Some of Boston’s most exquisite hotels offer spas with wintry packages, so you never have to even leave the hotel. The Mandarin Oriental Spa’s Treatment Manager Shan Toth said, “With the arrival of Winter and implementation of resolutions, goals, and challenges, it is important to practice self-care and take time to unplug, digitally disconnect and personally recharge.” The Mandarin Oriental’s Digital Escape Package provides access to the spa’s heat and water facilities, relaxation lounge, and fitness center, a $50 credit to the spa boutique, healthy in-room breakfast, and a late checkout of 2 p.m. “The spa’s Digital Wellness Escape is designed to encourage mindfulness and provide guests with a calming and peaceful respite from the outside world. A clear mind makes better decisions,” she said.
The InterContinental Boston’s spa includes an indoor heated lap pool, steam room, six treatment rooms, and newly created healing spa treatments. For instance, enjoy a cocoon of Cupid’s Honey Butter Cocoon with Whipped Honey Salt Scrub, Sunflower Honey Butter Serum, and Blushing Agave Body Oil. "You want to detoxify in the Winter months,” said InterContinental Spa Director Monique Michaud. “Increasing circulation helps to move the fluids in your body; then sheds dead skin cells to regenerate new skin cells." The spa uses FarmHouse Fresh, a natural and organic skincare line that locally sources ingredients from many farms and purveyors across America.
The Ritz Carlton Boston, which just did a $13 million revamp, is unique in that its gym is an Equinox. The spa is attached to the gym and guests are provided access to the spa, as well as Equinox’s wide range of classes, from Spin to power yoga.