by Sarah JF Braley | April 05, 2019
The 100 group properties on event-management site Cvent's 2018 Top U.S. Meeting Hotels list are ranked for their excellence in handling large gatherings, but the top six also have a little something extra for meeting planners when all the participants have gone home. The spas at these properties are top-notch, so try one of these treatments when it's time to relax. And, yes, they offer spa breaks for groups, but we're not worried about your attendees at the moment.
1. The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, features the brand's Relâche Spa. If time is tight, try the Back in a Minute Massage, a 25-minute treatment. Go longer and splurge with the 80-minute Musclease Deep Tissue Massage, which employs rosemary and maritime pine to alleviate stress.
2. Also with an on-site Relâche Spa is the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Indulge here in the 80-minute Dream Catcher Massage, which starts with a heated lavender-oil massage, after which you are wrapped in a blanket with an herbal heat packet while enjoying a scalp, neck and shoulder rub.
3. The Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada, has partnered with venerable spa brand Canyon Ranch for pampering services. Head to the sanctuary for the 80-minute Canyon Stone massage, or take care of your tired feet with the 50-minute Sole Rejuvenation.
4. At the JW Marriott Austin, Texas, relaxation is handled by the Spa at JW Austin. On the menu for the fifth-floor oasis is the Ultimate Aromatheraphy Experience, a full-body massage using your favorite essential oils.
5. In Dallas, the Hilton Anatole features the comprehensive Verandah Club fitness area, which also houses the V Spa. Sample the Vinotherapy Massage, where the residue from grapes used for wine making are rubbed into the skin.
6. Amenities at the Omni Nashville Hotel include the brand's signature Mokara Spa. The Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage, available in 50-, 80- and 100-minute iterations, uses hot and cold elements to promote healing.