Spa Profile: Spa Valmont at Hôtel Plaza Athénée
Hôtel Plaza Athénée is a luxury 143-room hotel in New York located between Park and Madison Avenue. Since 1984, it has served as a restful retreat that has been lovingly restored in the grand tradition of the property’s romantic French heritage. In addition to the traditional French-inspired guest rooms, the property also has 26 curated suites that each display their own individual décor and unique ambiance—from Thai to Art Deco.
The only spa in New York City to exclusively carry Valmont skincare lines, Spa Valmont at Hôtel Plaza Athénée features four private treatment suites sumptuously designed with natural elements. The treatment menu offers guests therapies and treatments that set new standards of excellence while delivering the utmost in relaxation, revitalization, and rejuvenation. We spoke with Spa Director Ela Kubis, who offered insider tips, recommended treatments to try, and more.
Why You’ll Love It: The tranquility of escaping the hustle and bustle of the city—it’s a refuge to unwind and completely emerge yourself into relaxation. Right off Madison Avenue, which is one of the busiest streets in the world, guests can find themselves immediately in a private oasis that offers comfort and splendor to relax, rejuvenate, and unwind in.
Key Features: The Spa Valmont at Hôtel Plaza Athénée boasts an abundance of amenities, whether that be the luxurious Valmont products sold, state-of-the-art massage tables, a zen healing mat, five-star service, revolutionary OxyLight treatments, and exclusive Valmont treatments.
Bonus: Guests have a whole private suite to themselves. It includes a seating area and bathroom (which includes a state-of-the-art steam shower), whereas most spas have a communal relaxation lounge.
Insider’s Tip: Spa Valmont at Hôtel Plaza Athénée has a hairstylist chair where you can book private blow-outs with hairstylist to the stars Yann Varin when you need a little extra glam for your day or night events. Guests can also make use of the steam and rain shower before services. This allows extra time to relax in complete tranquility, shower in advance, and allow for products and oils to remain on the skin afterwards to maximize results.
Snacks Served: Champagne, Tea Forté, nut melodies, petit fours, and we are famously known for chocolate-covered strawberries.
Insider’s Favorite: The Brightness of Ice Treatment is one of our favorites! It’s such a nourishing treatment that leaves you with radiant and glowing skin, and it contains vitamin C, which is so great for skin to help fade age spots and refine texture. I also recommend upgrading with a collagen mask.
Splurge Treatment: We recommend the Ultimate Facial. This treatment is infused with all of the most coveted l’Elixir des Glaciers, Essence of Bees collection—Valmont’s Haute Couture line. This divine treatment is infused with extraordinary compounds of moisturizing honey, purifying propolis, and regenerating royal jelly. Coupled with our bespoke massage technique, it’s a treat for the décolleté, neck, and hands, empowering moisture and radiance to reveal a lustrous clear complexion that eclipses the signs of age.
Unique Treatment: We have a few dedicated facials that are created exclusively for Spa Valmont at Plaza Athénée New York. Time Master Sublimating Program is an anti-aging signature treatment that erases the signs of stress and re-sculpts your face. Time Master combines the most effective anti-aging and lifting massages and products to firm, plump, and hydrate skin—which will glow for days. It’s available in 60 or 90 minutes.
There’s also the Valmont Facial Featuring Oxylight. It’s like a “complete workout for your skin” by using Oxylight’s non-invasive skincare therapies in one treatment. A specially designed Valmont facial featuring five of Oxylight’s benefits (LED light, oxygen therapy, biosonix ultrasound, diamond abrasion, and microcurrent) will help to address wrinkles, acne, scars, hyper-pigmentation, and other signs of aging. In combination with Valmont’s cellular ingredients, this facial will deliver long-lasting, visible results after the very first treatment.
Featured Products: All brands of La Maison Valmont are available at the spa: Valmont, l’Elixir des Glaciers, and Storie Veneziane. You can also find the luxe Aquiesse candle line.
[Images courtesy of Spa Valmont at Hôtel Plaza Athénée]
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
37 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065