Whether you have been to the spa a dozen times or researching it for a first visit, insights from an insider can enhance your spa experience. Below is an interview with Natalee who shares valuable tidbits about the spa, their treatments and the perfect itinerary.
Can you provide our readers a brief overview of the spa and property?
Blending modern techniques with the natural elements of Alabama, the Spa at Grand National is a serene oasis tucked beneath lush fauna of Auburn. After a day on the golf course in Opelika, enjoy soothing treatments, massages and salon services.
If you were planning a half day visit to your spa what would be the perfect itinerary to get the most out of your amenities?
After a round of golf at Grand National Golf Club come in to relax your aching muscles and back with a soothing massage. Arrive early to enjoy the steam room and jacuzzizz.
When Did Spa Open?
How do you differ from the other spas in the area?
The outside flora and fauna weaves into the interior, and the decor is inspired by the naturally occurring elements of the “Earth, Water, Air and Fire” found in the natural surroundings of the Alabama landscape. A relaxed luxury retreat inspired by a tree house in an enchanted forest is the best way to describe the spa environment. A place to nourish your body and mind featuring a focal fireplace and tall windows surrounded by comfortable seating, natural materials, swing featured in the spa boutique and an array of body products displayed around a welcoming reception desk made from a local tree.
Please describe the Signature and/or most commonly requested service?
Secret Garden Signature Poultice Massage. This massage promotes relaxation by using a warm, herbal poultice to help ease muscle aches and pains, stimulate circulation and detoxify stagnant energy into the body.
Do you have any current specials or packages?
The Spa at Grand National is currently offering two specials:
1) Stay and Spa
Stay at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa and experience the newly opened Spa at Grand National with our Spa Package.
Book the Spa Package at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa @ Grand National and receive an $100 Spa Credit towards any spa service at the new Spa at Grand National. More information >>
2) RTJ Spa Trail Card
For just $50 spa enthusiasts can purchase the annual RTJ Spa Trail Card, which grants the card holder discounts on spa services, hotel rooms, dining and retail shopping. In addition, the card offers one free treatment, up to $100 in value. The RTJ Spa Trail Card is valid at all five Resort Collection Spas for the calendar year.
Any amenities you would like to highlight?
For those looking to immerse in other health/wellness activities. The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, sauna and indoor/outdoor pool, and a six-mile hiking trail.
Anything else you would like to share to our readers?
A spa appointment is required for all treatments. Please note the spa is closed on Mondays.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Thursday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Spa at Grand National
(Located in the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National)
3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail
Opelika, Alabama 36801