The Dewberry Spa: South Carolina's Own Slice of Heaven

Photo courtesy of The Dewberry

The Dewberry in Charleston, South Carolina has debuted The Dewberry Spa, located on the hotel’s second floor.

The Dewberry Spa space elicits calm, neutral vibes, with cypress-covered, spice-scented walls and floors, handcrafted floral wallpaper from local naturalist Rebecca Barnett, artwork by Douglas Balentine and Charleston Hughes and offers a menu of signature experiences highlighting Lowcountry elements, such as the dewberry plant, herbs and rice and sea extracts.

Signature facials, massages, body, hair and scalp treatments, waxing, tinting and nail care are all included in the spa menu options. Spa expert Lydia Mondavi helped curate the menu alongside the Dewberry, taking the time to incorporate South Carolina’s dewberry plant into every element of the spa experience. This native plant is known to have the same age-defying benefits as rose and berry extracts, the hotel said in a press release, and is also known for its natural anti-inflammatory qualities for soothing sore muscles.

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The Relaxation Room is a dedicated spa concierge that welcomes guests with custom-blended dewberry tea and a warm aromatherapy neck pillow. There is a range of chaise lounges, each designed for a different body type which is meant to heighten relaxation, the hotel said. In the five treatment rooms, there are heated water beds layered with Egyptian cotton linens and duvets. These rooms can easily accommodate couples or bridal groups, the hotel said, and allow guests to customize nearly every aspect of their experience between climate control to music selection.

Mondavi is based in Napa, and has been creating high-end wellness experiences and beauty projects for over 20 years. After college, she spent time working in the cosmetics industry and then began experimenting with different ingredients and product blends. Later marrying into a winemaking family, she found inspiration in the benefits of grape seed oils. This led to the creation of her skincare line, 29 Cosmetics. Finally teaming up with The Dewberry, she designed treatments and products that “capture the spirit of Charleston” and speak to the hotel’s location and brand.

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