More spa services are being offered in the privacy of guests’ rooms at luxury hotels.
In-room massages are a standard amenity at most upscale hotels, but luxury properties are increasingly giving their guests a chance to enjoy more elaborate spa treatments en-suite. The Chatwal in New York City, for example, has a package through its Elizabeth Arden spa that includes reflexology, a warm cream manicure and a blow dry and style for women, and hair trim and neck cleanup for men ($534).
Imanta Punta de Mita, a Relais & Châteaux property on Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, has a 90-minute honey and almond exfoliation followed by a massage ($200). Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort in St. Lucia, has a 50-minute sun soother wrap that uses aloe, lavender and oatmeal to help reduce the effects of overexposure to the sun and incorporates a 20-minute head massage ($100). The Montage in Deer Valley, Utah, has an hourlong oxygen facial in which the therapist brings the oxygenating machine into the room ($270).
Some properties offer all of their spa services in-room for an additional cost: Amanyara on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos charges $50 extra for its more than two dozen choices, while the St. Regis Bahia Beach in Puerto Rico charges $75 for its Spa Without Walls offering, which allows guests to have a treatment at locations on its grounds, including in their bedrooms.
These door-to-door options don’t come cheap, but according to Mia Kyrico, chief brand officer for SpaFinder Wellness, an online service that connects consumers with spas, they benefit both guests and hotels.
“There is a huge and growing demand in travel for wellness-related services, but not everyone feels comfortable going to a public space for a treatment,” she said. “Businesswise, it’s smart for hotels because they can offer it without too much extra cost on their end.”Latin America and Caribbean - Caribbean