The Newly Refreshed Spa at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Jill Weinlein

Recently, the Global Wellness Institute predicted in 2020 that the wellness tourism industry will reach close to $1 trillion, and the spa market alone will tip around $12.8 billion.

To stand apart from the other spas in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills closed it's doors for three weeks for a complete makeover. Now in shades of creams, gold and ballerina pink colors, this relaxing oasis for Beverly Hills locals and guests is offering some new spa skincare lines and experiences, as well as indulgent eucalyptus steam rooms, private changing rooms with a pretty relaxation area and serenity lounge.

Earlier this week I was invited to preview the Spa near The Rooftop Garden dining patio. It's located within steps of the 60-foot long heated swimming pool, with a bubbling whirlpool and private cabanas. 

Each of the treatment rooms had a Spa therapist and Spa product ambassador performing mini spa experiences on invitees. My first stop was the Oxygen Facial by a Luzern specialist. She gently “pressure washed” my face using an air brush technology to clean and calm my skin by spraying medical grade oxygen onto the skin, Not only did this process hydrate, but it also exfoliated and left me feeling so refreshed. The Peninsula Spa therapist told me this is helpful for acne patients because it removes unwanted bacteria on the skin.

Next I learned about the new weekday pool access for Spa guests with evening appointments. Guests can enjoy a pre- or post-treatment dip in the heated pool and hot tub, while taking in panoramic skyline views. For cabana guests, they can order a Do It Yourself three-step antioxidant Spa kit to be delivered to the cabana. In the kit are chilled citrus or rose infused towels, a hydration mist, a face hydration mask and replenshing body lotion.

For the most extravagant and results-driven facial on the market, I walked in a third treatment room to receive a hand treatment using MBR® (Medical Beauty Research) products. Developed by leading dermatologists, plastic surgeons and skincare specialists in Germany, MBR skincare products include revolutionary ingredient blends, to treat skin on a cellular level down to the dermal layer. Every product is manufactured in small and exclusive batches in Germany and utilizes the most powerful, pure, and effective ingredients, absolutely free of mineral oil, parabens, PEG, phthalates and artificial fragrances

The MBR Age-Defying customized facial includes the neck and décolleté. The three-step Prep, Infuse and Seal process begins with a cleaner and peel, before infusing to stimulate and increase collagen, and the last seal to maximize resiliency. The products are made with higher concentrations of medical-grade active ingredients, known to revive and hydrate the skin’s natural cell functions, restore firmness and elasticity, and regenerate collagen and elastin fibers. It's ideal for guests seeking a significant reduction of wrinkles, sun damage and sagging skin for a visibly youthful, revitalized and radiant complexion.

In the fourth room I received a mini peel by Spa Therapist Mimi as she applied products from a new skincare line Biologique Recherche onto my face. The French luxury skincare company’s clinical approach is personalized to treat specific skincare needs. Mimi cleaned and painted a tingling peel cream onto my face. After a few minutes, she removed the peel and applied a moisturizer. My skin looked balanced, hydrated, and nourished, almost as if I returned from a weekend vacation.

All of Biologique Recherche products are pure, concentrated and are perfume-free. They are micro-brewed at the Biologique Recherche laboratories in Paris.

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In the last room I learned about another newer skincare line Subtle Energies. Founder Farida Irani sources the highest grade of pure ingredients directly from top growers and distillers around the world and hand blends each formula in-house to ensure consistent high-quality products. Two of the most popular treatments include tha 24K Gold Age-Defying Facial and The Recovering Traveler.

The restorative powers of 24K gold leaf provide a sensory experience while penetrating and reviving the deep layers of the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This ultimate skin rejuvenator uplifts the spirit, emotionally replenishes, and creates a positive glow inside and out.

The benefits of The Recovering Traveler help bring the body into balance and assist with sleeping patterns and energy levels with this customizable jet lag journey. The Spa therapists work on the individual needs of the guest to awaken or to help bring about a restful slumber, by releasing any fluid retention and strengthening the immune system after a long flight. 

For a Spa reservations call (310) 975 2854 or email to begin your spa journey today. 

Jill Weinlein

The pretty Peninsula Spa is decorated in pinks, creams and gold colors.

Jill Weinlein

The Peninsula Spa offers a full hair and nail salon.

Jill Weinlein

Spa guests may use the heated swimming pool up on the rooftop.