The arid desert doesn’t always conjure up images of rest and relaxation, but at the Hyatt Regency’s Tamaya Mist Resort & Spa, finding tranquility is easy. Situated on the Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico, the spa is named after the Tamayame tribe and the rolling mist that travels over the Rio Grande. For Stephanie Martinez, who joined Tamaya Mist as salon director in 2009, it’s the pueblo’s history that defines the salon’s concept. “People who come here from other areas are really intrigued by the culture,” says Martinez, “and we wanted to produce something that you couldn’t find anywhere else.” By using unconventional, native ingredients and promoting a high-quality spa atmosphere, Tamaya Mist is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
Year Founded: 2001
Director: Stephanie Martinez
Address/Phone: 1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004; 505.867.1234
Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
Signature Treatment: Timeless Manicure
Best Selling Service: Gel manicure