Consider it your very own urban oasis. JW Marriott’s Lantana Spa in San Antonio provides posh pampering that you may not find anywhere else nearby. Join us, won’t you?
By Ellie Leeper
Photography By JW Marriott
ATTENTIVE SERVICE, UNMATCHED luxury, and hypnotizing relaxation are three things you can expect to experience when you saunter into the Lantana Spa at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. Upon arrival, the staff is cool, calm, collected, and prepared with your reservation—addressing you by your title and last name until you check out.
The limestone structure nestled in the Hill Country is impeccably pristine and the landscaping is lush. The interior’s fine finishings and natural aromatics automatically begin to put you at you ease upon check in as you step down the spiral staircase to meet your masseuse. The masseuse offers a cucumber and lime-infused water, and guides you toward your gender appropriate changing room, handing you your very own sumptuously soft bathrobe and cushioned comfort sandals to wear in the spa. The changing rooms are quiet and serene, with secure lockers for your belongings, and there is an extra relaxation area with a large Jacuzzi, stone showers, both wet and dry saunas, and a crystallized inhalation room.
Once led into your private service room, your masseuse will greet you with a genuinely tranquil smile and guide you to a soothing hour (or more, if you require it) unmatched by any spa, leaving you longing to return. Even an eyebrow wax can put you to sleep—now that’s impressive. The experience from start to finish is luxurious and relaxing and after the much needed R&R one needs these days with the stresses of daily life, your time at Lantana will leave you fully recharged and rejuvenated. Sound like paradise? It is.
These days every spa has to offer a unique experience to stand apart from the rest and Lantana leads the way. The one-of-a-kind rituals practiced at the Lantana Spa are inspired by the historic Curanderos, or healers, that have cared for people along the Texas-Mexico border for over 500 years. The Curanderos created healing traditions based on a deep understanding of the Earth’s prolific restorative qualities and these have passed along from generation to generation.
The services offered at the Lantana Spa vary, and are categorized into massage therapy, body treatments, facial skin care, and nail care. From manicures to waxes, from prenatal stone massages to massage and energy treatments for two, it offers anything and everything that you might be able to imagine when fantasizing about the most relaxing day of your life. So take a Texas “staycation” to the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa this Fall and treat yourself to this uniquely calming experience—it is simply a must. S
For more information on JW Marriott’s Lantana Spa, visit Jwlantanaspa.com