Recent Spa Renovations
While we were all staying home, many properties took the opportunity to upgrade their facilities to be fresh and ready when guests returned. These three hotels put their money where their spas are.
At the 218-room Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, local design firm ForrestPerkins turned the 12,000-square-foot spa into a garden oasis. New is a hand-forged metal trellis with vines, leaves and flowers, which was created by local artist Larry Whiteley (see the ceiling in the photo above). Upgraded were the reception and retail areas, the nail spa and hair salon, and the men’s and women’s relaxation lounges. A spa-dining lounge was added and the treatment area was reconfigured to add two more rooms for a total of 13. The treatment menu now features the “Diamond Facial,” which aims to improve the elasticity and luminosity of the skin; and “Calm, Balance, and Delight,” which uses a hemp-derived edible and craniosacral therapy to boost overall health and immunity, followed by a full-body massage and a CBD foot treatment.
Canyon Ranch Lenox Resort in Massachusetts also has revamped its spa, using the talents of architect and interior designer Lauren Rottet. The new look pays closer attention to the natural surroundings of the Berkshires, reinforcing the property's commitment to well-being and restoration. The Fieldstone Lounge and the Sargent Brook Lounge were redone with small group gatherings in mind, and a demonstration kitchen was added for more communal experiences.
As part of a multimillion-dollar renovation to the 100-room Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Ariz., the award-winning Amara Spa was upgraded with an updated design, a new 24-hour fitness center and a retail corner. Coming this summer is a whole new treatment menu.