The Westin at Hilton Head Island

Travel Agent was recently one of the first visitors to the first Heavenly Spa by Westin in the continental U.S. The new spa is at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, an expansive property set within Port Royal Plantation on the northeastern tip of Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Guests at the Westin have easy access to several pools and the beach

The 8,000-square-foot Heavenly Spa officially opened its doors at the end of April, headed by its new director, Amy Wilson-Moghina. The space contains nine tranquil treatment rooms for massages and facials, a full-service salon and men's and ladies' lounges, each with its own steam room, sauna and whirlpool. Book clients seeking a romantic spa experience into the couples' suite, which has dual massage beds and an oversized soaking tub.

The scent of white tea aromatherapy greets all guests upon their arrival at the spa. While checking in, guests are served a signature blueberry and white tea beverage; and they are given a warm herbal pack to relax their shoulders before their treatments. Other unique touches include a rushing "water wall" in the lobby, calming waterfall sounds throughout the facility, and the "burden baskets" at the door to each treatment room, where guests are welcome to symbolically leave their troubles before starting their spa session. Try any of the signature holistic spa services, which include the Indigo wrap, Indigo facial, and Indigo massage; all of which use the indigo plant, one of Hilton Head Island's main crops.

The Heavenly Spa's locker rooms each have a heated whirlpool

Contact Wilson-Moghina at 843-681-1062 or amy.moghina@westin.com for help in designing a spa itinerary for clients.

Reminiscent of classic late 19th-century seaside resorts, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning oceanfront property full of Southern hospitality and charm. There are more than 500 guest accommodations, all with private balconies and 10-layer "Westin's Heavenly Bed" mattresses. Book families into one of the two or three-bedroom villas for maximum space.

Also on this picturesque property are the Port Royal Plantation Golf and Racquet Club, a large fitness area and a variety of meeting facilities. Dining options include the elegant Barony Grill and the more relaxed Carolina Café.

The property's guest experience manager is Nicola Dick (843-681-1057; nicola.dick1@westin.com), who can help you arrange clients' special requests, such as nearby activities like kayaking, horseback riding or a visit to local shopping areas.

Getting There

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is five minutes from the Hilton Head IslandAirport and 45 minutes from Georgia's SavannahInternationalAirport, both served by a variety of major carriers. The resort is also easily accessible from Interstate 95 via four-lane Highway 278. Visit www.westin.com/hiltonhead.