2019 Spafinder’s Premier Spas of the Midwest & South
Spafinder is fortunate to partner with the world’s best spas and wellness destinations. Each year these premier partners innovate and develop new treatments designed to strengthen, enhance, beautify and inspire.
In this series, we’re going to look at various regions to highlight what is nearby or worth the journey. You may be surprised to learn what is just around the corner or inspired to travel to experience something new and even life-changing.
Our Midwest & Southern collection includes destination spas in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, the Carolinas, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan and Missouri.
So, as you can see there is every manner of climate and topography across the girth of the United States. Whether you want the rough and tumble of Texas or the old world charms of the Carolinas and Georgia, there’s a little for everyone in this selection.
If you want to find something farther away or you need something around the corner you can always visit all of our listings at find.spafinder.com.
As part of our series, we’ll also be looking at the best of the Northeast, the Midwest and South, overseas destinations including the Caribbean, Asia, Hawaii and two amazing states on their own in California and Florida.
Let’s get started with our best of Texas!
|Why we love it
|JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
|In celebration of Texas Hill Country, signature spa staples draw upon the curative practices of the Curanderos, or Hispanic village folk healers.
|Relâche Spa at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
|Nationally renowned as a premier spa for exclusive luxurious treatments, the European-style Relâche soothes body and soul with soothing massages, rejuvenating facials, relaxing body treatments, and invigorating fitness options
|Mokara Hotel & Spa
|Mokara’s Summer Rain and Nirvana Stress Relief massage, services just for men and creative couple’s rituals.
|Spa by JW Marriott Houston Downtown
|Guests on the go can stop by for a 12-to-25 minute express services, from a relaxing scalp massage to a renewing nail shine, and all hotel guests are invited to relax in the spa lounge.
|Bliss® Spa at W Dallas-Victory
|Signature treatments include the 75-minute ‘bliss’age, smoothing body scrubs, luxe pedicures, and Brazilian bikini waxes.
|Miraval Austin Resort & Spa
|Features treatments such as the Vasudhara, a Thai Massage in body-temperature water, and a traditional Chinese Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage that releases energy blocks.
|The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
|Gentlemen spa-goers have a full menu of their own, which includes the Fitness and Sports Massage and the Gentleman’s Hot Towel Facial; group and bridal packages are available as well.
|Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness at La Cantera Resort
|Known for the Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness “Hill of Life” sanctuary and its world-famous golf courses, is located at one of the highest points in San Antonio overlooking the scenic Texas Hill Country.
|Why we love it
|mySpa at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
|The Technogym-equipped Fitness Studio is open 24 hours a day, and spa guests enjoy complimentary access on the day of their treatment. Hotel guests are invited to enjoy Fairmont Fit, which provides fitness gear and equipment for private workouts in your room.
|The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
|The extensive treatment menu includes destination inspired experiences offering massage services, body treatments, facials and a nail salon.
|Bliss® Spa at W Chicago-Lakeshore
|Located on the eighth floor of the W Chicago Lakeshore, bliss Chicago offers its signature menu of sought-after services amid spa-some views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier.
|dana hotel and spa
|The Zen-like spa features signature treatments such as the exotic Hanakasumi, based on ancient Japanese traditions, and a fitness center sporting Italian Technogym equipment and city views.
|The Spa at JW Marriott Chicago
|The Spa at JW, offers spa treatments, facials, manicures, 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool and more. Memberships and gift certificates are available.
|Waldorf Astoria Chicago Spa and Health Club
|Spa treatments include the two-hour Waldorf Signature Cleanse, a combination of a body exfoliation, detoxifying marine mud wrap, facial cleanse and healing massage, along with advanced skincare using microcurrent technology, revitalizing massage and soothing hydrotherapy.
|Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
|Offering luxury treatments and relaxing massages, specifically designed for women, men, and couples, The Spa at Trump seeks to create pathways for each guest to inner health and external beauty.
Spafinder’s Best of Georgia for 2019
|Why we love it
|Westin at Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
|Named a “Top Resort Spa” by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, offers a tempting menu of balance-promoting treatments, including luxury massages, holistic facials and aromatherapy body wraps, performed by licensed and highly skilled therapists.
|Remède Spa, The St. Regis Atlanta
|Remède offers a variety of services such as men’s and women’s facials, massages, body treatments, nail services, waxing, couple’s packages, and its specialty treatments include the Buckhead Escape and the Elemis Lime and Ginger Salt Glow.
|Bliss® – W Atlanta Downtown
|Treatments and services include therapeutic skincare and facials, massage, nail, waxing, and body services, such as the Triple Oxygen Facial™, the “Home” Improvement ™ facial for men.
|The Whiteley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead
|Spa Level overnight guests enjoy deluxe amenities such as anytime check-out seven days a week, first access to spa appointments, a consultation with a spa concierge, and an escort from his or her guest room to the spa.
|The Spa at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis
|Those who have time to indulge in all-day pampering can try treatments like the Marquis Day Dream and the Georgia Peach Jubilee Package, the latter of which takes advantage of the peach’s anti-aging properties.
|The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds, Lake Oconee
|Guests are greeted by a shimmering lake and quiet tranquility. The southeast luxury golf resort captivates with a charming atmosphere, gracious accommodations, and customized service.
Spafinder’s Best of the Rest of the Midwest and South for 2019
|Why we love it
|Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
|Point Clear, AL
|Overlooking the marina, the Spa at the Grand holds nine temperature-controlled treatment rooms, as well as separate men’s and women’s lounges with lockers, steam and sauna areas, and whirlpools.
|The Spa at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort
|Features a menu of signature staples that celebrate the local region. Offerings include the Bourbon Bubble Body Treatment, a combination of a brown-sugar scrub rich in ginger, pecans and Kentucky bourbon, followed by a warm Vichy shower
|The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
|New Orleans, LA
|The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans, has garnered myriad accolades, including the “top hotel spa in the U.S. and Canada” by Travel + Leisure.
|The Heavenly Spa by Westin Hilton Head Island
|Hilton Head Island, SC
|Features pristine beach and three pools, as well as three 18-hole championship golf courses, 14 tennis courts, the 24-hour Westin Workout® Fitness Studio, and RunWESTIN™ running routes, designed in partnership with New Balance®.
|Mandara Spa at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
|Spa-goers will relax with Balinese-inspired spa treatments, including signature Mandara rituals like the Balinese massage, in a modern, Asian-designed space adorned with carved wooden decor, sleek granite, and vibrant accents.
|Spa at Turf Valley
|Ellicott City, MD
|Guests can choose between a day at the spa or an overnight experience, with spa packages tailored toward individuals, family and friends, or a romantic night out. Couples can opt for spa services in the comfort of your hotel room.
|National Harbor, MD
|All changing areas have private lockers, and showers; additional amenities comprise a co-ed river-view relaxation room, saunas, and steam rooms.
|Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
|Traverse City, MI
|Massage, skin-care, and wellness therapies feature natural products that focus on de-stressing, detoxifying, and rebalancing.
|Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
|Treatments use vegan and all-natural products and consist of body rituals, facials, and makeup and nail services, as well as a seasonal menu inspired by the resort’s natural surroundings.
|The Spa at the Elms
|Excelsior Springs, MO
|Elms Hotel & Spa offers guests an exceptional resort and wellness experience, from multiple pools and hot tubs to soothing treatments at the Spa at the Elms to beautifully appointed rooms and suites.
|Elkhart Lake, WI
|Year-round access to a striking natural landscape and peaceful lake views make the Osthoff Resort a popular locale among vacationing families. A game room, indoor pool, wintertime ice skating rink, and summertime day camp are just a few of the resort’s kid-friendly amenities.
|Kohler Waters Spa at Lodge Kohler
|Green Bay, WI
|An elegant sanctuary featuring the exclusive, state-of-the-art Hydromassage Experience Pool–a treatment you won’t find anywhere else in the U.S.
|Kohler Waters Spa at The American Club
|Destination Kohler has four championship golf courses, a 500-acre private wilderness preserve with 10 miles of hiking trails, and a shopping center.