Tranquility Suites Prove to be the Latest Urban Oases

While you shouldn't need a reason to pamper yourself, it certainly doesn't hurt. And next Wednesday, Aug. 15 provides the perfect excuse for you and your clients, as it's National Relaxation Day. It's the perfect occasion to temp spa-goers into visiting, not that they should need any coaxing. Recognizing the importance of relaxation, numerous hotels now offer tranquility suites in which to bliss out. For instance, The Hotel Monaco Chicago features a Tranquility Suite (starting at $359 per night), which serves as a true urban oasis. The two-room boasts a two-person soaking tub, luxe furnishings, in-room, massage rollers, sound machines, sleep masks, and towel warmers. It also includes picturesque window seats, also known as meditation stations, with views of the Chicago River. Guests can also unplug and reboot by choosing the "black-out" option and forfeiting all methodes of electronic communication at check-in. To give the suite a more spa-like feel, the hotel provides guests with plush animal print robes, Aveda bath and spa products, and a healthy in-room dining menu created for Kimpton in collaboration with Kimpton chefs and celebrity nutritionist Joy Bauer. Guests can also destress with a number of eco-friendly in-room spa services. The Cosmopolitan Toronto and Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island also offer tranquility suites that encourage guests to kick back. What, if anything, is your spa doing to mark National Relaxation Day?