Los Angeles knows a thing or two about the finer things in life, and what better way to live the high-life than to pamper yourself with a luxurious spa day? Whether you need a break from the dreaded L.A. traffic or a day just to relax and unwind, Los Angeles is home to a number of luxury hotels with world-class spas. So, if you are looking to get pampered in La La Land, look no further than some of these top treatments in the City of Angels.
The Spa at The Maybourne Beverly Hills is a 20,000-square-foot calming oasis in the heart of Beverly Hills. Whether choosing a full day’s sensory journey or individual treatments, the serene sanctuary offers 17 treatment rooms and a mineral pool. The spa also recently partnered with aesthetics expert and skincare pioneer Dr. Barbara Sturm. Book the spa’s most luxurious ‘‘I am beautiful’ facial ($1,400 for 105 minutes) and plump, tighten, exfoliate and hydrate all in one with a technology-driven microdermabrasion, oxygen, LED light and ultrasound facial.
Inside the iconic Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, The Spa at Beverly Wilshire is an 8,000-square-foot oasis of beauty and serenity in the heart of Beverly Hills. Exclusive to The Spa at Beverly Wilshire, the Beverly Wilshire Signature Facial ($995 for 90 minutes) begins with a HydraFacial before the skin goes through microcurrent, galvanic technology, as well as oxygen infusion before finishing with a décolleté mask, leaving skin ready for your close up while walking around Beverly Hills.
The Peninsula Spa at The Peninsula Beverly Hills boasts seven treatment rooms, a nail suite and a serene lounge. Incorporating highly effective treatments with expert therapists and luxurious products, The Peninsula Spa offers manicures and pedicures, as well as reflexology, massages and facials. Book the most extravagant and results-driven facial on the market, the MBR (Medical Beauty Research) Facial ($1,600 for 120 minutes), which utilizes the most powerful, pure and effective ingredients.
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills features eight treatment rooms, a beautiful Nail Suite and unique treatments and packages like the Glitz, Glamour and Glow and Weekday Wellness. For a truly indulgent experience, book the Synchronized Massage ($650 for 90 minutes), in which two skilled therapists work rhythmically and in harmony for the ultimate relaxing massage.
Other top spas and treatments include:
- La Prairie Spa at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills with its Rejuvenating Platinum Facial ($550 for 90 minutes)
- Sea Wellness Spa at Hotel Casa del Mar and its Endless Summer Bliss package (starts from $470)
- The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa with its Marilyn Monroe Massage ($500 for 90 minutes)
- Fairmont Spa Century Plaza and its Moonflower Polish and Glow treatment ($450 for 90 minutes)
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