Thursday, September 3, 2009

Total Relaxation

Travis got me a spa gift certificate for my birthday to the Vasio Spa at the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Grand Rapids. The hotel is relatively new, I'd guess about a year and a half old.

What I love about swanky hotels is that even if they're in your own city, you can walk through them and feel like you're on vacation. Everything is so fancy and the staff wants to cater to your every need. I love that!

I headed to the spa today for a massage and (my first ever) facial. It.was.wonderful. Talk about a great way to spend an afternoon!

This is the view from the room where I got my treatments. That's the Grand River.

On the lobby level there's a restaurant and cocktail lounge that I really want to visit sometime soon.

There are these cool things in the stairwell that remind me of those hippy-ish beaded curtains to go over doorways, except that these are fiberoptic and glow blue.

The decor is bright and colorful. It's all very "hip" looking.

And this is the hotel from the outside...

Incidentally, Travis and I had a few of our engagement photos taken at this same hotel...

Hope you enjoyed my little tour of the Marriott - and I hope your weekend is even half as relaxing and joyful and my afternoon at the spa. Thanks, Travis! : )


AVinNYC said...

Sounds like a great day- and love the new look on your blog! I'm so excited you're coming to NYC- I would love to get together! Are you coming to scope out cupcake ideas? :)

Saucy said...

Ooooh a spa day, just what the doctor ordered! Enjoy!