The aestheticians at Spa & Salon at the Golden Nugget take a novel approach to making guests feel like a million bucks—they cover them in gold. The spa's 24K Treatments use gold-infused products, which may smooth wrinkle lines and increase the likelihood of being mistaken for an Oscar statuette. Therapists perform these treatments, along with an array of other services tailored to women and men, either at their fourth-floor location or in the comfort of guests' rooms. Beyond treatments for the face, body, and nails, the spa offers visitors relaxing amenities including a sauna, whirlpool, and steam room. A fitness area supplies cardio machines with built-in LCD television displays and MP3 adapters, as well as a total-body gym and free weights for resistance workouts.
Nestled on the scenic shores of Reed's Bay, Seaview Resort ensconces guests in luxurious accommodations that spotlight picturesque panoramas. The historic hotel's deluxe amenities and proximity to Atlantic City and Philadelphia have speckled its storied past with visits from famous entertainers, presidents, and royalty. Plush rooms are stuffed with high-speed wireless Internet, complimentary Lavazza coffee, ample furnishings, and a 27" flat-screen television ($159+). Additionally, Groupon guests will receive room upgrades to suites decked out with sitting areas and marble baths when available (a $100 value).
Pelle Day Spa's skin-savvy staff caters to cranky epidermises with an array of rejuvenating and refreshing facial treatments. During the 24-karat-gold facial mask, expert aestheticians channel the power of King Midas, mixing gold powder and silk extract to form a collagen mask while accidentally transforming their clothes into MC Hammer costumes. The one-hour treatment adds hydration, helping create springy skin with the aid of gold's age-defying properties. Before or after their indulgent spa interlude, bodies can bask by the coziness of the sitting room's fireplace, lounging with tea, finger sandwiches, and a jolly chorus of "Kumbaya."
Alliance For Wellness's team of licensed massage therapists alleviates stress with holistic massage and wellness treatments in an elegant treatment center. Upon entering the restored Victorian home turned relaxation hub, guests are led to spacious treatment rooms outfitted with heated and padded treatment tables, also useful for catnapping or incubating valuable dragon eggs. Clients get a choice from more than 10 massage modalities, including deep tissue, aromatherapy, and raindrop, which incorporates nine essential oils to revivify grey matter and balance discombobulated bodies.
An expert at helping people look their best, Maryanne Giannini has worked in the beauty industry for more than 35 years. When she opened Dazzlz Spa Salon in 1991, Giannini assembled a staff that shared her passion, talents, and telekinetic control over hair dryers. She eventually hired more than 10 stylists and nail technicians, many of whom have decades of experience in areas such as hair color, makeup application, and mani-pedis. Amid the salon’s dark-brown and red walls, this professional staff works with its clients—men, women, and children—to sculpt haircuts that complement hair types and lifestyles. When not working at salon chairs, the staff members escort clients into private treatment rooms where they massage muscles and enclose bodies in shoulder-to-toe wraps.