Melissa Benitez

Who is running the newly renovated Belladonna Day Spa?  We have a new owner, Jim Huger, and I’m the new Director. I’m originally from Uptown New Orleans but have been living in Europe for the last 20 years where I owned and ran spas, so I’m excited to reopen Belladonna!

What’s changed?  Many things have improved! We’re benefiting from a multi-million-dollar renovation. We have some amazing amenities: a relaxation room, men’s and women’s robe lounges, upgraded locker rooms and a new medi-spa.  What has remained the same is the spa’s New Orleans charm and level of hospitality, as well as some favorite service providers from 15 years ago such as Alba, Carol and Shannon!

Are there any unique services or product lines at the spa?  Yes! We offer vaginal rejuvenation with Dr. Elizabeth Lapeyre, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning and lash extensions, plus a myriad of niche, cult product lines like French Girl Organics, Aïny and Olive + M.

Is there anything exciting coming up?  We really want people to come and try the place for themselves. There’s so much to enjoy: a steam room, an outside garden, as well as a delicious spa lunch and beverage options. It’s a special place where people can relax.  We’re also excited to debut our new suites later this year where we’ll be able to accommodate overnight guests and groups. Overall, the spa is now a perfect place to host events and parties and take advantage of all of our facilities.

BellaDonna Day Spa

2900 Magazine St.



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