ISPA and Château Élan celebrate the 20th Anniversary and Grand Re-Opening of the Spa at Château Élan

The Spa is Re-Branded Preferred Boutique during the Opening

The Spa at Chateau Elan Ribbon Cutting (Photo: Business Wire)

ATLANTA--()--The Spa at Château Élan celebrated its 20th Anniversary Monday evening with a reception attended by the board of the International Spa Association (ISPA).

Ella Stimpson, Chairman of ISPA cut the ribbon to mark the grand re-opening of the Spa Mansion after its $3 million dollar restoration. Joining Ms. Stimpson was the President of ISPA, Lynne Walker-McNees, Château Élan’s Managing Partner Henk Evers and two associates of Château Élan that participated in the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting 20 years ago, Senior Sales Manager, Jody Scott and Property Superintendent, Mike Brisbois.

The ceremony took place at the 35,000 sq. ft. Spa Mansion and continued with a reception inside the Spa’s restaurant, Fleur de Lis. The renovation to the Spa at Château Élan included a makeover of 14 guest suites at the Spa, the Fleur de Lis restaurant and 35 treatment rooms. A subtle theme throughout the spa is the feel of water. Restful, tranquil swirl patterns are found in the carpet, wall coverings and furnishings. Calming shades of blue, sand and sea glass are dominant throughout the rooms, lobby and waiting area. “The Spa at Château Élan is just perfect” stated Ms. Stimpson. “It has all the graciousness and style you expect from the Deep South - from the sweeping views in the quiet room of the lawn and wooded lake to the exquisite warm light blues and browns of the understated but luxurious decor.”

Doug Rollins, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Château Élan, announced during the ceremony that the Spa has rebranded. “We are thrilled to unveil our newly renovated luxury spa as a Preferred Boutique Member. The intimate nature of the spa with its 14 guest suites positions it perfectly into the Boutique Collection, giving the hotel the independent identity it deserves on the 3500 acre Château Élan Estate,” said Rollins.

Also having the pleasure of a treatment at the spa Stimpson went on to say “From the genuine yet formal greetings as you enter and are walked through processing for your spa experience to the beautifully decorated, warm and lavish treatment rooms. But of course what makes the journey worth the beauty is the skillfully executed treatment which is designed to specifically fit the needs of your body at the time of service. Happy 20th anniversary to the Spa at Château Élan. I've discovered one of the South’s hidden spa gems!”

About the Spa at Château Élan

One of Georgia’s most luxurious spas, the Spa at Château Élan is a 35,000 sq. ft., full-service European-style spa nestled inside a lakeside mansion. It includes 14 overnight guest suites and its own restaurant, Fleur de Lis. Staffed by a team of 95 professionals, the spa provides an extensive offering of European and specialized treatments, couples’ experiences, massage and wellness therapies, hydrotherapy, signature anti-oxidant winery treatments, skin care treatments, nail care, sauna, steam room and more.

About Château Élan Winery & Resort

Located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., Château Élan Winery & Resort is a 16th century style French château, Four Diamond leisure and conference destination that sits on 3,500 acres. It is the only resort in Georgia that includes a 200 acre vineyard, a full-production winery, 320 luxurious guest rooms and suites, a 25,000 sq.ft. conference center, a European spa with 14 guest suites, an equestrian show center, tennis center, seven restaurants and 63 holes of championship golf. Château Élan is a member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts. For more information, visit

About the International SPA Association

ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. More details on ISPA are available on

About Preferred Boutique

Intimate, one-of-a-kind experiences distinguish the exceptional hotels and resorts of Preferred Boutique™. This is a brand that invites its guests to just “say the word” as they create their own personal canvas of extraordinary travel memories. Launched in 2005, Preferred Boutique has rapidly emerged as the brand that defines the boutique hotel experience for travelers. Its members, each of which has 100 rooms or less, are categorized into four inspirational themes – Classic, Design, Adventure and Resort – that celebrate the art of travel and emphasize the palette of personal experiences that await each guest. Preferred Boutique is a member of the Preferred Hotel Group family of brands, a complete description of the Preferred Boutique collection, visit

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Château Élan
Doug Rollins, 678-425-6015

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ISPA and Château Élan celebrate the 20th Anniversary and Grand Re-Opening of the Spa at Château Élan The Spa is Re-Branded Preferred Boutique during the Opening


Château Élan
Doug Rollins, 678-425-6015