The W Austin Hotel is in a fantastic location, downtown in the Second Street District and next door to Austin City Limits, and mere steps away from two of my favorite food vendors: Con’Olio Oils and Vinegars, and Delish Bakery.
In fact, if you Google it and click on the map, the location is described as “happening hotel with spa and outdoor pool”. I concur.
My friend Ashley called me recently and said, “Meet me at the W; I’m treating you to a pedicure,” and I am not one to turn down a pedicure. So off I went on a random Wednesday, ready for some rest and relaxation. Arriving at the driveway, a staff member of the W valet team whisked my car away, gratis, which was a nice start to a lovely afternoon.
At the AWAY Austin Spa on the fourth floor, the receptionist ushered me into the back room, where I could don a robe and slippers, if I chose to, and set me up with a locker. When Ashley and I were called back for our pedicures, we were offered mimosas from a kind and smiling woman who showed us the London, Essy, and OPI polish selections. To a couple of busy moms – as it would be to anyone, really – the pedicure was heavenly and the service, perfection.
What I didn’t know, at the time, was that every Monday through Thursday, the W Austin Hotel offers a full day staycation with any spa service. I could have kicked myself for not bringing along my swimsuit and workout clothes to enjoy the 4,600-square-foot FIT fitness room and the WET deck pool. Next time, I won’t make the same mistake.
The spa’s web site reads, “We Heart Texans,” and they make good on that sentiment by offering all residents of Texas 30% off any spa service Monday-Thursday and 10% off services Friday-Sunday. (The discount is available on services only, of course, is not valid with packages, and can’t be combined with any other offer or discount. Some restrictions apply.)
But wait! There’s more. On Wednesday, December 10, the AWAY Spa at the W Austin Hotel is hosting an open house from 5-8 PM. They will be serving High Brew coffee and Kind snacks, complimentary mini manicures, facial waxing, and polish changes, hair blowouts from Blo on the Go, makeup application from Rae cosmetics, pop-up fashion stations, and skin consultations from Jack Black (not the actor, silly) and Susan Ciminelli. All free. Go. RSVP for the open house to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5.
Disclosure: LiveMom did not receive any services or compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.
Would you like to win an AWAY manicure and pedicure package (worth $100)? Who wouldn’t?
What do you have to do to win? Leave a comment or fill out the form below. All entries must be received by midnight CST on Friday, November 28, 2014. The winner will be notified via email with 24 hours to respond. If there is no response from the chosen winner, a new winner will be notified. The giveaway holds no cash value. Only one entry per household, please. Must be 18 years of age. The gift certificate is valid only at the W Austin Hotel located at 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, and can only be redeemed Monday-Thursday.
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