• Arista Spa & Salon Opens

    POSTED November 20, 2013

    The spa and salon focuses on blending the wisdom of ancient healing with the latest modern spa technology.  

The Hotel Arista at CityGate Centre, located in Naperville, recently opened an adjacent spa, the Arista Spa & Salon, a 6,500 square-foot facility inspired by the world’s most exclusive spas. The spa and salon focuses on blending the wisdom of ancient healing with the latest modern spa technology.  

"There is absolutely nothing like the Arista Spa & Salon in Chicago’s western suburbs. This is a special place that brings together ageless Mediterranean healing with modern innovation, cherished rituals for cleansing and wellness with the best science has to offer for your skin, hair and body," said Mae Calamos, the creator and a Naperville businesswoman. "The Arista Spa & Salon and its services have been crafted to meet the needs of both men and women. Guests will also enjoy the one-of-a-kind couples’ room, allowing you to experience complete relaxation with someone special."

The Arista includes six luxury treatment rooms, all-natural Norvell spray tan application, Deborah Lippmann nail services, full make-up and hair services, as well as facial services that incorporate the use of Clarisonic technology and Arista Ageless Facial, which uses a combination of cutting-edge ingredients with Natura Bisse’s Sono-Lifting tuning fork massage. 

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