Late-night Spa Treatments Are the Newest Hotel Amenity — We Found 6 Hotels That Offer Them

Trade in your post-dinner cocktails for pampering at these properties.

<p>Courtesy of JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa</p>

Courtesy of JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

Blame it on the lingering effects of surviving in a post-Covid world, or the fact that it’s an election year, or just the truth that most of us are perennially overworked, but it seems like scheduling spa time on vacation has gone from “nice to have” to “absolutely, unequivocally necessary.”

But in a new world where many travelers no longer keep so-called regular office hours or work remotely on a schedule far from 9 to 5, that 6 p.m. cut-off for spa appointments can be, to put it lightly, a real bummer. And, at some point in the last year or so, the requests for longer wellness hours at properties around the globe seemed to reach an inflection point: “We were receiving a ton of demand for evening hours,” says Amanda Schmiege, spa director at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, of their decision to add in nighttime programming. “And so far, the guests who have utilized it have found it to be very special.”

Hualalai is far from the only hotel that has adjusted its spa hours to match its guests’ unconventional schedules. City properties and island resorts alike have heard this clarion call for help and have come to the rescue by adding evening or late-night programming for those who would rather grab a Thai-style massage than a Mai Tai cocktail. Self-care comes in many forms, right?

Read on to discover six properties worldwide that can satisfy your late-night itch for a body scrub, deep-tissue massage, and everything in between.

Cliveden House

<p>Courtesy of Cliveden House</p>

Courtesy of Cliveden House

Cliveden House, a countryside estate in bucolic Berkshire, England, is a tranquil stay even if you never set foot in the hotel’s spa. But their newest offering gives you even more time to check it out: The Cliveden Dusk Delight is available Mondays through Thursdays, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Guests who sign up have a complete run of the facilities, plus a treatment of their choice, which ranges from warm oil massages to LED light therapy facials. Another added benefit of an evening service? “They prepare you for a better night’s sleep,” says the hotel’s general manager, Francisco Macedo.

Eden Roc Cap Cana

<p>Courtesy of Eden Roc Cap Cana</p>

Courtesy of Eden Roc Cap Cana

At Eden Roc Cap Cana, a resort at the scenic, easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, relaxation often comes in the form of lounging at your villa’s private pool or wiggling your toes in the soft sand at the on-site beach. However, their newest wellness experience takes advantage of a feature not many other hotels can boast: an on-site cenote or underground cave with water.

“We found that activating in the cenote during the peaceful evening hours is a wonderful way for guests to have a different experience and one that can take place underneath the stars,” says spa and wellness director Nayra Llinás. Guests can choose from various facials and massages, and as long as the hotel has 24-hour notice, there is no limit to how late you can reserve it.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

<p>Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai</p>

Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai

As mentioned above, this famed property on Hawaii’s Big Island received increased demand from guests for evening hours and more private options. The latest addition to the hotel’s spa is the Moonlight Massage Spa Experience, designed for a couple or two friends to enjoy. Starting at 7 p.m., the package gives guests private access to the spa relaxation area, followed by side-by-side lomi lomi massages in a spa hale. Afterward, you can sip Champagne and nibble Hawaiian fruit while you “moon bathe,” a practice that purportedly can help reduce stress and balance the body’s internal energy.

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

<p>Courtesy of JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa</p>

Courtesy of JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

A city like Venice, with so many alleyways and piazzas to explore, can leave little time in the day for a proper spa experience. “Guests were looking for ways to unwind at night, and there was a demand to use the spa to relax in the evening,” says Federica Paris, spa director of JW Venice Spa at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. In response, the hotel has launched Spa by Night, which runs the last Friday of every month. During the program, which runs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., guests have access to the spa pools and sauna, take part in yoga under the stars and a sound therapy session, and wrap it all up with rejuvenating light bites and non-alcoholic drinks.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

<p>Ken Hayden/Courtesy of Rosewood Little Dix Bay</p>

Ken Hayden/Courtesy of Rosewood Little Dix Bay

This famed island escape on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands certainly doesn’t lack places for guests to unplug and recharge — the beach here is a half-mile-long expanse of soft white sand — but the resort had never taken advantage of the equally beautiful night sky until now. Sense, A Rosewood Spa’s newest service is the Astronomy Guest Experience for two, which includes an 8 p.m. 60-minute massage for couples on their room’s outside patio, followed by a guided meditation. At the end, they’re gifted with a map of the night sky to enjoy some late-night stargazing before bed.

Six Senses Rome

<p>John Athimaritis/Courtesy of Six Senses Rome</p>

John Athimaritis/Courtesy of Six Senses Rome

Six Senses Rome, the wellness hotel brand’s first in Italy, opened last year to serve as a respite of sorts amid the Eternal City. And, in a nod to the ancient city’s Roman baths, Six Senses Spa even has a caldarium, tepidarium, and frigidarium for guests to explore. But if traversing the Italian capital doesn’t leave you with much time in the day to relax, never fear. Every Friday, the spa’s Sparkling Nights program allows guests to dip in the baths from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. It also features sound healing sessions, live music, and food and drink.

For more Travel & Leisure news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!

Read the original article on Travel & Leisure.