FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 6, 2015) – Perched seven floors above the Atlantic Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Fort Lauderdale kicks off the fall season with an expanded and updated look. Along with the rejuvenated design, a new menu of custom treatments, and ESPA products have been added to further elevate the experience. Helmed by New York City firm Dash Design, the new 8,500-square-foot destination spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale now features a new steam room, sauna and a full-service salon, making it the first beachfront full-service spa in Fort Lauderdale.
Destination Spa to the Next Level
The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale now offers 11 treatment rooms including a private couple’s treatment suite and private massage areas as well as Jacuzzis on the seventh floor tropical pool deck. The spa boasts a state of the art fitness center with Technogym cardiovascular and strength equipment and an intracoastal water view. The all-new marble and mosaic tile wet areas include a steam room, wet room and sauna. The spa’s full service hair, manicure and pedicure salon is available for hotel guests and locals alike, ideal for blowouts, bridal parties and more.
“The experience working with ownership and The Ritz-Carlton brand to elevate and revitalize the spa was a very positive and collaborative one,” said Principal of Dash Design, Paula Azevedo. The innovative design firm was challenged with bringing life to underutilized space in the former spa allowing for more guest services. The upgraded spa compliments the aesthetics of the oceanfront with tones of aqua and greens layered into the design.
The re-imagined destination spa will serve as a secluded oasis for those seeking to unwind in luxurious style for all beauty and wellness needs. The newly crafted treatment menu with ESPA products speaks to the destination of Fort Lauderdale with nods to the native tribes that inhabit the area, the calming ocean and the state’s beloved Florida oranges. Innovative treatments such as the Cleansing Ceremony which provides the same benefits as a three day juice cleanse, the Rebalancing Citrus Spring which offers a local citrus scrub and calming stone massage or the Biodynamic Facial using products harvested based on the phases of the moon are custom and exclusive to the new spa.
To celebrate the enhancements, the spa has introduced a “Spumpkin Package” where guests have the opportunity to pick from the spa’s very own “Spumpkin Patch.” After picking a pumpkin, the spa therapist cuts, prepares and incorporates the freshly picked pumpkin into the custom scrub. Next, guests will relax with a full-body pumpkin exfoliation, followed by a hydrating body wrap and a 25-minute, targeted pumpkin massage. For those who cannot get enough of the fall, this package also includes an 80-minute Cranberry Manicure and Pedicure and complimentary hair, scalp and blow-dry treatment.
Winter Holiday Activities
Additional holiday programming includes a “Spa White Friday” on Black Friday where guests will receive up to 75 percent off retail for the day. The spa will also celebrate December “Spalidays” with monthly themed holiday specials. Lastly, guests will have the opportunity to Deck the Halls with Spa and Mani’s from December 1st through January 3rd with a Champagne Body Treatment, Vino Antioxidant Facial, or a Peppermint Stick Manicure and Pedicure.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is the premiere destination for sophisticated luxury in Fort Lauderdale. The 24-story dramatically tiered and glass-walled structure has sweeping curves that are reminiscent of a luxury liner. In 2015, the property underwent renovations, which included an all-new restaurant and bar, transformation of the lobby, new retail outlets, and a spa makeover. The property features 192 guest rooms and suites, a 2,200 square foot Club Lounge, 24,000 square feet of light-filled meeting space, a 29,000 square foot oceanfront sundeck with an infinity pool and private cabanas, a new destination Spa with an organic and botanical treatment menu, and a water-view fitness center. The new daily marketplace café and Island Company retail store provides guests with casual offerings to be enjoyed at leisure, adding to the relaxed, chic ambiance of the resort and destination. Burlock Coast, the new oceanfront restaurant to the resort seeks to welcome hotel guests, visitors of Fort Lauderdale and locals to a modern, chic and relaxed dining destination with an indoor/outdoor bar, fresh seafood and unique beverage experiences. The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is located at One North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304.