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Favorite spa at Uptown Dallas hotel reopens after 5-month nip and tuck

Favorite spa at Uptown Dallas hotel reopens after 5-month nip and tuck

Mani Pedi room, Spa at Hotel Crescent Court
The all-new nail salon has multiple mani-pedi stations. Photo courtesy of Hotel Crescent Court
Spa Cafe, Spa at Hotel Crescent Court
The new light fixtures in the spa cafe look like oversized ice cubes. Photo courtesy of Hotel Crescent Court
Foyer, Spa at Hotel Crescent Court
The spa's and fitness center's foyer has spiral roots that seem to grow from floor to ceiling. Photo courtesy of Hotel Crescent Court
Couples treatment room, Spa at Hotel Crescent Court
The couple's treatment room has room for two. Photo courtesy of Hotel Crescent Court
Spa foyer with window, Spa at Hotel Crescent Court
A palette of of muted browns and creams is accented with brass and white fixtures. Photo courtesy of Hotel Crescent Court
Mani Pedi room, Spa at Hotel Crescent Court
Spa Cafe, Spa at Hotel Crescent Court
Foyer, Spa at Hotel Crescent Court
Couples treatment room, Spa at Hotel Crescent Court
Spa foyer with window, Spa at Hotel Crescent Court

After going dark for a five-month nip-tuck, the lights are back on, and gleaming, at the longtime favorite Spa at the Hotel Crescent Court.

The 22,000-square-foot luxury spa and fitness center closed in August for renovations, part of a $30 million overhaul of the Uptown Dallas hotel. Dallas-based interior design firm Michelle Meredith + Associates refurbished and refreshed every corner, making it into a modern haven of serenity.

Hotel general manager Andrew Davidson calls the spa "an important cornerstone of the hotel's enhancement project," adding enthusiastically in a release, "We are confident it will soon be the talk of the town."

The redesign features materials and decor meant to connect clients to the calming influences of nature: spiral root figures "growing" from the floor to ceiling, artwork depicting natural forms and patterns, and even light fixtures that resemble oversized ice cubes. The spa's 16 treatment rooms, women's and men's lounges, relaxation rooms, and couple's suite have a new color palette of muted blues, grays, lavenders, and creams, accented with brass metal and glossy white fixtures.

Upon arrival, clients can choose to stretch out on a couch with a glass of sparkling rosé in the tranquility room or nibble on M&Ms and pretzels and sip hot tea in the main lounge. Those with a few extra minutes may relax in the new dry sauna or steam room, or take a dip in a hot or cold whirlpool. And those lucky spa-goers with several hours to spare might nibble on a salad and sip organic juice in the spa café between services. So lucky.

A new spa needs new treatments, of course, and the Crescent has rolled out several top-of-the-line services for its grand reopening. The most intriguing is an IV Pedicure. IV treatments are all the rage in New York, California, and Miami, and one even made a guest appearance in an episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas last fall. Intravenous drips (choose between Jet-Lag Cure and Anti-Aging here) get nutrients to flood, hydrate, and nourish the body while toes are treated to a pedicure.

Also new to the Crescent is the uber-popular HydraFacial. The 50-minute, medical-grade facial uses high-tech equipment, including LED light, to cleanse, exfoliate, plump, refine, repair — name a verb, and this treatment does it to the skin. The aesthetician even shows clients how much junk is collected from their congested pores in a little tube of liquid afterwards, making them swear off cheap foundation forever.

There also are new packages available, including a "romantic getaway" couple's excursion, and a "Texas spa day" meant for ultimate self-indulgence.

To celebrate its grand reopening, Spa at the Crescent is offering "New Year, New Spa, New You" memberships to just 100 people through March 31. Members will get special rates on spa services, plus perks like valet parking, special dining offers, and access to the refurbished fitness center — now outfitted with state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment.

As for the rest of the hotel renovations, a spokeswoman says they are nearing completion. Lobby champagne bar Beau Nash reopened in January. All of the hotel rooms and suites are being overhauled, and the last ones still under construction, she says, are suites and penthouses on the fifth, sixth and seventh floors — slated for completion later this spring.