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The Spa at The Wharf Unveiled at Intercontinental Washington D.C.

D.C.’s Only Luxury Waterfront Hotel Debuts a New Full-Service Spa Concept

The Spa at The Wharf, a new full-service spa concept in partnership with ISM Spa, has opened its doors at InterContinental Washington, D.C. – The Wharf. The spa offers an oasis from the surrounding bustling city, boasting views of the Potomac River with a core emphasis on customizable treatments using signature products by Privai

Situated on the luxury hotel’s third floor, the 4,000-square-foot spa offers floor-to-ceiling views of the river from the Couples Room and Relaxation Room. The spa also features four treatment rooms, a nail salon, and a luxury locker room with shower facilities. 

The treatment menu will put an emphasis on the clients’ needs and preferences with all treatments being customizable, from the signature 60- or 90-minute massage to the 60-minute facial. Guests won’t select their services from a list, but instead will speak to their therapist about their wellness goals and areas of preference to ensure their needs are met. Additionally, the spa offers a selection of add-on services, such as detoxifying dry brush exfoliation and scalp therapy for massages and LED Therapy and corrective peels for facials. Manicure, pedicure, and waxing services are all offered at The Spa at The Wharf, as well. 

“We are thrilled to announce that InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf is now once again operating an all–encompassing wellness experience for our guests and local residents to enjoy that they truly won’t find elsewhere on The Wharf,” says Catherine Hawkins, director of sales and marketing. “This new addition will further enhance our guest experience, maintaining our position as the leading luxury hotel at The Wharf.”  

About The Author

Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.