Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hip + (Sub)Urban eforea: spa at Hilton

Hip + urban girls that don't live a hop, skip and jump from the downtown core can now relax and get pampered too. Seriously! When it comes to getting a massage, facial or mani, I never really thought to venture to the suburbs but always retreated to my favourite city spas.

Absolute Atrium Lounge offers casual fare and cool bevies, the relaxing spot to meet and mingle.

So when I was invited to check out eforea: spa at Hilton over the August long weekend, I jumped at the chance to take a breather and escape the concrete jungle with my hubby.

The menu of spa services offered was very impressive. From warm bamboo to Australian Aboriginal techniques that are incorporated into the relaxing massages, hydrotherapy, a jet lag body remedy, express eyes lifts, custom facials, soothing body wraps and even a sports realigning massage that promises guests that they will "emerge brighter."

I highly recommend zening out to a massage - they offer RMT treatments to relieve tired achy muscles or simply opt for a meditative massage to bring on relaxation and calmness ($120-220). Pair it up with their hydrating 50 mins eforea Signature Radiance Facial ($115) and we guarantee you'll be putting your best face forward for this upcoming fall season. See all spa services here.

Photo credit: Kids On A Plane

Come early or stay later on the weekend and enjoy afternoon tea with the girls at their restaurant Essence of Unionville. For $18/person, you can sink your sweet tooth into a wonderfully rich and tasty buffet of French pastries, scones, cakes and delicate finger sandwiches while sipping on Tazo teas.

Thinking of making it an overnight getaway? Rooms are newly renovated, spacious and start at a very reasonable rate of $105/night. For this particular stay, we got spoiled in the uber luxurious Presidential Suite! Check out the tub!

eforea: spa at Hilton is the first of its kind in Canada (there are only 5 in North America)! I can honestly say that I never expected a spa of this caliber to be located in Markham. This proves you can have fun without having to travel too far away!

Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa
8500 Warden Avenue
Markham, ON
Tel: (905) 470-8500


  1. Wow! This is perfection - perfect place, perfect food. What else can you ask for?

  2. Yup, totally surprised me that such a large spa with an extensive treatment menu would exist in the burbs!