Located on the sprawling 23-acre grounds of the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, the new Chuan Spa is a tranquil oasis that offers signature holistic treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine. The journey starts in the Contemplation Lounge, where one discovers their element of the day. Next, step through the Moon Gate and enjoy the heat experience prior to spa services. Try the Chuan Stone Therapy, which balances yin and yang energies by integrating hot and cold stones in a therapeutic massage. Another favorite is the Chuan Muddy Elements, which integrates the five Chinese elements into five signature muds for a healing body wrap. The journey ends in the relaxing Dream Room, where guests are offered their choice of Chinese five element teas.
The Langham Hotel, 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 626 585 6414
The Spa at Beverly Wilshire
Located in the ultra-chic Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the Spa at Beverly Wilshire offers organic-focused spa treatments and the latest anti-aging services. Go on an exotic journey with the Moroccan Ritual Scrub, where hot argan oil is incorporated into a traditional Moroccan massage. For the ultimate spa and cuisine experience, the A Taste of Beauty package starts with a 90-minute spa treatment, followed by a private seven-course dinner prepared by the hotel’s executive chef.
ONE the Spa
Just a stone’s throw away from the beach in Santa Monica, ONE the Spa is nestled into a relaxing corner of luxury hotel Shutters on the Beach, with the sound of ocean waves as the backdrop for the ultimate relaxing experience. Feel renewed from head to toe, starting with the Hot Stone Massage, where heated lava rocks are massaged into your body with hot oil. Next, recharge skin with the Gold Re-Surfacing Facial that detoxifies skin with mineral-rich Hungarian Moor mud, boosts collagen with a copper lactic-acid peel, and repairs skin with an application of a gold serum. Finish off the session with Chocolate Sun, an organic sunless tanning treatment that nourishes skin and gives you that ‘just got back from vacation in the islands’ look.
Shutters on the Beach Hotel, 1 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 310 587 1712
This hidden gem in Beverly Hills treats guests to the ultimate Japanese spa experience. Everyone from Jessica Alba to Mindy Kaling have come to Tomoko Spa, which offers a series of unique and rejuvenating treatments including their signature Japanese Ofuro Bath. The Japanese Experience for Couples is a must-try, beginning with a Detox Foot Soak, followed by an Ofuro bath and the Tomoko Massage. The experience takes place in a private suite and includes lunch: sushi from Sugar Fish, organic green tea, and Japanese sweets for dessert.
Tomoko Spa, 141 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, USA, +1 310 205 7300
Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie
A five-star luxury spa, the Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie has a treatment menu of more than 40 different services. Pamper yourself from head to toe with the Diamond Perfection Body Treatment, which polishes skin to perfection with diamond and amethyst powders, ending with a Skin Caviar Luxe Soufflé Body Cream applied all over. Guests can also sign up for one of the weekly yoga classes offered by the hotel, which includes fresh fruit, juice, water, yoga mats and blocks.
The only Forbes Five Star spa in Beverly Hills, Spa Montage allows guests to bask under the skylights in a spacious co-ed mineral wellness pool located in an impressive atrium. The 20,000-square-foot spa has 17 treatment rooms, a couple’s suite, Swiss showers, dry redwood saunas, and Turkish steam rooms. Take a day off and enjoy their Live Beautifully, a half-day experience that includes a 60-minute body scrub, a Mineral Skin Re-Balancing Facial, mani and pedi, a blow dry, and a glass of champagne to top it off.
The Peninsula Spa
Adjacent to the hotel’s tranquil roof garden and a heated 60-foot outdoor pool, The Peninsula Beverly Hills is a rooftop retreat that offers guests uncompromised luxury. A series of unique treatments such as the Gemstone Revival and the Precious Ruby Massage feature oils containing precious stones, rare flower and herb essences to enhance the senses and balance energy. For those wanting to get the works, indulge in one of their luxurious manicures and pedicures like the Red Flower Nature Deluxe, which smoothes, tones and brightens hands and feet in antioxidant-rich berries, organic mushrooms and pure plant hydrosols.
Aqua Star BABOR Beauty Spa
Located at the Beverly Hilton, Aqua Star BABOR Beauty Spa is home to a unique series of highly-personalized skin and body treatments. Their Red Carpet Ready Facial is an 80-minute service that includes a heated stone aromatherapy oil on the back followed by a luxurious facial that incorporates micro-current technology to give the skin a major glow. Their specialized men’s treatment menu includes the Vital Aktiv Relaxing Back Massage, a two-in-one relaxing back treatment that loosens muscles, increases circulation and cleanses the skin through exfoliation.
The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, USA, +1 310 887 6048
Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie
A favorite among celebrities, the Hotel Bel-Air Spa treats all guests to VIP service. Spa highlights include a mosaic-tiled steam room, private marble rain showers with side sprays, and a relaxation lounge that offers a variety of tea, flavored water and light snacks. Services include facial treatments from Swiss skincare brand La Prairie; try the Platinum Rare Facial, an ultra-luxe treatment that comes with two skin therapists along with an indulgent hand and foot ritual. Complete the experience with the La Prairie Signature Caviar Massage, a luxurious massage enhanced with the benefits of skin caviar to lift and firm the skin.
Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 310 909 1681
Tucked away in the cozy coastal community of Manhattan Beach, Trilogy Spa offers award-winning massages, facial and body treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. Their Fire and Ice Facial features serums and creams with aromas of warm cinnamon and cool peppermint that instantly brighten, smooth and tighten the skin. For those in the mood for some company during their spa session, Trilogy offers clients a hands-on personal instruction with one of their highly trained therapists to teach couples a customized series of at-home massage techniques.
Trilogy Spa, 451 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA, +1 310 760 0044