The Pearl area will see even more retail/recreational development in the way of furniture retailer West Elm’s return to San Antonio, and the arrival of – Hiatus Spa + Retreat, an award-winning Texas day spa
West Elm recently signed a 10-year lease with property owner, local investment firm GrayStreet Partners. to occupy 11,000 square feet at 201 E. Grayson St. The store will be located on a reuse property near the Il Sogno entrance to Pearl. West Elm occupied an 11,000-square-foot space in the Alamo Quarry Market years ago, but closed and left the San Antonio market when the economy experienced a downturn. West Elm’s return to the Alamo City signals how confident the retailer is in the commercial and residential revitalization taking place in the city’s center core. The West Elm space is slated for completion in January 2016 with the retailer scheduling an opening in the spring.
Hiatus Spa + Retreat, with locations in Dallas, Austin, and Plano, announced it will open its fourth Texas location, at Pearl next to Hotel Emma. The 5,000-square-foot day spa is set to open early next summer. Austin-based architects Clayton & Little will design the new location, which will feature original artwork by Texas artist Jan Heaton. Spa guests will enjoy 12 treatment rooms, including a couples room, a nail therapy lounge with six zero-gravity chairs, hydrotherapy, an inviting relaxation area, and separate men’s and women’s dressing rooms. Officials with Hiatus said the lure of redevelopment and revitalization in the downtown area was too much to resist. “We are so thrilled to open our fourth location at the Pearl,” said Hiatus co-founder Kristin Heaton-Peabody in a news release. “This is one of the most exciting revitalization projects happening in the country, and we are honored to partner with an organization that cares so much about preservation and sustainability.” Hiatus Spa + Retreat promotes itself as the first full-service day spa in the United States to feature a wellness plan with affordable pricing.
H-Circle plan members enjoy one signature “essential service” each month (Hiatus massage, Hiatus facial, body glow, revitalizing body wrap, acupuncture, and mani-pedi retreat) plus unlimited spa services at discounted H-Circle pricing. The 12-month membership is $69 per month. Each of Hiatus’ signature services – massage, facial, body treatment, nail therapy, and acupuncture – are complemented by a foot soak in a copper bowl, a sensory journey with customized aromatherapy oils, aromatic steam towel, and a personalized finishing touch. Hiatus offers unique services, including the underwater “Glow Massage” and “The Best Facial Ever,” as well as their acclaimed monthly retreat – a hybrid massage and body treatment created each month with seasonal ingredients and finished with a handcrafted cocktail.