The Desert Springs JW Marriott has opened a new luxurious spa facility
in Palm Desert, California. The 38,000 square-foot facility includes an organic café, Turkish hammams, digitally programmable desert rain showers, saunas, whirlpools and more in a calming setting that includes limestone and Brazilian Ipe wood and a ten-foot waterfall at check-in.
The spa uses local ingredients including locally harvested citrus and dates, which are used in the Citrus Sugar Scrub and Date Scrub. The Spa's signature body therapy, the Desert Journey, is inspired by the scents of the desert in bloom. It begins with the application of a creamy emulsion made of orange, tangerine and mandarin-scented body butter combined with a light brown sugar scrub. The therapist uses Swedish and gentle rocking techniques to calm the body, then applies hot basalt stones to the chakras and meridians. During the treatment, the therapist provides a paraffin foot treatment; a scalp, neck and shoulder massage; and reflexology to the hands and feet. Other treatments include a mud ritual, wraps and a full menu of facials. The Spa also includes a heated outdoor lap pool, cardio and strength-training equipment and a yoga studio. There is also a beauty salon that offers manicures, pedicures and hair styling.
The most luxurious option at the spa is the 600 square-foot private suite, called the Spa Sanctuary which has a private entrance and is staffed by a personal butler. The Sanctuary has a two-person hydrotherapy tub in the walled-in private courtyard and another tub indoors as well as a changing room, vanity area, digitally programmable shower, living area with a fireplace and high-definition TV. A separate Revive Suite is designed for couples and includes private treatment areas and a hydrotherapy tub for two.