New Strip retreat reinvents the Las Vegas spa experience with unique offerings and amenities
Las Vegas may be best known as a city of excess. But sometimes, you need a place to recover after a long night out on the town.
Enter the Strip’s newest retreat: Spa at The LINQ.
Located on the sixth floor of the newly renovated The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Spa at The LINQ opened in May 2015, marking Caesars Entertainment’s first new spa concept since QUA Baths & Spa, which was opened in 2006 at Caesars Palace.
Designed with the millennial in mind, the sleek facility features nine treatment rooms that offer an array of body treatments, massages and facials, as well as private men’s and women’s whirlpools, eucalyptus steam rooms and Himalayan salt caves.
Visitors can book a complimentary 45-minute salt cave session in advance with any paid spa treatment of $50 or more. The only salt cave on the Strip that actually infuses its air with small particles of salt, the soothing amenity is great for those suffering from congestion, sinus conditions or asthma.
Guests simply relax on one of three zero-gravity lounge chairs while breathing in the salt-infused air, which alleviates many skin and respiratory ailments.
Since the walls of the cave are lined with glowing Himalayan crystal salts, it’s not uncommon to fall asleep during the serene session.
Luckily, one of the spa’s attentive staff members will come get you when your time is up, so you don’t have to worry about being late for your service. (Guests can also leave the session early, if they so desire.)
While booking a complimentary salt cave session should be an easy decision for spa-goers to make, choosing which service you want might be a little more difficult.
For those looking for a rejuvenating treatment that both detoxifies the body and softens one’s skin, try the Alaskan Glacial Mud Wrap ($135 Monday through Thursday or $145 Friday through Sunday).
The 50-minute service begins with a dry brush exfoliation followed by an application of warm, mineral-rich glacial clay that was sustainably hand-carved from the remote waters of the Copper River Delta in Alaska.
After the mud is applied to your back, stomach, arms and legs, you’ll be wrapped up in sheets and plastic for approximately 15 minutes so the anti-aging wrap can work its magic.
During this time, some of Epicuren’s Brazilian Propolis Conditioner will be applied to your hair to revive dull, damaged tresses. Additionally, a few dabs of EmerginC Scientific Organics’ hydrating Eyelight Cream will be massaged around your eyes to help fight the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and under-eye circles.
Once you’re unwrapped, you’ll be led back to the locker area to rinse off. You will then be given a small container of 80 Acres Olive Oil Body Butter to apply to your skin, which features a scent chosen at the beginning of your service: verde, with basil, tomato leaf and freshly cut grass; lavender; or blood orange.
Unlike most other spas in town, Spa at The LINQ offers aromatherapy as a part of every service at no extra charge. Guests can even choose the type of sounds they want to listen to during their treatment (like waterfalls or birds chirping) from a playlist, or they can listen to music from their smartphone to help them relax.
Another unique feature at Spa at The LINQ is its Osmosis Harmonized Water Bar, where guests can add a few pumps of frequency-enhanced water to their drink to improve their health beneath the cellular level. Fresh-squeezed juice is available, too.
It’s these type of innovative offerings that help make the spa a real hidden gem. Expect word to get out fast, though, about this healing oasis in the desert!