Trump National Doral Weekend ~ July 18th - 21st, 2013

Trip Leaders: Jeannie Kilpatrick-Staubus and Pam Kaercher

Thirty-seven ladies from the Space Coast Ski & Travel Club enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing spa getaway in Miami. The only complaint heard was that the weekend wasn’t long enough! Once again the Doral staff was able to house us all in Lodge 6 and provide hospitality suites for our group Happy Hours on Thursday and Friday evenings. It was nice to see the camaraderie as old friends reunited and new ones introduced themselves. 

Many ladies had stopped at The Gardens Mall, Boca Town Center or The Dolphin Mall on their way down to Doral and were anxious to tell about the great summer shopping bargains they found. We were all excited to leave the stresses of jobs and obligations behind us!

This year we enjoyed Doral’s fabulous breakfast buffet in the Mesazul Restaurant since the Terrazza Restaurant was under renovation. The weather was mostly sunny so some chose to relax by the pool and cascading showers. 
In the spa building we experienced the luxury of pampering with massages, facials, de-stress aromatherapy wraps, manicures and pedicures, and reflexology appointments. 

Doral even had some $99 Spa Month Packages (such as 80 minute facials and massages) that some of us added on to our scheduled treatments! We relaxed in our white robes in the lounge area as we waited for our names to be called.

In the evenings we headed out on the town to explore dining and nightlife options. We discovered some great new restaurants with Cuban, Argentinian, and Italian cuisine. 
Some ladies went to a café bistro where they had dinner and watched a movie. Others enjoyed talking and laughing in their rooms while reminiscing about the day. 

In all, it was a fabulous weekend and we can’t wait to go back! Trump is pouring $250 million into the renovations and expansions to bring Doral back to the grandeur of its heyday some 50 years ago. All should be complete before next summer. We have chosen July 17-20 as our getaway dates so please mark your calendars now. See you in Miami!

Jeannie & Pam

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