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The Best Southwest Spas

A Guide to the Best Spas in the Southwest


Been craving some rest and relaxation? You’ve come to the right place. The Southwest is filled with places that will pamper your body and soothe your soul. Here’s a list of some of the best places to get a spa treatment.

JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas


This place is filled with unique touches, from the dancehall-inspired pool bar to the rugged décor in the guestrooms. But if you’re looking to relax, you can’t beat the 26,000-square-foot Lantana Spa, which is filled with 30 unique rooms that range from a couple’s treatment suite with a fireplace to outdoor treatment bungalows overlooking the pool. Recommended treatments include the signature restorative organic massage, the citrus blossom facial and the Texas Sarsaparilla and coffee bean scrub.

Ten Thousand Waves, Santa Fe, N.M.

Ten Thousand Waves

The cool thing about Ten Thousand Waves, a well-known spa located in Santa Fe, is that it likes to give travelers options. For example, if you’re a little low on funds, you can enjoy a communal women’s bath with hot tub, sauna and cold plunge for just $19. Got money to burn? Go for the $229 Buddha’s Treat, where a private massage, deluxe herban wrap, salt glow and private bath are sure you to put you in the right frame of mind. Private lodging is also available.

The Brown Palace, Denver, Colo.

Brown Palace Hotel

The entire Brown Palace radiates luxury, and there is no better place to experience that luxury than in The Spa at the Brown Palace, where individual service is the name of the game. The facility includes six treatment rooms, custom spa treatments and special soaks that draw from a natural artesian well 750 feet below the hotel. Don’t miss the Colorado River stone massage, the Mountain High, Ocean Deep skin scrub or the Sonya Dakar Fitness facial.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Aspen, Colo.

The Remede Spa may be relatively small at 15,000 square feet, but it packs a punch with exclusive massages, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures and anything else your heart desires. Start with a customized massage in which you dictate everything from the amount of pressure you want on your muscles to the scent of the aromatherapy oils in your room. A warm paraffin food wrap and scalp massage are also included. Other treatments include the High Altitude Renewal Facial, the Champagne and Chocolate Truffle Decadance Body Facial and the Soothing Lavendar Sea Salt Body Scrub.

Waldorf Astoria Park City, Park City, Utah

The Golden Door chain of spas has long been known for its superior services, and the Park City location, which encompasses 16,000 square feet, is no exception. Offering scenic views of the incredible Park City area and elegant treatment rooms, you will feel right at home in this serene place. Treatments to try include the Szekely Herbal Wrap, which involves a dry brushing and Ayurvedic herb-infused muslin sheet wrap; the Golden Honey Facial using local Utah honey; and the Japan Ritual, in which skin is exfoliated with a gingergrass bamboo scrub and softened with cherry rice blossoms.

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