Update: In May the “Be Relax” spas at DTW and SAN joined Priority Pass, and now the “Be Relax” spa at LAX has joined Priority Pass. The post below is updated to reflect this.
Priority Pass members can now enjoy complimentary spa treatments at select airports in the United States, which is pretty cool.
“Be Relax” spas join Priority Pass
Priority Pass is the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,300 locations around the world. While most Priority Pass locations are traditional lounges, the network also has some other unique experiences, including dozens of airport restaurants belonging to the network.
Priority Pass has now added three “Be Relax” airport spa locations to its network. Specifically:
- The “Be Relax” spa at Detroit Airport (DTW) now belongs to Priority Pass; it’s open daily from 7AM until 9PM, and it’s located near gate A46
- The “Be Relax” spa at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) now belongs to Priority Pass; it’s open daily from 6AM until 11PM, and it’s located in Terminal 1 after the security checkpoint
- The “Be Relax” spa at San Diego Airport (SAN) now belongs to Priority Pass; it’s open daily from 6AM until 9PM (until 8PM on Tuesdays and Saturdays), and it’s located near gate 27
What “Be Relax” treatments do Priority Pass members get?
Priority Pass members are entitled to one of the following treatments at “Be Relax” airport spa locations:
- 30 minute Lounger Massage — Be Back ($35 value)
- 15 minute Lounger Massage plus Aromatherapy & O2 — Be Back ($35 value)
- 10 minute Head Massage plus Aromatherapy & O2 — Head Up ($38 value)
- 10 minute Foot Massage plus Aromatherapy & O2 — Be Feet ($38 value)
- You’ll need to present a boarding pass for confirmed same day travel (though an arriving boarding pass should be fine)
- Members are allowed to bring up to one guest (meaning two people could get treatments)
- It would appear that those who have a Priority Pass membership through an Amex card aren’t entitled to this, as Amex excludes most non-lounge experiences for members
Time permitting, who wouldn’t love a quick head, foot, or back massage between flights? Heck, this makes me kind of sad that I almost never travel through these airport terminals.
“Be Relax” has locations at a lot more airports in the United States (and around the globe, for that matter). I’m not sure if these locations are being added because they’re the quietest and need the most business, or what, but here’s to hoping that more locations are added.
For those curious about the economics, essentially Priority Pass pays participating locations a fixed amount for each visit. In some cases that just goes towards being admitted to a lounge, in some cases that goes towards dining at a restaurant, and in some cases that goes towards another cool experience (like this).
Should you tip at “Be Relax” spas?
I figured I’d address this, since the question will likely otherwise come up in the comments section. My take is that if you’d tip for a paid spa treatment then you should probably also tip for a spa treatment through Priority Pass:
- Priority Pass is just another form of payment for your massage, in lieu of cash; think of it like paying with a gift card
- In the USA there’s generally the expectation of tipping for spa services
“Be Relax” airport spas have started to join Priority Pass, giving members the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary spa treatment before or after their flight. This is an awesome new concept for Priority Pass to add, and I’m crossing my fingers that we see a lot more locations added.
Here’s to hoping that this doesn’t get so popular that there’s an hour-long wait to take advantage of this.
What do you make of “Be Relax” spas joining Priority Pass?