Downtown Chicago is busy and noisy and hectic and stressful. Here to make that all go away is the new spa at the JW Marriott.
Formerly Valeo, which was a separate company, the Spa at JW Chicago is now completely integrated with the hotel. Its 20,000 square feet provide a welcoming retreat with an extensive menu of services. In addition to the de rigueur waxing, massages, and manicures and pedicures, they also offer signature treatments. The Purifying Hydrafacial is “a resurfacing treatment that cares for the skin by providing and promoting cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and intense hydration.” To get rid of those nasty toxins consider the MoroccanOil Hydrating Hammam Experience, a detoxification treatment which incorporates Moroccanoil Fleur d’ Oranger Cleansing Bar enveloped in an exfoliation mitt.
Couples can smooth out their rough edges with the Couples Journey, an 80 minute trip that begins with a full body exfoliating scrub and continues with a dip in an infinity tub built for two.
Most of the services are 50- or 80-minutes but it you’re short on time they also offer express services. I was treated to the Express Facial (25 minutes for $75), an aromatherapy-filled exercise in relaxation that left me feeling refreshed and dewy.
In addition to the renovation of the space, the staff, and the services, their dining options are also rejuvenated. Chef Michael Reich has created a new menu of bento box-like meals with special serving dishes that make dining on your lap comfortable. They can be ordered pre- or post-treatment and include options like toasted sesame ahi tuna with soba noddles, yogurt with fresh fruit, and vegetable crudite.
After your treatment you can take the spa home with you. Attached is a store featuring the Skinceutical line of products as well as items from Trina Turk apparel, Clarisonic, Jack Black shaving line, and more.
The Spa at JW Chicago is located at 151 W Adams, Chicago, IL. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (312)660-8250. Truly treat yourself and book a stay at the JW Marriott Chicago.