In a sleek, modern interior characterized by clean white lines and ultramodern fixtures, Indulgences by Body Bronze's team of aestheticians and stylists fortifies glowing appearances with a full range of salon and spa services. Resident massage therapists combat corporeal stress in private, candlelit treatment rooms, and skin specialists enhance appearances with a full complement of customized spray tans, laser hair-removal treatments, laser-pointer cat-tormenting treatments, and facials. Scalps are lavished with the utmost care, with strands deftly snipped into elegant new coifs at the hands of experienced stylists and conditioned with an arsenal of nourishing products from Davines and Dermalogica.
At La Rose Spa, getting a beautiful complexion doesn’t require exposure to harsh chemicals. The aestheticians pull from a roster of Eminence organic skincare products during every facial and body treatment, enlisting the skin-smoothing powers of salves such as Hungarian herbal mud and a pomegranate-infused sugar scrub. The Riverpoint Plaza spa also showcases their holistic beauty and wellness philosophy with customized massages, which range from the muscle-relaxing strokes of a hot-stone session to the customized stress-annihilation of a prenatal treatment. Before beginning any service, including Solar acrylic manicures and UV-free spray tanning, La Rose Spa encourages clients to enjoy a cup of complimentary tea as they unwind amid the boutique spa’s tranquil atmosphere.
At Sotaira's Organic Spa & Yoga Studio, staff members instill visitors with a newfound sense of confidence by gussying up exteriors and keeping bodies fit with yoga and Pilates classes. Slimming body wraps help to purge inches more effectively than a corset imbued with the force of 10,000 bear hugs, and aestheticians hydrate visages with such organic ingredients as chamomile or antioxidant-rich red grapes. The massage therapists' mental rolodex of modalities includes relaxing and therapeutic techniques as well as maternity treatments for expectant mothers or hatching ostrich eggs. Intent on refining posture, instructors of the center's Vinyasa yoga and Pilates mat classes help to keep bodies and minds trim regardless of students' skill level or age.
Romance blooms at The Grand Taverne, an upscale restaurant nestled inside the The Grand Central Hotel & Spa's restored Victorian-era building, where head chef David Gilderson sprinkles a from-scratch smorgasbord of steak and seafood with herbs freshly plucked from his balcony garden. Chef David artfully arranges the menu's pan-seared scallops, completing his culinary replica of Starry Night with strokes of lobster butter sauce and potato risotto ($26). A slab of grilled beef steeps in béarnaise sauce beside a mound of gratin dauphinois potatoes ($29, add crabmeat for $7), and a sesame-encrusted tuna carpaccio relaxes beneath gingered napa slaw and grapefruit-wasabi sauce ($13). Unravel onions stuffed with herbed goat cheese, cradled in a balmy bed of house-made pasta and sautéed spinach, draped with a blanket of roasted tomato coulis ($17), and sung to sleep by a legion of tiny grandmothers.
Acropolis Salon and Day Spa beautifies and relaxes physiques with a medley of services ranging from precision haircuts to massages. After shaping tresses into trendy hairdos, stylists can enhance color with artistically placed foils; Fake Bake spray tans bronze bodies sunlessly, and SpaWhite teeth-whitening treatments eradicate enamel stains caused by smoking or accidentally drinking from an inkwell. the spa’s massages unclench tense muscles, and its facials clear pores, leaving clients fresh-faced. A Kiddie Corner, outfitted with an airplane chair and TV, entertains youngsters during their parents’ appointments, and the salon prides itself especially on welcoming children with special needs.