As the vibrant, swirling skirts of belly dancers entrance patrons' eyes, Skewers' chefs slice up lamb, filet mignon, chicken, and salmon for the restaurant’s namesake kebabs. To sate carnivorous cravings, their flavorful meats—which are marinated for 48 to 72 hours in tangy Mediterranean spices and oils—are roasted over the open flame of a stove or a snoring baby dragon. Bartenders craft potent martinis and pour international wines that complement both the punchy flavors of the kebabs and the plumes of sweet, aromatic smoke that dance through the hookah garden. On select nights, the kebab house brims with the catchy beats of live jazz bands, late-night DJs, and brave karaoke performers, and belly dancers take center stage with their sensuous dance moves on Saturday evenings.
The relaxation experts at Studio 12 Urban Day Spa pamper their clients from head to toe. Their services include cleansing facials, exfoliating foot massages, moisturizing body polishes, and swift facial waxes. They incorporate organic products from brands such as Dawn Lorraine into their soothing treatments and offer express services for those in a rush or on the lam.
Although Intersport Fitness Center houses a sprawling weight room, there's still space for exercisers who don't want to work out alone. The facility's staff schedules one-on-one personal-training sessions and weekly group-fitness classes, including cycling and aerobics. Topping things off are amenities such as saunas.
Every spa treatment, class, and wellness consultation at Sweet Serenity aims to cultivate overall well-being, addressing both external and internal wellness. Facials and body treatments rely on an arsenal of organic, botanical-based, and seasonally produced products as they cleanse and hydrate the skin. Yoga and guided-meditation sessions, meanwhile, seek to bolster self-awareness, whereas therapeutic massages work to shoo away tension and spies masquerading as muscle knots with gentle and firm pressure.
Skin specialist Kamal helps revive waning complexions through microdermabrasion, which uses a wand to gently spray the epidermal stratums with fine crystals and suction away expired skin cells. This intensive, noninvasive facial deploys a minute army of mild abrasives to repair the damage inflicted by acne, solar rays, and errantly thrown medicine balls. The pain-free procedure typically lasts a brisk half-hour and can substantially improve large pores, light scarring, age spots, and several other types of skin blemishes. After the treatment, clients leave Skincare by Kamal sporting even-toned faces that are smooth to the touch.
The Retreat secludes patrons in a soothing atmosphere accented with earthy tones, tranquil water features, and sleek slate tiles for relaxing and beautifying services. During the microdermabrasion treatment, guests settle back as an experienced aesthetician blasts interloping layers from the skin’s surface using a targeted jet of fine micronized crystals, creating a clearer complexion and a softer exfoliation than rubbing faces with soccer cleats. This gentle treatment is known to effectively minimize the appearance of brown spots, fine lines, and light scarring. Afterward, a revitalizing facial enhances smile canvases by flushing dirt, oil, and microscopic sand castles from pores.