The Spa at Desert Springs, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
The ideal desert getaway, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is home to a luxurious day spa that has 48 treatment rooms, a salon, fitness facility, VIP suite, bistro and saltwater pool. The spa's extensive treatment menu incorporates ancient healing methods and exotic ingredients from locally grown citrus and dates. Spa director Dawn Ferraro took us behind-the-scenes to learn more about this idyllic spa.
Why You’ll Love It: The Spa at Desert Springs offers an extensive treatment menu lending special consideration to the healing ingredients and customs of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. Guests love that we source locally harvested crops (such as citrus and dates) to create diverse new spa treatments tailored to each season. In addition to our spring spa menu, we also offer Coachella-inspired treatments throughout the month of April. A fan favorite is the Good Vibrations massage, which soothes sore and tired muscles with bitter orange blossom petals for the perfect festival detox.
Key Features: The Spa at Desert Springs in total is a 38,000 square-foot facility with 48 treatment rooms, a salon, yoga studio, spa bistro, VIP suite, couples’ suite, fitness facilities, and heated outdoor saltwater lap pool. Guests love to sign up for the complimentary studio classes we offer, including Vinyasa yoga, cycling, and even cardio bootcamp.
We also have a private 600 square-foot VIP suite that is staffed by a personal butler, and includes a private entrance, two-person hydrotherapy tub in a private courtyard, and another tub indoors.
Bonus: Guests are always pleased with the spa’s surprises and delights paired to each seasonal spa treatment such as a pressed juice, a smoothie, or a glass of champagne to enjoy in the spa lounge.
Insider Tip: For optimum health and wellness, the spa encourages guests to stay hydrated and protected, especially as the hot summer months are swiftly approaching. Opt for aloe water which is rich in potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants to protect the skin against damaging free radicals. Be sure to add a gentle sunscreen to your beauty routine; my favorite is Kerstin Florian SPF 30.
Snacks Served: The spa offers citrus and cucumber-infused water, an assortment of hot teas, and fruit and nut mix in the spa sanctuary. For a limited time only, the spa is featuring rose quartz-infused bottles that provide healing crystal energies to pair with any beverage following a treatment, allowing the resort to fill it up with Taittinger Prestige Rosé champagne for poolside R&R.
Splurge: Splurge on a romantic treatment in our luxury spa suite with your significant other! Our Couple’s Revive Treatment offers a glass of champagne and fresh seasonal fruit to enjoy while soaking in a mineral bubble bath. The treatment includes lavender body spray and a cooling gel mask followed by a 60-minute massage (120-minute experience costs $485).
Most Unique Treatment: We’ve introduced our “Spa A Little Longer” options to the spa menu, including the “Grounding Wellness Journey” which begins with a positive meditative affirmation, the “Calm Mind Ritual,” and 16-point acupressure release tension in the face, scalp and neck. Raw minerals exfoliate the feet before a foot massage that stimulates and clears stagnant energy. Warm, hand-crafted stones and cooling herbs invigorate sore muscles, followed by a pain-relieving foot massage. This is the best 25-minute addition you can add to any existing treatment.
Insider Favorite: My personal favorite is our brand new Lavender Dreams treatment, a completely aromatic spa experience using the balancing benefits of wild lavender. The experience begins with a lavender and oil scrub to hydrate and exfoliate skin, followed by an upper body massage. Finally, a foot and pressure point scalp massage completes the full body service all while resting inside a warm cocoon.
Featured Products: The Spa at Desert Springs carries Kerstin Florian skincare and body care products for facial and massage therapies, as well as Eminence Organics Skin Care products for select facial treatments. Recently, we have added Priori Skincare to our treatment facial line, which is growing quite rapidly due to its adaptive skincare technology which responds to the unique needs of each individual’s skin.
[Images courtesy of The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa]
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260