Urban Adventures Companies, Inc. announced last week that construction has begun on Aura Spa, located atÂ VIDA Fitness (1612 U Street NW). The new 5,000 square-foot space will be right off the gym’s main lobby and will feature modern decor, several treatment rooms and a menu of services, such as facials, body treatments and massage therapy.
The spa, which is the company’s third location, is expected to open inÂ April 2013 with $1 million in development costs. Later this month,Â Aura Spa plans to launch a new website atÂ www.auraspa.net,Â highlighting the new spa’s offerings in late January 2013.
VIDA Fitness and Bang Salon opened at 1612 U Street in the summer of 2011, and the Penthouse Pool Club opened in spring 2012. The building also currently houses a first-floor restaurant space and executive office suites marketed to local professional services businesses.