermere, Fla. and a Nail Lounge at Mills Park.  A Glamour Room will be opening in Winter Park, Fla. this coming winter.
“Guests of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress will find that the fun, flirty, fabulous experience offered at Marilyn Monroe™ Spa lavish, yet an affordable luxury,” shared Bryan.  In true Marilyn Monroe fashion, the brand sets itself apart with its appealing aesthetics. “We are offering a fresh approach to spas.  The decor is sleek and chic and decidedly social.”
Updates will be available online. Guests may also visit for a full menu of services, online reservations, and event announcements for the December 2014 grand opening.


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Into The Woods Releases First Poster

One of my degrees from Virginia Tech is in Theatre Arts, and when Disney Studios Motion Pictures released the first poster for Into the Woods my heart skipped a beat! Meryl Streep as The Witch is perfection!

Into the Woods Poster

Opening Christmas Day, Into the Woods has an AMAZING cast and is sure to be a movie you will want to see again and again (says the Theatre geek)!

Don’t know much about Into the Woods? Here is a quick look at the story and movie!

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.


Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014.


Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

Into the Woods Tidbits:

  • Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway on Nov. 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony® Awards for best score, best book and best actress in a musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk awards, including best musical. “Into the Woods” has been produced around the world, including a 1988 U.S. tour, a 1990 West End production, Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a television production, DVD recording and a 10-year-anniversary concert.
  • The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.
  • The award-winning production team includes Dion Beebe (“Collateral,” “Chicago,” “Nine”), Oscar® winner for the Marshall-helmed “Memoirs of a Geisha,” as director of photography. Dennis Gassner (“Skyfall,” “Quantum of Solace”), who won his own Oscar for “Bugsy,” serves as production designer, and three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Chicago,” “Alice In Wonderland”) is costume designer.

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Into the Woods is rated PG and opens in theaters everywhere on December 25th!

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Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Disney Dooney & Bourke Purses

I have to say that the latest addition to the Disney Dooney & Bourke line of purses, may be my favorite event based pattern yet!

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dooney & Bourke Purses
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Disney Dooney & Bourke release will have four purses and will feature a special dated ‘2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival’ tag.

The Disney Dooney & Bourke purses (prices coming soon) will be:

  • Wristlet – $98
  • Crossbody – $268
  • Tote – $278
  • Satchel- $268

The black background with the gem toned Chef Mickeys, are perfect for fall! I especially love how the green pops!

The new Epcot International Food and Wine Festival print will be released at the Festival Center in Epcot starting September 29.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dooney & Bourke Purses
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Festival Center is located between the Universe of Energy and Mission: SPACE pavilions in Future World. We will have these items on display in that location when the event kicks off on September 19. This Dooney & Bourke collection will not be available on our Disney Parks online store at this time.

What do you think of the newest Disney Dooney & Bourke pattern? Will you be picking one up at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival?


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