Mod styles with Dippity Do, 60s era cocktails and a modern twist on a signature service—looking back while moving forward is how The Spa at the Spa Resort Casino, in Palm Springs, CA, decided it was time to celebrate 50 years of the good life.
|Taking of the Waters, the signature service at The Spa at Spa Resort Casino. |
Built by a group of investors led by Sam Banowit, the 30,000-square-foot spa opened its doors on January 21, 1960, on a site where the first bathhouse was erected in the 1880s. Fifty years ago, it cost approximately $2,000,000 to build the spa, which included 36 mineral tubs, 34 massage/treatment rooms and two outdoor mineral pools.
At that time, the cost for a mineral bath was $3.00 and a massage was $5. Today, the legendary Spa at the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Spring maintains a deep connection to the past as a sanctuary for the mind, body and soul.
For half a century, the spa has drawn millions of visitors for a dip in the natural hot springs. This tradition evolved into the spa's modern-day signature service, known as Taking of the Waters. Today's service incorporates a journey for the senses in four therapeutic stages, including steam, sauna and eucalyptus inhalation designed to clear the body and mind of toxins. The final stage, a private soak in the natural hot springs, sends clients drifting into serenity.
The Entrance to the Spa at The Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, CA.