By Sandra Iskander
Skincare brands not only take care of our skin at home but they also manage spas in luxurious hotels around the world. Here we share with you some of the fancy brands putting their stamp on spa menus with treatments that will make your skin glow and your body succumb to a relaxed state.
The Ritz and French house Chanel go hand in hand with Coco Chanel calling the plush hotel home for years, you can even spend your séjour in the French capital in the Coco Chanel suite. So, when the palatial hotel closed for renovations it was no surprise that its reopening revealed a new spa, and not just any spa, but a Chanel spa. In this chic space, the only Chanel spa in the world, you can treat yourself from head to toe with facials, body massages and by getting your make-up done by a professional artist. For the ultimate experience we suggest you book yourself in for L’Allure de Chanel massage, you can book the massage for an hour and a half, two hours or two hours and a half, and regardless of the duration you opt for the treatment promises to leave you feeling invigorated with the therapists using Chanel scented massage oils during your bespoke massage, focusing on your needs by blending eastern and western techniques.
Swiss brand Valmont has taken the reins at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva spa where you are invited to turn back time courtesy of the facials available here. The Majestic treatment is, as it is aptly named, is quite majestic in that during the 90-minute facial, you are treated to two cleansings, three massages and not one, not two, not even three, but four masks including the Regenerating Mask Treatment collagen mask. The treatment concentrates on the face and décolletage to smooth out fine lines, leaving you with radiant and younger-looking skin. The spa also features a space from where you can buy the upmarket skincare range including the new Primary line that works to reduce the signs of imperfections.
French beauty and perfume house Guerlain is synonymous with luxury and you can experience its unique savoir-faire when it comes to the art of beauty at The Plaza Hotel in New York. The hotel spa serves up an attractive menu of treatments, all using the house’s luxurious products including the Abeille Royale range. For an intense line reducing treatment the Abeille Royale Honey Repair facial sees the therapists use the Abeille Royale Youth Serum made with royal jelly that is harvested from the French house’s own bees in France.
La Prairie is well-known for its caviar line of exclusive products that focus on regenerating the skin, lifting and firming the visage. And in the exclusive Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera, where the rich and famous spend their summers, the Swiss skincare brand has put together a skin-changing menu of treatments to revive your skin and leave it worthy of any yacht party. On the Five-Stars Treatments menu opt for the White Caviar Brightening and Firming Facial that works to even your skin tone to leave it looking brighter. The facial also works in golden caviar extracts that hydrate and firm your skin to give you an illuminated-from-within complexion.
The Ritz Paris : 15 place Vendôme 75001 Paris, France
Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva : Quai du Mont-Blanc 19, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
The Plaza Hotel in New York : 5th Av. Central Park South New York, NY 10019, USA
Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc : Bd J.F Kennedy, CS 10029, 06605, Antibes Cedex, France