Holtz Spa is a World Class Spa Destination
Holtz Spa has always been a popular place to unwind for technology titans and political powerbrokers with capital stress. The Ottawa spa opened in 1985 as a full service spa, fitness studio and hair salon; along with Sante Restaurant, which garnered rave reviews for its Asian Fusion Cuisine. With its size almost doubled to 10,000 sq. ft. after a major renovation, Holtz Spa remains Ottawa’s largest spa facility specializing in Advanced Skin Care, Anti-Aging Therapies, Bridal, Couples and Corporate Services. Sensuous, calming and fragrant treatment rooms invite clients to relax and enjoy a soothing massage, luxurious body treatment or Signature Skin Care Treatment.
Holtz has developed a strong position within the spa industry both in Canada and the United States. The company is an active member of ISPA, the International Spa Association, a founding Director of The Leading Spas of Canada and an active member of the Premier Spas of Ontario.
“Holtz Spa is at the forefront of the spa industry, bringing innovation, inspiration and wellness to a new level” said Pat Corbett, former Chairman of The Leading Spas of Canada. “Indeed, Donna Holtom’s contributions have greatly added to the development of the spa industry in Canada”.
In May 2002, Donna Holtom inaugurated her first Holtz Spa franchise at the Hilton Suites Hotel in Markham, just 30 minutes from downtown Toronto. The magnificent entrance to the $3.5 million Holtz Spa faces a remarkable curved glass staircase and stunning natural waterfall leading to the second level. The curved walls, clean lines, and open concept Aromatherapy Lounge with fireplace, evokes a Zen-like sense of life’s pure essentials.
“This is truly a world-class spa” said hotel owner Herman Grad, President and CEO of Leisureworld Inc. “With the leadership and experience of Canada’s best spa operator, we have created a spa-hotel destination unlike any other in North America.”
At Holtz Spa, we believe human potential and life sciences have no boundaries. We demonstrate that everyday through innovative treatments and services that embody health and wellness. Our mission at Holtz Spa is to be a dynamic organization inspiring positive change in the spa industry, the community, our staff and especially our clients lives.
Donna Holtom has a vision. It was her strong views on the role of community in her Ottawa businesses that captured the attention of the Woman’s Business Network, which presented her with the prestigious Business Woman’s Achievement Award in 2000.
Ms. Holtom who owns both Holtz Spa and Santé Restaurant has received several tributes that cited her as a tremendous leader and entrepreneur. The mother of 4 is also known for her volunteer work with, among others, the Tulip Festival, the Ottawa Art Gallery and the National Arts Centre. She also runs art shows at Sante Restaurant in an effort to promote local artists.
Donna Holtom sees her businesses as an opportunity to give back to the community. “I think it’s all about role-modeling….sharing information”. She attributes her family and her talented staff for much of her success, which she says is based on specializing in areas that can be easily brought together: food, health and wellness.
Holtz Spa is committed to diffusing its philosophies on health and wellness not only within the local community, but also nationally and internationally with Ms Holtom’s participation and collaboration with the Canadian Tourism Commission Task Force on Spa and Wellness, The Thailand Department of Export Development, The International Spa Association, Leading Spas of Canada and the Global Spa Summit.
Ms Holtom has also created a network of Community Partners with which she offers continuing financial support, not to mention the numerous donations to local organizations, businesses and associations. Community Partners include: Canadian Cancer Society, MS Society, The Children’s Aid Society, United Way, Variety Club, The Arthritis Society, CNIB, The Ottawa Hospital, Reach Canada, Water Canada and the Palliative Care Outreach Program.