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!

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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!

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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.
More of Le Royal Monceau-Raffles soon here on Yakymour