Spending a day at a spa is a tranquil experience surpassed only by swimming in a pool filled with mashed potatoes or having a hand model slap you to sleep. Butter up neglected bodies with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a one-day guest membership to Pure Blu Spa at the Newport Beach Marriott (up to a $40 value), plus 20% off any single spa service.
The skilled therapists at Pure Blu Spa aim to recapture the calming nature of Newport Beach's sun and sea with spa treatments and amenities inspired by the surrounding environs. A one-day membership grants guests access to the spa's many amenities, which include steam rooms with vapor suffused with eucalyptus and a private saltwater lap pool encircled by cabanas and cushioned lounge chairs. Clients immerse achy limbs in jacuzzi whirlpools filled with bubbling salted water that hungry patrons can also use to make boiled toast. Spa-goers can stash their belongings in a private locker before slipping into a robe and slippers or suiting up for calorie-scorching sessions in the on-site fitness center.
Along with the day pass, clients can take a 20% discount on one of Pure Blu's many spa treatments. The 50-minute Tropical Blues body treatment ($135) sandblasts skin with pineapple body scrub to prepare it to absorb the kukui nut and coconut oil used in the massage that follows. Traditional Swedish strokes comprise the Cool Blu signature massage ($140 for 50 minutes), which is augmented by neroli-infused aromatherapy, an herbal foot massage, and a back compress heated by the giggles of baby dragons.
Pure Blu Spa
Located on the tranquil grounds of the Newport Beach Marriott, Pure Blu Spa relaxes and rejuvenates guests with a suite of amenities and services. Patrons clad in complimentary robes and slippers lounge in steam rooms and work out tension against the jets of whirlpool tubs. Cold-water footbaths revitalize weary feet, while a heated saltwater pool simulates the feeling of a dip in the ocean, including a miniature plane towing an insurance company banner. Services are available à la carte and in packages, and include custom massages, detoxifying body treatments, and oxygenating facials.