From the LA Magazine’s feature: Winter Getaways to LA Hotel Spas
Downtown’s Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, is a perfect urban oasis for enjoying luxury treatments at the 8,000-square-foot full-service Ritz-Carlton Spa. Guests can book a “Rejuvenate You” two-night hotel and spa package that is available through December. Treatments include body massages, facials, and manicures and pedicure, along with full hair and make-up services. Poolside tents and cabanas are also available. www.ritzcarlton.com.
CURE SPA at the Malibu Beach Inn has recently unveiled a new signature treatment just in time for the holiday season. Drift away to the sounds of the ocean at the hotel’s oceanfront cozy spa suite overlooking Malibu’s Carbon Beach while indulging in the Hot Bamboo Massage, a full body massage that offers a tranquil fusion of hands on massage, and heated bamboo application, rolled and massaged in areas of tension to release stress from the body and nourish parched winter skin. CURE SPA also offers deep tissue massage, exfoliation and detoxifying, and a special skin treatment for youth. Private yoga classes may be scheduled by request on the beach. www.malibubeachinn.com.
Beat the winter blues at the 50,000-square-foot oceanfront Spa, Fitness and Wellness Center and Salon at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. For a pick-me-up during the busiest season, book the Holiday Rescue Day Spa Sampler package. Guests receive a power-boost smoothie and two of the following: 30-minute Relaxing Classical Massage, 30-minute Mini Facial, or 45-minute Spa Manicure. Spa the night away with the Holiday Rescue Overnight Spa Escape, which includes overnight accommodations, choice of 60-minute spa treatment, choice of 60-minute manicure or pedicure, Bento box lunch for two at the Spa Café, complimentary access to the spa and fitness center and daily resort fee. Other seasonal treatments include a deep forest treatment, pumpkin spice detox and the holiday hustle for those short on time. The spa has received four awards, including Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List” accolade for 2010. www.terranea.com.
Hotel Bel-Air on the Westside has just opened its brand-new 4,134-square-foot Spa by La Prairie. The new spa features seven treatment rooms, including a couples retreat with a private patio area. La Prairie’s comprehensive menu of services includes customized de-aging facials for men and women, pampering body treatments, manicure services and therapeutic massages. www.hotelbelair.com.
Find your bliss at Bliss Spa at the W Los Angeles-Westwood. The spa has 7,000 square feet of tension-releasing space that features a retail boutique, movie-while-you-manicure nail stations, 10 treatment rooms for facials and massages, and luxury men’s and women’s lounges. The spa also showcases Bliss trademark touches including rhythm and blues tunes and a popular brownie buffet. www.whotels.com.
Guests of Ciel Spa at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills can unwind in a 5,000-square-foot spa that offers a menu of traditional and innovative treatments. Six treatment rooms are equipped with music and soothing lighting that can be customized for each guest. Hotel room packages are available with a spa credit. Spa patrons can also enjoy refreshing and healthy dishes created by acclaimed chef José Andrés. www.slshotels.com.
Relax like a celeb at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa. The holidays are a great time to indulge with a spa package, which includes a 50-minute Swedish massage or Signature Spa Luce facial, overnight accommodations and breakfast for two as well as a Hollywood and Highland VIP discount card, perfect for holiday shopping. In addition to its state-of-the-art Spa Luce, the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel earned the ENERGY STAR® label from the U.S. EPA for efforts in water and energy conservation.