The view from the Ritz Carlton Melbourne’s spa. Photography: Elise Hassey

THEY SAY THAT every laneway in Melbourne tells a story. And if walls could talk, every one of the city’s graffiti-covered crevices and grand facades would have boundless tales to tell. Because as one of the world’s most happening cities, every inch of Melbourne offers something exciting to experience. But after a long day spent exploring the urban jungle, it’s only natural to crave an escape from the buzz of city traffic and packed sidewalks. So where do you look? The answer is up. 

Located above the skyline on level 64 of the opulent Ritz-Carlton Melbourne is a luxury spa, inviting you to leave the noise of the city below and enter a realm of tranquillity. The view from the top is always impressive, but just wait until you experience the heights of relaxation at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. 

As you enter the Ritz-Carlton Spa, the city’s buzz immediately fades away, replaced by an intrinsic sense of relaxation. The Spa carries six treatment rooms, including a dedicated couple’s suite, sauna, steam room and vitality pool. Yet upon entering the space, the first thing you’ll notice is a 20-metre heated infinity pool—a relaxation haven in liquid form—where you can float above the clouds while gazing through floor-to-ceiling windows with views that stretch across Melbourne’s picturesque bay area. It’s a setting that doesn’t just relax your muscles; it massages your soul.

The spa’s signature restorative experiences incorporate the age-old traditions of spa therapy with innovative, modern treatments, redefining wellness by seamlessly blending serene luxury with an irrefutably authentic Australian experience. The Ritz-Carlton Spa isn’t all about looks either—they take wellness seriously. Offering a guest gym with state-of-the-art equipment and a purpose-built yoga studio serving as the cherry on top to the holistic experience.

Inside, the treatment rooms are bright and airy. Photography: courtesy of Ritz Carlton Melbourne.

The luxury doesn’t end with the treatments, it also extends to the products. The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne has forged a partnership with Salus, an Australian brand founded by wellness leader and Melbourne local Jason Cook. Salus’ products, like the Essential Rose Otto Oil, are made from natural plant extracts, botanicals, and essential oils and are the highlight of the spa’s treatments, bringing a soothing touch of the Australian landscape to your spa experience.

In collaboration with global luxury skincare brand ESPA, the Ritz-Carlton Spa offers signature treatments designed to rejuvenate and transform. The available selections prioritise natural ingredients and are inspired by seasonal change, instilling a feeling of renewal in every visitor. Each experience is carefully crafted to cater to individual needs, with each having unique appeal.

Inside the spa atrium. Photography: Elise Hassey.
The Ritz Carlton Melbourne body oils, made in partnership with Melbourne-based brand Salus.

There’s the Indulgent Rose Experience, a floral fantasy that nurtures both the body and mind. With its primary elements sourced from rural Victorian rose farms, this journey includes a foot ritual, a rose oil body massage, and rose quartz facial. Nothing beats a spa treatment surrounded by the sweet scent of roses. For those seeking calmness and restoration, the Blue Emperor Experience is unbeatable. Taking inspiration from the native butterfly, this experience is centred around a cocooning marine mud body treatment, complemented by restorative essential oils, a therapeutic massage, and the warmth of jade crystals.

And for couples, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a unifying, indulgent experience. Beginning with an aromatic rose petal-filled bath, you’ll take in the views of Melbourne’s skyline with an accompaniment of champagne and chocolate. A 90-minute massage follows, guaranteeing a feeling of relaxed togetherness.

Inside the couples treatment room. Photography: courtesy of Ritz Carlton Melbourne.


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