Beauty Retreat. La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa Experience

December 29, 2009 • Beauty

 Ritz ladies lounge

After having a baby, I really needed a little escape. Some "me" time if you will. So I was all too thrilled and excited to be pampered for a few hours at the La Prairie Spa at the Ritz-Carlton in NYC a week ago. Within walking distance of Fifth Avenue’s finest shops and boutiques I was literally counting the minutes until my post natal massage appointment at the first stateside La Prairie within The Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel.

La Prairie, the same skincare company that’s been in the forefront of the anti-aging revolution for decades, has brought its elegant expertise to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Central Park South. La Prairie traces its heritage to the renowned Clinic La Prairie in
Montreux, Switzerland, where the rich and renowned, for over half a century, have gone to repair and rejuvenate. The services are infinite. They’ve got it all at La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. And who knows better than the Swiss how to combine privilege and pleasure with state-of-the-art science to meet all your needs at once?

The emphasis at the spa is on de-aging, de-stressing, and pure pleasure. Warmed towels, plush robes, heated tables, a steam room and attention to every detail in a serene environment? What else could I ask for? How about coffee, muffins and fresh fruit while lounging in a plush robe as I waited for my amazing massage to begin. Afterwards I enjoyed the steam room. I never wanted to leave. And the staff? They could not have been friendlier or more attentive.

 Ritz lockerroom

Here is just a partial list of some of the services offered:

A 30 minute upper body massage and 30 minutes of reflexology.

JET LAG THERAPY 90 minutes $415
30 minutes of massage, 30 minutes of reflexology, and a 30 minute 

MAXIMUM INDULGENCE 90 minutes $415
Maximizes your minutes and experience pure relaxation with a 90 minute 
facial simultaneously combined with a Perfect Manicure and Pedicure.

La Prairie has revolutionized the fight against aging starting at the core level with advanced complexes to rebuild skin's firmness and elasticity, and deliver superior hydration.

Dissolves embedded surface impurities away, dredging out deeply hidden 
debris. Your skin will be reawakened looking younger, fresher, more radiant.

CAVIAR MASSAGE 60 minutes $215
A luxurious massage enhanced with the benefits of Skin Caviar to 
nourish and energize.


PRE/POST NATAL MASSAGE 60 minutes $190

30 minutes $60
All the trimming, shaping, treatment, nail-encouraging things you'd expect from a great manicure…and more. Skin Caviar Firming Mask and a hand massage with Cellular Hand Cream leaves you soft as velvet.

PERFECT PEDICURE 60 minutes $100
An aromatic footbath followed by a gentle exfoliation, and a stimulating mask for feet and legs. Then, as you might expect, a brilliant pedicure and a final massage.

The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park
50 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019
212. 521. 6135

Open every day of the year, 8am – 9:30pm
La Prairie gift certificates are available and can be applied towards the purchase of products or services.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

FTC Disclosure: Complimentary treatment received for review.

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