Surrounded by the trails and parks and cultural excitements of downtown Austin, Hiatus Spa + Retreat is a place to just sit still. In fact, sitting still might feel more like floating, if you sink into one of the spa’s zero-gravity chairs—designed to take stress off the body for a feeling of utter weightlessness. Today’s Reserve selection invites you to float away to Hiatus Spa + Retreat with a choice of the following spa packages:
$119 for a spa experience on Monday–Thursday
$139 for a spa experience on Friday–Sunday
- 50-minute Hiatus Facial
- 50-minute Hiatus Massage<p>
$239 for a deluxe spa experience on Monday–Thursday
$269 for a deluxe spa experience on Friday–Sunday
- 80-minute Best Facial Ever with Clarisonic cleansing, plant-based peel, and microcurrent treatment
- 80-minute Hiatus Massage
- 50-minute Hiatus Signature Spa Pedicure<p>
With each option, Reserve guests also receive 30% off any additional services and 10% off retail purchases on the day of their visit. Guests who sign up for H-Circle membership on the day of their visit will have the initiation fee waived.<p>
From mid-morning until as late as 9 p.m. seven days a week, spa therapists practice the art of wellness in 17 private treatment rooms that tend to be as inviting as they are serene—a combination that won Hiatus a mention as a staff pick in Austin Monthly. The Hiatus Massage uses custom-blended aromatherapy oils to enhance the alternately relaxing and invigorating strokes of Swedish massage. The Hiatus Facial continues the massage’s cloud of olfactory bliss by bathing skin in aromatic steam. A licensed aesthetician begins the facial by closely analyzing the skin to deduce its needs, taking special care to consider seasonal factors that might affect it. Lymphatic massage and acupressure techniques along with customized skincare leave the face toned and glowing.
The Best Facial Ever, included in the deluxe spa package, takes the rejuvenation a few steps further, starting with a Clarisonic deep-cleanse. The gentle vibration of the high-tech brush leaves skin ready for a customized peel made with plant-based enzymes, which whisks away dead skin cells, revealing healthy skin. Finally, the NuFace Trinity toning device stimulates facial muscles with carefully calibrated microcurrents to give skin a firmer, uplifted look.
Those who opt for the deluxe package will leave with elegant toenails to match their refreshed aura, compliments of a nail salon that Lucky magazine deemed the best in Austin. While guests recline in a zero-gravity pedicure chair—complete with eye pillow, blanket, and heated neck wrap—nail therapists exfoliate and massage feet with organic and vegan-friendly products. The finishing touch is a coat of SpaRitual nail color, formulated without formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP, so it’s safe for all clients—including expecting moms.
Hiatus Spa + Retreat’s earthy interior reflects its commitment to both relaxation and green initiatives. Organic and plant-based products from Aveda, SkinCeuticals, and Intelligent Nutrients come standard with spa services, and nail products are vegan-friendly. Hiatus also relies on eco-friendly infrastructure, including a wind-based power source, recycling efforts, and a custom water filtration system that eliminates the need to supply bottled water or divert a mountain stream through the lounge.