Simon Cowell, the Dixie Chicks, Avril Lavigne, Gladys Knight, Reba McEntire and — when she’s not busy making headlines — Britney Spears have been known to frequent the unique spa inside Le Merigot Hotel in Santa Monica. A semi-private elevator from the lobby delivers you directly to the tranquil and serene enclave, where services and treatments include massage, body treatments, skin care, hand- and footcare, personal training and complete spa packages. Among the specialties: Epicuren’s Chai Soy Mud Wrap. In all, there are ten different body treatments, seven skin treatments, six massages and five facials, as well as a full gym (with cardio and weightlifting equipment — and a beautiful pool). No wonder the spa’s motto is “Escape to Blissful Oblivion.”
1740 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica
310-395-9700
www.lemerigothotel.com