Las Vegas is becoming known for its "destination spas," with more than 45 luxury spas offered as amenities inside its famed resorts. The "Entertainment Capital of the World" just might become your favorite retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation. Ranging from public facilities to those available to hotel guests only, spas in Las Vegas are as varied as the resorts that house them.
Spa services offered in Las Vegas include sport, Shiatsu and Swedish massages to soothe tired muscles and smooth away kinks; body treatments including herbal baths, wraps, aromatherapy and reflexology; relaxing amenities such as steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools; and full-service salons offering manicures, pedicures, facials and hair styling.
Some resorts offer wellness centers, where professionally trained personnel offer advice on nutrition and healthy lifestyles, as well as innovative fitness facilities and equipment such as virtual reality bicycles and Cybex equipment.
Spas in Las Vegas are some of the best in the world. For example, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas ranked #4 among Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's list of the Top 100 Resort Spas in the U.S. Mainland and the #1 Spa in Las Vegas. The list came as part of the magazine's annual readers' poll. The Spa at Four Seasons offers an array of fully customized, signature and seasonal treatments uniquely conceived to hydrate skin, promote anti-aging and increase relaxation.
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas now offers the Jet Lag Recovery Experience. The spa journey will be offered complimentary for any traveler arriving from an international flight and staying at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas for five or more nights. Starting from the day of arrival, guests will enjoy unlimited access to the Tian Quan Thermal Experiences including a vitality pool, experience showers and an herbal steam room. Guests can also participate in complimentary yoga or pilates classes. Finally, guests can receive a complimentary 60-minute Oriental Essence massage.
Trump International Hotel Las Vegas has enhanced its Trump Pets program. Guests can now take part in the Paws Massage Package, which offers a 30-minute Trump Classic Massage for guests and a 30-minute massage for their pooch.
Spa & Salon Bellagio, in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil and Reebok, has added an innovative new workout class to its menu. Drawing inspiration from the strong controlled movements performed by Cirque du Soleil artists, this cardio-infused program works to develop long, lean muscles and powerful core strength. JUKARI Fit to Flex classes, led by certified instructors, are designed to help enhance flexibility, muscle tone and coordination. Set to custom-mixed Cirque du Soleil music, the 50-minute class is an inspirational complete body workout.
Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan is the newest spa experience on the Las Vegas Strip. A heated stone, or mother stone, is the centerpiece of Sahra Hammam, combining body detoxification, steam treatments and a cooling bath in a warm atmosphere. Other services include massage, skin care, body scrubs and baths.
In ARIA's 80,000-square-foot spa, nature's healing properties take center stage. Salt, stone, earth, fire and water join to create a spa experience that elevates guests to a meditative state. The two-level Spa offers 62 treatment rooms, a full-service salon, an advanced fitness center and Las Vegas' first co-ed spa balcony, featuring an outdoor infinity-edge pool and views of ARIA's spectacular poolscape.
ESPA at Vdara, an 18,000-square-foot, two-level spa, salon and advanced fitness facility, is a sensuous spa sanctuary that spotlights holistic health and well-being in an intimate environment. Comprised of 11 treatment rooms and three distinct relaxation lounges, it offers a selection of signature treatments that use quality ingredients derived from organic herbs, flowers, fruits, vegetables and essential oils. ESPA at Vdara is the first Las Vegas spa to be a member of the Green Spa Network.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is a 27,000-square-foot oasis for serenity and rejuvenation. The 1930s Shanghai-inspired spa reflects the glamour and fusion from that era. This two-level relaxation haven features a menu based on Eastern methodologies with Western applications. The Spa offers 17 treatment rooms, including seven Couple's Suites, multiple relaxation and water experiences, a Rhassoul for women and a co-ed Hammam. An expansive Fitness Center with a Yoga and Pilates Studio and Technogym cardiovascular and strength equipment also is available.
Nurture, The Spa at Luxor, features an array of innovative treatments including Peppermint Foot Therapy, Citrus Marine Detox Body Toner and Escape to Sonoma - a full-body grape seed oil massage followed by a sea salt scrub and a wine body wrap to nourish dehydrated skin.
Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace features dark wood décor and relaxing waterfalls. Introducing the concept of "Social Spa-ing," Qua offers communal areas such as the Laconium Room (providing ultra-heat therapy), the Arctic Ice Room (complete with snow falling from above), and a tea room staffed by a sommelier skilled at pairing teas with treatments offered. The new spa also features wet rooms with Vichy showers, a Men's Zone with barber spa, a Crystal Body Art room and much more.
Adventurous couples can explore the desert landscape of the Southwest through the
Adventure Spa at Red Rock Resort. Enjoy activities such as kayaking at Lake Mead, mountain biking at Red Rock Canyon, or a sunrise horseback ride. Then, follow your heart-pumping recreational activity with an indulgent therapeutic massage or aromatherapy session.
The Spa at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino takes luxury and relaxation to new heights following a 20,000-square-foot expansion that was completed in 2005. The expanded spa is just less than 30,000 square feet and includes 28 private treatment rooms, a 74-meter lap pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, full-service salon and outdoor-accessible steam room.
Spa Aquae at the JW Marriott, located 15 minutes west of the Strip in Summerlin, is a 40,000-square-foot luxury retreat incorporating 36 treatment rooms. Unique options offered here include new Fire & Ice massages and facials (using both hot and cold stones to relax and constrict muscles) and the Aquae Sulis Ritual, during which guests prepare for their treatment with a series of hot soaks followed by a cool plunge in the spa's healing waters. The spa's fitness schedule includes yoga, tai chi, fit ball, spin, Pilates and - most recently - belly dancing.
The BATHHOUSE at Delano Las Vegas is heralded as one of the trendiest spas on the Strip. The spa showcases a simple, yet elegant, decor and offers a multitude of exquisite treatments ranging from champagne facials to crème brulée body wraps.
The Spa at The Palms features an 18,000-square-foot, three-story spa including a Waterworks Suite with outdoor water therapy and water massage therapy, multiple spa treatment rooms, an aromatherapy bar, relaxation lounges, a fitness center and exercise studio.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian and Palazzo features a 134,000-square-foot facility offering skin care and body treatment rooms, movement therapy and Pilates studios, Watsu pools and a medical/wellness center, among other amenities. An article in Condé Nast Traveler included the Canyon Ranch SpaClub among the top 10 resort spas in the U.S. It is also the largest spa resort not only in Las Vegas, but also in North America.
Designed to be one the of the world's premier resort health spas, Mandalay Bay Resort's Spa Mandalay combines classic massage and body treatments with the latest in therapeutic techniques for a unique spa experience.
Paris Las Vegas features the Spa by Mandara, which specializes in customized body scrubs and wraps, special massage treatments and facials. Spa Grande Suites with oversized whirlpool bath, double-headed shower, private lounge area and personal attendants, raise the standard of spa luxury.
The Rio Spa is a luxurious, full-service facility featuring five different types of massage, whirlpools, steam rooms, saunas and body wraps. The spa also includes Michael's Salon that offers a full range of services from haircuts to manicures and a fitness area that overlooks the pool.
A wide array of massage, hydrotherapy, body and facial treatments from around the world await Bellagio's hotel guests at Spa Bellagio. Guests may choose from such exotic offerings as Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, aquatic Watsu Massage, Indian Head Massage and Thai Yoga Massage. Unwind in the redwood sauna, eucalyptus steam room and relaxation lounge. The latest in exercise equipment is available in the professionally staffed exercise room.
Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara is a sanctuary for the senses. The facility stretches over 32,000 square feet and encompasses 35 private therapy rooms, six of which are multiple therapy suites for individuals and couples. Relax and enjoy a complete menu of services including exotic facials such as the Japanese Silk Eye Zone Therapy and Aroma Stone Therapy. Experience the Magic Touches of an Exotic Jasmine Flower Bath massage or a Moroccan Bathing Ritual. Get fit in the facility's Fitness & Lifestyle Center, accompanied by your own personal trainer.
Spas also can be found in the surrounding areas of Las Vegas. Laughlin, located 90 miles southeast of Las Vegas, is home to two spas: Harrah's Laughlin Salon & Day Spa and The River Palms Spa. Both of these spas include fitness centers.
Located 80 miles north of Las Vegas, the Casablanca Spa and Salon offers traditional and New Age treatments in massage, such as reflexology, Shiatsu, aromatherapy and Watsu.
For additional information and a complete spa listing, please visit www.LasVegas.com.