Last week, I visited the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf-Astoria New York to check out the recent renovations and sample the new signature Abeille Royale Expert Treatment. This is the queen of all facials the Abeille Royale line of creams and serums, featured prominently in the treatment, makes use of a honey manufactured only by queen bees, among other bee products. The multi-step anti-aging process also involves a rice powder exfoliating scrub, thyme and tiger flower massage stamps, and a purifying peel.
Pampering isnt confined to the face, however. The treatment begins with a foot cleansing with a warm, damp towel, and the exfoliating and massaging extends down to the neck and shoulders. One of my favorite parts of the treatment was something incredibly simple: a heated massage bed. The 1 hour 20 minute facial retails for $270 on Monday-Wednesday ($280 on Thursday-Sunday), but could well be worth the splurge.
Renovations to the spa, which reopened in August, centered on a new Wellness Lounge, where guests can relax with a cocktail and a snack before or after a treatment. A new spa cuisine menu features locally-sourced dishes like Asian vegetable spring rolls and heirloom tomato soup, while a signature cocktail will rotate seasonally. www.waldorfnewyork.com/guerlain-spa
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