If you watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta, you know there are some pretty pampered women in the ATL. Take a page out of their book and spend a relaxing and luxurious day at one of the top spas in the city.
Located in Atlanta proper, these are true hospitality havens among a city full of horrendous traffic and the headache of urban sprawl.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
The spa at the Mandarin Oriental features expansive treatment suites to give you all the space you need to spread out and find your zen. Billed as a “haven of calm,” the spa and fitness facility spans two floors and includes a lap pool, a steam room, a sauna, a vitality pool, and romantic couples’ suite, complete with a marble bathtub. They also offer a private yoga room by appointment only.
The best part? Each treatment kicks off with a foot-washing ceremony and the ringing of little, Tibetan bells -- a distinctly unique, Asian spin on Southern charm. Tradition has it that these chimes will cleanse the mind and help focus your energy.
The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Delivering luxury only the Ritz could, the spa in Buckhead spans an entire hotel floor. That means you can essentially stay overnight in the spa, a one-of-a kind, “Night at the Museum” for the ultra ritzy. Inspired by Southern gardens, they specializes in locally-inspired treatments like the Georgia Red Clay Body Wrap and the Georgia Magnolia pedicure, which will make you fall even deeper in love with this sweet Southern city. You won’t want to leave, but if you do decide to explore Atlanta’s chicest neighborhood, there’s ample shopping (check out the Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza for designer fashion) and delicious dining options nearby.
Try this: A three hour, 40 minute couples retreat complete with foot ritual, couple’s bath, exfoliation, scalp massage, shower, massage, facial, and juice and fruits in the privacy of your own room.
The Spa at Four Seasons - Atlanta
Convenience makes the difference at the Four Seasons, starting with the complimentary valet to set the tone for your afternoon of pampering. Not sure which treatment to pick? Spa experts specialize in pairing patrons with the perfect service and even massages can be customized with signature techniques to best support your mental and physical health. Be sure to check out their seasonal treatments and their Yoga on the Terrace for one of the most inspirational pick-me-ups in Atlanta. The class in on the same terrace as the chef grows his own herbs for the delicious meals in restaurant Park 75.
Don’t Miss: Make sure you don’t leave without experiencing the Roman-inspired saline pool, one of the most incredible and luxurious indoor pools in the city. You have the option to order lunch and a drink to be delivered poolside. While you’re there, take advantage of the sauna and exercise gym in state-of-the-art facilities.