Haute Secrets Boston: Joyce Hampers of G20 Spa & Salon

There is only one haute spot where you can go to experience everything from Brine Inhalation Therapy to a Bali Paradise Experience without having to leave Boston. Introducing G2O Spa & Salon on Newbury Street.

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If you haven’t been to the sparkling multi-story “green” building yet, envision acupuncture treatments, sunless tanning, a hair salon and nonsurgical facials all under one roof for one-stop beauty shopping.

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Arrive early and relax in the Penthouse Lounge and Terrace or enjoy a soak in the Skylight Hot Tub after a treatment. Boston’s most luxuriously indulgent spas was founded by President and CEO Joyce Hampers and has been a go-to beauty staple on Newbury Street for the past decade.
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We recently caught up with Hampers to find out what she loves most about Boston.

Where were you born? Mt. Vernon, Indiana

How long in Boston? 51 years as my “adopted” hometown

Where do you live now? New Hampshire

Occupation? Attorney/ Owner of G2O Spa & Salon

Favorite Restaurant: Top of the Hub

Best Sushi: Snappy Sushi

Best Italian: Papa Razzi

Best Dessert: Amorino Gelato

Best Place for a Romantic Date: The Bar at the Taj

Best Sunday Brunch: Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Newbury St

Best Place for a Power Business Meeting: The Mandarin

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Newly renovated Boston Park Plaza

Favorite Shopping Venue/Boutique: Ceri Boutique

Best Place to Buy Jewelry/Watches: DePrisco Jewelers

Best Spa: G2O Spa + Salon

Favorite Charity Event: Women’s Lunch Place “Eat Lunch Give”

Favorite Cultural Event: Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Favorite Cultural Institution: Boston Symphony Hall

Best Steakhouse: Abe & Louie’s

Best Pizza: Upper Crust

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: BFX Studio

Best Massage: G2O Spa + Salon

Best Driving Service: Dav El Chauffeured Transportation Network

Best Museum/Exhibit: Isabella Stewart Gardner

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Freedom Trail

Describe Boston in a few words: A hometown with big city appeal

All-around favorite locale in Boston, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other: Back Bay/ Newbury Street

Best aspect of Boston: It has the friendly comfortable feeling of a small town with a big city cosmopolitan atmosphere and attractions. Also, Boston has a fanatic fan-base for all major professional sports.