Hotel Chains Recharge with Spas

Global lodging outfits and boutique hotels alike are discovering the restorative properties of spas to help build and extend their brands

When the Sofitel (AC) Los Angeles was renovated last year to the tune of $40 million, the hotel was updated to include a new, signature element of Sofitel properties around the world: a spa. Since 2005 the chain has been opening beauty and wellness centers with the LeSpa name—the first was in Sofitel's Marrakech (Morocco) location.

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