New global destination day spa celebrates the Tribe’s ancient hot mineral spring
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is pleased to announce today that the much-anticipated opening of The Spa at Séc-he at the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza will be Tuesday April 4, 2023.
Owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and operated by Agua Caliente Casinos, the 40,000 square foot The Spa at Séc-he is one of the most luxurious hot mineral spring spa destinations in the country. Its downtown Palm Springs, Calif. location is across the street from the Tribe’s original entertainment property –Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs.
“The opening of The Spa at Séc-he is a definingmoment for the Tribe,” Chairman Reid D. Milanovich said. “The hot spring water means everything to us. It’s at the heart of tribal life and has been a cultural resource for us and our ancestors for thousands of years. It’s not a myth; these waters are truly healing waters.”
After careful consideration, the Tribe has decided to open the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza in two phases: first, The Spa at Séc-he on April 4, followed by the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, Gathering Plaza and Oasis Trail later this year.
The Spa at Séc-he features 22 private mineral baths, 15 treatment rooms, a cryotherapy chamber, two float pod suites, a boutique fitness area, a grounding room, an acoustic wellness lounge, tranquility garden, menthol dry sauna, eucalyptus steam room, two halotherapy salt caves, a resort-style mineral pool with four Jacuzzis, luxury cabanas, full-service salon with scalp treatment beds, a cafe and a poolside bar with food service. Information on how to book services at The Spa at Séc-he will be available soon.
Design inspiration for the Spa and Cultural Plaza is rooted in Agua Caliente traditions such as basket weaving, pottery (ollas) and botanical elements native to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian Reservation.
The Tribe broke ground on the Cultural Plaza project in May 2018.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is a federally recognized Indian Tribe located in Palm Springs, California, with more than 31,500 acres of reservation lands, which include portions of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage and portions of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains. For more information about the Tribe, visit: www.aguacaliente-nsn.gov.