|Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars, at 55,000 square feet, is one of the largest on the Strip.|
If Las Vegas is a fantasy playground, Las Vegas spas are its ultimate indulgence. From the elegant to the decadent, the city’s high-end spas are as eclectic as the hotels that house them. Luxury travelers who think they’ve seen it all have probably not seen it all in Vegas.
Here’s how to make your next Las Vegas trip a spa getaway.
|SLS Las Vegas' Ciel Spa offers several treatments fit for a girls’ getaway.|
The SLS Las Vegas’ opening on the site of former Sahara Hotel & Casino was the city’s big news last year. And the property remains in the headlines with its three distinctive towers, dining concepts and social spaces designed by Philippe Starck. The edgy ambiance, energy and style carries over to the resort’s Ciel Spa.
Ciel features 10 treatment rooms, a fitness center, herbal steam room and a spa menu heavy on the pampering. If being slathered in warmed scented shea butters and warmed seaweed serums sounds divine, this is the spa for you. The latter can reportedly detox away your inevitable overindulging. (This is Vegas after all.)
If you’re on a ladies getaway, consider booking Red Carpet Facial fun treatments. A proprietary lactic and amino acid formula promises to steam-clean pores, refine away lines and increase elasticity. Or opt for the custom fruit enzyme body peels, which help promote circulation. Seasonal options for the spring include a Kiwi Raspberry Enzyme Facial or Brandied Pear Body Buff.
Ciel Spa incorporates the Olga Lorencin Skin Care line, which is popular with a number of A-list celebrities. Travel agents are welcome to make reservations for clients, who must be at least 18 for treatments. Contact Spa Manager Keri Printy ([email protected]; 702-761-7089) with any questions.
Following a luxurious spa day at Ciel, make sure to visit the newly opened resort pool. It heightens the spa experience with cabanas, daybeds and “floating” lily pads for total relaxation. As for accommodations, book a suite in the Lux Tower, where the spa is located. Suites feature floor-to-ceiling enclosed balconies, tapestry-like wall coverings and peek-a-boo showers.
In the evening, popular resort nightlife venues such as LiFE and The Sayers Club are huge draws. For suggestions off-site, ask Chief Concierge Ben Zaidi ([email protected]) about other local hotspots.
If the SLS is Phillipe Stark-industrial chic, Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace is Asian-inspired indulgence. The 181-room luxury hotel-within-a hotel is a tranquil haven compared to the frenetic ambiance of Caesars. Your spa-like experience begins in your room. Bathrooms feature oversized walk-in teak and imported stone showers with Japanese bathing stools. For the ultimate stay, the three-bedroom 10,500-square-foot Nobu Villa on the rooftop features a secluded Zen garden and in-room spa services from Caesars’ renowned QUA Baths & Spa.
If you can’t snag the villa, don’t despair.
Nobu-branded treatments are available for all at QUA. Located in Caesars’ Augustus Tower, the 55,000-square-foot facility is one of the largest on the Strip. Designed to capture the essence of ancient Roman spa rituals, it does that and then some.
|Espa at Vdara offers signature European heat experiences, taking guests through a therapeutic journey of temperature changes.|
The ancient Romans, for example, didn’t have an Arctic Ice Room with falling snow.
Ask for Nobu treatments such as the Nagomi Ritual. It consists of a floral foot bath and scrub using crystallized honey particles. That’s followed by a spinal column drizzle with four different aroma nectars, a massage and facial. The facial incorporates the aesthetic medicine Carboxitherapy concept, which uses CO2 as the chief component of an anti-aging regimen.
Nobu’s Diamond Magnetic Body Ritual balances chakras and provides a diamond polishing exfoliation to help relieve stress. Or choose from micro-particles of bamboo, green tea, rose hip oil and honey to create a customized Scrub Bar treatment.
Make sure to leave time in your schedule to enjoy QUA’s Roman baths, Laconium steam baths, Vichy showers, chakra-balancing crystal rooms, herbal steam and sauna. Afterward, the tea sommelier in the relaxation lounge will concoct a beverage to complement your treatment.
In contrast to the opulence of QUA, ESPA at Vdara Hotel & Spa is sleekly minimalistic. That suits the devotees of the non-gaming, non-smoking property quite well, thank you. The spa experience will quite literally beckon you, with a waterfall that flows from the upper story to the spa check-in desk. Simply follow the sound of the water up a spiral staircase for your treatments.
Upon arrival, you’ll receive the Vdara Welcome Journey. It’s a bamboo tray with a detox health shot and a warm towel infused with ESPA restorative oil. Vdara partners with the ESPA skincare brand, which uses 100 percent natural oils. Treatments emphasize holistic health and organic ingredients. Additionally, ESPA is the first in Las Vegas to join the Green Spa Network, which promotes environmental consciousness.
Signature ESPA treatments include the On the Rocks chakra balance. It features a warm foot soak, body brushing and volcanic stone massage. Braving the great outdoors? The Desert Rose treatment of Palmerosa and Rose geranium aromatic oils will help nourish your skin for the desert sun. Post-treatment, unwind even more in the hot plunge and eucalyptus steam rooms. Or, enjoy a healthy drink from the smoothie bar.
Agents can make ESPA treatment appointments for clients. Contact Spa and Salon Manager Kim Key ([email protected]; 866-745-5694) with any questions.
For your spa getaway at Vdara, the Panoramic Suite is a great option. It features 270-degree views, a spa-style tub and kitchenette in case you want to whip up some healthy snacks.
On the other hand, it’s a shame to forego the great dining options available nearby. Vdara’s CityCenter location is adjacent to Aria Resort & Casino, with its highly rated entertainment, nightlife and dining selections. For the best suggestions, check in with Vdara’s Chief Concierge Hakan Kalinov ([email protected], 866-391-7111).
At the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, spa facilities are relatively modest in size and completely devoid of gimmickry. In other words, exactly what you’d expect. In this case, the property itself is an intimate enclave on the top floors of the Mandalay Tower, with its own private entrance.
Located off the (non-gaming) lobby, The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas features 12 massage rooms, one couple’s suite, three esthetician rooms and two nail rooms. The ambiance is signature Four Seasons elegance, with a décor of neutral creams and corals.
|Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars captures the essence of ancient Roman spa rituals.|
You’ll find a treatment menu of facials, body wraps and scrubs. Products are from the Phytomer, Natura Bisse, Jack Black, Kimberly Parry and FarmHouse Fresh lines. Regularly hosting guests from around the globe, children over 12 years old are welcome.
Though it doesn’t offer medical treatments per se, all offerings focus at The Spa have an anti-aging bent. The most popular are the Four Seasons Custom Massage, the Youthful Hydration facial and the Four Seasons Ultimate facial. The latter incorporates a NuFACE device to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Treatments should be booked as early as possible. For questions or advice, contact Spa Director Shannon Mariani ([email protected]; 702-632-5000).
The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas also focuses on overall wellness. Programs include yoga classes on the outdoor Fountain Terrace. Though there is no spa cuisine menu, the Veranda restaurant does offer many healthy dishes including vegan and gluten-free options. You can also order from the room service menu and have the items delivered to The Spa.
For the ultimate spa weekend, reserve one of the Four Seasons Presidential Strip-View Suites. The 2,225-square-foot accommodations include a living room, sitting area and master bedroom, plus a dining room for eight.