Posts Tagged ‘The Ritz-Carlton’
In the summertime, I love to be outdoors. Whether I am at the beach, a barbeque, or the park, I love to enjoy some rays, preferably with a frosty drink in hand. All winter long I dream of sundresses and open-toed shoes. When the warm season finally arrives, it is a must to have freshly pedicured feet that are ready to be exposed. In an ode to the season, Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach (FL) is offering its Pure Fiji Pina Colada Pedicure ($75, 50 minutes), which is sure to satisfy guests with a double dose of indulgence. This exotic pedicure gently exfoliates the feet by combining coconut and organic sugar cane scrub infused with exotic nut oils from Fiji. After exfoliation, warm oils are applied to the lower legs to massage tired muscles, leaving guests feeling totally relaxed. The pedicure is then completed with the application of one of a wide range of nail colors, as well as a complimentary pina colada. Guests will leave feeling like they were just swept away to a tropical island.
For those us who will not be attending the Royal Nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey, do not fret. On April 29, beginning at 5 a.m.,The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans is offering royal wedding watchers a chance to see the wedding of the century in true British fashion. Guests are invited to watch the event at the Davenport Lounge on the lobby level of the hotel to enjoy traditional British teas, scones, pastries, and other English delights or drink a Bass Ale while feasting on fish and chips. Visitors will also have a chance to win a CZ sapphire necklace inspired by Princess Diana or a Royal Four Hands Massage at the The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans. After the celebration, guests then head over to the Fairgrounds for the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival—perhaps not as regal an experience as a royal wedding, but most certainly just as fun.
The holidays are over, and consumers are likely feeling the sting—and stress—of their post-gift-giving bills. The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is helping them out in the New Year with its new mid-week pricing, which helps guests chill out while saving them a few bucks. Among the reduced-priced offerings, which are available from Monday to Thursday, are a Swedish Massage ($99, 50 minutes), a Cleansing Facial ($99, 50 minutes), and an Express Mani/Pedi ($75, 60 minutes). For spa lovers who are looking to pinch a few pennies, it’s the perfect post-holiday treat.
While The Ritz-Carlton has gained acclaim for its Club Level, a high-end option that includes luxe accommodations and amenities like daily complimentary food and beverage presentations, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead has taken this option to spa-inspired heights with its Spa Level. Last weekend, while attending my cousin’s wedding with my mom, I got a chance to see it for myself. This option is ideal for spa-lovers. Each of the rooms, which are located on the spa floor and include in-room dining menus featuring options like salads, smoothies, and house-made sorbets. Additionally, the rooms include special amenities as:
- Complimentary selection of fruit-infused waters and mixed nuts and dried fruit snacks
- Tempur-Pedic® mattress and pillows
- Eco-friendly, microfiber bed linens with extra-fine weave for maximum softness
- Oversized 100-percent Turkish cotton bath towels
- Spa bathrobes and Okabashi spa slippers
- A dreamtime sleep mask
- Yoga mats, an exercise ball, and bands
- DVDs and books covering Pilates, yoga, and meditation themes
- An air purifier and a sound machine
- Kerstin Florian spa bath amenities packaged so guests may take them home
These rooms are also located in close proximity to the lovely three-treatment-room spa, where my mom and I enjoyed spa services, including the Muscle Ease Hot Stone Massage ($149, 60 minutes) for her and the Lavender Dreams ($209, 90 minutes) for me, which includes a body scrub, a lotion application, a warm wrap, and a scalp and foot massage surrounded by fragrant, calming lavender.
Indeed, it was the perfect pre-wedding relaxation experience (Here, we are pictured on our way to the wedding). Stay tuned for more about the hotel’s Spa Level and the spa in an upcoming edition of American Spa.
Beyond the beaches and the babes, South Florida is also home to the Florida Everglades, a wetlands region that begins just north of Lake Okeechobee and runs through the southern tip of the state. Until March 13, Eau Spa by Cornelia at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach (FL) is inviting its guests to make a difference while experiencing the beauty of the wild marshes with the Everglades and Eau Spa Getaway (starting at $510 per couple). The day kicks off with an educational tour of the dynamic ecosystem where guests can see the indigenous flora and fauna of the area and even plant a native Cypress tree. After getting their hands dirty, guests are taken back to the resort where they can continue to enjoy the outdoors during lunch for two in the spa’s Self-Centered Garden. An earth-inspired treatment awaits them as they can enjoy a Hot Stone Therapy-enhanced Bamboo Massage. This deep-tissue treatment features essential-oil-soaked bamboo shoots, which are rolled along the body to offer a relaxing massage, and hot stones to melt away muscle tension. This experience gives going au naturel in South Florida a new meaning.
Palm Beach, FL, is getting a Big Apple infusion thanks to a new partnership between Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach and Cornelia Fifth Avenue, New York. As of Dec. 14, the two will unite to create Eau Spa by Cornelia. According to company officials, this combined team will continue to showcase the playful, social nature for which Eau Spa has become known, while drawing upon the famed efficacy and worldwide reputation of Cornelia Fifth Avenue’s treatments, product lines, and signature guest services.
“Eau Spa by Cornelia will continue to break the spa mold by going beyond the traditional spa experience,” says Simon Lewis, owner of The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach and Eau Spa by Cornelia. “We are excited about this partnership, as Cornelia brings a new level of personalized guest service, unique and effective treatments and precision skin and body products to the boutique spa experience.”
For details on this new venture, be sure to pick up the January issue of American Spa.
As the editor of a spa magazine, I pride myself on trying out any and all spa services, no matter how obscure. One thing I’d never experienced until recently, however, was a Sensory Dry-Float Bed. I’ve been hearing news from spas around the globe about treatments that incorporate a nap on these weightlessness-inducing beds, and I’ve been dying to try it. During my recent visit to Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, I was thrilled to discover that one of my scheduled services included it. The Clock Stops ($325, 2 hours 10 minutes) treatment, which included a wrap, a scalp and foot massage, and a full-body massage, also involved a 30-minute snooze in a Sensory Dry-Float Bed. My therapist told me that after my nap, I would feel like I had a full, eight-hour night of sleep. I was a little dubious, since I rarely nod off during spa services, but she was right. After being wrapped in the warm cocoon, and feeling the bed fill with water beneath me, I conked out in a matter of minutes. And when she woke me up 30 minutes later, I felt amazingly well-rested and rejuvenated. I was so relaxed that I spent the rest of the afternoon in the sublime Self-Centered Garden, swinging in a suspended chair, nibbling on an Eau Spa Lunch Box, and reading a book, all the while wondering if it would be possible to replace my bed at home with a Sensory Dry-Float Bed. For more on the treatments, gardens, and other enchanting aspects of this south Florida spa, check out the September issue of American Spa.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the charming The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. The spa there offered subtle nods to its mountain roots, with unique art, natural design elements, indigenously inspired treatments, and more. But my favorite signature service was the Hops N’ Honey Ultimate Pedicure ($125, 75 minutes). Denver is known for its wide selection of local microbrews, and this pedicure is the perfect reminder. First, I dipped my feet in a scrumptiously scented tub in which a scoop of ME! Bath Hops ‘n Honey ice cream bath ball had been dissolved. I then received an exfoliation of my legs and feet, a PerfectSense paraffin treatment, and a soothing massage using milk-and-honey-scented lotion before receiving an application of polish. My favorite part? I got to sample three local beers while enjoying the experience, an extra I was happy to raise a glass to. For more details on the spa, keep an eye out for an upcoming issue of American Spa.