Hours at the Guerlain Spa, New Orleans.
‘Tis the season…to be stressed. For those looking for an unusually opulent getaway either during or in the aftermath of the holidays, two epic treatments at the opulent Guerlain spa in New Orleans fit the bill. Both clock in at an astounding seven-plus hours of plush pampering. The 12,500-square-foot spa offers the Sublime Deluxe Package ($1250) or Cocooning Imperiale Package ($1075) for those in need of some serious relaxation. Located inside the historic, recently renovated—to the tune of $145 million—Roosevelt Hotel (a part of the Waldorf Astoria collection), the spa’s luxurious sessions begin with soothing hydrotherapy in one of 10 private treatment rooms outfitted with showers and fully stocked va n ities, where sequentially controlled jets soothe sore muscles. An invigorating body polish, facial and signature massage are to follow (incorporating Guerlain’s esteemed line of beauty and fragrance products), along with an intensive hand and foot therapy session, complete with a mineral bath, paraffin wax and mask—terrific for post-holiday shopping. Guerlain ’s marathon spa treatments ensure you’ll emerge rested and so thoroughly relaxed, you may need to check into the hotel for a nap. No wonder they call it the Big Easy.