It’s always fun to learn and write about new pampering places and this one sounds dreamy. It’s the Evangeline Spa at Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel where spa-goers can feast on salubrious services in a gorgeous 2,800-square-feet facility that houses five treatment rooms and a Watersong Couples tub showcasing chromatherapy lighting and a steamy Kohler Duet Shower that has a total of 16 shower heads.
The inviting selection of services includes massages, facials, skin care, nails and makeup, Named for the iconic statue located in the neighboring Bern’s Steak House, the spa was developed and operated by Epicurean Hotel by WTS International, one of the world’s leading spa management firms.
The spa showcases two product lines, FarmHouse Fresh® and Caudalie Based in Texas, FarmHouse Fresh® creates natural and organic bath and body products designed with southern vintage flair and using indigenous regional ingredients. In keeping with the Epicurean’s culinary theme, FarmHouse Fresh® will offer their liquor-based body polishes, including Butter Rum, Bourbon Bubbler, Watermelon-Basil Vodkatini and the top-selling Whoopie! Cream.
The Caudalie collection includes Vinothérapie® , a treatment founded in the heart of the vineyards in Bordeaux, France that combines naturally warm spring water rich in minerals and trace elements with the latest scientific findings on the benefits of the vine and grapes. Also available are the quintessential crushed cabernet massage and the vinoperfect radiance facial.
Also on tap is a men’s menu that offers treatments incorporating O4Men – an organic product line created for guys by guys—as well as the Fine as Wine men’s facial, Hot Whiskey Scour massage and the Bern’s Bourbon on the Rocks pedicure.
Cyber junkies will be happy to know that treatment rooms are equipped with iPads allowing spa sommeliers to make notes about individual visits and email guests with follow-up care or product recommendations. Appointments can also be scheduled on the spot.
Located in trendy Hyde Park, in South Tampa, Fla., the food-focused Epicurean Hotel features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage, a restaurant where classic recipes are re-imagined; Edge Social Drinkery rooftop bar; Chocolate Pi pâtisserie; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; and 5,200-square feet of flexible event space.
For reservations and more information on the Evangeline spa at the Epicurean Hotel, please call (813) 999-8742 or visit www.SpaEvangeline.com. For hotel reservations, call (855) U-AWAKEN (829-2536) or visit www.EpicureanHotel.com.
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