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Red Door Spas Opens at the Willard Intercontinental
in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. (November 2008) – Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, the quintessential destination for unsurpassed spa expertise, is pleased to announce the debut of its signature spa at Washington, D.C.’s grand historic landmark, the Willard InterContinental.  On October 31, 2008, within the walls of this prestigious American hotel, Red Door Spas opened the doors of its 5,100-square-foot spa and fitness center, fit for the stateliest of guests.  The Red Door Spa at the Willard Intercontinental becomes the 32nd spa in the Red Door Spas global portfolio.

With 2,600 square feet of dedicated spa space and a 900-square-foot fitness center, the brand new Red Door Spa features four treatment rooms, two pedicure stations, a manicure station, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.   Guests will choose from Red Door Spas’ all-encompassing menu of distinct spa services and beauty treatments.  Signature treatments will be offered, as well as three special spa packages created exclusively for the Willard InterContinental:

  • Secret Services – 25-minute Express Facial, 25-minute Express Massage and Warm Cream Manicure, $177 
  • Presidential Signature – 50-minute Red Door Signature Facial, 50-minute Red Door Signature Massage, Red Door Signature Pedicure and Spa Lunch, $355
  • Inaugural Indulgence – 80-minute Ultimate Arden Facial, 110-minute Red Door Stress Melter Ritual, Seasonal Manicure and Pedicure and Spa Lunch, $555
The Spa’s retail boutique also carries a select collection of premium skincare products and cosmetics, along with Gift Cards and Gift Certificates, redeemable at Red Door Spas nationwide.

“As the hotel destination of choice for heads of state and world dignitaries, the Willard InterContinental is the perfect home for Red Door Spas, catering to discerning travelers who expect the highest levels of service and world-class hospitality,” stated Todd Walter, Chief Executive Officer of Red Door Spa Holdings.  “Our newest Red Door will deliver innovative spa and beauty treatments and unsurpassed expertise consistent with the standards of excellence set forth by the Willard InterContinental.”

“We are happy to welcome the new addition of Red Door to our landmark hotel,” added Hervé Houdré, General Manager, Willard InterContinental Washington.  “We feel this renowned spa, rich in heritage, perfectly complements the luxury of our classic American hotel.” 

Red Door Spas at the Willard InterContinental is located at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC.  For reservations or additional information, contact Red Door Spa at 202.942.2700 or visit

For more information on the Willard InterContinental, call 202.628.9100, or visit

About Red Door Spas
With nearly 100 years of beauty expertise based on the fundamental philosophy of day spa pioneer Elizabeth Arden, Red Door Spas operates 31 day and resort spas nationwide, as well as one London location. Committed to enhancing the lives of its guests through beauty, harmony and well-being, and to providing pioneering techniques, quality treatments and advanced services, Red Door Spas will continue to expand, innovate and remain the leader in the day spa industry for years to come.

About the Willard InterContinental
Epitomizing world-class hospitality as the hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world's business, cultural, social and political sectors, the Willard InterContinental is an American institution that has hosted almost every U.S. president since Franklin Pierce in 1853. It was at the Willard that Julia Ward Howe wrote The Battle Hymn of the Republic, where President Ulysses S. Grant popularized the term Lobbyist, and where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King finished his renowned "I Have A Dream" speech.  The Willard boasts 332 large, elegant rooms including 40 suites, fine and casual dining and afternoon tea.  This classic hotel combines heritage and luxury with contemporary comfort and the latest technology.  Located on Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of the nation's capital, just two blocks from the White House, The Willard InterContinental is near the Smithsonian museums and the downtown business and theatre district. 

Recently awarded the International Hotel & Restaurant Association's Environmental Award for Sustainability, and the Condé Nast Traveler 2008 World Saver Finalist Award, the Willard has embarked on a Sustainability program entitled, "Willard InterContinental - The Next 100 Years." The holistic plan is comprised of numerous interwoven sustainable projects designed for a luxurious urban hospitality experience in harmony with social and ecological consciousness. The hotel recently had a GRI-Standard Sustainability Report published.  To view this report, please visit, a useful guide to the Willard’s sustainability programs.


For Red Door Spas
Kate Evans/Michelle Sabari

For Willard InterContinental
Barbara Bahny David



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