What it’s like to be a spa visitor in Boston
A spa visitor looks at the water and smiles at the spa.
It’s not a lot to do at home, but the experience is something a lot of people have had for years.
“We’re a tourist attraction here,” said Amanda Lippard, a spokeswoman for the Greater Boston Area Chamber of Commerce.
“The majority of our visitors come here for the spa and spa treatments.
They’re not necessarily tourists, they’re people who come to enjoy the natural beauty and the amenities of the city.”
The Boston spa is one of the first of its kind in the country.
The Massachusetts-based American Spa & Body Works opened its first Boston location in the early 1980s.
The company says it has more than 5,000 customers in the city.
The spa is the latest in a line of ventures that have sprouted up to capitalize on a boom in spa-related businesses in Boston.
Budgets are in flux, and some cities are trying to lure in new businesses, while others are looking for new revenue streams.
Boston, the most populous city in Massachusetts, is also among the nation’s most expensive cities for spa-based businesses, according to the American Spa&Body Works website.
The average price for a room in a spa room is $1,000 a night, which is higher than the national average of $930 a night.
The city also has a number of hotels that charge more for rooms in the spa than the average for a hotel in the state.
Lippard said she’s not aware of any changes at the moment to the spa, but said she would be surprised if it wasn’t expanded.
I think they’re going to have a lot more guests in the coming months, she said.
We’re trying to stay ahead of the curve, and keep expanding.
But we’re going through the rough patch right now, she added.
With the Boston spa in full swing, some residents have already expressed concern over the influx of tourists.
In a blog post on the American Spas website, a woman who goes by the name Jody said she feels unsafe when she is visiting the spa because of the influx.
If it were me, I would probably get an alert on my cell phone when I go, or be worried about getting a cab.
We have to be very careful, she wrote.
A woman who lives in a different neighborhood, who asked to remain anonymous, said she is concerned about the spa attracting more tourists.
It’s a bit scary, she told The Washington Pimiento.
She’s not afraid, but it’s not the way she wants to live.
At the spa where she works, guests are greeted by a woman named Jessica.
She has been coming here for 15 years, and has had two or three clients, she explained.
She said she was a little nervous when she saw a group of tourists waiting outside the spa for a tour.
When we walk in the door, they ask you to walk in, and then you have to take a picture, she recounted.
I’m not sure how many people I’ve met, but I’m definitely not one of them.
But the people are cool, she insisted.
Jessica also said she isn’t worried about being singled out.
Everyone is kind, she agreed.
Many of the people who visit the spa are very nice, she assured me.
They have very clean bathrooms.
They’ve got a good atmosphere.
I don’t see that being the problem.
Some residents are even welcoming the influx, while some others are concerned that the influx will damage the spa’s reputation.
As a result of the increased tourism, the Massachusetts Chamber of Industry is encouraging its members to spend more money at its annual meeting.
The group’s executive director, Dan McAdams, said he’s encouraging members to purchase spa packages that are more than $1 million, such as a $3,500 package for a spa with a full bar and spa treatment.
McAdams said he plans to have members write letters to the Boston city council and the state legislature to encourage them to reconsider the spa fees.
While there are some spa amenities that are free, McAdams said the average price in the Boston area is $2,800 per night.
He said he believes the spa should have to charge more than that, but he wants the city and the spa to work together to find a way to get the cost down.
McAdams, who lives on an island in the Bahamas, said it’s important to remember that the Boston market is very rural.
So, even if the cost goes up, I think the quality of the experience stays the same, he said.
“I think we’re all very fortunate in the sense that we’re surrounded by wonderful places.”
The Boston spa’s location, and the popularity of the business, have made it a popular destination among tourists.
More than 2 million people visited the spa in 2016