“Built in 1970 as a chic recreation of France’s legendary Palace of Versailles, The Westgate Hotel is a beautiful luxury hotel located at the edge of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The interior features a distinctively European ambiance with French antiques, Flemish and French tapestries, Baccarat crystal chandeliers and Persian carpets. It is within walking distance of the city’s top attractions including The Museum of Contemporary Art, the Gaslamp Quarter, and The San Diego Opera and Symphony, among others.

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Amenities include a heated rooftop pool with city views of the San Diego skyline, wellness equipment, regular spin classes on the roof, and the AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club, which offers over 200 state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines and an entire selection of fitness and wellness-boosting classes.

AquaVie Spa at The Westgate Hotel is a modern luxurious oasis with spacious treatment rooms, expert technicians, and a menu that offers massages, facials and body treatments. They incorporate the finest in results-driven skin care and body treatments that are designed to nourish, purify and restore balance in a peaceful and relaxing setting.

We interviewed Kenia Zavala, AquaVie Spa Supervisor, to learn more about treatments to try, insider tips, and more.

Why You’ll Love It: AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club offers hotel guests and members an urban oasis of serenity in the heart of downtown San Diego. Spanning four levels, the haven for health is thoughtfully designed to represent a unique environment and elevate the wellness of the mind, body and spirit. Featuring an impeccable 15,000-square-foot panoramic lookout across the San Diego skyline, AquaVie offers 40,000 square feet of custom-designed workout spaces and poolside food and beverage service.

Key Features: Standout amenities at AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club include over 200 cardio and strength training machines, a Junior Olympic-sized rooftop heated lap pool, an outdoor running track, rooftop spin bikes and strength training equipment, a dry sauna, steam room, private studios, group fitness classes and a luxury spa.

Snacks Served: AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club offers poolside food and beverage service delivered right to your lounge chair which can be ordered via QR code on the pool deck. The poolside menu includes appetizers, main dishes, refreshments and alcoholic beverages with standout dishes including Poke Bowl, Farmers Market Cobb Salad and Westgate Club. The spa’s full beverage menu includes a selection of wines, beers, cocktails, a juice bar and an espresso bar.

Insider’s Tip: Turn your spa treatment into a day of relaxation! Guests who book an AquaVie Spa treatment have access to the entire wellness facility for the whole day including the rooftop pool, workout equipment, relaxation rooms, dry sauna and steam room.

Bonus: Guests at AquaVie Spa are offered complimentary champagne, beverages and snacks in relaxation rooms, and can enjoy amenities including the sauna and steam room. Guests are also granted access to group classes before or after their spa treatment.

Splurge Treatment: A revolutionary anti-aging facial, AquaVie Spa offers four varieties of Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatment, also known as the “Oxygen Facial,” which visibly plumps and hydrates skin to reduce lines and wrinkles. The “Youthful Glow” is an 80-minute Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatment that exfoliates the skin and infuses anti-aging ingredients through hyperbaric oxygen. At $440, the treatment is a splurge-worthy facial proven to provide immediate results.

Unique Treatment: AquaVie Spa’s Ocean Dew Magnesium Muscle Recovery treatments detoxify the body with a variety of refreshing essential oils. Vital to muscle function and energy generation, magnesium is easily absorbed through the skin and relieves stress and tension for optimal muscle recovery.

The Ocean Dew Muscle Recovery Ritual is a unique offering that embodies the essence of San Diego with a full-body scrub, wrap and foot massage with essential oils of organic rosemary, pink grapefruit, vanilla, juniper berry and thyme.

Insider’s Favorite: AquaVie Spa’s new HydraFacial treatments are noninvasive, high-tech facials that remove dead skin cells and extract impurities while cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing. Guests can choose from express, signature, or ultimate HydraFacial treatments which each provide instant results for all skin types with no discomfort or downtime.

Featured Products: AquaVie Spa features a variety of products with highlights including Eminence Organic Skin Care and SkinCeuticals.

For more information on AquaVie Fitness + Wellness Club, visit their website and follow on Instagram: @aquaviewellness @westgatehotel

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