Cheval Blanc Paris has the world’s first Dior Spa

Cheval Blanc Paris and Maison Dior: a fusion of passion and inspiration. Passion for the most intimate experience, the most inspiring beauty, the most genuine caring. A place where the expertise of one provides the expertise of the other, where dreams always inspire reality.

Happiness is the essence of Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris. It can be felt at every moment: in the gentle generosity of the Beauty Ambassadors, in the infinite pleasure of an immediate and lasting metamorphosis, in the absolute blossoming of the skin and the senses, taking into account the physical, emotional and psychological dimensions of the guests.

Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris takes a progressive approach to offer you a unique and unprecedented experience from which everyone emerges visibly sublimated and feeling deeply happy. Happiness in Paris starts here.

An exceptional experience in the heart of Paris

In the heart of the bustling ‘City of Light’, Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris is a serene oasis that completely immerses you in the world of the House of Dior. This exceptional place was created by decorator Peter Marino, in the atmosphere of a Parisian apartment where each object is a lively tribute to the Maison’s signature and the life of Christian Dior.

As soon as you enter, the enchantment takes place and the Dior dream becomes reality. The Dior Gallery is the beginning of a soft world where the Dior rose shines like a promise of extraordinary beauty.

Then you enter the lounge, where the huge fireplace warms the atmosphere. The mirror above reflects the elegance of the room, but can also reflect the sophistication of the fashion season when transformed into a screen to discover the latest fashion shows.

Six Dior suites, all unique

The treatments take place in six suites whose sublime decor shows one of the facets of the House Dior. Each suite has its own white onyx bath and offers a unique experience that awakens new emotions.

In the spirit of a Parisian apartment, the boutique unveils a cosy living room in which each object is a vibrant tribute to Christian Dior’s life. The finest Dior treatment, makeup and perfume sets nestle alongside the very latest Dior Maison collections, flagship Couture accessories and treatments developed especially for Cheval Blanc Paris, such as the Dior Face Baths, the Professional Solutions and the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris Exclusives celebrating the union of the two Maisons. Amongst these Exclusives, the Cheval Blanc Paris perfume, a couture lipstick and satin blush paytribute to the Paris art of living that was so dear to Christian Dior.

Cheval Blanc Paris was launched as a part of the Maison Christian Dior collection. The creation is signed by Dior in-house perfumer François Demachy, who combined accords of white flowers, musk, and powdery notes.

Bains Visage Dior, a sensory signature

At the beginning of the 20th century, the spa town of Bains de Samaritaine was located in the Front de Seine building. In the 21st century, Le Bains Visage Dior pays tribute to this forgotten past by creating a rare sensory ritual, exclusive to Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris.

Exclusive professional solutions from Dior

In order to complement the products in the Dior skin care ranges and to meet the needs of their Beauty Ambassadors, Dior has created ‘Professional Solutions Professionnelles’: 13 high-quality professional formulas, dermatologically tested and with a targeted action.

A limited selection of 3 Professional Solutions Professionnelles is available exclusively at Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris on the recommendation of the Beauty Ambassadors.

Exclusively at Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris

Lovers of Dior and Cheval Blanc can discover exclusive products in the boutique that celebrate the union of these two houses.

In the spirit of a Paris apartment, the boutique reveals a cozy living room in which each object is a lively tribute to the life of Christian Dior. The best Dior treatments, make-up and perfume sets nestle alongside the very latest Dior Maison collections, flagship Couture accessories and treatments specially developed for Cheval Blanc Paris, such as the Dior Face Baths, the Professional Solutions and the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc Paris Exclusives in honor of the union of the two Maisons.

Among these Exclusives are the perfume Cheval Blanc Paris, a couture lipstick and satin blush as a tribute to the Parisian art of living so dear to Christian Dior.

Cheval Blanc Paris, an exclusive fragrance from Maison Dior

Cheval Blanc Paris was launched as part of the Maison Christian Dior collection. The creation is signed by the in-house perfumer François Demachy of Dior, who combined accords of white flowers, musk and powdery notes.

I created the Cheval Blanc Paris fragrance with the enveloping atmosphere of the Dior Spa Cheval Blanc in mind, but I also added a touch of Parisian style. This powdery, musky scent is an elegant caress full of softness, serenity and well-being.

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Rouge Dior and Rouge Blush Cheval Blanc Paris

Rouge Dior and Rouge Blush, Dior’s iconic make-up duo, are decorated in the style of Cheval Blanc Paris, with an exclusive, elegant and graphic motif that reflects the historic building.

Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Relaxation and rejuvenation, reinvented. The Cheval Blanc Spa spans an entire island, offering the Maldives’ only Guerlain rituals

The art of wellness by Guerlain. The Cheval Blanc Spa Randheli by Guerlain is a spa island entirely dedicated to revitalization and relaxation. It invites guests to embark on a sensorial journey through a range of exclusive treatments imagined by Guerlain.

Be still, find sanctuary. Pause, replay, rewind. Find unequalled revival in the veins of Randheli. Let the mind and body sink deeper into the abyss of well-being.

The journey starts sailing from the hotel island to the idyllic spa island onboard a local dhoni. As a prelude to treatments, guests enjoy a meditation or yoga session, in relaxation pavilions. From tailored rituals, to full-week wellness retreats,

Guerlain Beauty Experts unveil well-being experiences inspired by the Maldivian sun for a true restorative care. For instance, the ‘After Diving Experience’ is an exclusive soothing face & body treatment designed for the Maldives that restores muscles after a day underwater.

The 5-day ‘Balance and harmony’ or ‘Immunity booster’ wellness retreats are complete programs to boost the immune system, restore vitality and combat the effects of aging. The ocean at fingertips with ivory white sands across the six islands of the Maison, a truly unique destination for full relaxation of the body and mind.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Cheval Blanc Randheli and Guerlain.

A World of Wellness: Celebrate with Four Seasons This Global Wellness Day

Across the globe, Four Seasons properties are celebrating Global Wellness Day on June 12

June 12, 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of Global Wellness Day, (GWD) – a day dedicated to living well and to honouring choices that cultivate health in all its forms. Across the globe, Four Seasons properties are celebrating with innovative wellness events, activities, and inspiring ideas aimed at slowing down to focus on self-care.

This year’s GWD theme, ‘protecting our mental wellness during and after the pandemic’, highlights the vital role that mental health plays in our overall wellbeing. Guests and locals looking to participate in this year’s festivities can take inspiration from an array of both virtual and live events hosted around the globe by Four Seasons experts, spa practitioners and craftspeople in the spirit of living well.

From Hawaii to France to Tokyo and beyond, a world of wellness awaits. All experiences are listed in local time. 

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Join a virtual meditative journey to the sound of singing crystal bowls at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center

High above the clouds on the 57th floor, join Resident Crystal Healer Rashida Bell for the melodic sounds of singing crystal bowls at Philadelphia’s first-and-only Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Spa. While the sunrise illuminates the city below, Bell will lead a five-minute meditation session and healing experience, offering a quiet moment to pause and reflect. Experience the session at leisure on June 12 by tuning into the video recording on the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia IGTV channel. For more details, click here.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

Beyond the physical benefits, exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on mental health, helping to relieve anxiety and stress, improve memory, and boost overall mood. This GWD, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is offering three unique and high-energy fitness classes from Hawaii native and renowned fitness instructor Tahiti Hernandez Kemper. Tahiti specialises in performance training with an impressive roster of clients, including her husband, World Champion Big Wave surfer Billy Kemper. Tune in for a 20-minute fitness class at 12:00 noon HST on Instagram Live via @fsoahu. For more details, click here.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Resort Oahu.

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Getting kids involved in GWD this year is made easier by Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. It’s never too early to instil healthy habits and focus on wellbeing from head to toe. Working with a local studio, the Hotel will host a 45-minute yoga session specially designed for children. Set some time aside to enjoy yoga-themed fun for the whole family and tune in via Instagram Live on @fstoronto at 9:30 am EST.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

Offering a day of wellness-themed activities, guests and spa members are invited to celebrate by reconnecting with themselves and nature. After meeting at the picturesque Tundry Pond at 10:00 am BST, in-house hypnotherapist Mark Williams will transport guests with a group ‘Mind Massage’, designed to offer a positive mindset and motivation for the day ahead. To follow, fitness specialist Kinga Matuszczak-Saad will then take guests through a body alignment class, created to strengthen muscles using specially designed stretching exercises. 

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire.

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel

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Enjoy a ‘muscular awakening’ class at 7:30 am CEST with former triathlete and fitness coach Pierre-Antoine Guilhem, or join virtually via Instagram Live on @fscapferrat. Guests can also take part in a complimentary aromatherapy workshop with Marie-Cécile Rousset, the Hotel’s Spa Director and aromatherapist at 5:00 pm CEST. The hour-long class introduces aromatherapy, offering insight into how the power of plants can be used to improve well-being, health and mood. Marie will share her holistic approach that makes the most of natural elements and each attendee will leave with an essential oil roll-on to help with their serenity practice at home. All GWD activities are complimentary and are bookable directly through the Spa. For more details, click here.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Those visiting the romantic hideaway and tropical paradise can take part in two complimentary classes this GWD. In the morning, guests of all levels can join a Yin Yoga session on the soft, white sands of Petite Anse at 8:30 am SCT. This calming and therapeutic form of yoga supports the body as it eases into relaxation and balance. Later in the day at 3:30 pm SCT, guests can enjoy a Pilates class consisting of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements, assisting with postural alignment, core strength and muscular balance.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Be transported to the treetop lotus pond at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, with a 45-minute virtual meditation session from the Resort’s resident Wellness Mentor and former Buddhist nun Ibu Fera. Available via Instagram Live at 4:00 pm WITA, the session will focus on increasing awareness and mindfulness to boost resilience. Tune in by visiting @fsbali. 

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

Offering a full schedule of GWD events and activities, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi has something for everyone, focusing on both the mind and the body, all rooted in the theme of “self-love.” At 8:00 am JST, guests and spa members can enjoy yoga and meditation focused on deep breathing and slow movement. Or join virtually via @fsotemachi Instagram Live. Also on offer is a jog around the Imperial Gardens at 2:30 pm JST. In case of rain, the Hotel’s personal trainers are ready to host a stretch session as an alternative warm up. Other activities available for Hotel guests include a 60-minute yoga session followed by a 15-minute meditation, tea pairing and sampling, crystal bowl sound healing and more. Activity reservations can be made through the Spa.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi.

Tune into a virtual yoga class at Four Seasons Hotel Budapest

In the days ahead, Four Seasons hotels and resorts worldwide will be continuing to announce GWD offerings leading up to the official celebration on June 12. Visit the Four Seasons Press Room and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter for the latest property news and follow @FourSeasons on Instagram for additional GWD activities and updates.

Celebrate Virtually with Four Seasons 

Plan a full day of wellness in the comfort of home by adding some virtual wellness happenings to the day’s schedule. In addition to the live and virtual experiences mentioned, here’s a snapshot of some virtual highlights from across the globe: 

  • 1:30 am EDT / 6:30 am BST / 7:30 am CEST: Enjoy a ‘muscular awakening’ class with former triathlete and fitness coach, Pierre-Antoine Guilhem via Instagram Live at @fscapferrat.
  • 4:00 am EDT / 9:00 am BST / 4:00 pm WITA: Tune in to a treetop Virtual Awareness Meditation via Instagram Live at @fsbali at Sayan.
  • After sunrise EDT: At leisure, pause and reflect to the sounds of singing crystals bowls with Resident Crystal Healer Rashia Bell. Tune into the video recording on the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia IGTV channel.
  • 9:30 am EDT / 2:30 pm BST / 3:30 pm CEST: Enjoy a Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class with @FourSeasonsHotelBudapest via Facebook Live, or little ones can join a yoga class for kids via Instagram Live at @fstoronto
  • 1:00 pm EDT / 6:00 pm BST / 12:00 noon CST: Renew and restore energy by tuning into watch local shaman Linda Mariscal perform a Huichol ritual via Instagram at @fspuntamita.
  • 5:30 pm EDT / 10:30 pm BST: Join a virtual sound Healing Meditation via Instagram Live at @fstoronto.
  • 6:00 pm EDT / 11:00 pm BST / 12:00 noon HST: Join a 20-minute fitness class with renowned fitness instructor Tahiti Hernandez Kemper via Instagram Live at @fsoahu.
  • 7:00pm EDT / 12:00 midnight BST / 6:00 pm CDT: Enjoy a ‘Grounded Together’ Guided Meditation with Sound Therapist Marina Sbrochi via Instagram Live at @fsdallas or tune in for some yoga and meditation focused on deep breathing and slow movement via Instagram Live at @fsotemachi.

Come into the beautiful world of Four Seasons.

‘Say Yes to Global Wellness Day’ by following @fourseasons and using the hashtags #FSWellness and #GlobalWellnessDay.

Ultima Spa by La Prairie, a journey to perfect well-being.

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If you come from skiing on the slopes of Gstaad, had a day trip or just because you feel like it, treat yourself to a soothing and relaxing break with the various spa services of the Ultima Gstaad Hotel. The Ultima Spa offers an ideal setting for relaxing and recharging your batteries.

Enter the Ultima experience; a journey to perfect well-being.

Ultima Spa, 800 m2 devoted to relaxation. The Ultima Gstaad is home to a treasure: the Ultima Spa, a concentration of luxury, high-end facilities and expert knowledge! You will find here a Sauna, a beautiful Hammam, a 15-metre pool, an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, 6 treatment and massage rooms, including 1 double booth. You can also find a gym and a detox bar.

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Ultima Spa, a place of exquisite refinement and luxury conducive to total wellness.
The materials and colors play with the purity and modernity to create an incredibly elegant and exclusive atmosphere. Built of teak in the marble floor, bronze perforated ceiling, black marble veined Sahara around the pool, creating subtle plays of light. The treatment rooms have doors covered with bronze and fabric. The fully glazed steam room and sauna are a pure invitation to relax. The locker rooms have a beautiful white Carrara marble. The beauty can be admired on every corner!

For your face and body, the spa works with La Prairie, the Swiss brand of ‘timeless beauty and endless luxury’, known for its high-end anti-aging cellular therapy.
The exclusive La Prairie treatments moisturize, cleanse and rejuvenate your skin, solutions are tailored to your needs and wishes. Choose between a white caviar treatment with firming properties, a hot stone treatment or special treatment for men. An invitation to total well-being! Be guided by Ultima Spa La Prairie team of therapeutic massage spa dedicated to Ultima.

 

La_Prairie_caviarOur beauty salon, located in our wellness area of ​​the hotel, is open daily 24/24.
Our team of expert stylists pamper you and make your hair shine. For an evening, dinner or just if you like, our hairdresser is available to make you even more beautiful.
Our beauty salon services is also available at home for a particular event or for any other request.

The Detox Bar menu offers detox juice from organic fruits and vegetables. Ideal for extending the benefits of a treatment or a workout in their fitness. The Ultima Wellness Spa is a lifestyle.

Come into the wonderful world of Ultima Gstaad.

 

 

 

 

Ultima Collection: the Ultima Crans Montana Chalets

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After its first hotel and residences in Gstaad ‘Ultima Gstaad Hotel, Spa & Residences’ was voted among the best hotels in Switzerland and received the prize of ‘Trendsetter Hotel of the Year’ by GQ Magazine, Ultima launches its collection of homes, hotels and residences. The first edition of the ultra-luxury chalets will be inaugurated this upcoming December in Crans-Montana.

The launch of Ultima Crans-Montana follows in the wake of the opening of our first hotel, Ultima Gstaad, which launched in 2016. This inspired us to expand the Ultima Collection, taking the boutique hotel concept one step further with the addition of two entirely privatised chalets that offer the Ultima service, style and design.

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The people behind Ultima Gstaad, founders Byron Baciocchi and Max-Hervé George, are now adding two new properties to the lavish Ultima Collection with the launch of the Ultima Crans-Montana in Switzerland. Opening this December, in time for the next winter season, these exclusive-use chalets have been designed to bridge the gap between luxury hotels and real estate through their combination of service, privacy and comfort.

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Of the two chalets being introduced, the largest has 11 suites, two of which are master bedrooms, along with a billiards room, yoga studio and fully equipped fitness center. The second chalet is also generously sized with six suites and an open-plan kitchen and dining area.

Emulating the character of the sister property, Ultima Gstaad, Ultima Crans-Montana Chalets will adopt the brand’s unique and opulent style aligning traditional architecture with modern design accents. Think wooden interiors, adorned with soft furnishings and textiles, to complement the contemporary marble bathrooms and bronze chimneys.

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Guests to both chalets will benefit from access to Ultima Collection’s exclusive range of services and amenities including a 1000m2 Spa, a state-of-the-art cinema, a top class private chef and a dedicated concierge service.

The first edition of the ultra-luxury chalets will be inaugurated this upcoming December in Crans-Montana. The complex, located in the altitude of Plateau de Plan-Mayens will consist of two ultra-luxurious chalets, completely private for absolute intimacy. The installation, which started a few months ago, will aim to transform the two properties in accordance with the Ultima standards.

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Perhaps most appealingly, these new chalets sit within the breathtaking Crans-Montana region combining two neighboring resorts on a plateau high above the Rhone Valley with views of the region’s iconic peaks, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. From here you can venture onto the slopes and in summer explore the forest, seek out the swimmable lakes and follow the network of walking trails.

Come into the wonderful world of Ultima Collection

 

 

 

 

 

L.Raphael is launching its newest treatment Ultra Power C and its Power C Cure for the 69th Cannes Film Festival

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Opened in the late 1920’s, the Hôtel Martinez embodies the carefree spirit of the French Riviera and the Mediterranean lifestyle. Known for its warm and friendly atmosphere filled with joie de vivre, it was and is the place to see and be seen on the Croisette.

L.Raphael is launching its newest treatment Ultra Power C and its Power C Cure at the Beauty Spa at Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez for the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

The L.Raphael Spa takes up almost the entire top floor of the Hôtel Martine, with its 46 hushed, softly lit treatment rooms brightened with splashes of the Swiss beauty brand’s signature burnt orange. Relax on the sunny deck surrounded by green foliage, exercise in the state of the art gym, detoxify in the sauna, have your hair done in the salon hung with chandeliers, or just treat yourself to some of the finest spa treatments in the world, including the fantastically popular (and fantastically expensive) Diamond-Oxy Lift.

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This is how L.Raphael, a leading luxury beauty and skincare brand, get the world’s most famous celebrities ready for the Red Carpet at this year’s highly-anticipated 2016 Film Festival in Cannes. And, thanks to L.Raphael revolutionary combination of the Ultra Power C Lift treatment and the Power C Cure!

L.Raphael Ultra Power C Lift Treatment

L.Raphael proudly presents the Ultra Power C Lift. The treatment that was developed to rejuvenate your skin with a combination of two highly effective technologies: Ultrasound and the electrical pulse, mixed with a strong anti-oxidant cocktail.

The Ultra Power C Lift needs to be combined with the exclusive Power C Cure treatment to maximize the benefits and best results on the skin. The combination of the treatment and the product will smooth away lines and wrinkles by enhancing skin’s elasticity and promoting a radiant, healthy glow.

The Proactive Power C Cure treatment is an essential step in your age management program to continue the treatment at home and get better benefits.

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A precious gift from the L.Raphael Proactive – Anti Aging Energy Line Collection, this luxurious 30-day cure will leave your skin dazzling with radiance.

Awaken your skin with Power C Cure that protects against signs of aging and unifies skin tone by helping to fade existing dark spots and preventing future ones from appearing. Come into the beautiful world of L.Raphael.

The Martinez hotel also offers a gym, hairdresser, organic restaurant, and a truly magnificent rooftop bar – so it’s all too easy to spend a blissful afternoon here before heading back to your yacht.

L.Raphael – Beauty Spa au Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez
73 la Croisette
06400 Cannes
Tel. : +33 (0)4 92 98 74 90

My Blend with Clarins

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When it comes to elite beauty products and treatments there is a brand that always pops up as a symbol of quality: Clarins. I was working ten years for this amazing brand, it’s a love that never will fade away.

We don’t promise you miracles, we promise results

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The French brand (distributed in 150 countries around the world), has built a reputation along the years not only by doing innovative R&D and being at the forefront, but also by interacting closely with all those women that have trusted Clarins since the beginning. This synergic collaboration has proven to be correct: by listening to women’s needs, Clarins has enriched their lives and developed one of the most successful and admired company.

Nowadays Clarins has grown into a multinational company whose motto “With Clarins, life is more beautiful” gives us the essence of what actually this company is. It was founded in 1954 by Jacques Courtin-Clarins who had a holistic vision for the business of beauty. Along 60 years, the so many products and treatments have crystallized in a new adventure for the brand: the Spa My Blend.

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These spa’s are exclusive not because there are few of them in the world but because of their dedicated, tailored treatments and products only found in these luxurious yet calm and relaxing temples of beauty and well being. In Paris, where the firm was born, there are a couple: one in the recently opened Molitor, and the other one, designed by Philippe Starck, is located in the Royal Monceau-Raffles, a ‘total Starck’ facility where even the glasses have the sign of the most prolific French designer ever.

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Mr. Starck had in mind a place with no gravity, a site where one can wander into the lightness in order to purify oneself upon achieving the spa experience. This white paradise was born over a surface of 1,500 m², a realm of white walls, a lot of (my favorite) Venetian mirrors, veils and stainless steel structures whose purpose is no other but relaxation. The complex has a pristine pool of 23 m –the longest of any Parisian palace–, a Watsu pool, a lounge with cozy coaches, a detoxy bar with seasonal products and a lot of charm. There is a humid area, one for men and one for women, comprising a hamman, sauna, laconium and a surprising sensorial shower where you can bath emulating a tropical storm, for instance.

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If you should judge a hotel by its spa, then the Royal Monceau-Raffles in Paris deserves its five stars, and its recently acquired Palace rating (only six other Paris hotels have the highly-coveted badge of distinction). 

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Featuring the longest pool in a Paris luxury hotel, the spa at Le Royal Monceau is run by My Blend by Clarins. It also includes a Jacuzzi, hammam, laconium room and sauna over an impressive 1,500 square meter space, all decorated in the purest white from floor to ceilings…  A real haven of relaxation and well-being, where dedicated fitness coaches make sure your personal needs are addressed. 

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Through the looking glass, paraphrasing Lewis Carroll, would be a suitable analogy to describe Spa My Blend at Royal Monceau-Raffles. Specially while in the pool whose middle part has a transparent ceiling ruffled by water, or while in the dressing room whose lockers are made of mirrors replicating ad infinitum any image. For those wanting to exercise the body, there is also a rather well furnished high-tech fitness area, a pilates studio and a series of individual coaching rooms.

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Now, in any spa a key feature is the proposed treatments. And here is the reason why the Royal Monceau-Raffles chose Clarins to run its outstanding spa. The vision of Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins, son of the founder, was that every skin is different, like every genetic code is; so, treatments ought to respond to every skin needs according to age and lifestyle. The line My Blend created by Dr. Courtin-Clarins has over 100 mixtures and 400 night/day personalized combinations created by a Beauty Therapist in situ. At the core of My Blend products there is the so called Cell Synergy anti–ageing complex, a blend of 3 unique peptides that facilitate skin inter–cellular communication, enhance its natural defense and convey skin regeneration.

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To tune up the right skin approach Clarins has developed My Skin Diag, a Clarins’ software to determine your skin’s biological age, algorithm combined with information such as lifestyle and habits, helps the Beauty Therapist to create the most precise blend for the client. Another privilege of the Spa My Blend is the technique for the treatment.

It ensures the facial that ensues is personally tailored to your needs: the ritual includes a gentle cleaning, deep exfoliating, two masks (mine were a clarifying mask followed by a hydrating one), targeted face and eye creams application. Since my main concern was the eye area, my therapist insisted on that zone with  cryo-aesthetic, a healing technique that uses the benefits of cold to relieve congestion and enable the microcirculation.

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All Clarins classics are availble at theSpa My Blend  

The methods are 100% manual, with precise, ancient movements that are appropriate so the skin can better absorb the products applied on it. Including three steps, its aim is to relax, revitalize and regenerate the body. This protocol can last either 90 or 60 minutes, though there are also programmes lasting from 2 to 4 hours that incorporate several treatments. It is worth to mention that among the formulas used there are unexpected substances as the (Clarins famous) blue orchid essence dispersed in oil, celosia extract and even cherry tree leaves extract.

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My Blend uses an in-depth diagnosis based on a questionnaire on your skin and lifestyle to give a personalized recommendation, blending an essential day and night Formula (may your skin be oily, dry and dehydrated, more mature, etc); a Booster (pure active ingredient concentrates) to be added to the essential Formula to answer immediate and urgent beauty needs; and a line of complementary skin care products to enhance the benefits of each Essential Formula and Booster.

Virtuoso, the leading international luxury travel agency network, voted the Spa My Blend at Royal Monceau-Raffles as Best Spa in 2012 in the ‘Best of the Best‘ Awards. The jury justified its choice by quoting that “the hotel spa offers the most alluring environment for rest and rejuvenation, creative and therapeutic treatments, and highly skilled and knowledgeable therapists”. By visiting the place one can feels that in three years since this verdict was issued, the Spa My Blend has maintained the standards by which it was elected ‘Best City Spa 2015′ in Europe by SENSES.

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Luxury is all about personalization. And at the Royal Monceau-Raffles Spa, My Blend by Clarins takes personalization to a new level, bringing a revolutionary concept to the customers. Created by the son of the founder of the world-famous French luxury skincare brand Clarins, My Blend by Clarins offers a unique line of products that can be customized and designed for everyone’s specific skin-care needs.

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From Paris with Love

Le Royal Monceau-Raffles willalways be one of my most favorite Parisian Hotels. Not only a lunch, a high tea, or a night at the Royal Monceau-Raffles,  but definitely, an afternoon at the My Blend Royal Monceau Raffles Spa in Paris is quite an experience. From a relaxing pool session, to a deep facial treatment, with a quite pause in the immaculate lounge area, you will be longing to come back soon enough once your privileged time is over!

My Blend Royal Monceau Raffles Spa
Opening hours:
  • Monday-Saturday: 6:30–22:00; treatments and coaching: 9:00–21:00.
  • Sundays: 7:30–20:30; treatments and coaching: 8:30–20:00.
  • The pool  and fitness area close 15 minutes before the hour.
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