Greater Scottsdale’s first sustainable wellness resort.
On March 6, 2018, the wellness industry’s highly anticipated launch of the next generation hospitality wellness brand, CIVANA, made its debut at the location formerly known as the Carefree Resort and Conference Center in Carefree, AZ. Complete with healthy dining, spa, movement and fitness classes and enrichment programs and lectures, CIVANA is the first sustainable wellness resort to open in Greater Phoenix, the 6th largest market.
Grounded in its principles of sustainability, attainability and possibility, the forty million-dollar acquisition and renovation is an adaptive re-use of an existing facility incorporating a natural design palette and materials, while improving energy efficiency and the introduction of solar energy in its new spa building.
“We believe most of us are on a personal journey towards health, life balance and wellbeing. Our mission is to bring that complete wellness experience to a larger travel audience at a more affordable price point”, states Kevin Kelly, CEO. Kelly continues, “To deliver on this promise, CIVANA has assembled a best-in-class operating team from around the country, including former Canyon Ranch, Miraval, Golden Door, Grand Wailea, KSL, Montage, and Marriot/Starwood executives and employees who seek to be part of an authentic, mission-driven company.”
CIVANA focuses on four pillars – Healthy Cuisine, Movement, Healing Arts/Spa and Discovery & Enrichments Arts. CIVANA Carefree has undergone a multi-phase renovation of its public spaces, 189 rooms, dining outlets, and the conversion of meeting space into state of the art fitness, yoga, energy, movement and enrichment studios. CIVANA Carefree’s all-day dining outlet – Terras – is about choice (from healthy to indulgent food) and will offer shared plates and more vegetable forward dishes. Complementing it is Café Meto, which gets its name from the Latin word for harvest/gathering which recently opened and features menu selections vetted for the calorie and nutrition content, set in a casual outdoor courtyard setting.
Your stay always includes access to up to 9 complimentary daily enrichment and fitness classes and programs such as hikes, yoga, spin, juicing, art & meditation. The fitness center features top-of-the line cardio, strength, and flexibility equipment. CIVANA Carefree is also among the first resorts to feature Aktiv Virtual®, an on demand digital kiosk that proved personalized workouts and expert level coaching. The Yoga & Energy Center houses a studio with wall yoga and aerial yoga capabilities, a movement/spin room, and two other flexible movement studios. The outside Yoga Lawn provides beautiful mountain vistas for sunrise sand sunset programs. In advance of launching its new 22,000 SF spa, complete with a healing water Terme, Watsu and lap pool, solar energy and water harvesting features, in the fall of 2018, a smaller spa with a full package of treatments is being offered.
37220 Mule Train Road