We're Bubbly Over Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey's New Spa
We've become accustomed to ultra-luxe hotel spa offerings from facials done with real diamonds particles to body treatments made with fossil stone and even the rare stem cell treatment. But the Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey celebrated the grand opening of their new Spa Nautica in a highly unusual way--with a special bubble filled with 99.95 percent pure air from Spanish toiletry brand, Natura Bisse. But there's more.
Inside the bubble, the spa performed complimentary 30-minute "Direct Affect" facials on party guests using carboxitherapy (C02 to combat the signs of aging), which "produces an explosion of oxygen resulting in a visible revitalization of the skin." Um, yes please.
Sadly, the bubble was just an opening trick and it's already been popped, er, taken down. However, the Direct Affect facial is available at the spa for $85. It's done in one of the spa's seven treatment rooms, not a bubble. There's also a super luxe facial being offered called the "Diamond Experience Cryo-Repairing Lifting Facial" which lasts 90 minutes and costs $325, but is a serous anti-aging treatment that involves an "intensive mio-facial lifting massage" and "cold lifting" which repairs damaged DNA. But of course, you can get an regular old massage and body treatment at the spa too in case the complicated words scare the living daylights out of you.
Aside from the seven treatment rooms, the spa has a nail salon, performs outdoor treatments on the hotel's pool deck. What's rather unique about this spa is that it's only located at the Ritz (it's not a chain spa) and isn't owned or operated by the hotel. (A company called Triology Spa Holdings does all of that.) But we especially love how Spa Nautica has a detailed service menu online.
You don't have to be a hotel guest to indulge in a massage, but if you're interested in making a night of it, rooms start at $329 a night. Hmmm...that's a tough choice. Spending the night at the Ritz or getting our face cold lifted during the Cryo-repairing lifting facial?
[Photos: Spa Nautica]