The spa will blend black stone and glass in its ambiance and have nine treatment rooms to go along with what the hotel is calling Philly's first-ever "Spa Suite." Designed for up to eight guests with weddings in mind, the flagship suite will feature a dressing area, bathroom, rain showers, two treatment beds, cocktail offerings, and Tata Harper and Natura Bissé skin-care products. The salon portion will be run by Manhattan-based stylist Paul Labrecque, who was recognized by Vanity Fair as one of the “Top 3 Stylists” in the country.
But it's not all for the ladies. The salon will also have a barber shop section where men can get an hour-long "Indulgent Shave" to go along with a scotch and cigar.
Given the Rittenhouse's standing as one of the top luxury hotels in Philly before it had a spa, this is simply the hotel flexing its muscles. The addition should also help it compete with the buzz that will no doubt surround the anticipated relocation of the Four Seasons. You can read more details on the project here.
[Photos: Rittenhouse Hotel]