Spa Profile: The Spa at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
Open since 1928, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel is a premier luxury destination located at the intersection of Beverly Hills’ iconic Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. Popular among celebrities and royalty alike, the property was prominently featured in the Julia Roberts’ film Pretty Woman, and even offers an exclusive experience package inspired by the classic movie.
The award-winning Spa at Beverly Wilshire features first-class amenities and a menu of relaxing and rejuvenating beauty and wellness treatments. Guests of the spa also have access to the hotel’s swimming pool, which is inspired by actress Sophia Loren’s 16th-century Roman villa. We spoke with Lead Therapist, Gillian Garcia, who shared recommended treatments, special amenities, insider tips, and more:
Why You’ll Love It: We are a Forbes Five Star-awarded spa three years in a row, so we thrive in providing the most luxurious spa experiences for our guests, embracing innovation, and using the latest effective and cutting-edge technology in our treatments. Our slogan is, "You are unique, and so are we." Every treatment on our menu originated from creating something specifically for a guest, based on their needs and what they’re going through. There are no two guests or therapists alike—so we believe there shouldn't be a cookie-cutter protocol in any spa treatment. Customizing treatments is what we do best.
Key Features: We offer gender-separate locker areas complete with a eucalyptus steam room, ice fountain, experience shower, and tranquility lounge. For more details, please see below:
Eucalyptus Steam Room
Purpose: Besides relaxation, it promotes perspiration, opens pores for deep cleansing of the skin and is good for blood circulation. Inhalation of steam is also recommended for bronchitis.
200 Fiber Optic lights that slowly change color from green, blue, white and pink
Heated benches as well as heated floors throughout the heat experience areas
White Quartz crystal (known for its healing powers)
Soft, fine ongoing steam which is quietly distributed within the steam room through the course of the day
Two Kneipp hoses for cooling down the body. Using the hose, you begin from the fingertips up the arm, working towards the heart, as well as from the toes working up the leg to the waist, and back again towards the heart
Purpose: To be used when exiting the steam room. The heat from the steam room dilates the blood vessels. so by applying ice to the body, the process clears the arteries and is good for circulation.
Flaked ice automatically made through the course of the day is used and dispersed in a glass bowl.
Glass bowls are equipped with sensors, which eliminates the overflow of the flaked ice.
Using a scoop/hand full of ice, the ice is gently rubbed up each arm, as well as each leg, working up towards the heart.
There are three different shower settings: Cold Mist, Caribbean Rain, and Atlantic Storm.
Cold Mist: Once you push the ‘Cold Mist’ button, a cold mist gives a feeling of freshness and coldness. The lighting changes in color to blue lights. The shower ends with a cold fog mist fading away and the blue lights turn off, then the shower lights turn back on. Duration: 37 seconds.
Caribbean Rain: Once you push the ‘Caribbean Rain’ button, a tropical drizzle rain begins. The lights change to orange tones and the drizzle changes to heavy warm rain. The shower ends when the rain turns back to the drizzle and the orange lights fade, then the shower lights turn back on. Duration: 45 seconds.
Atlantic Storm: This is a unique program—once you push the ‘Atlantic Storm’ button, it begins with a cold fog mist and the lights fade in color tones from oranges to blues, and the scents from mint to fantasia. The rain changes to a storm with flashing lights, changes in water temperature and includes a breeze. The rain slows down to a drizzle and the lights turn back on, ending the experience. Duration: 52 seconds.
Insider’s Tip: If non-hotel guests book a 60-minute service or longer, they have access to our steam room, experience shower, tranquility lounge, pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center—as well as complimentary valet parking.
Snacks Served: Crystal-infused water; choice of blueberry hibiscus, peppermint, chamomile, and Jade Cloud teas; dried fruits and nuts; as well as fresh apples.
Splurge Treatment: The Signature Beverly Wilshire Facial (90 min/$995). Exclusive to The Spa at Beverly Wilshire, this treatment includes the top-performing modalities in spa technology and the highly effective, results-driven 111SKIN Intensive Celestial Black Diamond line. This treatment begins with the HydraFacial®, combining soothing and invigorating spa therapies to achieve instant hydration and lasting results with no discomfort or downtime.
Microcurrents are then used for firming and lifting. Galvanic technology propels high-potent actives deep into the skin, minimizing lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and sensitivity. Oxygen infusion drives potent actives to restore elasticity, stimulate tissue repair, heal and rebalance the skin. This treatment is completed with our Knesko Luxury Diamond face, neck and décolleté mask—leaving the skin ready for your close-up.
Unique Treatment: The Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Lift Facial (90 min/$510). This facial harnesses the lifting and firming properties of the most intense clinical treatment collection. Diamond powder enhances the absorption of powerful ingredients such as NACY2, Liquorice Root Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Centella Asiatica, and Retinol Palmitate—which works in harmony with the exclusive facial massage to enable deep penetration of actives into skin; collagen production is aided, resulting in a powerful, non-surgical solution that lifts, firms, and rejuvenates.
Insider’s Favorite: Beverly Wilshire Signature Body Treatment (90 min/$650). Exclusive to The Spa at Beverly Wilshire, this treatment combines results-driven products and cutting-edge technology, resulting in transformed skin and revived energy. A dry brush exfoliation invigorates circulation before the body is wrapped in a cellulite gel and hyaluronic acid mask.
While the body mask sets, the Biocellulose Facial Treatment Mask hydrates the complexion and Celestial Black Diamond Eye Masks combat fine lines and wrinkles, and the 111CRYO cryotherapy machine massages the scalp, soothing stress and aiding release. Retinol Body Oil, with diamond powder for deep penetration of ingredients, finishes the treatment to even skin tone, enhance suppleness, and aids in collagen production.
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212