The Dewberry, which opened last fall in Charleston and has quickly become the destination of choice for visitors and the “heartbeat” of the city for locals, is giving fans something else to rave about this summer: a luxurious new spa. The Dewberry Spa, a restorative haven located on the hotel’s second floor, houses five treatment rooms and a bespoke menu of signature experiences that highlight Lowcountry elements, such as the dewberry plant, herbs and rice, and sea extracts.
“The Dewberry Spa has been a true labor of love and an exercise in perfection,” says Lydia Mondavi, who brought to the project years of experience designing luxury spas and a personal connection to coastal South Carolina, where she has a home. “John [Dewberry] and I set out to create a spa unlike any other—from design to treatments to products to atmosphere. We are thrilled to offer a truly singular destination-wellness experience within the walls of The Dewberry.”
At the Dewberry Spa, it’s all about the details—from the moment you cross the threshold. Modeled on founder John Dewberry’s Charleston carriage house, the space features cypress-covered, spice-scented walls and floors, handcrafted floral wallpaper from local naturalist Rebecca Barnett, and artwork by Douglas Balentine and Charleston Hughes. In the Relaxation Room, a dedicated Spa Concierge welcomes guests with custom-blended Dewberry Tea and a warm aromatherapy neck pillow. A range of chaise lounges, each ergonomically designed for a different body type, enhances relaxation. Guests are then invited into one of five spa treatment rooms, where heated waterbeds are layered with Egyptian cotton linens and duvets. Treatment rooms are easily converted to accommodate couples or bridal groups, and guests can customize almost every aspect of the experience—from climate control to music selection.
The spa menu includes signature facials, massages, body, hair, and scalp treatments, waxing, tinting, and nail care. In curating the offerings, Mondavi and Dewberry took special care to incorporate South Carolina’s dewberry plant into every element of the experience, from the tea that’s served to infused towels to facials and massages. Known to have the same age-defying benefits as rose and berry extracts, dewberries are naturally anti-inflammatory and are known to soothe sore muscles.
Based in Napa, Mondavi has been creating high-end wellness experiences and beauty projects for more than 20 years. After working in the cosmetics industry out of college, Mondavi began experimenting with various ingredients and product blends. She later married into the legendary winemaking family and was inspired by the benefits of grapeseed oils, which lead to her own skincare line, 29 Cosmetics. Mondavi partnered with The Dewberry to design treatments and products that capture the spirit of Charleston and speak to the hotel’s unique location and brand.
The Dewberry Spa: The Dewberry, 334 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C. For more information or to make an appointment, visit thedewberrycharleston.com/spa or call 843.872.9045.