Stay in an ice hotel, attend a winter festival and wander through an ice castle.
After one too many nights of indulging in all that Las Vegas has to offer, a little rest and relaxation is a must. Luckily, Sin City is bursting with spas offering a variety of unique services and amenities, sure to speed up your recovery and get you back out on the town.
If there’s one spa that stays true to Vegas’s signature over-the-top style it’s the impressive Qua Baths & Spa. This 50,000-square-foot spa features three Roman baths, a Laconium Room (a fancy sauna), a Crystal Body Art Room—for the application of Swarovski crystals, because, Vegas—and an Arctic Ice Room, where snow actually falls from the ceiling.
This trendy spot is geared toward a younger crowd thanks to its reasonable prices—50-minute facials start at USD $130—and unique amenities including customized aromatherapy with every service and the option to choose the music during your treatment (you can actually hook your iPod into the speakers). Spa-goers can also kick back in the super-cool Himalayan salt therapy cave, said to offer relief for various respiratory and skin conditions.
When you’re in Vegas it’s easy to forget that you’re actually in a desert, but the Sahra Spa will quickly remind you—features like the spa’s sandstone walls and moody lighting give off a canyon-like feel that just oozes calm and relaxation. Amenities include a pool with monsoon rain showers, steam room, sauna and cool mist room. But the real standout is the spa’s hamman. Inspired by ancient Turkish bathing traditions, hammam treatments take place on a heated marble slab while your worries are cleansed, exfoliated and massaged away.
There’s a definite feeling of luxury over at ARIA’s two-level, 80,000-square-foot spa—the space is ultra-modern with a fresh, simple aesthetic. Pretty much everything you could want is on offer here; treatments range from facials and massages to makeup application and hair styling, and there’s even a men’s barber offering services like beard grooming. There’s also a full fitness studio with classes like yoga and spin. Spa highlights include ganbanyoku beds (Japanese stone beds that will soothe sore muscles and increase circulation), a Shio Salt Room and the co-ed Therapy Pool, which is situated on a balcony overlooking the resort’s three pools.