When Baccarat, the renowned French crystal company, opened the Baccarat Hotel and Residences in New York City in 2014 it was certain to be one of the most luxurious places to stay in the city. It did not disappoint. The hotel is home to the Spa de La Mer, the first spa to dedicate itself to La Mer products. The Spa de La Mer offers relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments in a tranquil and luxurious environment. Spafinder named the Spa La Mer the Best Beauty and Anti-Aging Spa in its 2016 Wellness and Travel Awards. Spafinder searches 41 countries for the best in wellness and travel and names the best in 20 categories. Spa de La Mer offers several facial and massage treatment exclusively using La Mer’s most effective Miracle Broth and Diamond Powder exfoliation for the finest revitalizing, nourishing and anti- aging treatments to be found.
Baccarat Hotel and Residences
Starwood Capital and the Tribeca Association collaborated to build the Baccarat Hotel and Residences on West 53rd Street in the heart of New York City. The luxurious hotel and residence is located across from the Museum of Modern Art. The hotel offers 115 luxurious guest rooms, 64 residences, Chavalier restaurant and bar, and a boutique offering Baccarat Crystal pieces. The hotel is filled with Baccarat Crystal Chandeliers, rotating museum pieces and other adornments that offer a spectrum of colors in daylight and shimmering gem tones in the evening.
Maison de Baccarat was founded in Baccarat, France 250 years ago by King Louis XV. The handmade crystal is delicately made and is synonymous with royalty, elegance and sophistication. Presently, there are 25 skilled artisans named Meilleurs Ouvriers de France by the French government. At the Baccarat Hotel in New York City, the quality and timelessness of crystal is enhanced by its surroundings. The hotel offers the finest amenities. The lower level finds a luxurious pool and fitness area, and the opulent Spa de La Mer.
Before entering the Spa de La Mer visitors are greeted by the grand pool, La Piscine. The 50 foot pool is lined with black and white checkered tile. Alongside the pool are luxurious canopied crisp white daybeds inspired by Le Cote d’Azur. Next to the pool is the 24 your Bonne Sante, the fitness area. It features top tier equipment by Technogym and Woodway. There is a separate freestyle room for yoga and Pilates. A marble hallway leads guests from La Piscine and Bonne Sante to the Spa de La Mer.
Spa de La Mer
The Spa de La Mer embodies its name, the sea. The Spa opened in July 2015 and carries the French Baccarat theme. Within the Spa are 4 deluxe private treatment rooms. Each is decorated with elegant gilded walls and graceful subtle abstracts of the sea. The Spa is a place to relax and rejuvenate the body and the mind.
As the only Spa dedicated to La Mer products, the Spa La Mer uses the finest La Mer products in all of its treatments. The award winning Spa offers the finest spa treatments in a beautiful relaxing environment. La Mer products are some of the best in the world. They contain ingredients that exfoliate, repair, smooth and revitalize the skin. Vitamins, essential oils and anti-oxidants are among the natural ingredients that enhance beautiful skin and repair signs of aging.
Most notable of La Mer products are Miracle Broth and diamond powder exfoliate. La Mer’s Miracle Broth was created by NASA scientist Dr. Max Huber. It is made from natural ingredients including sea kelp that is carefully harvested and processed. Although it takes time to create, it is a powerful moisturizer. La Mer’s diamond powder exfoliant is a revitalizing skin care treatment. Infused with extra fine diamonds, the powder gently exfoliates the top layer of skin which allows moisturizers, vitamins and other age defying ingredients to penetrate deeper and more effectively. Both La Mer’s Miracle Broth and diamond powder are featured in the Spa’s treatments.
La Mer Baccarat Facial
The signature La Mer Baccaret Facial is sumptuous and both relaxing and revitalizing. The 90 minute treatment begins with a cleansing diamond powder exfoliator preparing the face for a facial with Baccarat crystals. The red crystal is symbolic of Baccarat and warmth and stimulation. The blue crystal is symbolic of La Mer and a cool smoothing effect. During the Facial, hands and feet are kept soothed with warm towels. The revitalizing treatment ends with a special ice sequence that seals in the healthy skin benefits.
La Mer Miracle Broth Facial
This 90 minute facial is customized for the best results for unique needs. The rejuvenating anti-aging refreshing therapy moisturizes, regenerates, soothes, smooths and leaves skin radiating and youthful. A high concentration of La Mer’s Miracle Broth, made from ingredients from the sea, is applied with a facial mask. The soothing facial leaves skin feeling refreshed.
La Mer Purifying Facial
The 60 minute Purifying Facial is a great way to start a facial regiment at Spa La Mer. La Mer products deep cleanse and then steam the pores. It leaves the skin feeling clean, fresh and refined.
Completely personalized, the 90 minute sessions uses hand chosen sequences of moisturizing, sculpting, renewing and soothing techniques. The facial tailors the facial to unique needs. A custom facial at Spa La Mer will revitalize the skin, enhancing beauty and youth.
La Mer Body Treatment
With the option of a 60 or 90 minute session, this signature treatment at Spa La Mer polishes and refines the skin using La Mer’s diamond powder and moisturizing products. The procedure includes stretching, shiatsu, acupressure and Swedish massage enhancing circulation and balancing energy.
Other body massage treatments offered at La Mer include a Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, Sport, and Mother to Be. Spa La Mer also offers a 30 minute Body Scrub that exfoliates and hydrates the body and can be paired with another massage. The Fresh Hydrating Wrap also exfoliates and moisturizes the skin. It includes a relaxing scalp massage.
When visiting New York City, a must is to visit the Baccarat’s Spa La Mer. The award winning Spa fully lives up to its reputation. It is a lovely and elegant spot for a relaxing and rejuvenating Spa visit. The Baccarat’s elegant surroundings provide a tranquil place to enjoy a day of pampering. With beautiful architecture surrounded by the soft sounds of the sea, the Spa is a peaceful environment. The Spa’s exclusive use of La Mer’s quality products provide an excellent way to enhance beauty, radiance and youth.