Ahhh . . . summer in Chicago, enjoy it while you can! It's time to dress up in your sweetest sundress and meet up with friends at a rooftop bar, hit Oak Street Beach in your teeny-weeny yellow polka-dot bikini and put your best face forward as you enjoy all the fun festivals, concerts and events left on the summertime menu. Get your ultimate summer glow on with these summer-focused treatments at five of Chicago's best spas.
660 N. State Street
Summer spa treatments at the dana are paired with exceptional summer-in-the-city experiences.
Fashion and beauty come together with the Fashion Forward Feet treatment ($150 for 50 minutes): This shoe lover’s dream come true begins with a revitalizing pedicure featuring exotic notes of frangipani flower and plum extract, a gentle sugar-crystal exfoliation, and a hydrating massage, followed by a trip to the trendsetting Lincoln Park shoe boutique, Lori's Shoes.
With the Summer’s Harmony package ($430), you'll start off your day of beauty and relaxation with a 50-minute aromatherapy massage followed by a 50-minute resurfacing microderm facial, achieving that supple vibrant glow, followed by a white-tea manicure and pedicure that will leave you polished to perfection; last but not least, you'll be treated to a fun-filled evening of Concerts in the Park at Chicago’s Grant or Millennium Park, complete with a signature picnic basket from Pastoral.
The Smooth Sailing package ($365) is the ultimate in summer fun: Start by unwinding with a 50-minute deep-tissue massage followed by a 50-minute energizing ginseng facial, leaving you glowing with a beautiful, luminous complexion, and a lavish watercolor pedicure before you are whisked off to your Sunset Cruise with Wendella Boats, where you'll have the chance to take in the sunset and Chicago’s unforgettable cityscape while sipping summery cocktails (two drink vouchers included).
120 E. Delaware Place
The Spa at Chicago's Four Seasons Hotel is a luxe escape where innovative spa treatments will bring out your summer glow.
The customized Radiance Facial ($150) will help brighten and plump skin, prepping your face for the summer sun. Get ready to hit the beach in your best bikini bod with body scrub.
The Maui Sugar Scrub and Hawaiian Honey Therapy ($150) will wrap you in Lehua honey, scrub you with Maui cane sugar, and soothe your skin with Hawaiian kukui nut oils.
The Signature Crystal Clear Scrub ($195) combines old-world spa traditions with modern technology with sea salt, sugar and magnesium oxide crystals that will polish your body until it shines, an ideal treatment for evening-out skin tone before taking in the sunshine.
644 North Lake Shore Drive, at the W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel
Located on the 8th floor of the W Chicago Lakeshore, bliss chicago offers a signature menu of spa services with spectacular views of summer as it unfolds on Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. Sixteen treatment rooms, four movie-screening manicure nail stations, a retail store packed with the best in bliss beauty products and a brownie buffet round out an awesome day at the spa.
The Head-to-Toe Glow Treatment is a must if you want to step into your summer best skin, and offers a facial, body wrap and massage.
Or book a Carrot & Sesame Body Buff, an ultra-hydrating smoothing and skin softening treat.
171 W. Randolph Street
At the Hotel Allegro Chicago, the spa comes to you. In-Room Spa Services bring the summer-ready treatments directly to your room, so you can relax and unwind in the privacy of your guest room.
The Spirulina Body Wrap ($200) is recommended for anyone looking to nourish and revitalize skin: Your body will be wrapped for 25 minutes to soak up essential elements from a vitamin-rich Spirulina Masque followed by a firming body creme and lavender body-oil massage.
The Aroma Journey Massage ($145) will help you unwind after a long day of outdoor fun: Indulge in a sensory-balancing massage with your choice of one of four aromatherapy blends infused with your choice of essential oils.
Put your best face forward with an Antioxidant Vitamin C Facial ($145), an oxygenating, anti-aging facial that utilizes ingredients brimming with antioxidants, including an application of a natural Spirulina Algae rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts, to combat premature aging, disrupt hyperpigmentation and give skin a healthy, summer glow.
401 N Wabash Avenue
The Spa at Trump® has a full menu of summery spa treatments.
The Popsicle and Prosecco Pedicure ($100) combines the joys of summer with a luxurious 60-minute pedicure service that includes a warm soy-wax hydrating treatment and delicious Prosecco and a popsicle for cooling off on a hot summer’s day.
The invigorating Islands of Morocco Therapeutic Massage ($159) will infuse your body with rich antioxidants that contain the nourishing properties of argan oil, leaving sore muscles feeling re-energized as stress and tension are released.
Recapture radiant skin with a Citrus Drench Facial ($159): awaken the senses while infusing skin with Vitamin C, unveiling a hydrated and revitalized complexion. Guests who book the service will additionally enjoy a complimentary take-home gift.
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Photo at top: The Spa at Trump © William Huber