Sparkling Hill is an award-winning resort nestled in the rolling hills of the Okanagan Valley. Recognized around the world for its leadership in health and wellness hospitality, the resort prides itself in its continued dedication to providing an unforgettable experience for each guest.
The resort is the vision of Gernot Langes-Swarovski, head of the Swarovski Crystal family, as a means of bringing the benefits of European spas to North America. He chose the the Okanagan Valley as the setting for his dream, smitten with its natural beauty. The resort was brought to life in an extraordinary way, with Swarovski crystals worked into every aspect of the resort’s architecture.
The simple brilliance of the crystals is masterfully displayed and expanded upon throughout the resort, from the stunning waterfall chandelier in the lobby to the sky of crystals above the indoor pool. In the 149 luxurious guest rooms and penthouse, the shimmering crystals animate fireplaces, light fixtures, and starry ceilings. Each room can easily be transformed into an outdoor oasis, with floor to ceiling windows that offer sweeping views of either the majestic Monashee Mountains or Okanagan Lake.
The resort is very close to many of the Okanagan Valley’s favourite pastimes, such as golfing, hiking, and wine tours. Heli-skiing, heli-fishing, and helicopter wine tours all depart from the resort’s own helipads. Summer brings a world of opportunity for water sports on the eight nearby lakes. When the weather turns cold, world-class skiing and snowboarding is waiting nearby at the world famous Silver Star Mountain Resort.
The resort itself houses the finest dining destination in the area, PeakFine. Set under a stunning crystal chandelier, the menu emphasizes fresh, locally harvested ingredients. The best of the valley’s spectacular wines, including the Sparkling Hill’s own Crystal Wines, are showcased at both PeakFine and the more casual Barrique & Java. For special events and private dining, the elegant, rustic Gernots awaits.
At the heart of the resort is KurSpa, a unique European style spa, clinic, and wellness centre. Spread out over 40,000 square feet, it is the largest in Canada and shines as a world leader in wellness hospitality. Seven unique aromatherapy, steam, sauna rooms rejuvenate the soul, and over 100 transformative spa treatments and therapies detoxify and encourage optimum health. Even the simple peace of relaxing in the serenity pool is enhanced with underwater music and a starry sky of Swarovski crystals. The signature KurSpa treatment is the European Cryotherapy Cold Sauna, the first of its kind in North America.
With cutting-edge spa treatments, world class dining, a breathtaking setting, Sparkling Hill shines as one of the top resort destinations in North America. Whether a simple weekend getaway, a corporate wellness retreat, or something special, the resort will transform your experience into the trip of a lifetime.
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