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The Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Ave., nr. E. 49th St. (Midtown East)
New York, NY
(1) 212-872-7200 | www.guerlain.com
SERVICESFacials; massages; body treatments; nails; makeup
SIGNATURE TREATMENTOrchidee Imperiale Prestige Treatment (Facial)
HOURSMon.-Sat.: 9:00am-9:00pm; Sun.: 10:00am-7:00am
PRICE (2 HR. 20 MIN. ORCHIDÉE IMPÉRIALE PRESTIGE TREATMENT)Mon.-Wed.: USD 450; Thurs.-Sun.: USD 470
COMPLEMENTARY FACILITIESFitness center; steam room
SUBWAY51st St. (6); 5th Ave.-53rd St. (E, M)
Splendor and opulence are the order of the day at Guerlain Spa. Decked out with marble and crystal beads hanging from the ceiling, the interior is a sparkling white wonderland of pampering. Rooted in the famous French perfume and skincare brand, the focus of the spa is on scents and aesthetics. Upon checking into the spa, guests are requested to select a scent from a series of options for their private treatment scent. Package offerings such as the Slim and Firm Silhouette and the signature Orchidée Impériale Prestige Treatment, which is touted to “turn back cellular time,” demonstrate the emphasis on looking beautiful, but a series of relaxation-focused offerings are also available.
GO HERE WITH
Yourself; a friend; significant other
WHY WE LIKE IT
The gleaming white opulence and the stellar treatments. We went along with one of our sisters who claimed it was the best massage she ever had (and she’s picky).
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The prices. Also, there are limited additional amenities such as steam, sauna, and other features that can be found at comparably priced spas throughout the city.
GOOD TO KNOW
Virtual fragrance and skincare consultations are available on the spa’s website. Follow the series of questions about yourself and your preferences to discover the right Guerlain scent or skincare regimen for you. To satisfy pre-treatment cravings, their Wellness Lounge serves snacks from a menu specially prepared by the hotel’s executive chef.
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