|Wynn’s spa package combines stay, treatment and discount on spa/salon merchandise.|
Las Vegas may be known for debauched misadventures and decadent bachelor(ette) parties, but visitors looking for a relaxing girlfriend getaway have plenty of affordable and luxurious options to choose from.
Since opening in February 2010, the Ravella at Lake Las Vegas in nearby Henderson has welcomed guests looking for a more natural reprieve from the glitz and glimmer of the Las Vegas Strip. The 349-room-and-suite resort is 17 miles from the Strip and includes a 30,000-square-foot spa, fitness center and salon designed in the classic Mediterranean style, with impressive views of the lake and mountains surrounding the city.
“Girlfriends go out to Lake Las Vegas because the Ravella has a good rate, $159 including breakfast, and various other enticements,” says Mary Noyes, owner of A Touch of Class Travel in Las Vegas. The Ravella is also the former home of the Ritz-Carlton and attracts many of the female guests that resort would traditionally draw.
The property has two marinas, affording guests the opportunity to boat, kayak and fish at their leisure. The hotel itself has been renovated to provide a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of modern Vegas.
The Loews Lake Las Vegas resort is another great choice with the girls, particularly if there are golfers in the mix. The 493-room resort draws players to Las Vegas’ first private Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. “The Loews is a nice hotel and you can walk to the nearby casino,” says Noyes. With the hotel’s Loews Suite Deal, guests receive free Internet and access to the fitness center at a discount.
On the Strip
In Las Vegas proper, the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa has 35,000 square feet of spa space with treatments that promote relaxation and exercise. For the more outdoorsy groups, guests can hike, bike and go horseback riding around the famous Red Rock Canyon. The resort’s relaxation package includes a one-night stay and two spa treatments for $299 on weekends.
|Ravella at Lake Las Vegas provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.|
For Mother’s Day, The Venetian Las Vegas is offering a fantastic value with a luxury suite package, including a 50-minute classic European facial at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, complimentary flowers and savings around the resort from $209 per night if booked online.
For clients looking to spend quality time with their gal pals without leaving the Strip, Mandalay Bay—which houses the 30,000-square-foot Spa Mandalay and a 3,000-square-foot fitness center—allows guests to customize their massage and therapy sessions.
The Wynn Las Vegas has a spa deal that includes two nights in a Deluxe Resort Room at Wynn Las Vegas or a Resort Suite King at Encore Las Vegas, two 50-minute treatments per room at The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas or The Spa at Encore and 10 percent off Spa/Salon merchandise purchases from $309 per night.
Trump International Hotel Las Vegas’ Shop and Spa Shop Soiree includes a one-night stay in a Studio Suite, 40-minute facial, a private consultation with a Saks Fifth Avenue personal shopper and complimentary Saks Fifth Avenue welcome shopping bag from $282 per person. Visit www.trumplas vegashotel.com for more information. Also available is The Heart of Trump special, comprising a 40-minute muscle-soothing massage followed by a 40-minute deep cleansing facial along with a pedicure or blowout for $234.
CityCenter is home to more than a dozen spa experiences, with top-notch dining options as well. At ARIA Las Vegas, Salon Party Package guests receive two nights in a Deluxe King room, a private salon suite, treatments including classic manicures and pedicures and one complimentary spa pass per person that allows use of ARIA’s massage therapy, facial care and body care facilities.
At the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, book your clients a Suite Temptations deal that adds a complimentary third or fourth night onto their stay with a spa credit and free breakfast.
Vdara is offering a deal that includes two nights in a deluxe suite, two 50-minute spa treatments, two spa robes, 10 percent off spa and salon retail purchases and an upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for an additional $50 per night. This deal runs from $582 Sunday to Thursday and $694 for Friday and Saturday.
If a trip to see Elvis is more in line with your clients’ girlfriend getaway, you can book them for two nights in a deluxe suite, two tickets for Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil, dinner for two at Julian Serrano with a special prix fixe menu, and two-for-one drinks at the Gold Boutique Nightclub and Lounge for just $627 Monday through Thursday and $739 Friday and Saturday.
|ARIA’s special spa package includes two nights in a Deluxe King room.|