Now certainly, the hotel keeps well its many traditions – champagne sabering, personal butler service, classic bloody mary cocktails…polo – and decidedly old-world charms. But it’s anything but stuffy, as we can decisively attest.
To wit! Remède’s new CBD Oil Pain Relief Massage. You’ll find it at the bottom of the menu booklet, with no additional details aside from the title; and it’s offered in-person as an upgrade to any massage service/treatment.
Typically the more “famous” compound in cannabis is delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and is the most active ingredient in marijuana. However, Remède is making good use of that other component known as CBD; it is used medicinally and is the least processed part of the cannabis plant. While THC is psychoactive and mind-altering, the effects of CBD produce significant changes in the body too, along with offering medical benefits – which are impressively far ranging. Application of it offers relief from stiffness and chronic pain, fights cancer, reduces the desire for smoking, suppresses anxiety and inflammations (including those associated with acne).
This certainly sounds like a miracle cure-all, and further studies are being conducted to offer more conclusive results. But in the meantime, if it happens to bring us to another type of “high” – or state of euphoria – we’re all in.
Of course, should you and your special someone be seeking something a little less zeitgeisty, the spa has 9,000 square feet of treatment space, an indoor saltwater lap pool, cedar saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools. And signature massages draw inspiration from and pay tribute to the property’s Bay Area location – for instance the 7×7 Hot Oil Massage, which refers to the 49 total square miles of San Francisco, as well as the Fog on the Bay Stone Massage, which brings the elements of SF Bay into the spa room, with sea salt & shea butter exfoliation, and steamy hot stone massage.