My Trip to The Spa at Ballantyne – Ahhhhh! I Needed That!
I’ve been to the Spa at Ballantyne Hotel in the past; my mom, sis and I used to go for Girls Day Out. But I was delighted to hear that the spa recently had a makeover. Overdue for some “me” time, I grabbed my mom and we took a day to refresh and enter the zen!
The first thing I noticed is the reception desk; its now to the right and has a serene water wall behind it. The salon has been updated to a modern contemporary look, still with a view of the golf course. The lighting has been upgraded to a more natural illumination and the salon has new artwork.
But mom and I were ready to go downstairs, that’s where the massages happen!
When you make your way downstairs to the dressings rooms, the attendant greets you by name and walks you to a personal locker. Don’t be surprised if you don’t recognize the dressing area or the lounge, the new design now gives you more space to relax. If you’re shy, you probably want to change in the bathrooms or use the oriental changing screen. I loved putting on the spa robe, you can tell it’s just pure quality. The lounge also has a new fireplace and an area for refreshments, water infused with lemon and strawberry. Yum!
The updates continue to the massage rooms, the massage tables are customized to light up according to your birthday (my color was green!). Colors are adjusted for relaxation and energy. Their massage providers go through extensive training to make sure to give you the best experience.
Before my visit, I had the fun task of choosing the type of massage. I work very hard and rarely have time to indulge in a spa treatment so going through the spa menu was like choosing which gift to unwrap from your boo when all the boxes are Tiffany blue. I chose the “Holistic Indulgence”, an 80-minute, full body massage that incorporates aromatherapy, scalp treatment, and hot stones. I’ve never had a hot stone massage before but it was fun!
Check out the gallery of the “new” Spa at Ballantyne Hotel below. If you go, I’d love to hear what you think of the changes.