Knock-down gorgeous Christmas decorations and music fill the room and air at the impossibly gracious and luxurious Montage Beverly Hills where we overnighted recently as part of an annual Christmas shopping ritual It’s just so much easier to be able to go from your swank suite to super chic Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd. to pick up gifts and check out the window displays and holiday décor. Also the hotel provides shopping assistance for your purchasing pleasure.
From our spacious and stunningly-appointed suite, to drinks a light dinner in the magical Parq Bar where we were entertained by a very talented singer/acoustics guitar player) who belted out Blues and romantic hits, and then breakfast the next morning in the Rooftop Grill, it was 24-hours of pure bliss. And adding icing to the cake was one of the best facials ever in the hotel’s super spa.
Your LA Destination Spa’s Examiner has had more than a fair share of skincare treatments but Bulgaria-born Adelina’s Deluxe Caviar Facial was the tops. The woman knows what’s she is doing from her magical movements around your face, neck and shoulders to a scalp treatment that left me limp with pleasure.
The $250 to $335 treatment (one’s an hour, the other 90-minutes) begins with a deep cleansing with some of the most aromatic and dreamy feeling products that are packed with antioxidants, and protein rich caviar, Co-Enzyme. Adelina performs an amazing AcuLiftMassage that’s part of the treatment and designed to reduce wrinkles and lines, improve elasticity, tighten and smooth—and it did. I could see it for myself when I looked in the mirror after the procedure, but so could my husband and friends we met before dinner at the new Palm Restaurant on Canon.
The spa itself is a celestial facility with comfy chaises, big fluffy towels, a large Jacuzzi, sauna, steam and showers. It is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, hair spray and gel, moisturizers, slippers and anything you need while you escape from reality.
Whether you overnight at the hotel or just go to the spa for the day, it’s an investment you won’t regret. It’s perfect for holiday de-stressing, de-compressing and even to purchase gift certificates for friends who have everything. Let’s face it everybody loves to be pampered and Spa Montage knows how to get the job done.
Montage Hotel is located at 225 North Canon Drive, in Beverly Hills. You can call the Spa direct at 310-860-7840 or go on line to check out the other pampering-plus offerings at www.spamontage.com.