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Girlfriend spa getaway: G Spa at Foxwoods in Connecticut

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

Spa-mazing getaway

We check into beauty expert Gretta Monahan's luxe G Spa at Foxwoods in Connecticut and spa away. Join us as we recap our spa-mazing experience, and grab some inspiration for your next getaway!

Foxwood G Spa

Sometimes a gal just needs to get away, you know? So when television personality Gretta Monahan recently invited me and a friend to check out the luxurious G Spa, I packed my bags before you could say mani or pedi! So how did the spa measure up, and should you visit it yourself? Well, let's just say I'm feeling relaxed just thinking about it!

Where is it?

The luxurious 21,000 square foot G Spa is located on the third floor of MGM Grand at Foxwoods’ 30-story hotel tower in Mashantucket, Connecticut, which means you can check in for some serious pampering in a posh hotel to boot.

G Spa

The menu

G Spa boasts a pretty fab menu filled with hair, nail, massage, facial and body treatments. Some of the most popular ones? G Sweet Spa & Tempting Yogurt Mani, G Spa Signature Facial and Hot Rocks Therapy. And oh yeah, the spa's famous "quickie" mini-services for the girl on the go are also pretty awesome.

The highlights

The spa has a relaxing vibe with impeccable decor. In fact, my friend Kayla and I both remarked at the gorgeous Roman-like pool area at the same exact moment. Besides that and the obviously welcoming staff, I was quite impressed with the little touches the spa paid so much attention to, including the vast array of complimentary drinks and shower supplies and the adorable robes.

The atmosphere

Whenever I check into a spa, I always take a look at my surroundings to see just how well put together the space is and how many amenities it has. I was very impressed with G Spa!

Not only does it have an outside deck that overlooks an amazing view, it also has a huge restroom and changing area space -- filled with goodies like shower caps, razors and the like -- a full-service health and fitness club with an indoor lap pool and a state-of-the-art Life Fitness Cardio Loop. Overwhelmed yet? Yep, I was too! But in a totally good way.

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G SpaMust-try treatment

One of my faves? The G Quench Pedicure! For $70, you'll enjoy 45 minutes of skin-softening, polishing and massaging. And oh yeah, a gorgeous new polish job. Word of advice? Try the amazing massaging pedicure chairs while you're being pampered away... you won't regret it.

Another one of my must-trys? The G Spa Original Splurge, a 50 or 80-minute full body massage.

Fun fact:  To pay respect to its Native American hosts, G Spa at MGM Grand developed a series of Native American-inspired services. Services like the Spa Red Clay Mani/Pedi and Spa Maize Body Scrub feature traditional cultural goodies such as clay, maize and various herbs.

What to do

The best part of G Spa? You never really have to leave! With such a huge menu and relaxation areas abounding, you hardly need to leave the spa at all, but when you do want to come up for air, you're in luck. Right downstairs from the spa, you can head into the nightlife of Foxwoods and check out the casino, the comedy shows and all those delicious restaurants. In other words: Can I move in?

The bottom line? Who knew that a casino could house such a relaxing and gorgeous spa? Now that I know, I will definitely be returning.

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