Zen City: Top-Tier Hotel Spas
by Jill Cole
Blow dry salon at Cowshed Miami in the Soho Beach House
Cowshed Miami at the Soho Beach House
4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; sohobeachhouse.com
Treatment to try: Cowshed Salt Scrub and Massage. Ninety minutes of body brushing, deep exfoliation and massage never felt so good.
Size: 7,300 square feet, five treatment rooms
Top product: Cowshed Sandalwood Intensive Hand & Foot Treatment
Bonus: A blow-dry bar is provided for hair and makeup. Members also get access to complimentary yoga classes and boot camp instruction on the beach (not to mention delicious blueberry and chocolate muffins).
Eau Spa by Cornelia at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach
100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; ritzcarlton.com
Treatment to try: Cornelia Lumina Facial. Emerald, ruby and gold repair and smooth the face, sapphire bronzes the neck and décolleté, and caviar regenerates the skin.
Size: 42,000 square feet, 19 spa villas
Top product: Cornelia Lumina Gold Serum
Bonus: Scrub and Polish Bar includes an appointment with a mixologist, who creates scrubs, lotions and mists of aromatic herbs, oils and sea salts.
Elemis Spa at Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; elemisspa.com
Treatment to try: Ionithermie Cheek Lift Treatment. Help give your butt a lift with galvanic stimuli, while firming and toning the skin with a clay, algae and pine mask.
Size: 18,000 square feet, 16 treatment rooms
Top product: Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow
Bonus: Spa-goers can indulge in signature spa cuisine by Emeril’s.
Exhale at the Epic Residences & Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; exhalespa.com
Treatment to try: Glow. Imagine 30 minutes of heavenly doting, comprised of a dry brushing, followed by a warmed citrus-sugar scrub and relaxing white-tea lotion application.
Size: 12,000 square feet, 14 treatment rooms
Top product: G.R.N. White Tea Body Lotion
Bonus: Starting in May, guests can receive a scrub inside the hammam. Also ask about the $30 Week of Transformation special.
Lapis, the Spa at the Fontainebleau
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; fontainebleau.com
Treatment to try: Ritual Water Journeys, complimentary with any booked spa treatment. Experience relaxation and rejuvenation through mineral jet baths, deluge showers, a rain tunnel, eucalyptus steam room, hammam benches, a co-ed pool and the Bleau Rain Room.
Size: 40,000 square feet, 30 treatment rooms
Top product: Eaux Bleau Cashmere Lotion
Bonus: Outside of her New York salon, this is the only location worldwide to offer Tracie Martyn’s Red Carpet Facial.
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