Spa Profile: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Chicago
A beacon of luxury in the Windy City, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago is an iconic address that offers a modern luxury experience for guests with innovative dining and personalized stays. The designs of the property’s lobbies, ballrooms, and social venues are inspired by the city’s bold architecture and modern influence, and accompanied by stunning views of Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier, and the Chicago skyline—making for the perfect home away from home.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Chicago is a serene retreat amidst busy Michigan Avenue’s daily hustle and bustle. Influenced by the shores of its surroundings, the Spa’s interior designs takes cues from Lake Michigan, offering hydration-inspired experiences designed to awaken the senses, nourish the body, and renew the spirit. We chatted with Spa Manager Spa Cinthia Arcos, who shared insider tips, recommended treatments, and more.
Why You’ll Love It: Our Spa offers a relaxing, inviting, and luxurious experience that welcomes you, pampers you, and leaves you feeling refreshed and ready for a day of shopping on the Magnificent Mile or enjoying all that Chicago has to offer.
Key Features: The Spa facilities feature a eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, and top-of-the-line fitness center with a lake view of Navy Pier. We also offer a heated indoor 52’ lap pool and a relaxation lounge to enjoy and unwind before or after your experience.
Bonus: Every guest receives a comfortable robe and slippers, and is welcome to come early or stay late and enjoy all the spa has to offer. We offer complimentary prosecco or mimosas, in addition to a Sweet Kids Menu for our young and pre-teen guests.
Insider’s Tip: Arrive early and enjoy all the benefits of the Spa. Let us know if you are celebrating a milestone—we love to make your experience with us extra special and want to leave a lasting impression.
Snacks Served: We have seasonally infused water, bottled water, fresh fruit, and chilled towels throughout the spa and fitness facilities.
Splurge Treatment: The Ultimate Body Experience is a 110-minute service that includes a full-body exfoliation, body wrap, and full-body massage.
Insider’s Favorite: Any of our massages featuring the Back Reviver or Hot Stone enhancements. The Back Reviver is a back exfoliation treatment that is massaged onto your back and melts into your skin, leaving you glowingly exfoliated and nourished. The Hot Stone enhancement features heated stones that are massaged onto your back or any area of concern or fatigue. The heat feels luxurious and adds that deeper knot work, while also melting away all that stress you may be carrying.
Unique Treatment: We love adding fresh new options for every season or occasion. For the summer, we introduced a great sun recovery petite facial and sun recovery skin treatment because we all know that over-exposure to the sun can be damaging—these treatments were designed for beach-goers to rejuvenate skin to its original glow.
Featured Products: We carry ESPA—an organic, all-natural aromatherapy base line from London that we incorporate into most of our services. We also carry Patchology, which is a great skin line with fun masks, lip gels, and eye gels that use hyaluronic acid—which is both exfoliating and hydrating. Additionally, we carry Coola and Moroccanoil.
[Images courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago]
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place
Chicago, IL 60611