Spa March Madness

It’s March, and in the USA, that means “fan”-tastic events are taking place for March Madness!  Each year, March Madness is one of the most popular fan participation events on the American sports calendar, but you’ll also see fun tournaments being played for everything from Best Brunch Spots to favorite television characters to this season of Dancing with the Stars.

We think it’s also a fun way to vote for favorite Spa Resorts and Hotels in playoffs for the vaulted title as Annual Spa Index Readers’ Choice Favorite USA Spa Resort.     

#SpaMarchMadness

We polled our editorial staff, our panel of Secret Spa Reviewers, but mostly a diverse group of our most loyal newsletter subscribers in every region of the USA, to help us winnow down the list to 64 spa resorts ranging from urban city hotels, to mountain retreats, to desert hideaways, to ocean front luxury resorts.

Trust us — it was hard for everyone to choose ONLY 64 resorts, and it will be harder still for those judges to now vote weekly as the tournament progresses — because as one said “You won’t have a bad experience at any of these stellar destinations.”

Those same judges will now help us vote to advance contenders until the championship on April 8 — the crowning of the Reader’s Choice Favorite USA Spa Resort for 2016.

 

Spa Index March Madness 2016

 

CLICK TO EXPAND OUR BRACKET —  CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS

Spa Index March Madness

Spa Index March Madness

THE CHAMPION — OUR READERS’ FAVORITE USA SPA RESORT

Gateway Canyons Resort (CO)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND – OUR FINAL 2 CONTENDERS

Gateway Canyons Resort (CO)
Miraval Resort & Spa (AZ)

ROUND 4 – OUR FINAL 4 FAVORITES PROCEEDING TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND


Gateway Canyons Resort (CO)
Setai Miami Beach (FL)
Mii Amo (AZ)
Miraval Resort & Spa (AZ)

ROUND 3 – OUR ELITE 8 FAVORITES PROCEEDING TO THE NEXT ROUND


ROUND 2 – OUR SWEET 16 FAVORITES PROCEEDING TO THE NEXT ROUND


ROUND 1 – OUR 32 WINNERS PROCEEDING TO THE NEXT ROUND


OUR ORIGINAL 64 CONTENDERS



#SpaMarchMadness

Tues, Mar 22 — Round 1

Fri, Mar 25 — Round 2

Mon, Mar 28 — Sweet 16

Thu, Mar 30 — Elite 8

Mon, Apr 4 — Final 4

Tue, Apr 5 — Championship

Wed, Apr 6 — Champion Announced

 

 


 

How to Vote:

The majority of votes will come from our panel of Secret Spa Reviewers, staff, and our newsletter subscription list.  You may also vote by:

  1. Tweeting your selection during an active round using #SpaMarchMadness @SpaIndex

  2. Commenting on our Facebook posts, ONE SET per user, during each round

  3. Commenting to this blog post, below, ONE SET per IP address, during each round.  Your SET may contain votes for the entire round (e.g., four selections for the Elite 8).

We will add all votes from our sources to our internal votes as we advance our contenders through each round!

March 22, 2016 | | Tags: ,

47 thoughts on “Spa March Madness

  1. Spa Index says:

    At 1:00 pm Pacific, our polls closed, votes were tallied, and the winner was announced — defending champ Gateway Canyons Resort is our readers’ Favorite USA Spa Resort for the second time in a row. Thanks to all who participated in our favorite polling event.

  2. Lina Nahas says:

    GATEWAY CANYONS RESORT

  3. Audrey French says:

    Gateway! !!!

  4. Leah says:

    Gateway Canyons Resort!!!

  5. Leo says:

    Gateway

  6. Miho says:

    Gateway Canyons

  7. Linda S says:

    GATEWAY CANYONS FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Leo says:

    Gateway
    Miraval

  9. Leah says:

    Gateway Canyons for the win!!!!

  10. Kim says:

    Gateway Canyons above and beyond the rest! Number ONE for sure!

  11. Rob Alioto says:

    Miraval over Mii Amo, Setai over Gateway!

  12. Carole Sawyer says:

    Mii Amo

  13. Rafe S says:

    Gateway Canyons over Setai; Miraval over Mii Amo

  14. Linda Sharp says:

    Gateway Canyons!!!

  15. Rob Alioto says:

    Setai Miami
    Miraval
    Mii Amo

  16. Rafe S says:

    Setai, Gateway Canyons, Park Hyatt NY!

  17. Leah says:

    Gateway Canyons Resort

  18. Tim says:

    Gateway Canyons!

  19. J Morgenstern says:

    Gateway Canyons Resort all the way!

  20. Linda S says:

    GATEWAY CANYONS RESORT! ALL THE WAY!!!!

  21. Elizabeth N Blecker says:

    Gateway Canyons Resort!

  22. Leo says:

    Gateway Canyons
    Ocean House
    Salamander
    Bel Air
    Greenbriar
    Setai
    Cal a Vie
    Aqualina
    Miraval
    Aulani
    Primland!!
    Canyon Ranch
    Mii Amo
    Auberge

  23. Hilary Burns says:

    My vote is for Gateway Canyons!

  24. Farzana T says:

    Miraval to the end, for now and all time!

  25. Rob Alioto says:

    Fairmont Kea Lani
    Lodge at Bush Creek
    Enchantment Resort
    Salamander Resort
    Bacara Resort
    Big Cedar Lodge
    Miraval
    Aulani Disney Resort
    Mii Amo
    Nemacolin Woodlands

  26. Sandy Baker-Kimball says:

    Just the ones I’ve actually been to and love!
    Gateway Canyons
    Enchantment Resort
    Salamander Resort
    Mandarin Boston
    Big Cedar Lodge
    Canyon Ranch Tucson
    Mii Amo

  27. Carole Sawyer says:

    I get to vote for every bracket, right, not just one resort? Here are my votes from the new brackets, from top to bottom:

    Fairmont Kea Lani
    Lodge at Bush Creek
    Enchantment Resort
    Salamander Resort
    Mandarin Boston
    Canyon Ranch Lenox
    Bacara Resort
    Big Cedar Lodge
    Acqualina Resort
    Miraval
    Aulani Disney Resort
    Primland
    Canyon Ranch Tucson
    Mii Amo
    Nemacolin Woodlands

    • Spa Index says:

      Yes, Carole, PERFECT! You did exactly as we hoped. Voting for your favorite resorts in each bracket. We’ll take any and all votes in each round, but we love that you went through the brackets. Thank you!

  28. DeDe Herron says:

    Gateway Canyons Resort for the win!

  29. Leo says:

    Gateway Canyons!

  30. Linda S says:

    Gateway Canyons Resort

  31. Kim Hawkins says:

    Gateway Canyons Resort!

  32. Debbie Lewis says:

    Gateway Canyons Resort!!

  33. Kendall says:

    Gateway Canyons Resort

  34. Linda Sharp says:

    GATEWAY CANYONS RESORT!!!!

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