Turn a spa date with friends into a relaxing getaway
By Kiko Miyasato
Ladies, listen up—if you’re in town with your best girlfriends, there’s a must-do to put on your to-do list. Over at Canyon Ranch SpaClub, shared by The Venetian and The Palazzo, the Girlfriends Getaway Hello Beautiful package is pure pampering at its finest.
Designed for a group of four or more, the getaway package begins in a private VIP locker area. From there you’ll get to enjoy the entire spa facility—134,000 square feet of amenities. After about an hour, each person is taken to her selected treatment—the list of offerings include massages, body treatments, mani-pedis and facials. When the treatments are complete, a private suite awaits your group. Spend time inside the suite gossiping over snacks and beverages provided by Canyon Ranch Grill. There’s no need to feel rushed, as the suite is reserved for three hours with easy access back and forth to the spa. You can also include a private group fitness class in your package or reserve a private dining room for lunch inside Canyon Ranch Grill—and don’t forget to stop by the Canyon Ranch Salon or Skin Care Boutique to use your included $50 retail allowance.
Some amenities not to be missed while spa-ing are the co-ed conservatory—tranquil sounds of water, soft natural light and plush seating create the perfect place to quietly converse. The Aquavana area is filled with wonders that include experiential rain showers, a 45-degree igloo, an infinity whirlpool and the herbal laconium room, where essential oils fill the warm air. And, stimulating the deepest relaxation is the wave room, a mediation space where talking is discouraged and a circle of lounge chairs sit under a domed ceiling that simulates the feeling of floating underwater.