Red Door Spa line kicks off at Absecon's Seaview Marriott

ABSECON, N.J. -- The Seaview Marriott Resort and Fairway Villas here became the first hotel to feature a Red Door Spa.

The signature spa opened on July 13 as the first in a line of facilities planned by a new division of Elizabeth Arden Salon Holdings based in Phoenix.

The new division, Elizabeth Arden Resort Spas, plans to open at least 40 Red Door Spas in resorts throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean during the next five years.

Elizabeth Arden Salon Holdings had been in conversation with Marriott for several years, according to Kelly Weber, senior vice president of marketing for Elizabeth Arden.

"Marriott was looking to expand the property in Absecon with a spa and fitness facility as part of that expansion," she said.

Once Elizabeth Arden was "in the door with Marriott, it just took off from there."

The 12,000-square-foot spa includes 17 facial and massage rooms; three hydrotherapy rooms; men's and women's whirlpools and cold plunge pools; indoor and outdoor pools; relaxation gardens, and a juice bar.

The spa offers an array of signature treatments, from facials to body wraps to massages.

Some of the signature treatments at the Seaview Marriott Red Door Spa are the Red Door, an herbal mask facial, or the Citra-Spa Glow, an exfoliating treatment using a blend of salts, lavender and tangerine oils.

Another unique treatment is the Desert Stone Pedicure, a eucalyptus foot soak, followed by a warm-stone pressure massage, hot towel wrap and an exfoliating scrub.

The Red Door is priced at $75, while the other two treatments are priced at $60.

Individual treatments are priced from $25 to $125 each, and multitreatment packages also are available.

Also included in the facility is a beauty salon with four hair stations and five nail and pedicure stations.

"Seaview has been received very well," said Weber.

Nightly rates through Dec. 19 start at $220 per room, double.

Seaview Marriott Resort and Fairview Villas
Phone: (800) 932-8000 or (609) 748-1990
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