Never-Never Land

The social nature of the pool party-centric Ace carries into the spa, where staff frequently customize guests’ bachelorette bashes and other gatherings.

Pampering Peter Pan

Feel Good’s service menu is chock-full of innovative and tempting treatments. Popular choices among twenty-something guests include Good Vibrations (60 min./$125), a smorgasbord of energy work: guided meditation, craniosacral massage, crystals, sound and prayer; and The Palm Springs Peel (60 min./$125; 90 min./$175), an exfoliating facial harnessing the natural acids of local dates and including a cooling gelee made from cactus. The experience is meant to restore, rehydrate and plump up desert-parched skin.

Myriad local ingredients make an appearance in Superfood (60 min./ $120; 90 min./$170), a facial concocted from raw blueberries, açai and kiwi, that’s meant to feed and nourish all skin types. The coveted Cooling Aloe Wrap (60 min./$115), created as an antidote to long days spent poolside beneath the blazing desert sun, includes a soothing slathering of aloe vera, pressure-point scalp massage and a full-body application
of aloe-infused cream.

Naturally, Feel Good’s menu features a classic Swedish massage, dubbed Basic Goodness (60 min./$95; 90 min./$140). But partners often opt to indulge in Massage Lessons (60 min./$210), billed as a “creative, interactive and partner-building opportunity for couples.” D’Anna explains, “Not only do you emerge buffed and soothed, you also learn professional massage techniques you can use at home together.”