Ritz-Carlton Spas Give Clients Culture

Inspired by their individual destinations, The Ritz-Carlton Spas are introducing a host of treatments that serve double duty as cultural experiences for guests. The new concept is being rolled out to 20 hotels and resorts around the world, including those in Lake Oconee, GA; Moscow; Vienna; and more. At The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, The Desert Reviver ($271, 2 hours), a stimulating sand-based exfoliation and hot-stone massage, is inspired by the city’s desert landscape. The spa was one of the first to experience the newly launched concept. The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow is benefitting from the Moscow Honey Treatment ($228, 2 hours), which incorporates age-old Russian massage techniques in a gentle body exfoliation followed by a full-body massage using organic Siberian honey and concluding with an express facial and head massage. Spa-goers at The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna can take advantage of the Imperial Rose Ritual ($202, 90 minutes), which is inspired by Vienna’s rose gardens. Using fragrant rose geranium and sweet orange oil to calm and harmonize the mind, it features a salt and oil scrub and a hot-stone massage. Closer to home, The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee offers the Oconee Rain ($175, 50 minutes), which relies on a warm Vichy shower to introduce the therapeutic benefits of water that the Creek Indians from the region believe washes everything new. “The Ritz-Carlton Spa experience should be exceptional and memorable,” says Michelle Kelthy, spa director at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (FL). “Each and every treatment has been designed to give our guests an experience that is suited to their needs and yet employs time-tested methods. We have packaged tradition, location, and culture into the experience to map out a spa journey that helps our guests relax, unwind, and truly enjoy The Ritz-Carlton experience.”