Summer in Los Angeles is the best time of year, but also in some ways the hardest. Not only does the weather and activity of the season put the most strain on your skin and muscles, but it also demands that you look your very best. That’s why a spa treatment is practically essential. Here are some specialties of LA’s Haute 5 retreats:
Spa Montage Beverly Hills
Any discussion of spas in Los Angeles has to start with the luxuriant Montage, wbose reputation in ambiance and amenities precedes it. Enjoy a facial or massage here, and you’re also welcome to spend the day at their rooftop pool. Their Fruits of the Orchard treatment includes a footbath of Jasmine, Rosehips, Bergamot, Neroli, and Sandalwood, an envigorating Lemon Blossom Coffee Olive scrub, Rose Clay Wrap and deep conditioning scalp massage, finishing with a Vichy Shower Rain Therapy and hydrating Tangerine Fig cream. Sounds simply delicious.
Spa Montage Beverly Hills is located at 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills 310.860.7840
The Spa at Four Seasons
Do we crave anything more in the summer than a margarita? The Punta Mita retreat body polish starts with a natural exfoliating margarita scrub–pure essential oils of lime, orange, apple and tangerine mixed with tequila, sunflower oil and sea salt—followed by a detoxifying Punta Mita massage, using more tequila and sage oil.
The Huntinton Spa at Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena
Newly renovated, the luxurious spa at the Huntington now offers Chuan Body + Soul treatments incorporating traditional Chinese techniques. We’re curious to try Muddy Elements, beginning with a warm oil and herbal salt exfoliation, a mud wrap integrating the five Chinese elements into five signature muds, scalp massage, face cleansing, full body mist and hydrating lotion. Add to this a bikini wax with low-temperature wax and special soothing agents.
The Huntinton Spa at Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena is located at 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena 626.568.3900
The Peninsula Spa
Intimate but well appointed, Peninsula is the first hotel spa in North America to feature the ultra-premium Shiffa precious gem oils from the Middle East. The rich natural oils are saturated with precious gems rubies (vitality), emeralds (strength), sapphires (tranquility) and diamonds (harmony), sharing their special healing powers. Select your intention, and the oil is combined with a specific matching treatment course.
The Peninsula Spa is located at 9982 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills 310.551.2888
One of the most respected (and celeb-endorsed) day spas in town, Kinara offers a Red Carpet Mega-Moisture Facial that is perfect for the extra abuse our faces take from Summer sun. It starts with sound wave thereapy to tighten facial muscles and stiumlate circulation, the three-step “oxygenating trio” process, an ultra-hydrating pure collagen mask, and finishing serum to plump the skin.
Kinara is located at 656 North Robertson Boulevard 310.657.9188