MENUS IN RESTAURANTS... revolve and evolve quite often, and very typically with the seasons and new food trends. Lemon and lettuce and lighter flavors held sway in the summer but winter's arrival means that richer eats -- stews and toddies and such -- will reign. Spa menus, too, do transform from time to time, and while the goods aren't edible so much as spreadable (think body salts and muscle-nice oils and the other things used to ease our aches) there's no reason that what a destination offers must forever be set in stone. Change, as they say, is a positive.
THE HYATT REGENCY RESORT & SPA is introducing a fresh roster of spa treatments in 2016, but, like a restaurant spotlighting a few early tastes before a new dish is launched, the spa is sharing a sneak peek with guests. Not only will those looking to relax be able to glance into the crystal ball of what's to come at the property, but spa guests can currently "take advantage of some very special offers including discounts on services, retail and menu items, as well as complimentary add-on treatments." Is this hitting the sweet spot for you, just ahead of the whirl 'n swirl that the holiday season so frequently becomes? Then unhand the shopping list and recipe cards and various party-planning manuals and book a...
SPA PACKAGE... at the resort's Agua Serena Spa. It's available through the last day of 2015, so it is timed just right for those people looking to slip out of the aforementioned "whirl 'n swirl" of the season for a bit. The spa is offering 20% off services, and a "(c)omplimentary treatment enhancement of choice." The discounts continue on the retail side of things, with 15% off items you'll want to stock your own bathroom shelf with, and 15% off goodies found on the Spa Bits menu. You'll stay at the resort, too, with this deal, for a night, and receive breakfast (for two people). Oh, and a credit equal to a hundred bucks to use at the spa. Do the discounts include the Ultimate Dreamer Package, the spa's extra-luxe line-up of treatments, which includes a scrub, facial, and more? It does, pre-holiday weary people.
TRULY, the holidays are as sparkly as all get-out, but much of the sparkle depends on hosts and hostesses keeping the good cheer. Bottles of wine presented at the door help that cheer, quite often, as do other thank-you gifts and helping the after-dinner clean-up. But a night in the quiet, chill-down desert, with some spa love to boot, also counts quite high on the list as an effective holiday-time self-care regimen.