From Napa to Beverly Hills, California’s hottest spa offerings are making self-care a no-brainer this summer
Words by KELLY ATTERTON
Ready to explore a new city? Seeking to disconnect from the world? Want to relax in style? A luxury getaway that doubles as a rejuvenating resort is the ideal way to refresh and revive. Check out California’s latest spa offerings.
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Fairmont Century Plaza
The Fairmont Century Plaza is the first U.S. location to feature the Australian cosmeceutical-grade skincare brand.
After a whopping $2.5B renovation, the iconic Century Plaza has reopened, debuting a completely reimagined spa experience in 14,000 square feet of luxe, minimalist heaven. The immersive space delivers the ultimate holistic wellness gallery dedicated to health, beauty and fitness, not to mention exclusive offerings from world-renowned experts and international brands. The spa’s signature facial treatments feature Australian cosmeceutical brand Ultraceuticals, whose Century Plaza launch marks the brand’s flagship debut in America. Try the Ultra Azyme Peel for a fast-acting, results-driven experience that uses retinol and bromelain for immediate results — leaving you with smooth, luminous skin. $395/60 minutes. 2025 Avenue of the Stars, L.A., 310-424-3030; fairmontcenturyplaza.com.
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A treatment room at the Farmhouse Inn’s new Wellness Barn. Photo by Paul Ferradas.
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, this landmark hotel opened the Wellness Barn, a new spa that offers an assortment of holistic experiences, ranging from massages with warm basalt stones and cool gems to sensory treatments with Pacific sea salt exfoliation. Experience wild mustard seeds and purifying clays in a warm wrap infusion, along with an alfresco shower and coastal redwood mist. Enjoy spiritual experiences with healing sound therapy, energy balancing and meridian point massage. Especially popular is the 90-minute Celebration session, a head-to-toe, custom treatment that leaves you feeling grounded, refreshed and giddy, with a glass of local sparkling wine. $355/90 minutes; 7871 River Rd., Forestville, 707-887-3300; farmhouseinn.com.
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The Maybourne Beverly Hills
The rooftop pool at The Maybourne Beverly Hills.
A serene immersion pool with soaring mosaics and sky-lit ceilings, soothing steam rooms and sauna amenities are all part of this stunning, 20,000-square-foot space. The spa menu offers some of the most exotic and exclusive treatments in Beverly Hills. Among them, I Am Beautiful, the ultimate facial experience. It begins with microdermabrasion to lightly exfoliate the skin, prepping for optimal absorption of the pure bio collagen mask that follows. Then comes a session of relaxing muscle toning using light therapy combined with a hydrating oxygen treatment. The facial uses exclusive products from Evidens de Beauté, a Japanese-French fusion collection. $1,400/105 minutes; 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-860-7800; maybournebeverlyhills.com.
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The Rambler Queen room at Stanly Ranch features a bathroom that opens up to a private outdoor shower.
This new Napa Valley well-being resort has what you need to refresh and revamp your life. There’s Fieldhouse for fitness, Springhouse for pre-treatment and post-workout recovery, and Halehouse for total well-being and restoration. The treatments offered at Halehouse deliver scientifically backed results with therapeutic bodywork, aesthetics and movement therapies tailored to each guest. Try the Cryo Body Contouring treatment — Cryo T-Shock offers noninvasive, results-driven body sculpting, utilizing freezing temperatures to collapse fat cells, help tighten skin, and increase collagen and elastin production. Despite the cold, it’s quite relaxing. $375/60 minutes, 200 Stanly Crossroad, Napa, 866-421-5122; aubergeresorts.com/stanlyranch.
Feature image: The co-ed mineral pool at The Spa at The Maybourne Beverly Hills.
This story originally appeared in the Spring 2022 issue of C Magazine.
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