The Ritz-Carlton Spa debuts today on the island of O‘ahu at the newly opened, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, welcoming guests to discover customized treatments and services inspired by traditional Hawaiian healing methods and Hawai‘i's natural surroundings. Located on the 8th floor lobby level of the newly opened luxury residential resort, the 3,400-square-foot spa serves as a tranquil respite above the vibrant and bustling streets of WaikÄ«kÄ«, featuring a contemporary and elegant space in two levels with three treatment rooms; men and women's locker rooms; rainforest shower; eucalyptus steam room; dry cedar sauna; and retail and reception area.
Hawaiian Rainforest Naturals Co-Founder and Hawaiian cultural practitioner Melia Goodenow of Hawai‘i Island developed the spa menu offerings and the signature treatments highlighting the natural surroundings found in the ahupua‘a subdivision of WaikÄ«kÄ« stretching from Mānoa Valley to WaikÄ«kÄ« Beach. All signature treatments commence with the Henoheno Ritual where guests are presented with a warm and cherishing Hawaiian welcome of ‘ano‘ai ke aloha before embarking on their journey with a foot bath that features a light lomilomi foot massage with exfoliation using yellow ginger flower essence. Signature treatments include:
• HO‘OMALU: A SENSE OF PEACE
Inspired the Hawaiian traditional ‘awa rituals, this experience creates a personal place of peace through a cleared mind and renewed presence. The treatment includes ground leg and foot mask, deep lomilomi massage and scalp treatment.
• HUKI HUKI: RENEW
KÄ« is a sacred plant that is traditionally used for spiritual and medicinal purposes. The kÄ« plant will be used to huki, or pull, the toxins and tension to renew and cleanse the body, mind and spirit. This special treatment includes mud wrap, energizing lomilomi massage and scalp treatment.
• MÄNOA MIST: REVITALIZE
Inspired by the upland forests of Mānoa, where the mist of the Tuahine rain blow down into WaikÄ«kÄ«, this treatment features healing ‘olena (turmeric) and native lehua blossoms that encourage vitality and rejuvenate the body. A full-body sugar exfoliation and an energizing lomilomi massage are included with this treatment.
Other treatments and spa services include herbal body remedies, massage therapies, facials and skin boosters. Additionally, the spa retail center features products by ESPA, The Ritz-Carlton Spa Fresh, Hawaiian Rainforest Naturals, Knesko, Coola, Yoga Balm and more. The Ritz-Carlton gift cards are also available for purchase, which can be used for spa treatments.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Spa services are available to resort guests as well as day spa visitors. Appointments can be made by calling (808) 729-9783. For more information, please visit www.RitzCarlton.com/Waikiki.