A Match Made in Beverly Hills

"Private Practice" and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Kate Walsh makes an appearance at a poolside launch party for another famous Kate 

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The Spa at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, now offers celebrity facialist Kate Somerville products and treatments. And, to promote the partnership, actress Kate Walsh, of the hit show “Grey’s Anatomy” and the soon-to-debut spin-off “Private Practice,” made a poolside appearance at the hotel’s launch party in Beverly Hills, Calif.

While Walsh is a fan of Somerville’s products, other high-profile personalities including Felicity Huffman, Jessica Alba, Paris Hilton and Debra Messing also depend on her treatments, and now guests of The Spa at the Beverly Wilshire can enjoy the same A-list pampering.

Using high-grade ingredients and cutting-edge technology, The Spa at the Beverly Wilshire and Somerville say they are dedicated to helping clients attain “vibrant, youthful skin.” In addition to Somerville’s well-known DermaLucent PhotoTherapy and DermalQuench Oxygen Therapy, a men’s facial and signature Beverly Wilshire facial are also offered. Clients can look like a celebrity with treatments that start at $175.

Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills


Alert the Media
An upscale Southern California hotel is bound to host its share of celebrities, whether they are at play or at work. The oceanfront Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, Calif., is now making work even more luxurious for entertainment hotshots by wiring two floors of the eight-story property to accommodate press junkets.

Of the hotel’s 129 guestrooms and suites, there are two designated green rooms for studio executives and publicists to monitor interviews; two control rooms; and 10 wired rooms. The property also offers three two-story penthouse suites and a three-bedroom presidential suite.

“Our decision to wire the hotel was a natural progression,” said Klaus Mennekes, vice president and managing director of Edward Thomas Collection, which includes Hotel Casa del Mar. “Hotel Casa del Mar has been an entertainment industry favorite since opening in 1999. We provide guests with exceptional service and much-needed privacy, and are located on one of Southern California’s most beautiful beaches.”

Hotel Casa del Mar


Hollywood Horses Around
Hollywood starlet Jessica Alba recently horsed around at an InStyle June cover photo shoot at The Stables at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. Now visitors can also channel their inner cowboy with the resort’s Tamaya Experience package. The package includes deluxe room accommodations, daily breakfast for two, $20 in free slot play at the Santa Ana Star Casino and a 25 percent savings on the resort’s horseback riding, spa, golf course, Camp Tamaya kids program and bowling at the casino. Through Nov. 17, rates start at $345 during the week and $375 on weekends.

The New Mexico resort is located on a Native American reservation and offers lasso lessons and horseback riding through the Rio Grande river basin.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa


Miami’s New Trendy Treatments
The new Elemis Spa at Loews Miami Beach Hotel has debuted, and features trendy treatments and luxurious meals that will appeal to celebs and civilians alike. The $12 million, 18,500-square-foot spa offers Elemis Spa treatments that boast A-list fans like Sienna Miller and Victoria Beckham. Visitors can partake in treatments from cellulite reduction to cupping a treatment made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow.

The spa will also feature culinary creations from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. Emeril’s Enlightened Eating, made especially for the spa, is a reduced-calorie menu that offers samplings like charred tomato and roasted red pepper soup and grilled yellow fin tuna with sweet corn salad.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

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