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Spa at the Del, a slice of heaven. October 12, 2009 | 100 of 214 people found this review helpful
Over the past 30+ years work and pleasure have taken me to over 364 cities in 15 countries and whenever possible I look for a spa experience to wash away the jet lag, rejuvenate my spirit and ready myself for whatever the day ahead may bring. On a few occasions my day is the Spa.
I have visited a number of spas around the globe and would highly recommend the Spa at the Del. My experience at the Del was a slice of heaven.
From my pedicure and hot oil massage to relaxing in the pool and steam room, this spa experience is one of my most memorable. I was taken care of from the moment I walked in the door, until I reluctantly left.
Also known as the 'The Del' to local residents, Hotel del Coronada is a beachfront luxury hotel in the city of Coronado, just across the San Diego Bay from San Diego, California. It is one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort. It is one of the oldest and largest all-wooden buildings in California and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
When it opened in 1888, it was the largest resort hotel in the world and the first to use electrical lighting. It has hosted presidents, royalty, and celebrities throughout the years. The hotel has been featured in numerous movies and books.
This classic beachfront respite has long been heralded as one of America's most beautiful beach resorts. A pronouncement underscored by its designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Today, The Del offers guests a unique combination of modern luxury touched with the charm and grace of this fairytale castle. When it first opened in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado was considered the premier vacation and health destination, where the sea-swept air was both preservative and restorative.
Although early visitors certainly appreciated the therapeutic effects of saltwater bathing and fresh ocean air, these weren't the seashore's only allure. Victorians were also drawn to the soul-satisfying aesthetics the seascape provided. The Del's unparalleled oceanfront location gave early visitors the chance to enjoy one of nature's most inherently beautiful landscapes: sand, sun and sea.
More than a century later, the timeless Pacific tides and breezes of this San Diego spa resort still have the power to restore the mind, body and spirit. The new state-of-the-art facilities feature 21 massage and treatment rooms, hydrotherapy tubs, a relaxation area for both men and women, steam rooms and California spa treatments. Guests are able to unwind at the Spa's expansive private terrace with a fire pit and vanishing edge pool overlooking the magnificent Windsor Lawn and the Pacific Ocean.
The Spa at The Del was recently named one of the Top 20 Hotel Spas in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine.
The Del offers a fabulous pedicure and pedicures are definitely on my 'to do list' to keep my feet healthy and happy. This is really important as I'm not a socks person and love wearing all kinds of sandals and flip flops in the summer.
There is nothing better than sinking into the massage chair while the esthetician bathes, chisels, files and paints my toes. Oh yes and massages my feet and lower legs, how heavenly is that!
I have loved having my toes painted since I was a child when my aunt would patiently and lovingly apply all the colours of the rainbow. Now my preference is an elegant French manicure on my toes.
A pedicure involves grooming the toenails, exfoliating dead skin that may have become dry and hard, tending to the cuticles, calluses, moisturizing and polish. The word pedicure comes from the Latin words pedis, which means of the foot, and cura, which means care. Regular pedicures can help prevent nail diseases and nail disorders.
I also had a steam which is so good for the body.the steam room for three good reasons, strengthening your immune system, improve circulation and help detoxify the lymphatic system.
The benefits of steam have been known for thousands of years. Throughout history steam has been used to enhance a sense of well being and improve overall health. While steam rooms have primarily been located in health clubs or gyms, cutting edge technology has provided an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of steam at home for very reasonable prices.
A good steam opens up the pores, increases the metabolism, elevates heart rate, and makes the body sweat. The average person has approximately 2.6 million sweat glands and during a good steam you can sweat out up to 30% of built up toxins. Some spas have also introduced the use of aromatherapy to provide additional health benefits.
The warm, moist air of the steam room increases circulation and helps loosen and relax muscles and joints and maintain overall flexibility and your skin will be cleaner, softer, and healthier, especially if an exfoliating scrub is used to gently remove dry surface skin. And added benefit for those with respiratory conditions is steam opens up the lungs and bronchial tubes--something every mother knows when dealing with a sick child.
It is generally recommended to take a warm shower before entering the steam room and remain for up to 15 minutes--if it's really hot you might only stay for a few minutes. Listen to your body and leave if you are feeling uncomfortable. Once out of the steam room take a cool shower or plunge and allow the body to return to a normal temperature before re-entering. Do not steam more than 3 times in one session. And of course you need to drink lots of water during your steaming. As with any exercise program you should always consult your doctor before indulging in steam rooms as some medical conditions might preclude the healthy benefits.
Spa Girl at www.spagirl007.blogspot.comI would visit this business again? Yes