To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
With a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit - Novi in Novi (Novi - Livonia), you'll be convenient to Paradise Park and Suburban Collection Showplace. This hotel is within the region of Maybury State Park and Oasis Golf Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 148 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, audiovisual equipment, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Self parking is available onsite.
After Randy Woody lost his aunt and grandmother to diabetes and obesity, he became increasingly distressed about his own 320-pound frame. He began researching weight loss and strength training and set to work creating a healthier lifestyle for himself—all at the age of 13. Over the years he was able to whittle away 145 pounds, and eventually became a personal trainer, competitive bodybuilder, and member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He teamed up with Brenda Woody, a fitness trainer and motivational speaker, to start Michigan Women Boot Camp, a weight-loss program that has transformed the lives and bodies of more than 10,000 clients.
Six days a week, the indoor boot-camp sessions challenge students with a rotating lineup of light running, resistance training, obstacle courses, and core exercises. Like scaffolding that reads only transcendentalist literature, the environment is supportive, yet serious. The Woodys only expect campers to perform to their individual ability level, but they ask students to show up as often as five times a week to get real results. The approach must be working; the Woodys boast that approximately 85% of their members are repeat visitors.
For Jeremy Kalmus, culinary talent runs in the family. He and his older brother both work as executive chefs at upscale restaurants in the Detroit metro area. While their styles are very different―Jeremy is extroverted and edgy, his brother reserved and clean-cut―the two enjoy working in the same industry. In a Detroit Free Press interview, Jeremy said, “For us, it’s good…We help each other out a lot.” Jeremy taps into this genetic gift as the executive chef of No.VI Chophouse, where he cooks up a menu of classic steak-house cuisine. In the kitchen, he sears aged, USDA Prime steaks at 1,700 degrees inside a southbend broiler and tops the finished cuts with caramelized onions, morel mushrooms, or Alaskan king crab. Other seafood options include pan-seared sea scallops and live Maine lobster, which guests handpick based on size or ability to dunk a basketball. Located inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel, No.VI Chophouse is a go-to destination for elegant dining. The dimly lit restaurant boasts two separate dining areas partitioned by sheer, elaborately patterned curtains. Guests plop into plush, semicircular booths parked next to tables draped in crisp, white linens.
Tres Jolie Salon and Spa?s multitalented crew beautifies bodies with aesthetic treatments that employ an array of natural products and massage treatments to an advanced level of customization. Staffers cleanse and hydrate complexions with natural, paraben-free Guinot products, leaving skin glowing more than a recently promoted lighthouse keeper. Artists then put finishing touches on fresh visages with the all-natural Jane Iredale line of mineral makeup. The massage crew tailors visits to meet the specific needs of the client, enhancing sessions with myofascial release and aromatherapy. Therapists even offer modalities that are specific to different clients, including pre- and postnatal treatments, modified techniques for people with special needs, geriatric massage, and hot-stone therapy for patrons who recently lost a pet rock.
Stylists add creative flair to hair at stations made of rich hardwood and marble. The fun-loving ensemble coordinates party packages that include hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music, and candles, ideal for celebrating a bridal party or preparing for prom.
With more than 30 years of experience, The Colton Center's Dr. Jeffrey J. Colton and Dr. Lamont R. Jones lead a knowledgeable staff in revivifying visages and skin with a diverse array of aesthetic and surgical procedures. The duo of physicians can escort unwanted wrinkles and loitering pigeons from façades with Botox and Restylane injections, or combat the effects of gravity during full face-lifts or chin, ear, and nose augmentations. Nonsurgical treatments, such as chemical peels, adeptly tackle blemishes without the need for obtrusive tools. Laser hair removal uses the latest technology from Alma Lasers, providing a virtually pain-free treatment for all skin types. To ensure optimal results, staffers and clients join forces to determine an appropriate beauty game plan, complete with intricate hand signals, before beginning treatments.