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Pamper Yourself at These Spas with Bars in Philadelphia


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Four Seasons (1 N 19th St)
Situated 57 stories in the sky, the Spa & Wellness Centre at the Four Seasons is the perfect splurge for anyone looking to escape city life. The spa itself is encrusted in over 700 pounds of healing crystals complete with unique treatments like chakra massages and energy healing as well as traditional facials, hair, and nail care. Guests of the hotel can also enjoy the beautiful 30,000 gallon indoor infinity pool with skyhigh views of the city.

 
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Climb just three stories on the elevator and enjoy JG Skyhigh, Philadelphia’s highest-situated bar serving premium cocktails with a premium view of the city. Signature cocktails include locally-produced spirits like a Vodka Thyme Lemonade made with Boardroom Vodka and a Walnut Rye Boulevardier with Rittenhouse Rye.
 
For those who may prefer a cocktail at sea level – visit Vernick Fish on the ground floor of the hotel/Comcast Technology center for a high-end oyster bar menu and upscale cocktails and wines to pair.
 
 

 

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The Logan (One Logan Square)
Recharge at The Logan’s Underground Luxury Spa with one of their many massage and body treatment options. Offerings include everything from stress relief to sports recovery massages. Take a dip in the softly lit pool area, which is free for any spa guests to use. 
 

Photo via The Logan

Head upstairs to Assembly Rooftop Lounge or Urban Farmer on the ground floor for a much-deserved cocktail overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The lounge is indoor/outdoor and is open all seasons, with hot cocktails available to warm you up in the cold seasons. Urban Farmer is a farm-to-table steakhouse featuring modernized twists on the classics like an Asparagus Brine Martini with vodka, vermouth, brine and a parmesan stuffed asparagus spear. 

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Rittenhouse Hotel (210 W Rittenhouse Square)
Treat yourself to a 5-star experience at Rittenhouse Square’s premier hotel. Choose from one of eight facial packages including an Espresso Lemon Tightening Facial or a signature massage. Relax afterwards at their indoor pool, which happens to be one of the only saltwater pools in Center City.
 

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Tucked away in the Rittenhouse Hotel is their Library Bar boasting a selection of rare spirits and some of the best cocktails in the city. Choose from one of the bar’s favorites featuring whiskeys like the Old Fashioned or “Godric’s Hollow” made with Glenmorangie 10-year, Cherry Heering, Sweet Vermouth, Orange. Visit on the weekend for live jazz performances.

The Rittenhouse Hotel also features Bar210 tucked away in Lacroix Restaurant. Bar210 is a great place to grab a light bite overlooking Rittenhouse Square while sipping on a cocktail made with house-infused liquors.
 
 

 
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The Ritz Carlton (10 Ave Of The Arts)
Overlooking City Hall, the Ritz Carlton’s Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon offers a lengthy list of treatments ranging from reiki healing to HydraFacials. Massage upgrades are also available to customize your experience by adding a sugar scrub or hot stones to any treatment.
 
Photo via The Ritz Carlton

Finish your day with a cocktail at the Aqimero, the hotel’s beautiful lobby bar situated in an early 1900s bank. Cocktail menu highlights include a selection of unique margaritas like the Honey Lavender Margarita with hibiscus-infused blanco tequila, lime, local honey, sal de chapuline (salt made from grasshoppers and chiles) and honeycomb and a Mexican Sazerac with Makers Mark, Vida mezcal, Angostura bitters and a sugar cube.
 
 

 
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Loews Philadelphia Hotel (1200 Market St)
This Market East hotel boasts one of the more unique spa offerings, with a complete Turkish Bath experience available to book at their Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa & Salon. The experience includes multiple options from body scrubs to healing muds. 
 
Photo via Lowes Philadelphia Hotel

Once you are nice and relaxed, sip on one of the many bourbons and American whiskeys on the laundry list of a menu at Bank & Bourbon. Cocktails include house-aged spirits like the “Secret Knock” a take on the milk punch including green tea, lemon and clarified milk.  Other unique cocktails include the Rye Tai with Old Overholt, pineapple, lemon, orgeat and Angostura bitters.  
 
 

 
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W Hotel (1439 Chestnut St.)
Philadelphia’s newest hotel features an abundance of luxury spa offerings at their Away Spa, including CBD massages, in-room couples massages, facials, IV treatments and more. 
 
Photo via W Hotel

After your treatment (if weather permits) take a dip in the hotel’s outdoor heated pool and check out the wet bar at The Wet Deck. On your way out, make sure to stop by the lobby’s Living Room bar for an espresso martini garnished with a mini Isgro cannoli.
 

 

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