While the 2012 Masters was in full swing in the state of Georgia, The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta introduced an innovative idea in spa treatments: The Golfer Package. The Golfer Massage is a unique massage utilizing warmed golf balls and stretching techniques for a full-body therapeutic treatment. Designed to knead tight muscles and ease any golf-related stiffness, the therapist works to rejuvenate the overall body. Golfer or not, I think any man or woman would love this. What a great concept!
Post-treatment guests are invited to the Relaxation Room for a cool and refreshing Arnold Palmer, the half iced tea/lemonade beverage named after the famous golfer (Yum!!). Finally, guests are sent home with a set of Four Seasons branded golf balls (my sons would love these).
On the greens, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta has partnered with highly-rated and local golf course, Heritage Golf Links. As part of the package, guests can book a round of golf (18 holes) at Heritage for an exclusive rate of USD 49.00, including a complimentary bucket of practice balls and a golf cart.
Spa Director, Jacqueline Ang, is inviting guests and locals to take a break from spring cleaning and stop by The Spa for this unique massage. She says, “Not a golfer? Don’t worry. This massage is designed to relieve the stress and muscle tension many carry around daily.” I believe it, and I’m a fan already.
The Golfer Package is available until June 30, 2012, and is priced at USD 165.00 for 50 minutes and USD 220.00 for 80 minutes. Appointments are available every day from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm, and Spa guests are encouraged to arrive at least 20 minutes early to take advantage of all other Spa amenities including the sauna and steam room.
If you’re traveling to Chicago this spring, or live there, take note of the The Peninsula Spa in the Peninsula Chicago. This spa, located on the top two floors in the Peninsula Chicago, offers a holistic approach to mind, body and spirit wellness. The Peninsula Spa introduces monthly specials this spring and summer to celebrate and rejuvenate by combining healthy cuisine, state of the art fitness techniques and all-natural beauty treatments in packages for men and women. Check out their Facebook Page.
This urban retreat offers a variety of signature treatments that uniquely layer European and Asian philosophies using all-natural products, a half-Olympic-length swimming pool surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with expertly trained personal trainers and advanced group fitness classes. ESPA’s newest product line, which is proudly used at The Spa, offers updated formulas that average over 99% all-natural ingredients to ensure each product is as efficacious, luxurious and natural as possible.
Mother’s Day Promotion
Book a massage, facial or body treatment and receive:
50% off an additional treatment for your Mother or loved one
Available Mondays through Thursdays
Price: Treatments begin at US$ 160
Valid: May 1 through 31, 2012
Mother’s Day Gift Certificate Promotion
Purchase a Mankind Massage or Tension Relief Massage and receive:
A complimentary one-week membership to The Spa
A one-hour personal training session
Price: US$ 245 (valued at US$ 405)
Valid: May 1 through 31, 2012
Mark your calendars now for an event you won’t want to miss. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will be held May 10-13, 2012, and tickets are on sale now. This Southern festival is like no other, and event organizers call it, “A four-day culinary exploration of the South”. This is the event to eat, drink and enjoy all that is Southern: chefs, sommeliers, beverage innovator and industry leaders and experts on food and beverages in the south. I was lucky enough to attend and speak at the festival last year, and I thought, “This is the perfect event to come with your girlfriends or significant other.” It’s the ideal Mother’s Day gift. Here are some highlights of this years event:
-200+ Award-Winning chefs, mixologist, sommeliers and beverage innovators
-88 Demonstrations, seminars, discussions & trade programs
-3 tasting tents with more than 100 chefs participating
-14 unique dinners and events
Most of the events will take place in, or within walking distance of, the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown. For more information on tickets, hotel and complete schedule, see The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.
First and third photos by AFWF/Raftermen.
Photo credit for second photo Michael Paley, Proof on Main and Garage Bar, Louisville, KY