A new wellness oasis has opened in Paris. Located in what were originally the stables of Prince Roland Bonaparte’s hôtel particulier, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris’ new wellness retreat includes fitness facilities, a pool with an outdoor terrace and a beauty treatment center designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, the hotel’s long-time collaborator
Alain Borgers, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, said that the space, as conceived by Pierre-Yves Rochon, is the culmination of several years’ consideration “To find a 5,382-square-foot haven dedicated to wellness that is bathed in natural light is truly a unique feature in Paris,” he added
The pool, treatment rooms and fitness area are configured in a duplex formation, which optimizes both space and natural daylight and provides a serene ambiance.
In keeping with the building’s classical French architecture and high, vaulted ceilings, Rochon created a space with a pool measuring 49 feet x 20 feet and an adjoining 1,012 square foot plant-lined, private open-air terrace. A wrap-around mezzanine overlooking the pool completes the ensemble by offering access to large, fully appointed treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness area. Thanks to its soaring ceilings and a south-facing position, the Health Club is illuminated by natural light—a rare feature in an urban wellness facility.
Treatment Rooms and Menu
From the mezzanine, visitors can access the en-suite treatment rooms, each outfitted with a private hammam shower and vanity table. A beauty treatment menu offers a curated selection of five facials and five body treatments by Carita. Access is available for non-resident guests with special Carita treatment packages.
The treatment menu features two of Carita’s best-known products: the ultra nourishing dry oil Beauty Fluid 14 and the regenerating Renovateur, both of which have enjoyed a cult following since the Carita sisters created them in 1956.
One of the signature Carita treatments offered at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, is the Cinetic Lift Expert. It is one of the most advanced technologies that modern skin care has to offer; it optimizes the beauty benefits of micro-currents, light therapy (three LED colors) and ultrasound. Used in synergy, these techniques ensure absorption of beauty products’ active ingredients, while firming and sculpting the skin, stimulating cellular metabolism and diminishing the appearance of fine lines.
Services such as manicure/pedicure, waxing and make-up artistry round out the treatment menu.
Adjacent to the treatment rooms, the fitness room overlooks the swimming pool terrace. Equipment includes two cycling machines and treadmills, an elliptical trainer, a stepper, a Vario cardio-training machine and a multifunctional exercise machine. An area for weight lifting, mat exercises, free weights and Kinesis strength training can be used independently or with a coach.
For more information on the Health Club at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, visit www.shangri-la.com/paris/shangrila/health-leisure. For further information on the health and wellness options, email the Health Club at [email protected].