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Paris has recently seen in influx of hot new spas, among them a fabulous retreat at the Mandarin Oriental, Paris. I recently returned from a weekend trip to visit the spa, and I have nothing but rave reviews. The design is spectacular, the product lines featured are among of my favorites (Aromatherapy Associates and Guerlain), and the treatments I received were divine. Stay tuned for the November issue of American Spa to hear more about my trip.
One thing that made my experience even more relaxing was my flight to and from Paris on OpenSkies, an affordable business class-only airline that offers direct flights between New York and Washington, D.C., and Paris. Though I’m normally plagued by jet-lag on trips to Europe following an unpleasant overnight flight in coach, I felt well-rested, well-fed, and ready to enjoy the city upon arrival following my heavenly flight, which contributed enormously to helping me meet my wellness goals.
Now, American Spa readers can take advantage of a great offer from OpenSkies and save $200 off any roundtrip flight booked from New York or Washington, D.C., to Paris. Use promo code GOPARIS200 in the booking engine on www.flyopenskies.com. (The offer is valid for new bookings only made between now and Nov.15, 2011, for travel between now and Dec. 15, 2011.) Enjoy your flight and be sure not to miss the magnificent new Mandarin spa. Au revoir!
If you or one of your friends are about to take a walk down the aisle soon, bachelor or bachelorette party planning has just become more enticing. The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is offering a unique getaway for those who want to celebrate upcoming nuptials in style. Guests can escape to luxury at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas right in the heart of Sin City’s Strip with a package that includes:
- A one-hour treatment in the hamman, a temperature controlled room where friends can relax together. Each guest will enjoy the total hamman experience with a treatment that includes a loofah massage followed by a rejuvenating scrub
- Unlimited access to the Tian Quan Thermal Experiences, where guests can swim in the vitality pools, relax in the steam room, and unwind on the heated tepidarium chairs
- Continued luxury and relaxation at the private poolside cabana where guests will enjoy a catered lunch from the Pool Cafe
- Breathtaking views of The Strip from the Mandarin Bar, which they will enjoy from their reserved table and a complimentary bottle of champagne for the group
The package includes two-night accommodations. Available for room blocks of three or more with rates starting at $349 per person, per night. For parties booking five or more rooms a complimentary Cityscape suite will be included for both nights. For more information, click here.
The long and bitter cold winter days in New York can be very depressing, which is why I have been seeking solace in red velvet cupcakes. Too often, I find myself on my sofa with the remote control in one hand and my frosted treat in the other. With the warm months right around the corner, though, I have to face the traumatic effect it has had on my waistline. Just in time for spring, the Mandarin Oriental, New York has the perfect remedy for guests like me who want shake the winter blues and shed those extra winter pounds—the Ultimate 24 Hour Detox Spa Package (starting at $1,630 per night), which is available for guests who want to rejuvenate and cleanse the mind and body in a luxurious environment. Upon arrival at the hotel guests will begin their journey of invigoration with a package that includes one night accommodation; a three-hour Himalayan Salt, Sea and Chakra Therapy treatment at the spa, which releases toxins from the body and stimulates detoxification; complimentary take-home products from the treatment to help ensure for long-lasting benefits; a healthy bento box dinner at the Oriental Tea Lounge; and a day’s worth of BluePrintCleanse Renovation Cleanse juices (six 16oz.bottles); and a complimentary copy of the Three-Day Cleanse book by founders Zoë Sakoutisand and Erica Huss.
I am the first to admit that I am not a fan of Las Vegas, but when I visited the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas last year, I was in heaven. Although the hotel is located in the metropolis known as CityCenter, I felt like I was a million miles away from the chaos from the Strip. From the soothing ambience to the relaxing music to the leisurely check-in at the 23rd-floor sky lobby, this seductive sanctuary is the opposite of what Vegas is known for. And now, international travelers staying at the hotel for five or more nights can relax even more, thanks to the complimentary Jet Lag Recovery Experience offered by the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. Starting from the day of arrival, travel-weary guests will be able to unwind and enjoy the spa’s multiple water facilities, including the Vitality Pool, Experience Showers, and Herbal Steam Room. Guests are also invited to join in any of the twice-daily yoga and Pilates classes that take place in a studio overlooking the Strip. And to round out the package, spa-goers are treated to a 60-minute Oriental Essence massage tailored to their personal needs. With all these added perks without any added cost, the journey to Vegas sounds like a great idea, for once.
Guests can set themselves on the path to wellness at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, which is offering A New Direction spa package. Guests will enjoy personalized treatment in the lap of luxury with a stay in one of the hotel’s Lifestyle guestrooms, where amenities include a day bed for relaxation and a yoga mat for practice. It’s a great opportunity for guests to rediscover themselves and start their new wellness plan. The package starts at $625 and includes:
• One night stay in a Lifestyle guestroom
• An hour long private yoga, pilates or personal training session
• Choice of an 80-minute spa treatment
• Lunch at the Spa Café
• Unlimited use of the spa thermal facilities
• The Mandarin Oriental’s signature spa bath oil
Several years ago, I visited The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, and was impressed by its treatments, its therapists, its location, and its look. Now, following a magnificent makeover, the spa has even more to offer discerning guests. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the spa has completed a significant refurbishment with the redesign of its public and private spaces. The new design blends gold, blue, and brown hues within a peaceful spa environment. “Through design, we’ve created an experiential journey that is designed to awaken the senses,” says spa director Osa Mallo. “The new design complements the 11 private treatment rooms and six VIP Spa Suites and provides a spectacular setting for spa guests to enjoy a range of delightful treatments.”
Designed by Robert D. Henry Architects, the spa’s public areas are now bright and lively and include a spa welcome reception and new retail boutique. A gold beaded circular backdrop, resembling a golden blanket, welcomes and envelops guests at reception. In the retail boutique, products are showcased in retail displays set into rich zebrawood millwork that are reminiscent of the varying trunks of trees. Soft sandalwood scents fill the air providing a journey for both the eyes and the mind.
To celebrate this update, guests can partake in the 10th Anniversary Spa package ($640, 5 hours), which includes a Contour & Firm body treatment, a Time Reversal facial, an Anti-Aging Manicure, a Reviving Pedicure, and a Bento Box lunch served poolside.
Congrats to The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami! I can’t wait to see the update in person.
Looking for the perfect holiday present for friends and loved ones? Give the gift of luxury travel with the help of a global Gift Card from Mandarin Oriental. A brand-new offering from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the Mandarin Oriental Gift Card is available in denominations ranging from $50 to $10,000 and can be redeemed for hotel accommodation, indulgent spa treatments, Michelin-starred dining, and more.
The new Gift Card is the gift that keeps on giving year-round. The cards can be purchased all year online and at all Mandarin Oriental hotels worldwide. There is no expiration date, and the cards can be used at any participating Mandarin Oriental hotel, regardless of the place of purchase. All cards are stylishly presented in an attractive gift folio and can also be delivered with a special personalized message to any location around the world.
“We are delighted to have been able to create the opportunity for our guests to offer the ‘gift’ of Mandarin Oriental globally, and hope the cards will be a treat to both give and to receive,” says Michael Hobson, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Mandarin Oriental Gift Cards are a natural extension of our luxury brand, offering flexibility and a range of delightful experiences in which to indulge worldwide.”
To give the gift of Mandarin Oriental, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/giftcard/, or visit any Mandarin Oriental hotel.
Luxury travel just got easier with the launch of the Mandarin Oriental’s new iPhone travel application, “MO Hotels,” which is now available on iTunes. The “MO” Hotels app is a complimentary guide to discovering the benefits of being a guest at the Mandarin Oriental. App features include:
Property Details: Take a private tour of all 26 of the Mandarin Oriental’s properties and explore the hotels services and amenities, including their award-winning spas.
Real-time Reservations: Book your stay directly from your iPhone in real-time.
Tempting offers: Get the latest on special offers and promotions from around the globe.
“Cities by MO”: A tab on the app that features comprehensive destination guide from the Mandarin Oriental’s concierge team. Travelers can search for any points of interest including attractions, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.
Put yourself and your iPhone in the lap of luxury; download your MO Hotels app here.
I’m not much of a gambler, so I never particularly enjoyed visiting Las Vegas. But that changed thanks to a recent visit I took to check out the new CityCenter, where I spent five nights at ARIA, one of the new hotels in the complex. When I wasn’t enjoying my state-of-the-art room, I was indulging in decadent meals at one of the resort’s many restaurants, including Michael Mina’s American Fish and Bar Masa, where award-winning chef Masayoshi Takayama created the menu. I was also lucky enough to see a preview of Cirque du Soleil’s Viva ELVIS, which was amazing. Of course, I had to check out Crystal’s, CityCenter’s 500,000-square-foot shopping area, which boasts such stores as Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, and Bulgari, just to name a few. And I even attended a private champagne reception at Tiffany & Co, which was quite the experience. Although I had quite a hectic schedule trying to fit it all in, I still made time to enjoy treatments at The Spa at Aria, Vdara Health & Beauty, and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, all of which are equally impressive. If I were a gambling woman, I would bet that these three spas are going to be the talk of the town. To find out more about these Sin City havens, keep an eye out for our April issue.
Thanks to incessant coverage in the tabloids, it might seem like last year was the year of the Tiger (shame on you, Mr. Woods), but it’s actually 2010, according to Chinese tradition. Through the month of February, the Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. will be celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Tiger through an overnight package that is sure to tantalize the senses. Starting at $315, the Tale of the Tiger Package includes overnight accommodations, valet parking, two Eye of the Tiger cocktails, sushi and sashimi for two, and a parting gift of a Mandarin Oriental chopsticks gift set. Guests can also apply a $50 spa credit toward any Signature Time Ritual spa experience, to be enjoyed in the Mobil Four-Star award-winning, Asian-inspired spa. While no passport is required, guests can enjoy a true taste of the Far East in southwest D.C.