• Relax & Rejuvenate at Ocean Place's Newly Redesigned Spa

    FROM THE Spring 2017 ISSUE

Maybe it's the ocean views, as the resort fronts the Atlantic Ocean with a stretch of sandy beach. Maybe it’s the amenities—think 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Or, maybe it’s the convenience, since it’s only one hour south of Manhattan by car, train or ferry. Whatever the reason, Ocean Place Resort & Spa has been a favorite of leisure and business travelers alike for 27 years.

Now, with the recent $4 million, 14,000-square-foot spa, Ocean Place has outdone itself. The spa has a South Beach style—think white-on-white with plenty of ocean views. Snag a seat on one of the oversized white chaises and look out to the crashing waves to unwind before or after a treatment. The newly redesigned spa offers a full-service salon, fitness center, indoor pool with heated soaking tub and outdoor pool with Jacuzzi. 

For planners, one of the best reasons to book this spa is its sheer size—13 treatment rooms mean groups can enjoy treatments simultaneously rather than being forced to participate in shifts. From massage and body wraps to facials and herbal soaks, the spa’s treatment menu runs the gamut, while the salon offers hair treatments and styling, plus nail care and makeup artistry. 

Looking for an outdoor venue to host a large group for dinner?  


The City of Bryan has announced that Jamie Cox will be the general manager of the Legends Event Center, a 122,300-square-foot indoor event facility scheduled to open in late 2022. Most recently, Cox served as general manager of the Publix Sports Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. 


With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.