Evian-les-Bains—the source of arguably the world’s most famous mineral water—is a fabulous wellbeing destination. Located on the south shore of Lake Geneva in France’s Rhone-Alpes region, the Belle Epoque town has numerous spas. One of our favorites is the Buddha Bar Spa at the Hilton Evian-les-Bains, a luxury hotel perched right on the water’s edge.
When the spa opened in 2007, it was the first in the world for the brand famous for its restaurants, music compilations, and nightlife venues. (There are now other outposts in Senegal and Doha.) Sprawling across three floors, the spa is sleek and contemporary- designed with wonderful Asian accents. A giant Buddha greets guests at the reception area, and engraved wood carvings decorate the treatment room doors. The fitness area overlooks the Japanese pools on the level below, and beyond, you can see the shimmering outdoor pool. This gym is quite popular with locals who pay for membership. Facilities include a sauna, hammam, juice bar, and nine treatment rooms including an amazing couples suite.
The unique B/Attitude treatments are rooted in Tibetan Ayurveda. Insiders tell us that the B/Attitude massage (with warm oils) and B/Attitude Sacred Stones (a holistic journey using semi-precious stones and ayurvedic oils) are the most popular signature treatments. Contact Spa Manager Sarah Maingaud-Potet ([email protected]; +33 4 50 84 60 40) for VIP bookings.
The Hilton is located at Quai Paul Leger in the heart of Evian-les-Bains. For room reservations at this happening hotel, reach out to Laurent Comte, Yield and Reservations Manager ([email protected], +33 4 50 84 60 84).