Tribal casino resorts feature some of the country’s most luxurious spas for guests looking to relax and pamper themselves. This month, we showcase North Carolina and Florida to highlight their premier amenities and what makes them unique and special.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
Year built: 2012
Approx. 18,000 sq. ft.
12 treatment rooms
Blending elements of Native American culture with time-honored Balinese-inspired treatments, this exotic spa treats guests to curated restorative journeys. Natural healing elements combined with European methods bring the old and new world together, delivering an authentic Mandara experience. In the Balinese tradition, massage and the power of touch are featured, but Mandara Spa also emphasizes beauty, rejuvenation, and indulgence, bringing an exotic new dimension to the Harrah’s Cherokee experience.
To celebrate the Native heritage of the resort, Mandara Spa at Harrah’s Cherokee offers face and body treatments that infuse herbs from the Native American Pharmacopeia. These exclusive services include the Lavender Healing Repair Facial, which uses lavender, a key healing herb used in Native American ceremonies to soothe, relax and restore, and the juniper berry and algae detox, which uses juniper berries also used in Native American ceremonies to dispel negative energy and purify the environment.
Mandara’s unparalleled amenities include a heated stone lounge, whirlpools and saunas, an indoor relaxation area with creekside views, and a full-service salon. Guests discover true relaxation with Mandara’s immersive range of treatments, from fire and ice massages and signature facials, to bathing rituals and sound wave therapy. World-themed spa packages are available for guests to experience specialized treatments from around the world including the Asian Journey, Indian Journey, Mediterranean Journey and the New World Journey. Couples treatments and services are also available including side-by-side massage treatments, hydrotherapy bathing rituals, and champagne and chocolate.
Guests can also extend their Mandara Spa experience with a Wellness Wonder ritual. These signature moments have been curated as a prelude to a spa treatment, can be seamlessly included in the service, or performed as a closing ritual to the spa journey.
The salon at Mandara also offers an extensive array of beauty, hair, nail, waxing and makeup services using high-end brands such as Elemis, Jou, Nuface, Kerastase, California Sun glow and Endurastep.
Mandara Spa is open Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Rock Spa & Salon
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Year built: 2019
Approx. 42,000 sq. ft.
21 treatment rooms
Rock Spa & Salon at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood redefines tranquility for guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.
The 42,000 sq. ft. oasis has 21 ultra-luxe treatment rooms surrounding a soothing green atrium. The spa also features therapeutic European-inspired experiences of cryo (cold) and thermo (hot) following the tradition of cleansing, warming and aiding relaxation before the treatment starts.
Complete with separate and co-ed dry and wet lounges, dipping pools, saunas, quiet rooms, a Himalayan salt room and three 800 sq. ft. couples treatment suites, Rock Spa & Salon is the perfect locale to reenergize and refuel.
A full-service retreat, the spa menu offers a range of wellness and health-focused offerings, including three signature experiences unique to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood: tranquility ritual, Thai muscle melt and vitality booster. The tranquility ritual is a total body recovery massage combined with essential oils to promote well-being throughout the day and optimal rest at night. The Thai muscle melt works to stimulate and soothe aches and pains through the combination of pressure points, healing properties and customized massages. The vitality booster releases tension and induces recovery by calming the body’s nervous system, helping to alleviate discomfort and unblocking Qi.
Other luxury treatments highlight some of the industry’s leading skincare products and brands such as Elemis; Natura Bissē; Dr. Babor, the number one skincare brand in Europe; HydraFacial MD; and Comfort Zone, a luxury Italian brand for body treatments. The boutique inside Rock Spa & Salon offers products from luxury skincare lines, haircare, sunglasses, swimwear, activewear, and fine jewelry.
Rock Spa and Salon is available to both hotel and non-hotel guests at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Spa day passes are available for purchase to enjoy the spa facilities for those not receiving treatment or service.
Rock Spa & Salon
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Year built: 2019
Approx. 26,000 sq. ft.
13 treatment rooms
The 26,000 sq. ft. Rock Spa & Salon in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is more than just a spa – it’s a total escape, which provides guests the opportunity to relax and reset.
Rock Spa & Salon features 13 treatment rooms, including a Rhythm & Motion room, Hammam Ritual room, two VIP couples suites, a hair and nail salon, and barbershop. The spa wet areas feature men’s and women’s hot tubs, salt saunas, steam rooms, and a co-ed Aqua Lounge. All spa services include the use of the fitness center, spa facility, robe, slippers and a locker.
Rhythm & Motion offers the world’s first fully immersive music-centric spa menu utilizing amplified vibrations, pressures, and patterns as the foundation of its treatments. This groundbreaking experience takes guests on a rhythmic massage journey. The Hammam Ritual is a Turkish bath ritual that has been practiced for nearly one thousand years to heal, detoxify and relax the whole body. Each step provides a layer of detoxification to purify the body, leaving it warm and glowing.
Treatments and services at the Rock Spa & Salon include massages (Swedish, table top Thai, prenatal, hot stone, deep tissue, couples, and express), manicures, pedicures, microblading, bridal hair and makeup, body wraps, body scrubs, and facials (oxygen facial, HydraFacial, anti-aging, acne facial, thermal clear, Alpha Beta, signature, mens, and express).
Trendy and luxury brand products are available at the venue for those needing a little retail therapy. Through a lineup of signature treatments and amenities, Rock Spa & Salon completely stirs the soul, relaxes the mind and rocks the body.
The spa is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the salon and barbershop are open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. One does not need to be a guest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa to visit the spa as the services are open to the public.