Checked into my hotel – the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort – around noon. After a quick shower and change, I head over to Therme Marins for the two spa appointments that had been arranged for me. Ever since Lee Katzoff, owner of the Greenhouse destination spa in Texas, told me that the best facial she had received anywhere in the world was at Therme Marins, I have looked forward to experiencing one myself. You would have to know Lee to realize what that recommendation means. I have never met anyone with such high standards and exquisite taste.
I spent the first hour of my visit to Therme Marins – which is a three-story spa right on the Mediterranean Sea with spectacular 180-degree views from almost every room – in the company of the PR director, who gave me a tour and filled me in on the spa’s history. The property has always been a place for thalassotherapy but was destroyed during World War Two. In 1995, the modern Therme Marins was created – directly accessible from the Hotel de Paris and L’Hermitage and a short walk from the center of Monte-Carlo.
Many of the spa’s facilities have an ocean view, including the thalassotherapy pool, the café, the fitness center, and the hair salon. Everywhere you look, there is seawater.
More about that facial tomorrow…
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