this is an overall review on method & hilton spa since my method massage was at the hilton spa and it was all experienced together. \r
first, Spa at Hilton. i admit that after receiving a gift treatment for this hilton spa, i did not expect much. afterall, who has even heard of the Spa at Hilton? well, against my better judgement i am writing this because of the wonderful treatment i received there. not many people know about this spa, which is partly why i so pleasantly suprised to find it luxuriously appointed, sparklying clean, and very calming. the changing room is immaculate and the steam/sauna first rate. when i called to make my appointment, the staff was very attentive and even graciously took the time to actually see what therapy i needed so they could recommend the right massage therapist. the waiting area is a bit small, but i guess the mainpoint is that i had hardly sat down before it was time for the treatment! beverage choice was a bit lacking, but one of the staff thoughtfully brought me something else!\r
which brings me to the massage. carmine was caring and very nurturing. she was not rushed at all and actually took time beforehand to introduce herself and talk with me. it always seems strange when you go to massage therapy and you don't know who the person is. this was personal care and attentiveness that is unmatched! she knew the tight spots and worked out the knots and tension without inflicting pain, a difficult balance to strike. carmine would even check-in every once in a while to make sure i was comfortable, which i was b/c i didn't want to move at the end.\r
with all the craziness in the city that never sleeps, it is reassuring to know that there is a Spa that takes that extra care to calm all the senses from the earth-toned decor to the friendly caring smile of the staff. i just hope that as more people hear about the Spa at Hilton that they continue this same uncompromising personal touch. take me back!
Pros: calm atmosphere, clean facilities, convenient
Cons: beverage choice