Wellness Check

The Global Ambassador provides everything guests need to stay healthy, in a stylish setting.

By Nora Burba Trulsson

Photography courtesy of The Global Ambassador

Guests of The Global Ambassador needn’t abandon their daily health and fitness routines. In fact, the on-trend wellness options offered by the hotel might inspire visitors to continue new regimens back home. The hotel’s spa and fitness center offer plenty of self-care options, in a setting designed by interior designer Judith Testani to be elegant and light-filled, not to mention calming and serene.

The spacious spa includes ten treatment rooms—many of which have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Camelback Mountain—where guests can be pampered with massages, facials, body treatments, light therapy, IV drips and more. Additional amenities such as a whirlpool, steam room and sauna are offered, as are options guaranteed to have a chilling effect—such as time spent in a cold plunge or a cryotherapy chamber. First-to-market and exclusive modalities and products include partners such as Augustinus Bader, Biologique Recherche, U Beauty, Oxylight Sapphire, MOVA by Camila Perez and Environ. The salon menu highlights makeup, blowouts and brow shaping.

As part of the spa, the men’s locker room is a warm retreat with low-key lighting as well as accents of stone, deep-hued wood and tile, while the women’s locker room features curvaceous lines, golden tones and avian-themed wall covering accents. A relaxation room sets the mood with pale cream and blue colors, luxuriously cushioned seating and a wave abstraction wall covering. Rather than being tucked into a windowless basement, the adjacent 9,000-square-foot fitness center features glass doors that can be opened to access terraces, designed to invite sunrise meditation and alfresco classes. State-of-the-art equipment includes names like Technogym and Eleiko. Guests can chart their own exercise routines or join daily classes in the movement and spin studios, with a schedule that offers HIIT, yoga and Beatz workouts. For the core conscious, a Forma Pilates workout delivers. Private training and guided hikes are also options, as well as nutrition coaching, physical therapy and mindset coaching.

Guests might also want something a bit more low-key, such as an hour or two of vitamin D therapy and the chance to paddle a few laps in the pool, where striped lounges and high shrubs evoke a French Riviera ambiance. A stay at The Global Ambassador just might take the place of a few days at a destination health spa.