Relax to the Max in DTLA

When visiting DTLA isn’t it good to know there are so many places that offer perfect relaxing getaways tucked comfortably inside of DTLA’s bustling environment?



Built in 1912, Los Angeles Athletic Club has been a dependable leader in hospitality, providing an experience free from tension and anxiety, incased in the wonders of Historic Beaux Arts architecture. This year will see the grand opening of two new fully renovated spas at the LAAC; the men’s space completed last spring and the woman’s spa to be completed by the winter. LAAC offers, two full service spas, steam rooms, workout gym facilities, YOGA, PILATTES, a swimming pool, classic barbershop and salon, library, hotel stay and a drink, or two, to unwind, inside another one of this decades new additions, the Invention Lounge.  431 W 7th Street.



In-Room Spa Treatments at the Westin Bonaventure take the stress away from traveling, even if it means having to travel just outside of your room. Their Signature Treatments include SWEDISH or DEEP TISSUE, and they also offer herbal foot care, aromatherapy, Fresh Face Massages, reflexology, relax or restore massage, REIKI and POLARITY. More for your face; Dr. Schrammek’s Green Peel-Deep Peeling Treatment and a non-surgical face lift, (not that you need it). 404 S Figueroa Street.



The team at Desuar Spa is dedicated to your Zen. Desuar Spa offers quiet, expert massage therapy with all natural essential oils, imported skin care lines, reflexology, and aromatherapy on the rooftop of the Historic Chester Williams Building. 215 W 5th Street.



COUPLE’s ESCAPE, Jimjilbang, body exfoliation, and the Palace Signature Ritual are just some of the specialties offered at Spa Palace. At the Palace, acupressure, deep tissue, reflexology, aromatherapy, are all provided under a 20,000+sqft., space of luxurious relaxation. Seaweed body wraps are offered as well as the GOLD ROOM which promotes energy and anti-aging, the HIMALAYAN SALT ROOM lined with pure Himalayan blocks of salt, the ICE ROOM for cooling down heated muscle, the ELVAN STONE ROOM offering healing properties for the skin, kidneys and liver, and the LOESS SOIL ROOM providing a unique meditative environment, all purposely available to relieve YOUR stress. 620 S Union Ave.


ROOFTOP spa/helipad yoga


The Ritz Carlton’s Garden to Glamorous spa program features treatment ingredients harvested from their own rooftop garden. They have got nine treatment rooms that evoke classic Hollywood glamour, and a FULL LIST of hydrating organic skin treatments made from nature, including basil and watermelon seed oil exfoliation, creamy primrose and melon mask, and a Persimmon cantaloupe moisturizer and body polish. They also host Los DTLA’s only helipad yoga on the 55th floor, 650 feet above the ground. 900 W Olympic Blvd.



Reflexology, foot massage, is the solution to all that ails you, naturally improving the circulation and calming your entire body. Your feet support you all day; you should take care of them and give them a rest and at Spaahbulous they know feet. Besides, you need to be unstressed. There Foot Massage will give you an awesome and relaxing experience you won’t ever forget. 668 N Spring Street. Suite 223.



Wide-open spaces, GRASS, water fountains, park benches, picnic areas, and a very popular WADEABLE MEMBRANE POOL for the kiddies, are a more valuable find in the big City. Add Grand Park’s intimate cultural scheduled events and performances and you have the perfect relaxing get away inside of DTLA’s bustling environment. Also offered at Grand Park…Yoga, and this season, the Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A., presents, Make Your Mark in the Park –  The Big Draw LA allowing you to feel the calming joy of artistic creation. All art materials are provided free of charge.  200 N Grand Avenue.


Yup, you guessed it. It’s me Keri Freeman, publisher and concept designer for Downtown Weekly. Living, working and playing in Downtown coming from an entertainment background…I discovered something about myself. I discovered I really liked sharing my knowledge of DTLA and its awesome hospitality movement. Also in doing so I have the great pleasure of working with incredible sponsors (who believe in the vision), extraordinary literary artists, photographers, event coordinators and many talented artists and musicians who inspire me every day to keep the DTLA Weekly going. Also, it would seem I’m the only woman of color to publish a newspaper here in over 100 years, so hopefully that inspires some future generations as well….Just remember if its fun…it can’t be work….Thank you, people of Gaia, for your continued support and thank you for reading!