Hotel Viking was built in 1926 on one of the highest points in Newport's Historic Hill neighborhood, as if to keep watch over the sparkling waters of the harbor below. Today, the spa therapists working within maintain a similarly elevated perspective, scanning the globe to draw healing treatments from Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Fiji. Today's Reserve selection invites you to experience SpaTerre's integrative approach with a spa day that includes:
- 50-minute SpaTerre signature facial with dramatic eye-lift treatment
- 50-minute Balinese massage
- 6-ounce take-home bottle of Skin Authority daily cleanser
- Pool access, gym access, and valet parking
With white wooden wainscoting, hardwood floors, pastel curtains, and old-fashioned lamps, SpaTerre's treatment rooms seem ready to be swept away by sea breezes. Atop massage tables draped in Asian prints so detailed as to be nearly psychedelic, visitors feel stress melt away from the entire body under the Balinese massage's combination of acupressure, rolling motions, and rhythmic strokes.
If the massage leaves them sleepy, guests find that their skin, at least, looks perfectly alert after a custom facial. An aesthetician begins by carefully analyzing the skin, pinpointing concerns such as dryness, oiliness, or sun damage. This analysis guides a choice of products to maximize the impact of each step, from cleansing to moisturizing. To complement the facial's effects, an eye-lift treatment diminishes dark circles and puffiness as it firms and smoothes the skin.
Guests depart feeling substantially more hydrated, their skin fortified with nutrients to defend against the season's chill. They'll also leave armed with a supply of Skin Authority daily cleanser, a fragrance- and dye-free solution gentle enough for daily use on all skin types. While washing away grime, it gently exfoliates with glycolic acid, lowers skin pH to reduce the need for toner, and opens follicles to reduce oil production.
In addition to the hands-on pampering, the spa day includes access to Hotel Viking's pool and fitness center, outfitted with equipment such as elliptical machines and a Cybex weight-training system. Of course, there's no requirement to do reps or laps—the bubbles of a jacuzzi beckon those with a desire for further lounging or pretending that they're in a nice, warm vat of chicken broth.