USA Today: 10Best Spas in Los Angeles: Part 1

 

USA Today Spa BHHidden Gems and High End Treatments: The Best of Los Angeles Spas

by Lisa Niver

Many times in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Stars need a place relax and hide-away. Whether you are a famous celebrity or just want to be treated like a VIP, here are 10 of the best places to find spa serenity. Ready to feel like royalty? Have a massage at the Hotel Bel Air in a room with a private outdoor patio and Spa tea. Having a luxury hotel experience that feels like a sanctuary is perfect at The Ritz Carlton, Beverly Hills Hotel, Sunset Marquis, InterContinental Hotel and Luxe Sunset Boulevard. After just one Spa Massage at these hotels, you may feel that you have had a multi-day vacation. If you want to stroll in the sand immediately after your treatment, choose Casa Del Mar. If you prefer your celebrity moment to be in a private hideaway, choose Skin and Body Retreat where you will be the only client luxuriating in Los Angeles. To steal a relaxing spa hour during the daytime downtown, enjoy The LA Mart Day Spa at the Reef. For one of the best professional massages available in Los Angeles, experience bliss at Bechtel Physical Therapy. You can be a star in your own life with your choices. Enjoy ten of the best places in Los Angeles for treatment tranquility and choose to put your need to relax in the hands of these caring spa specialists.

3 Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie
Enjoy the lush, tropical gardens and exotic flowers at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. The Pink Palace has luxurious rooms, spacious suites and secluded bungalows. Bar Nineteen12, The Cabana Cafe and the Polo Lounge welcome you for your eating pleasure and the experience at The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie is remarkable. The Spa in partnership with Yada Yada Yoga provides an opportunity to transform your life with pilates, yoga with AJ, fitness assessment with Russell, a private healthy cooking session with executive chef Kaleo Adams, and finished with a world class spa treatment with Brian. As Chef Kaleo says, “People think about what they wear, and who it is designed by, what car they drive, and who they associate with but don’t always give as much thought to what they put in their mouth for sustenance.” Spend your day choosing carefully! ((310) 887-2006)

VIDEO: Beverly Hills Hotel Spa Day

2 The Ritz Carlton Spa
The golden tiles of The Ritz Carlton Spa encourage you to relax, rejuvenate and restore. Wondering where to prepare for your red carpet experience or just want to feel like you belong on the red carpet? Choose to indulge at this urban oasis. From the signature Champagne to unparalleled personalized service, each of the nine treatment rooms will allow you to unwind from the moment you begin to smell the eucalyptus in the steam room to your time in either the co-ed Sanctuary, or private men’s and women’s relaxation rooms. While the NEST at WP24 offers garden to table herbs from the rooftop garden, the spa offers Garden to Glamorous treatments featuring fresh ingredients grown on site. The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, is a luxury hotel located downtown in the vibrant center of the city’s emerging L.A. LIVE Entertainment District. (213 743 8800)

VIDEO: #DTLA: LA Live, Ritz Carlton Spa, WP24, The Nest

1 Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie
After spending a day at the Hotel Bel Air, you might believe you had a much longer vacation. As you walk over the bridge, the swans are immediately visible in the water and it seems like a pristine oasis. The grounds are beautiful and the spa feels like its own resort. The sanctuary waiting area has an outside patio and the snacks are plentiful and divine. The couple’s treatment room opens up to an outside patio where you can enjoy a special spa tea after your treatment and bath. Enjoy the Hollywood style and 12 acres of gardens in the Bel-Air Estates neighborhood. Originally built in 1922, the hotel currently has a restaurant operated by Wolfgang Puck. ((310) 472-1211)

VIDEO: La Prairie Spa at Hotel Bel Air

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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