Secrets From the Treatment Room tells you fun stories from inside spas around the country. Here's a story of what happens when a guest is asked an important question during a treatment.
“On New Year’s Day, a resort guest reached out to our spa manager for assistance in surprising his girlfriend with a marriage proposal during her visit. They were celebrating their fifth anniversary, and he was ecstatic to ask for her hand in marriage. To pull off the surprise, we upgraded the location of the guest’s treatment to a more spacious and romantic setting in our Couple’s Suite. With only a few minutes left in her treatment, the male guest was escorted to the suite, where he quietly sprinkled rose petals in the entrance hallway and around the massage table and hung a sign on the wall saying, “Will you marry me?” Our therapist finished the treatment with the guest facing up, an eye pillow over her eyes, and her hands placed over her stomach. As the therapist let go of the guest’s hand, her boyfriend slid a ring on her left ring finger and got down on one knee. The guest immediately shook off the eye pillow and was shocked to see her boyfriend kneeling next to her bed. She instantly started crying, as the male guest proposed to her. She said, ‘yes.’ The best part of the story is that, at the request of the proposer, our spa manager was able to capture the special moment using the guest’s iPhone. We celebrated their engagement with Champagne. It was the perfect ending to the first day of 2016 for both our guests and the spa team.”
–Shannon Stringert, director of spa, salon, and fitness at Sahra Spa & Hammam at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
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