I’ve never been much of a spa girl. I used to only take time to relax when I received a free gift card. But my how times have changed!
Life can get hectic. Frustrating circumstances can rankle your spirits. Self care is of supreme importance! So while in Atlanta, I followed my friend Tara’s recommendation and booked a facial and massage at the Remede Spa at the St. Regis hotel (88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305; call 404.563.7686 to book).
The St. Regis is extremely swanky, so you can feel the luxury oozing from the light fixtures. Shoot up to the 6th floor and you will be welcomed into the spa, which sits adjacent to a drool worthy pool. Sadly the pool wasn’t open when I visited, though it should open in April (and spa guests get to enjoy).
After checking in with the friendly staff, you are shown to the locker room…
..then to a relaxation/waiting room, which comes equipped with fruit, chocolate, tea, water, and nuts.
In theory the room is relaxing, but it is a space where other guests wait for their appointments as well. Which means if friends are there, there is some gossiping going on (I heard some juicy tea, I wish I knew who it was about). I honestly think it would be a great place for a gossip blogger, but anyway…the chatting didn’t bother me much!
On to the services. My massage was pretty good. I requested a female masseuse who applied light pressure, and I guess I’m a bit of a savage, as I like to FEEL the massage. Also, my goal at all times is to get my foot kneaded like dough (I had bunion surgery a few years back and my scar tissue makes my toe stiff). But for some reason, whenever I point out that I had a bunion and want my foot to basically be folded in half to release the pressure, people take it as a sign to go easy. Don’t go easy on my foot! I digress (still looking for the best foot massage in the nation, holla at me).
My facial was cool as well, but am I alone in wanting silence when you get a service done? The facialist was asking me loads of questions (i.e. Are there spas in New York? How is the weather up there?)…thankfully my sweet, soft snoring eventually silenced her.
At any rate, I thought the services were fine, not superior, BUT the customer service and general spa ambiance were exceptional.
I’ll most likely go again, though I might just try out Spa Sydell, the Mandarin Oriental, or the Ritz Carlton next time I’m in the A…
What do you think?
What are your favorite spas in Atlanta?
Love + Light,
*I love St. Regis hotels!! I stayed at one in Houston, and loved the feel of the one in Atlanta. It might be my new go to hotel when traveling. More on that later…