Park City’s healing hideaway

11 Treatment Rooms

When you want a respite from the skiers whizzing down Park City’s trails or the din from the afternoon hot chocolate bar in the lobby, find sanctuary at Remède Spa at The St. Regis Deer Valley. The luxurious spa is a quiet hideaway, whether you want a long, healing massage or a quick manicure.

The Design

The spacious 14,000-square-foot spa fills two levels of The St. Regis Deer Valley and has a soothing atmosphere that reflects the natural colors and elements of the beautiful mountain setting. Punctuating the soft tan walls throughout, artist Milano Liberi’s stark, oversized black-and-white photos peer at bare trees from different angles.

An intriguing design feature is a reflecting pool that flows from the outside and into the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa’s first-floor lobby. A nearby grand spiral staircase adds an architectural element and naturally leads to the 11 treatment rooms. Couples can secure one of the two suites and enjoy relaxation time on the private heated patios after their dual massage. Everyone else can head to the main relaxation room, which showcases another Liberi forest photo. The candlelit room beckons, and the fireplace in the beige stone wall makes you want to cozy up on a padded chaise lounge with a copy of Harper’s Bazaar.

The Amenities

Linger in the dim relaxation room with a glass mug of organic peppermint Tealeaves tea (sweeten it with a little of the White Lion Tea crystalized honey pearls) and a plate of dried apricots, cashews and almonds. After you’re refreshed, detox in the sauna or steam room, or unwind with a dip in the whirlpool, which sits up against an elegant aqua and navy mosaic along a tan stone wall (a larger mosaic covers the ceiling). If you’re feeling energized, visit the 3,000-square-foot gym for a session on its TechnoGym equipment or in a fitness class (yoga, Pilates, stretch, meditation). Bonus: You’ll have mountain views from the floor-to-ceiling windows while you get in a workout.

One of the best amenities is the stash of Remède products waiting for you in the grooming areas. Slather on Remède face and body lotions, and use the excellent line’s deodorant and hairspray. You’ll find everything else you’ll need to get ready, including makeup wipes, contact lens solution, brushes, nail files, curling irons, hair dryers, hair gel, mouthwash and toothbrushes with mini toothpaste tubes.

The Treatments

We love that every service begins with an eye treatment. Cooling cucumber is mashed up and inserted into a porous mask to refresh your tired eyes. Then it’s onto the main event. After some intense skiing, try the customized massage. Your therapist will pinpoint your sore spots and use aromatherapy and paraffin to get you back into tip-top form. Splurge on the 90-minute option for maximum relaxation. The hot stone massage will zap the chill from a day spent outdoors, and the Thai massage will loosen your stiff limbs. If you need the works, opt for the all-in-one Deer Valley Healing Ritual, which includes a body exfoliation, an antioxidant-rich wrap, a facial, a scalp rub, paraffin treatments for your hands and feet, and a massage.

Among the other offerings, the Park City spa does customized facials (one is targeted for men). If you have chapped skin, opt for the replenishing Deer Valley Regenerating Oxygen Facial, which includes hand and foot paraffin treatments and pure oxygen inhalation therapy. And if you want to indulge in a few more services, peruse the waxing and nail menu (gel manicures and pedicures are available) before leaving this healing hideaway.