A sumptuous retreat in downtown Denver

8 Treatment Rooms

Throughout The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver you’ll find the theme revolves around Colorado — you’ll see this in the natural accents of marble and stone, warming colors and sunny burst of natural light. With 6,000 square feet of space, the spa doesn't feel overwhelmingly huge, but instead has a cozy vibe, almost as if it's cocooned inside a mountain. It's not, but while exploring the eight deluxe treatment rooms, a stunning beauty salon and locker rooms filled with amenities, it's fun to imagine you have gone underground to revive and relax.

The Treatments

To start with, in each elegant room you will find nature-inspired products such as the Eminence Organic Skincare line from Hungary and Sanitas, a local line from Boulder. These are used for an array of locally inspired services, including the Colorado River Stone Massage, the Aspen Leaf Renewal Facial and treatments involving the Vichy waterfall.

Those dealing with Colorado's arid climate can take advantage of the spa's moisturizing services, like the Mile-High Hydration Facial, the nourishing Tranquility Wrap and the Refreshing Falls treatment, which is a Vichy shower procedure that involves an exfoliation and restorative lotion to help your skin rehydrate.

If you are looking to add even more local flair to your time at the Denver spa, try one of the adults-only beer-focused treatments. This includes the Mile High Malt Scrub & Microbrew Massage, which naturally features beer from the nearby Great Divide Brewing Company and includes exfoliating with actual malts, a Vichy wash down, a skin conditioning with a beer mask, a hair treatment and scalp massage.

There’s also the fun Hops N’ Honey Pedicure that utilizes Hops 'n Honey Me! Bath Ice Cream to help soften your toes. Next, legs and feet get exfoliated and a caramel foot mask is slathered on to usher in hydration. Of course, beer is part of both of these, and one should take advantage of the city's great craft beer scene by indulging in a brew as you rejuvenate your body.

The Amenities

Post-treatment, pamper yourself even more by lounging in the locker room. Here you will find all you need to clean up and continue on your day, as well as a state-of-the-art whirlpool and steam room, one of the best ways to get dose of moisture while staying in this mountainous region. The men's area also sports a large flat-screen television, so even when you are at the luxury spa you can still catch the game.

The Salon

A new light-filled beauty salon is a stunning space that glows with white marble and plush cream-colored chairs. Head here for a haircut, beard trim, hair styling, manicure or pedicure. Kids too can indulge — the spa has a special menu just for toddlers, tweens and teens. This includes the honey-lavender milk manicure and pedicure, hair styling and a teen facial.

The Gym

In the spa area, you will also find a new gym. This roomy, 2,229-square-foot space sports the latest treadmills, elliptical machines and a big television to entertain you as you do squats, lift weights or work with an exercise ball.

Complimentary extras like chilled bottled water and earphones are signs that no small need is overlooked. You also have the option to use the TruFit Fitness Club across the street, which, aside from the usual equipment, offers spinning, Pilates and yoga classes.