Fashion’s Night Out: Fashionista Spas
- Published: Thursday, September 6th 2012
- in Editors' Picks
In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out we’ve rounded up some of the world’s most fashionable spas. From the Dior Institut in Paris to the Oscar de la Renta Beach Resort in Tortuga Bay, these 10 spas are definitely best dressed.
Christian Dior is simply one of the premier names in fashion, and when luxury design meets spa, you get the Dior Institut at the Plaza Athénée in Paris, France. The spa’s five cabins feature white and grey linens, the colors of the House of Dior; iconic Christian Dior metal chairs; and specific lights for each stage of treatments. The SPA itself has a sauna, steam baths and fitness room, a sunken relaxation room with a tea corner and fainting sofas where guests can relax, watch fashion shows on big-screen TVs and marvel at the Patrick Ribes-designed marble floor under a glass-covered fountain, which showcases the palace initials and Murano blown-glass lamps. Treatments focus on anti-aging and beautification.
Photo Courtesy of Dior Institut at Plaza Athénée, Paris
Givenchy-branded spas are located all around the world. Spa Givenchy, near Montreal at the Les Trios Tilleus, features treatments that use Givenchy products and techniques aimed at improving body contour, revitalizing skin and inducing deep relaxation. One of the architectural highlights is an underground tunnel with art and grand crus wine cellar.
Photo Courtesy of Spa Givenchy at Les Trios Tilleus
Located in Kuwait’s fashionable Symphony Center in Salmiya, the Hotel Missoni Kuwait is the first lifestyle hotel in the country. The 18-floor hotel was designed by fashion powerhouse Missoni, whose influence is shown throughout in the form of Missoni’s iconic stripes, zig zags, patterns and bold colors intermingled with gold and mosaic accents. From the Spa guests will enjoy views of the Arabian Gulf. Eleven treatment rooms, two hammams and two gyms, one for women only, paired with the famous Six Senses menu of signature treatments, make this spa a must-see in the area.
Photos Courtesy of Six Senses Spa at Hotel Missoni
Famed fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld will go from the runway to the hotel industry by fashioning a redesign for the Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo. The collaboration between fashion mogul and the Leading Spas of the World property comprises a makeover of the hotel’s outdoor premises, including the pool, terrace and gardens, along with a new, third Joel Robuchon restaurant. The architectural project is scheduled to debut soon. Early reports suggest the design draws upon a fresco-style installation created with 15 glass panels portraying Ulysses’ journey.
Photo Courtesy of Hotel Métropole ESPA Monte-Carlo
Within the Puntacana Resort & Club lies the private boutique property, Tortuga Bay. Its 15 villas were designed by the legendary Oscar de la Renta, who was born in the Dominican Republic. Coral stone covers both the façade and the floor in all villas; interiors feature mahogany and rattan furniture made by local artisans. Guests have exclusive access to a quiet sliver of white-sand beach, a swimming pool and a poolside restaurant, and they can make full use of Puntacana, which has the only Six Senses Spa in the Americas. Each villa gets two golf carts that guests can use to tour the 15,000-acre complex.
Photo Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta’s Tortuga Bay
The Palazzo Viviani is the hotel property located within the Castello di Montegridolfo, a 13th-century castle. Famed Italian designer Alberta Ferretti, along with other investors, renovated the crumbling castle and surrounding town to create the luxurious Palazzo Viviani, a romantic, eight-room destination. The Fitness and Beauty Centre features a menu of face and body treatments, massage and relaxing services.
Photos Courtesy of Palazzo Viviani
Located in downtown Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, the Armani Hotel Dubai was created by Giorgio Armani. With clean yet luxurious design, the opulent hotel stays true to the signature Armani style. The hotel offers guests amazing views of the city and is a short distance from the area’s best shopping. The Armani/SPA is a 12,000-square-foot oasis of relaxation and, like the rest of the hotel, was the vision of the Italian designer. Personalized treatments, thermal baths and spa cuisine are highlights of the spa.
Photo Courtesy of Armani Hotel
Claridge’s, a five-star property in the heart of London, is the home of Diane von Furstenberg’s first interior design project. The hotel features rooms and suites designed by von Furstenberg, including the third floor piano suite. Rooms are decorated with fabric and furniture showcasing her iconic prints and colors. On the hotel’s sixth floor is the art-deco style spa, where guests will indulge in high-quality treatments and services.
Photo Courtesy of Claridge’s
Thirty minutes from Montego Bay, Jamaica, travelers will find the elegant Round Hill Hotel & Villas, a 100-acre private tropical paradise. A favorite of celebs and royalty, the property features a sprawling 21,000-square-foot spa located in an 18th-century plantation house on the water’s edge, which was designed by Ralph Lauren, as were other public areas of the property such as the restaurant and guest rooms.
Photo Courtesy of Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Designed by Gianni Versace, the waterfront Palazzo Versace in Australia is committed to luxury and beauty through its grand architecture to its amazing spa service. The first-ever fashion-branded hotel and spa, Palazzo Versace has been welcoming guests since 2000. Bringing Italy to Australia, the hotel features marble, mosaics, vaulted ceilings hand-detailed in gold and an antique chandelier that once was housed in the State Library of Milan. The Versace S.P.A (Salus per Aquum “Health through Water”) is a luxury wellness retreat like no other.
Photo Courtesy of Palazzo Versace
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