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The Spa at the Shoals Review – Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa in Florence, AL

Spa Overview - An Interview With Kari Meyers, Spa Director


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 Kari who shares valuable tidbits about the spa, their treatments and the perfect itinerary.

Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

Can you provide our readers a brief overview of the spa and property?
Treat yourself to upscale elegance at Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa. Our resort boasts an unbeatable location in Muscle Shoals, an area of vibrant music history. Come explore where Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Bob Dylan recorded some of their hits. We are also moments away from the University of North Alabama and Wilson Lake. Renew your body and mind at our on-site spa, where you can indulge in massages and facials. Bring relaxation to completion in our stylish rooms and suites. We surround you with comfort thanks to our complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding and convenient room service. Worked up an appetite? Create new memories as you dine at 360 Grille, our revolving restaurant. For a more casual meal, visit Swampers Bar and Grille. When it comes to your event, we cover every aspect of your hosting needs. Utilize our 19 sophisticated venues, catering options and planning services. During downtime, make a splash at our indoor and outdoor pool. At Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, expect an unforgettable stay. 

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 RTJ Shoals (eithier The Fight Joe or Schoolmaster course), visit the spa to relax relieve your aching muscles and back. Arrive early to enjoy the men’s/women’s lounge featuring an infrared sauna and hot tub. 

How do you differ from the other spas in the area?
A rare and beautiful pearl, nestled on the banks of the Tennessee River, The Spa at The Shoals is ready to create for you a wonderfully memorable Spa experience.  Our intimate setting and caring associates will whisk away your every care and create for you spa services that speak to your personal needs and goals. From our luxurious couples room to soaking in our thermal waters, taking care of what you need is what we do best.

Please describe the Signature and/or most commonly requested service?
Our signature treatments are the Shoals Signature Nourishing Body Treatment and Shoals Signature Massage.

The Nourishing body treatment is an uplifting experience that begins with a full body exfoliation to reveal a radiant, all over complexion. Relax, wrapped in a high dose of vitamins A, C, and E that recharge the skin, while immersed in a luxurious facial and scalp massage. Hydrating application of Shea Butter body creme concludes the service..

The Shoals Signature Massage is a relaxing massage with customized pressure, warm stone sampling, and warm compresses.

What is the most unique service offered?
The Spa at the Shoals now offers hydrafacials. This treatment deeply cleanses, extracts, and hydrates the skin utilizing super serums filled with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.

Do you have any current specials or packages?
The Spa at the Shoals is currently offering two specials:

1) Spa Package – Package includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations with 1 king bed
  • Breakfast Buffet for 2 in Swampers Restaurant
  • Shoals Signature 50 minute Massage
  • 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?
The spa offers four treatment rooms and seven stations in the salon for hair, manicure, and pedicure services.

The men’s and women’s lounge offers a quiet area, infrared sauna and hot tub.

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 7:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

More Information:
The Spa at the Shoals
(Located in the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa)
10 Hightower Place
Florence, Alabama 35630

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