Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oh So Fabulous: Spa Adolphus

Adolphus SpaPhotos c/o The Adolphus Hotel 

Since its opening in 1912, The Adolphus has served as an integral part of the city's history and culture. The Andrew Sisters, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Benny Goodman have performed here. Ronald Regan, Jimmy Carter, and Queen Elizabeth II have all stayed here. Located in the heart of downtown Dallas, The Adolphus has won numerous awards, including the coveted AAA Four Diamond and US News and World Report’s “Best Hotels in the USA”, while its storied French Room is the only restaurant in Texas to maintain an AAA Five Diamond Award for 25 consecutive years. The Adolphus has been undergoing a thoughtful renovation over the past year or so. First they tackled the guest rooms, then updated the ballrooms and last October, they opened the Spa Adolphus as a new urban retreat within the city. I was recently invited in to experience the 5,000 sq. ft. luxury spa and salon which features six treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor relaxation lounges, a couples’ room with a private terrace featuring spectacular downtown Dallas views and a large fitness facility.

The spa showcases a unique partnership with Red Flower, the New York City based pioneer in beauty wellness, including the first-ever incarnation of the Red Flower Perfume Bar with a Wellness Twist™, created exclusively for Spa Adolphus. Guests are taken on a personalized sensory journey of aroma and well-being that translates from their arrival into the treatment room. Featuring an interactive aromatherapy display of whole essential oil blends—including Spanish Gardenia, Moroccan Rose, Icelandic Moonflower, and Spa Adolphus’s signature scent, French Lavender—each is designed to deliver a specific health benefit and is paired with acupressure techniques during massage treatments that deliver a rush of wellness. Note: Spa guests that choose The Signature massage can take home their experience through a complimentary vial of their chosen scent along with guided acupressure tips for on-the-go wellness.

Performance treatments include the Face Lift Optimizer from Natura Bisse which relaxes, rejuvenates, and leaves facial skin remarkably smooth via Octamioxyl and a sono-lifting tuning fork technique. The spa also houses a full-service salon that offers nail, hair, and beauty services – perfect for brides and bridal parties! After your spa treatment, I recommend you head to the rooftop pool area which overlooks Downtown Dallas. Order a glass of champs and stretch out that Zen experience a few more hours. It will be one of the most enjoyable afternoons you ever spend and that's an OSC guarantee!