Vegas for the Health and Beauty Conscious
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. And because the house always wins, so will most of your hard-earned cash. But if there’s one thing you can expect to disappear in Sin City just as quickly as your savings, it’s your tan.
That’s because the blazing summer sun in the city of lights regularly pushes the thermostat beyond 40 degrees celsius.
So you’ll see only a few brave souls battling the midday rays in the Nevada summer for longer than is absolutely necessary – everyone else is busy enjoying the many indoor indulgences Las Vegas has to offer.
And for those wanting to escape more than just the sun, the city boasts a host of outstanding luxury day spas that will feel like a holiday from your holiday. With each spa offering an array of revitalising therapies and salon services, you can recharge or even reinvent yourself before your reappearance on the famous Vegas strip.
As you’d probably expect from Las Vegas spas, most also offer top quality body bronzing services – so you can maintain a golden tint while avoiding the punishing sun. Win win!
Fierce local competition means you may feel spoilt for choice – so we’ve assembled a shortlist of the city’s best hotel spas that offer first-rate pampering and spray tan services:
The ARIA Hotel spa and salon takes total relaxation to another level, promising treatments that will leave you “relaxed, re-energized and ready to step back into the excitement that ARIA and The Strip have to offer.” Their state of the art custom body bronzing facility is just one amenity you can enjoy in their enormous 62-room complex.
The ARIA website even carries a full guide to spa etiquette – so you can relax without worrying about what clothes to wear or how much spare cash you’ll need for tips.
Spa users must be an ARIA hotel guest, with the hotel taking reservations up to three months in advance; it’s a good idea to get your name on the list as soon as possible if you want to enjoy sought-after treatments like their red carpet package.
With treatment packages named after famous songs and bands, the Hard Rock Hotel spa is all about giving their guests the star treatment.
Fancy channeling your inner Freddie? Go for the “Under Pressure” aromatherapy detox.
And guests who opt for the spa’s “Sunshiny Days” are promised a “beautiful bronzed glow without exposure to the sun’s damaging rays.”
Non-hotel guests are welcome, though there are additional fees involved.
The Flamingo’s luxury day spa has recently undergone a major facelift, allowing them to keep pace with the fierce local competition.
A body bronzing session will cost up to US$75, though rates are slightly lower if you book your visit between Monday and Thursday.
And in true Vegas style, The Flamingo spa even offers a “hangover relief” package for those who feel like they’ve gone eight rounds with Mayweather at the MGM Grand.
With services that promise to make you “look like a million dollars”, The Golden Nugget spa and salon is well worth splashing out a couple of hundred bucks at.
Thanks to inventive treatments like the “Bourbon Bubbler” (which uses honey, buttery nectar, and cream, on your skin) you’ll walk out feeling like a million dollars too.
And with their SunFX custom spray tanning, you’ll achieve the exact same high quality golden glow you get at home.
Discounts are available for multiple day bookings and bookings are open to non-guests.
No fewer than nine different massage options await visitors to the Luxor’s Nurture Spa and Salon. And, unusually for Vegas, Nurture offers its day spa services in more classic surroundings than its ritzier competitors.
Nurture is particularly well-known for offering fantastic deals if you book ahead. So if you’re looking for value for money than over-indulgent decor, consider booking in for their “Paradise Package” summer special.
Skim through the webpage for the Eforia spa at the Hilton and the one word you won’t escape is “exclusive”; despite the Hilton’s thousands of guest rooms, Eforia has just six treatment rooms available – so it’s absolutely imperative that you book ahead.
But once you’re receiving treatments like their “Thai Poultice Massage” and “Mountain Arnica Muscle Heal”, you’ll be glad you didn’t miss out.
And of course, no spa carrying the Hilton name would be complete without world-class body bronzing facilities. Ever seen Paris looking pale? Didn’t think so.
The Spa at Trump is every bit as grand and glamorous as you would expect. Occupying no less than 11,000 square feet, the day spa assigns each guest a Spa Attaché to ensure their every need is met.
The impressive facial menu is headlined by “Ivanka’s Choice” – a restorative treatment that “slows the effects of time” put together by the elegant heiress herself. Add their world-class body bronzing and a “luminous manicure” as the finishing touches and you’ll step out with look that would shake Trump Towers to its foundations.