Whether you’re a tourist or a local enjoying a staycation, there is always a good time to be had in New Orleans. But, where do you go when you want to relax and recharge after you “laissez les bon temps rouler?” You head on over to some of the city’s best spas, of course! These day spas are not only picked for their services, but for their location as well. Here are a few of the French Quarter’s best spas and what makes each experience as unique as the city they inhabit.
Spa Aria at Hotel Monteleone
Let your body and mind soak in historic old world luxury at Spa Aria at the Hotel Monteleone. The gifted staff uses world renowned products and aims to ease “the most exhausted souls.” With services ranging from facials to reflexology, Spa Aria also offers bridal and bachelorette packages! You and your girls can continue your day of pampering by taking a spin in the hotel’s famous Carousel Bar while enjoying views of Royal Street or indulge in creole cuisine at Criollo Restaurant. Top off your spa day by indulging in the hotel’s literary and haunted histories!
Waldorf Astoria Spa at The Roosevelt
Waldorf Astoria is synonymous with luxury and their spa at The Roosevelt Hotel is no different. This day spa, located in the Central Business District, offers high end relaxation experiences and signature treatments using exquisite European products as well as local ingredients, such as strawberries, Louisiana’s state fruit! Before your treatment, you can indulge in complimentary mimosas, champagne, and snacks. Join The Spa Club for monthly treatments and gain access to their 2,300-square-foot fitness center. Give your taste buds a treat, too, by grabbing a drink from the hotel’s iconic Sazerac Bare after your spa experience.
Ritz-Carlton Spa New Orleans
The spa at the Ritz-Carlton features 22 rooms and massage therapists that perform over 100 different kinds of treatments, some which are native to New Orleans, such as the Voodoo Ritual and Southern Ceremony. The Voodoo Ritual encompasses the aromas of absinthe, cypress, moss, vetiver, and incense and includes a full body massage using a locally crafted herbal poultice ritual to soothe aching muscles. Treat yourself to the Southern Ceremony to and indulge your senses in citrus fragrances. The 125-minute full body massage and facial incorporate a decadent body polish and rich cream sure to melt your stress away.
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