Baby it’s cold outside. Los Angeles is experiencing record lows. Today there was even ice on the roads in the Hollywood Hills. So it may be just the right time to warm up with some winter spa treatments at The Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa, a favorite northern California getaway for pamper-seeking Angelenos and San Francisco denizens.
From now through March, the spa is offering the following chill-reducing specials:
Warming Ginger Renewal (80 minutes of bliss for $200). Unwind from the holiday excitement, breathe deeply, and renew. Earthly minerals are combined with lavender’s healing properties in an invigorating full body exfoliation. Following is a moisturizing and nourishing back, neck and shoulder massage with organic ginger oil. Then, luxuriate inside a warm wrap while a pressure point scalp massage completes the experience.
Shape Up Facial (50 minutes for $140). .Plump up your skin fitness with kollaren peptide enzymes, which have tissue repairing properties to restore collagen and elastin, and indulge your skin with vitamin C and green tea serums, to help protect from the winter elements and correct signs of aging.
Champagne Bubbles Pedicure (50 minutes for $85). Ring in 2013 with a warm, bubbly delight for your feet, and a complimentary glass of champagne to sip while you sit back and relax.
About the Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa
The 279-room Claremont hoHopened in 1915. It is located in California’s Berkeley Hills. There’s a great restaurant to fuel you for optional morning hikes or workouts in the state-of-the-art fitness center. When you’re not spa-ing or sampling the fine food, there’s tennis, sun bathing or swimming in the inviting pool. For more information visit www.claremontresort.com or call (800) 551‐7266
The Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa offers a peaceful respite from city life with its bucolic backdrop of mountains and views of the Golden Gate Bridge. (Most of us who go there prefer to fly straight to Oakland and rent a car for the short drive to Berkley). Southwest has the best schedule from LAX, or Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.