The Waldorf Towers is a luxe boutique hotel occupying floors 27-42 of the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The Tower includes 181 rooms with 118 of New York’s most impressive suites. Each suite is customized to suit the tastes of many of the world’s most famous celebrities, political figures, international business executives, and elite guests. The Towers suites are celebrated for their elegance /style as well as their magnificently decorated oversized bedroom suites, marble bathrooms , and fine antiques.
In the midst of this elegant boutique world of the Towers, is the renowned Guerlain Spa. The Spa occupies a 14,000 square foot space and features 14 treatment suites, a nail salon, fitness center and grand salon relaxation center. Each suite is fitted with a private bathroom with glass enclosed bathing and showering lounge, large closets, and luxe chairs. Each guest also can avail themselves of signature Guerlain amenities including perfumes creams and toiletries. Once you are in your suite you can make up your own music selection to enjoy. The Guerlain Spa has supplied all the necessary ingredients to make your spa experience enjoyable and memorable!
After leaving the Tower’s elevator we entered the fabulous and aromatic world of the Guerlain Spa. The Spa is a visual masterpiece of glass, white marble and gorgeous chandeliers that shone like fine gems. We were met by Angela Portella, the charming and attractive Spa Director who led us on a mini tour of the facility while relating its history and amenities..
Amidst the sweeping backdrop of Park Avenue and Manhattan, we had a chance to briefly relax, socialize and sip bottled water and champagne.We were then led to our individual treament suites by our expert aestheticians who provided a realm of peace and tranquility. We then luxuriated for the next 50 minutes, while being treated to a world class body massage in my case and a sensational cleansing and invigorating facial for my wife. This was indeed the ultimate in pampering and an experience that offered us a small sampling of “lifestyles of the rich and famous”. My suite had a delightful fragrance in the air and zen like music to enhance my relaxation. My aesthetician guided me through the process of relaxation while working on my muscle soreness in my shoulders and legs. By the time my 50 minute massage was over, I felt revitalized, and emotionally and physically energized. I also appreciated that my shoes had been shined during my treatment .After my treatment, I rested, showered, and sampled some of the Guerlain creams and lotions in my suite and enjoyed trying “Habit Rouge”, a world famed men’s cologne. My wife Rita, thoroughly enjoyed her cleansing facial and felt that it had rejuvenated her face and body while lifting the stress and impurities from the outside world.
The Spa is noted for its wide range of body therapies and utilizes the exclusive Guerlain Methode comprised of traditional and advanced skincare technologies. The emphasis at this ultra luxurious spa is customization, with Guerlain Spa treatments that are designed to enhance beauty, improve well-being, and maximize results through an individualized and personalized skin analysis.
The spa’s products and services are a the result of the genius of Pierre-Francois-Pascal Guerlain, a french doctor and chemist. In 1828, He opened his first Guerlain boutique in Paris and enjoyed immediate success. His innovative and revolutionary work led to an abundance of unique firsts for the house of Guerlain. Guerlain was responsible for the creation and invention of scientifically based skincare, kohl, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. In recent years Guerlain continued its pioneering work with the introduction of “Terracotta”, the benchmark for all bronzers and meteorites, the first product ever to incorporate mother of pear. Today, Guerlain’s legacy includes more than 700 world renowned fragrances and is internationally famed as a symbol of artistry, quality style and grace. Angela Portella, thoughtfully provided us with a “goodie bag” with mini samples of Guerlain creams and lotions as we left.
The Guerlain Spa provides a luxurious and highly professional venue with a well trained and accomodating staff. The Spa and its services offer gift certificates and packages for both men and women. They make perfect gifts for major occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and of course Mother’s Day. Giving the very best is one way of showing how much you care for your loved one. Like the Waldorf, the Guerlain Spa offers an unforgettable memory. Highly recommended!
The Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Towers, 100 East 50th Street, New York