Five Reasons to Love The Spa at the Providence Biltmore
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I'm speaking here of The Spa at the Providence Biltmore, which has graciously taken over the spaces vacated by the Red Door, and is doing some of the best spa work in the region in beautifully freshened up spaces. Here are the five things any spa lover will love about the place.
1. Better use of spaces
It's always a challenge for a hotel spa to make the transitions work between lobbies and treatment areas, and Spa Director Deb Garman has taken over downstairs space just off the grande dame's historic lobby for just that. Surrounded by soothing and fashion-forward tones, these are spaces for checking in, nibbles, socializing, and chatty treatments like make-up and hair. Which means the upstairs spaces for treatments (plus two relaxation rooms) are now quiet and tranquil. As they should be.
2. Fantastic product
Deb Garman is a wizard. How else could it be that SkinCeuticals, a high-tech, high-results skin line that recently became only available through pharmacies, is both for sale and used in some of The Spa's best treatments? Magic.
3. Treatments that make sense
Many spas get so caught up in packaging and cuteness, they lose sight of what a customer really wants: to feel better and to look better. The Spa gets this, and the menu of offerings is smartly sophisticated without overdoing it. Need proof? Check out the Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Treatment ($120), the Alpha Beta Facial (featuring SkinCeuticals, $125), and the Amala-based Nature's Firming Facial ($120).
4. Great day spa offerings
Garman knows that the local market has plenty of needs, and the new offerings at The Spa are a great answer for day spa guests. Not only is there full menu of hair, nails, and makeup appointments, there are also quick
5. They love the locals
You from Providence, or work in Providence? You get a 20 percent discount on all treatments, every day. That's a serious savings, and with free parking for all spa customers, that's truly a thing of beauty.
The Spa at the Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance St, Providence, 800-294-7709.
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