Le Spa at Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris has reopened having been redesigned by master of French luxury Pierre-Yves Rochon. The decor is suitably calming – in a palette of white, pearl and dove grey – and although Le Spa is discretely located at basement level, Rochon’s clever lighting gives the illusion of a space flooded with natural sunlight.
The elegant 720sq m space accommodates a 17m swimming pool, a hydro-massage vitality pool, a state-of-the-art fitness room with equipment bespoke-designed by Technogym, two hammams for men and women in onyx marble and mirrored mosaic, a Spa Suite for couples and five treatment rooms.
Located in the haute shopping “Golden Triangle” of Avenues Montaigne, Champs-Elysées and George V, it’s appropriate that Le Spa offers bespoke haute face and body treatments. “Focusing on results-orientated, non-invasive manual skincare techniques has been key to offering the very best in made-to-measure, innovative skincare solutions to our guests,” says Le Spa’s director Nathalie Delclos.
Among the skincare offerings available is Swiss biologist Dr Pauline Burgener’s antioxidant treatment. It combines a facial harnessing the antioxidant power of gold, Chardonnay and green caviar extracted from algae beads from Okinawa island, Japan, followed by a Chardonnay body scrub and a massage with champagne oil – accompanied by a glass of champagne. “When the green caviar is used with my ultrasound machine, it works it deep into the skin, regenerating your look,” says Burgener.
Kobido is a traditional Japanese manual facelift dating from 1416, which has been revived by Dr Shogo Mochizuki. Dr Mochizuki’s team of therapists aim to create a fresh, youthful glow, tightening the skin of the face and neck, reducing puffiness and even adding a sparkle to the eyes.
Swiss Perfection, the founders of La Prairie, meanwhile, offers a series of therapies to stimulate cell regeneration. Breath of Life by Alaena is an organic brand developed in southwest France by Dr Sylvie Peres that is inspired by Tui Na, the therapeutic art of Chinese medicine, using active ingredients to boost cell rejuvenation for an anti-ageing effect.
The facilities of Le Spa will be open daily from 6.30am until 10.00pm, with treatments from 9.00am until 9.00pm. The fitness centre will be open 24 hours, seven days a week.