The Spa at Four Seasons Silicon Valley, Palo Alto
By Kathy Chin Leong


This Christmas, instead of dreading the present buying ritual, picture yourself power shopping, then checking into the Four Seasons Silicon Valley for a spa treatment, dinner, a great sleep, and breakfast in bed before checkout.

Any season feels right when you come to The Spa at Four Seasons, but in winter, indulging in a revitalizing, warm pomegranate body scrub with a back-to-back massage is pure nirvana. The mixture of cloves, cinnamon, warm honey, organic sugar, and pomegranate essence is warmed before it gets scrubbed onto your tense body, and its homespun fresh-out-of-the-oven aroma automatically launches you into a holiday mood.

ALL-DAY PAMPER: Start with a pomegranate body scrub at $150 for an hour, an essential oil massage for $140, one-hour, and top it off with a $85 hot stone foot treatment for the last hour. In between treatments, take a break poolside, and order from the hotel menu to extend your day. The pool area has a hot whirlpool, private cabanas with televisions and wireless connectivity.

A variety of Spa Packages run from $265 to $750. You can also create your own daylong heavenly package. A half-day package at 4 hours and 30 minutes runs $485 and icnludes a scrube, massage, facial, and hand/foot and nail treatment.. The deluxe Total Indulgence package at 6 hours and 30 minutes for $750 includes six hours of your own chosen treatments and lunch by the pool.

HOTEL SPA PACKAGE:
A real bargain starting at $450 on weekends includes a night’s stay for two people, breakfast for two, and two 60-minute spa treatments. Offer ends Dec. 31, 2007. Note that the hotel has a town car that will drop you off at Stanford Shopping Center or downtown for shopping if you request. First come, first serve.

HOLIDAY TREATMENT:
Pomegranate Body Scrub, $150, one hour. Indulge in this warmed body scrub that mixes in real pomegranate essence, organic sugar, honey, and cinnamon. s, an antioxident for your skin. The hotel also features a unique signature hot stone facial which integrates a facial and neck massage with warm and cold stones.

JUST A QUICKIE
: 30-minute brow shaping, $35; 45-minute holistic hand and nail treatment $60, 30-minute deep tissue massage, $75, 45-minute massage, $110.

DETAILS
: Four Seasons Hotel spa
2050 University Ave.
East Palo Alto
650/566-1200
www.fourseasons.com/siliconvaley/spa.html

 

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