National Wellness Month (August) and National Relaxation Day (August 15) are more important than ever before and with wellness coming in so many different forms, hotels/experts around the country are elevating their spa and wellness offerings in a creative, major way.
The Rittenhouse Spa & Club at The Rittenhouse | Philadelphia
The Rittenhouse Spa & Club is an opulent, full-service spa and salon experience where guests can escape the stressors of the day. Located inside the iconic Rittenhouse Hotel, part of the Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts portfolio, this luxury wellness retreat allows guests to immerse themselves in a tailored lineup of spa and salon service along with an inclusive saltwater pool, steam room and outdoor deck that is available to any spa or hotel guest. Signature experiences include The Rittenhouse Luxe Ritual, which includes a full-body exfoliation, body wrap and hot oil scalp treatment followed by a relaxing and hydrating shea butter massage tailored with the guest’s favorite aroma; and the 1000 Roses facial which invokes the tenderness of Bulgarian roses to transform imbalanced complexions into glowing softness.
Spa Brezza at San Diego Mission Bay Resort | San Diego
Spa Brezza is an intimate, nine-room wellness and spa facility at the recently renovated resort. The spa boasts San Diego’s only Himalayan Salt Table which serves as an option for an experience between a massage and Himalayan body scrub or as its own wellness meditation experience. Spa Brezza guests get to experience 25 minutes on a natural heated Himalayan salt block table with enhanced aromatherapy, listening to the sounds of meditation and experiencing a personal Himalayan salt stone therapy treatment. The spa also offers an array of treatments to relax, refresh and rejuvenate with highlights including massage therapy with options like Swedish and prenatal; body wraps including the California body renewal and the ocean detox wrap; facial treatments like the Spa Brezza signature, vitamin sea radiance and HydraFacial as well as intraceutical oxygen treatments, nail care, hair care and more.
Spa L’Auberge at L’Auberge Del Mar | Del Mar, Calif.
Spa L’Auberge's menu features a diverse selection of massages, body wraps, and facials designed to soothe the mind, body, and soul. Treatment highlights include the Coastal Sea Salt Glow, which allows for purification and detox of the body through exfoliation using sea salt that has been extracted from the Pacific Ocean; and the customized Apothecary Facial, which is crafted specifically for each guest’s needs. The spa and its treatment offerings are very much inspired by the neighboring Pacific Ocean, which is located just steps from the resort.
The Sanctuary Beach Resort | Marina, Calif.
A coastal treasure just a quick drive from California’s Monterey Bay, The Sanctuary Beach Resort is part of the Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts portfolio and serves as a seaside respite for rest and relaxation. Each weekend, the resort offers beach yoga in partnership with Monterey Bay Moves as a complimentary wellness experience for guests. The experience allows guests to reconnect with and strengthen themselves in a beautiful setting and comes with use of a beach blanked for the practice, a lavender infused face mask and a complimentary bottle of juice.
The Whitney Hotel | Boston
A luxury 65-room property in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, The Whitney, part of the Independent Collection Hotels & Resorts portfolio, is the perfect place to rest and recharge in a quiet, inviting environment. For those looking to take in the outdoors with an added touch of serenity, the Sip & Paint Experience offers a paint kit along with vintage treats and a Whitney signature blanket to use while enjoying the neighborhood.