Recently I got a chance to visit the newly renovated and renamed Delano Las Vegas, where I got to swing by the Bathhouse Spa. And even in a city famous for its indulgences, this spa has some noteworthy perks.
The Bathhouse Spa's new menu uses locally sourced ingredients, including cacti and wildflowers, as well as other elements from the desert. For example, immune-boosting "Milk and Honey" treatments feature edible raw bee pollen from the Mohave region.
I would have loved to try one of the Global Journeys, a series of treatments reflecting traditional rituals from regions where Morgans Hotel Group has hotels, including Asia, India, Europe and a "Taste from the Islands." Each "journey," which can run for as long as four-and-a-half hours, incorporates a holistic menu of treatments and ends with a cup of tea paired from the region for which the journey is named.
But since time was limited, I opted for the 50-minute Desert Stone massage, which used hot stones and two local oils for a sense of place. My therapist, Sudo, had wonderfully deft hands and did a terrific job soothing all the tense muscles--even focusing on my neck when I said it was particularly sore.
For a seasonal treatment, visitors can try the warm apple cider massage (which we hear increases circulation and soothes muscles) or a pumpkin spice facial. There's also a Plum Pie Pedicure that uses a plum-spice foot scrub and a whipped body cream.
The Bathhouse has 12 treatment rooms on two levels, as well as several pre- and post-therapy spaces that are worth arriving early or staying late to enjoy. Much of the lighting comes from the floor, creating plenty of shadows and easing eyestrain. (It's nice to not have lights glaring right into your eyes.) The single-sex lounge has snacks and drinks (including coffee--a blessing for early-morning treatments), as well as several plunge pools. (Good to know: The pools are clothing-optional.) The steam room is especially soothing, with eucalyptus-scented steam and low lighting for a very relaxing atmosphere. Next time I'm there, I'll explore the sauna and plunge pools properly--it's definitely worth spending an extra hour just to take advantage of all the perks
Agents can make reservations for Bathhouse Spa by calling 877-632-9636. Day passes for the Spa are available to all Delano Las Vegas and MGM Resorts International hotel guests.