LA Spas to Brighten Your Year

Unfortunate timing meant that a handful of new luxury spas across the city opened just before—or during—quarantine, lockdown, and restrictions. But now, the time is right to fully luxuriate at these wonderful new destinations, which feel a world away—even though they’re just across town.

The Spa at West Hollywood Edition

Opening date: November 2019

Size: The 6,200-square-foot space features six treatment rooms.

Amenities: Men’s and women’s locker rooms each feature showers, steam room, and sauna. The subterranean lounge feels like resting in a cloud. Candlelight warms the all-white space, filled with plush sofas and private pods for reading or meditation. Allow for extra time to thoroughly enjoy the space.

Treatments: Make a day of it and book the Canyon, which combines a 50-minute sculpt facial, 50-minute massage, and 50-minute detox body treatment. A range of CBD facials and massages are also noteworthy.
Products: Osea, Odacité, Knesko, The Lost Explorer, and Skin Authority.

Also on property: On-site yoga classes, rooftop pool, and a plant-forward menu at Michelin-starred chef John Fraser’s restaurant Ardor.

The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa

Opening date: February 2021, after a renovation by Champalimaud Design.

Size: Four treatment rooms for body and facial therapies and one duet suite for two spread out over 2,600 square feet. There’s also a separate nail suite with two pedicure chairs and a manicure area.

Amenities: Luxe locker rooms with showers.
Treatments: Book the Pink Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, which helps naturally soothe sore muscles. For those on the go, the 30-minute reflexology targets hands and feet, leaving your body (and hair), oil free.

Products: Natura Bissé, Valmont, Phia, LEEF, UMA, Skin Authority, KNESKO, Lady Suite, Kate McLeod, NCLA Beauty, DermYoung, Patchology, Vim Vigor, Dazzle Dry, and Salt by Hendrix.

Also on property: Indulge in a souffle and glass of wine at the Polo Lounge; luxuriate outside by the pool with a club sandwich at the Cabana Café; have a homemade ice cream sundae at the 1950s-style Fountain Coffee Room.


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Surya Spa at Santa Monica Proper

Opening date: May 2021
Size: The 3,000-square-foot space with six treatment rooms is fashioned as a state-of-the-art healing center using 10,000-year-old Ayurvedic practices.
Amenities: Meditation room, lounges, custom oil blend bar, and chic design, courtesy of Kelly Wearstler. The spa also partners with Ayurvedic Panchakarma expert, doctor, chef, and herbalist Martha Soffer.

Treatments: Book a virtual or in-person consultation for Ayurveda, Fasting Culture, Dosha Yoga, or Panchakarma Wellness—or the spa’s signature Abhyanga Massage with four hands and warm herbal oils.

Products: Surya

Also on property: Ahead of its time when it comes to outdoor dining, the rooftop Calabra restaurant offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu with views of the ocean. Or duck into the lobby with your laptop and have a drink and charcuterie board while you catch up on email.

The Spa at The Maybourne Beverly Hills

Opening date: January 2022
Size: With 17 treatment rooms and over 20,000 square feet, it’s the largest luxury spa in the city.

Amenities: Co-ed mineral plunge pool rests at the center of the spa, infused with magnesium to draw out the body’s toxins. There’s also a steam room, sauna, hot tub, and relaxation lounge.
Treatments: The Maybourne’s new approach to what was formerly the Montage Spa is highly customized for each guest. Massages begin with the guest’s intention and are based on how they want to feel (less stressed, energized, strong, etc.).
Products: Ecologically responsible, vegan skincare products, including Ila, which is exclusive in the U.S. to The Spa at The Maybourne.

Also on property: An indoor/outdoor fitness center and movement studio with private training upon request; a sprawling and newly expanded Terrace café; and the new Maybourne Bar, which pours out to Canon Drive.

Spa Pendry West Hollywood  

Opening date: April 2021
Size: Four treatment rooms spread over 1,600 square feet.
Amenities: Nail salon, two eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, tranquility lounge, and movement studio.
Treatments: The facial menu is expansive with three peel options available as add-ons. The Pendry just launched a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Hydration Room to offer a special menu of treatments, including the Pendry IV to help symptoms ranging from fatigue, stress, and dehydration to immune support, jet-lag revival, and hangover detox.
Products: Priori, Unveiled, and Babor.
Also on property: Two restaurants from chef Wolfgang Puck, the cozy Bar Pendry, and the members-only Britely Social Club, complete with its own bar and lounge, as well as a 2,840-square-foot bowling alley.