Ritz Carlton Spa Los Angeles — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Ritz Carlton Hotels
Seasonal spa treatments are gaining popularity as resorts stay on trend looking for new and unique ways to tantalize their guests. This holiday season, delicious spa rituals and treatments using holiday-inspired ingredients such as ginger, peppermint, chocolate, pumpkin and cranberry are becoming more creative and popular than ever. Guests can relax, rejuvenate and unwind pre- or post-holiday to renew their skin or calm their seasonal stress with these amazing offerings.
Ritz Carlton Spa Los Angeles — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Ritz Carlton Hotels
Downtown Los Angeles’ only full-service spa has plenty of Old Hollywood glamour with cold plunge showers surrounded by marble and gold-engraved walls, along with a selection of extravagant treatments. With nine treatment rooms, this 8,000-square-foot spa offers carefully chosen services inspired by leading product lines and the abundant natural resources of the Southern California locale. During the holiday season, a treatment such as a hot chocolate stone massage or a vanilla chai-spice scrub are inspired by classic holiday treats and offer plenty of skin-nourishing benefits. Treatments not to miss include:
Hot Chocolate Stone Massage
This returning favorite brings a holiday twist to the traditional hot stone massage, using soothing chocolate oils with heated basalt stones to relax knotted muscles, relieve tension and revive the holiday spirit.
Cinnamon Cider Facial
This treatment begins with a cinnamon-spiked Hungarian mud to deeply exfoliate skin, followed by a nourishing vitamin-rich carrot mask, and is finished with a refreshing apple cider toner to balance skin PH levels for bright, glowing skin.
Vanilla Chai Scrub
An aromatic blend of exotic spices, coupled with rich notes of vanilla, stimulates the senses. Extracts of ginger, cardamom and black pepper are combined with organic coconut and sugar to soothe muscle and joint discomfort and gently smooth away dry skin.
Warming Vanilla Chai Manicure and Pedicure
The warming agents found in clove and cardamom delicately detoxify the skin, while antioxidants found in vanilla beans soften soles.
Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Phoenix, Arizona — Photo courtesy of Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
The largest luxury resort in Arizona also includes Marriott’s first Revive Spa–a 28,000-square-foot facility with 47 treatment rooms, a heated outdoor pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and an organic bistro; there’s plenty to keep the spirits warm and tranquil. Winter-inspired treatments include:
Gingerbread n’ Butter Body Scrub
This treatment will leave you warm all over. Start by being wrapped in a sparkling antioxidant olive fruit-and-grapeseed oil soak blend full of vitamins and a spicy gingerbread scent that you will long to sip. Next, a brown sugar-and-pecan-whiskey polish leaves a glistening sheen to skin. Finally, you will be drizzled in a velvety rich, warm butter blend of emollient shea, cocoa and mango butters that melt into skin, leaving you instantly irresistibly soft.
Start with an exfoliation of the feet and lower legs using a natural invigorating sugar scrub to reveal soft skin. Next, a detoxifying and nourishing clay soufflé mask penetrates for the ultimate hydration. Finally, the grapeseed oil is applied and a custom blended peppermint whipped body cream nourishes your feet. Finish with a color perfect for the holiday season.
The Ranch at Rock Creek Phillipsburg, Montana — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of The Ranch at Rock Creek
The Ranch at Rock Creek
Situated on 6,600 acres of rugged Montana wilderness, this resort offers an array of rustic yet elegant accommodations and a lovely 2,000-square-foot spa with creative holiday treatments.
St. Nick’s Winter Facial
A gentle moisturizing milk cleaner washes away impurities and leaves skin extra smooth. Adding a vitamin-rich brown sugar-and-honey scrub helps improve circulation while bringing back Christmas memories. This treatment concludes with a rich antioxidant and antibacterial chocolate mask to combat free radicals and pack your skin with extra moisture in the cold weather.
Winter Warming Ritual
Get your blood flowing with the cleansing and detoxifying Winter Warming Ritual. Begin by heating up in the cedar sauna for 20 minutes, contrasted by a quick cold shower and then plunge into a hot bath. This hot-to-cold therapy creates a healthy workout for your blood vessels, enhancing circulation during winter months. This treatment concludes with a restorative massage.
Enjoy a Winter Solstice all day, and then come plunge into a warm, detoxifying, immune-boosting bubbly bath featuring therapeutic essential oils. Warm up the scents of the season as you melt into the luxurious soak and massage.
Caramel Valley Ranch, Carmel, California — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Caramel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch
One of the most amazing spa resorts in California, Caramel Valley Ranch hosts a 10,500-square-foot spa “Spa Aiyana” which crafts custom spa rituals and seasonal offerings. Treatments are typically based on one of four specialized gardens, lavender, herb, aiyana and alchemist to restore and relax. Two holiday treatments not to be missed include:
Ginger-man-i and Pedi
Enjoy natural nail care options combined with holiday flavor. The Ginger-man-i and Pedi provides powerful moisture to dry winter hands and feet. A chai spice-and-vanilla sugar polish gently awakens the skin while the gingerbread-and-orange butter deeply nourishes it. Combined with a precise file, buff and cuticle care and topped off with your choice of polish, this winter-wonder nail care will get your hands and feet ready to enjoy a merry holiday season
Holiday Recovery Body Essence
Pamper your skin pre- or post-holidays. Organic myrtle-and-orange spice full-body polish will detox and soften skin, followed with a warm calendula-and-ginger body butter massage. This 80-minute treatment is sure to let your senses slide right into the magical season.
Ritz Carlton Naples, Florida — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Ritz Carlton Hotels
Escape to the Ritz-Carlton in Naples this holiday season for perfectly toasty weather, gorgeous white sand and a luxurious spa with steam rooms, saunas and aqua lounges along with an outdoor mineral pool and spa treatments you won’t soon forget. Holiday offerings include:
Cranberry-and-Pomegranate Scrub and Wrap
The antioxidant powers of cranberry, pomegranate and naseberry are used in an invigorating full-body exfoliation with a cranberry-and-pomegranate sugar scrub, followed by an application of naseberry body lotion to revitalize and hydrate your skin. While cocooned in hydration, you will also enjoy a relaxing head and scalp massage.
Red Currant Facial
Keep your skin looking vibrant and beautiful with this antioxidant-rich formula of red currant, elderflower and magnolia bark. Ideal for all skin types, this anti-aging treatment also protects your skin, minimizes inflammation, repairs sun damage and moisturizes while keeping breakouts at bay.
Cranberry-and-Pomegranate Manicure & Pedicure
Pamper your hands and feet with the gift of age-defying powers created by combining cranberries with pomegranates. During this ultra-relaxing treatment, hands and feet will be groomed, polished and lightly massaged–leaving them soft and supple ready to dance all New Year’s Eve.
St. Regis Aspen, Aspen Colorado — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of St. Regis Aspen Resort
St. Regis Aspen
From Champagne and chocolate to warm, cozy throws and customized treatments, you will enjoy this luxurious resort and spa in the heart of Aspen. Be sure to stop in the oxygen lounge, steam cave or at the confluence waterfall. This holiday season, St. Regis Aspen is offering something special.
Sugar Plum Fairy Special
Remède Spa at the St. Regis Aspen Resort is offering a Sugar Plum Fairy Special in honor of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s production of thes classic The Nutcracker. The Sugar Plum Fairy Special includes a spa treatment, with 10% of proceeds donated to the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s scholarship program, and high tea, a St. Regis Brand tradition (the special runs from December 1 through December 17).
Upon entering the spa, guests are greeted by a life-size nutcracker, a quintessential staple of the holiday season, before being whisked into the spa to enjoy such amenities as the confluence waterfall room, oxygen lounge and more. After a revitalizing use of the amenities, guests are welcomed into the Relaxation Lounge, where high tea is spread out, complete with freshly brewed tea and an assortment of sugar scones, finger sandwiches and a selection of other holiday sweets and treats (think The Nutcracker-style!).
Lake Austin Spa, Austin Texas — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Lake Austin Spa
Lake Austin Spa
This award-winning destination spa is nestled on 19 lakefront acres in the legendary Hill Country of Central Texas. Open year-round, the resort offers the luxury of a world-class spa and the warmth of a best friend’s lake house. Lake Austin Spa Resort has abundant organic Healing Gardens, from which herbs are picked daily to be used both in the kitchen and in select spa treatments. Treatments not to miss this holiday season include:
Rosemary Citron Sensation
Deep forest body oils with juniper and evergreen make this a holiday-scented treat, with a blend of rosemary and mineral-rich sea salts, plus circulation-stimulating citron oils and detoxifying herbal extracts. Take home a revitalizing scrub that will leave your skin smooth and polished and enjoy a purifying application of deep forest body oils with notes of juniper and evergreen.
Lime & Ginger Pick-Me-Up
Ginger body butter and a lime soufflé combine for protection against cold-weather illnesses, making this the perfect holiday remedy. It’s a healthy combination because limes are known for being antibacterial, calming and uplifting, while ginger stimulates digestion, increases circulation and strengthens the body against colds and flu. At the end, you will be rubbed with lime-and-ginger body butter. This amazing ginger-and-lime salt soufflé will leave you feeling invigorated and refreshed.
Canyon Ranch Spa Club at The Venetian and Palazzo, Las Vegas — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian and Palazzo
Canyon Ranch Spa Club at The Venetian and The Palazzo
Located on the fourth floor of The Venetian and third floor of The Palazzo, the 134,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch SpaClub features an array of unique pampering treatments. We love their creative New Year’s Day offerings below.
Too much bubbly on New Year’s Eve? A therapeutic body wrap that uses the detoxifying blend of nature’s best ingredients will restore your body back to the way you felt–before last night.
Hangover Hydration Massage
Relax and hydrate after a night out on the town. Nourishing the skin, eliminating toxins and strengthening the immune system will leave you rejuvenated and feeling back to normal.
Bed Head Blowout
The evening may have lasted well after midnight but no need to look like it. This treatment, selected for your specific needs, restores balance to you and your hair. Book separately or as a package.
Ritz Carlton Central Park, New York — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Ritz Carlton Hotels
The Ritz-Carlton Central Park
One of the most wonderful luxury spa hotels in New York, The Ritz-Carlton in Central Park, does everything right–from service to food and pure elegance. Holiday offerings from La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park will provide relaxations and holiday therapy. Holiday treatments include:
Resist winter’s effects with the combination of a warming massage and one of The Ritz-Carlton Central Park’s most hydrating facials. This treatment includes a Warm Stone Massage, Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Facial and any one product from the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection.
Quench your skin’s thirst with La Prairie’s luxurious remedies to keep skin looking clean, nourished and magnificently radiant this winter. Includes: an Ultimate Pure Gold Radiance Facial and Diamond Perfection Body Treatment.
Approach the New Year in luxurious refinement. Skin is refreshed and your spirits renewed with the legendary La Prairie Caviar Collection. This includes a Caviar Lift Facial and a Caviar Luxe Manicure and Pedicure.
Solitude at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa — Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
Solitude at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Named after one of Grand Teton National Park’s most spectacular high alpine lakes–Lake Solitude–Solitude Spa offers a selection of experiential spa services that incorporate elements found in nature–herbs, salts, mud and spring water–to delight the mind, soothe the soul and enliven the spirit. Fun holiday treatments include:
Pumpkin Pecan Body
Detox and indulge with a full-body scrub featuring a gingersnap-pecan-brown sugar mixture, followed by a pumpkin puree mask to increase circulation and leave skin with a glowing finish. A decadent way to enjoy the holidays.
Holiday Detox Therapy
Eliminate toxins built up from too many holiday and New Year’s parties with a red rock mud mask painted on the full body. The unique waterfall treatment table will rinse away the mask and a house-blended hydrating balm will be applied. You will leave completely relaxed and rejuvenated.