Beauty & Wellness
Cranwell Turns The Spa Experience Into A (Quiet) Party
It takes some creativity to bring a new twist to the spa experience, but Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox has mixed things up a bit, just at the time when we need it most. Couples nights, a Paint and Sip Party and happy hours at the salon vary the format and add some playful options to appeal to just about anyone looking for a way to pretend winter doesn’t exist.
Cranwell has long been one of the most welcoming spa facilities to local residents, and these one-off events are designed to make it as easy for nearby residents as it is for resort guests to enjoy the world-class spa. The Ladies Night Out evenings, launched last year, proved popular enough to continue this season, and help to extend the welcome mat to those of us who who are lucky enough not to have to travel far to unwind.
“We want everyone to feel comfortable,” says Christine Mariconti, Cranwell’s spa director, pointing out that there are very few mirrors in the spa in order to encourage people to focus inwardly (the no cell-phone policy helps, too). “There’s no pressure to be anything but yourself.”
And if that means being a little less serious about the spa experience, or sharing it with your someone special, this is your place. This month, the spa menu at Cranwell encourages you to grab a partner, a paintbrush or opt for a pina colada pedi. Check the website for added events.
Couples Night at the Spa
Friday, January 16, 3-9 p.m.
Bring a partner and get 30 percent off with a booking of two spa services. Relax together poolside or in the co-ed quiet room, take a yoga class and sample a variety of spirits at a complimentary tasting. Candlelight dinner buffet in the spa café option, $21.
Paint and Sip Party
Sunday, January 25, 3-6 p.m. in the Spa Cafe
Cranwell Spa partners with The Dirty Brush for the first of the “Paint and Sip Party” series, which includes paint, canvas and instruction, plus a glass of wine, snacks and 20 percent discount on spa services before or after the painting party. $45 per person.
Happy Hour at the Salon
Wednesday, January 28, 5-9 p.m.
Manicures and pedicures named after popular libations (margarita mani, anyone?) are offered at special prices, and include a beverage. The Happy Hour Buffet (robe attire encouraged) is $18.50 per person.