From Laguna Beach to San Juan Capistrano, new relaxation destinations await at beloved O.C. hotels.
1. SPA AT THE MISSION
The couples’ room at Spa at The Mission. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Following the September 2020 debut of Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, an Autograph Collection property, the anticipated Spa at the Mission is finally open and ready to welcome guests. With four treatment rooms, the Spanish-style, 2,500-square-foot haven transforms its clientele with experiences like the Lavender and Olive Oil Indulgence, an exfoliation massage inspired by the property’s 72 olive trees. Wellness continues outdoors with yoga in the olive grove or meditation to the tune of chiming bells. The Inn’s general manager, Pam Ryan, says it best: “Through the leadership of our new spa manager, Donna Sullivan, Spa at the Mission is ready to invite travelers and our community to discover this sacred space to nourish and renew the mind, body and spirit.” 949.503.5713, innatthemissionsjc.com
2. WALDORF ASTORIA SPA
Take a spin class with ocean views at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Dana Point’s Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club, a A AA Five Diamond resort, invites you to unwind at the refreshed Waldorf Astoria Spa. Previously the Miraval Life in Balance Spa, the updated oasis features a brand-new menu of spa experiences, including treatments utilizing 111SKIN from cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides and Eva Alexandrides. Let stress melt away with the Vitality Stone Massage, a purifying therapy highlighted by the use of sweet marjoram, or experience the radiant results of 111SKIN’s potent ingredients through the slimming Black Diamond Sculpting Body Treatment. “The new spa’s distinctive style will leave guests feeling an undeniably luxurious comfort and deliver a holistic lifestyle wellness approach reflective of the sophisticated Southern California beach culture that encompasses the resort,” says spa director Avigale LaGrass. Round out the experience with healthfocused fare from the adjacent Café & Tonic Bar and enjoy a full schedule of fitness and wellness programming led by visiting practitioners and instructors—whether you’re an overnight guest or a visiting local. 949.234.3900, waldorfastoriamonarchbeach.com