From the moment visitors step into the 10,000-square-foot Hibiscus Spa at The Westin Las Vegas, they can feel stress and tension fading away. After checking in at the desk—which seems alive with the growing plants that spill from beneath its transparent countertop—guests can don a comfy robe and sandals before helping themselves to tea and fresh fruit. From there, they can relax by candlelight in a tranquil room filled with a plush couch and armchairs before sauntering toward treatment rooms down a hallway lined with etched-glass panels.
Within one of these 14 rooms, staffers perform treatments including side-by-side couples massages, sugar scrubs beneath the Vichy shower, and salon services. Afterward, guests can enjoy a session in the steam room or sauna.
Nestled inside the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Mandara Spa provides a luxurious escape from the bustle of the Strip. The 25,500 square foot space devotes every inch to relaxing and beautifying clients, whether they seek a skin-brightening facial or an exfoliating body treatment. Signature services, such as the Mandara stone therapy massage, combine soothing therapies with aromatic oils to further rejuvenate recipients. Couples can retire to private suites, enjoying custom services in spaces outfitted with whirlpool baths and whirlpool-free lounges.
The plush amenities extend beyond the spa's treatment rooms. Guests can take a dip into a cold plunge pool, or work up a healthful sweat in the eucalyptus steam room or dry sauna. The facility also features a fitness center, complete with cardio equipment and free weights.
Lava shells soak up heat and radiate it across back muscles, soothing away aches and pains, and unlike hot stones these shells reheat themselves, allowing massage therapists more time to work their own magic. Award-winning therapist Quinn Niesing employs these and other advanced techniques to work out knots and improve health during his massages. After 10 years of experience working at resorts and cruises, he brings his skilled hands to everything from Swedish to deep-tissue massages. For a more thorough relaxation session, try muscle relief therapy, which targets trigger points to heal muscles strained from overuse or injury.
Usually, oil and mud conjure up thoughts of dirt, filth, and grime. But, for anyone who’s had a treatment at Djanel Spa, those words paint a picture of tranquility, relaxation, and healthy skin. During the detoxifying body-mud mask, rich seaweed-infused mud and essential oils help clients release toxins. Alternatively, a massage therapist pours hot oil over heads in preparation for a scalp massage and to flavor brains for future zombie attacks. The spa doesn’t stop at mud and oil, either—it incorporates aloe and pineapple into its orange-vanilla body buff, and Colombian coffee with almond-amaretto cream into a From Columbia body treatment.
First-class dining offers more than a monocle check and a thoroughbred-horse parking garage. At Alizé, renowned chef and proprietor André Rochat whips up tantalizing culinary creations with a heaping side of top-notch service while amassing stacks of awards. Patrons dining at Alizé are treated to a breathtaking 280-degree panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip, as well as sleek décor that features warm, earthy tones, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a two-story wine tower housing more than 5,000 bottles. The menu features delectable entrees such as roasted rack of venison with smoked bacon, polenta, chestnut confit, apple compote, and creamed spinach ($39), and grilled prime Angus rib eye with gruyere-and-parmesan potato gratin and butter-braised asparagus ($52). Appetizing starters include escargots de Bourgogne ($16) and pan-seared foie gras ($28), while desserts such as warm chocolate-mint fondant ($15) and Grand Mariner soufflé ($15) massage taste buds with sugary stimulation.
At Safe Laser Centers, a team of technicians harnesses the aesthetic power of a range of lasers, using them to keep bodies slim and smooth. The center offers i-Lipo and i-Lipo Ultra, which are noninvasive methods of shrinking fat deposits and reducing the appearance of cellulite, and a laser hair-removal system that permanently removes hair from nearly anywhere on the body.