The Oetker Collection’s hotels and resorts offer the ultimate in wellness and pampering in a variety of stunning settings, from a beachside island paradise to a soothing alpine haven. Damon Syson checks in to our world-class spas.
Iconic rooftop swimming pool at Le Bristol Paris
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
Crowned “World’s Best New Hotel Spa” at the World Spa Awards 2017, The Lanesborough Club & Spa is one of Britain’s most advanced and exclusive wellness facilities. The lavish 1,700 square metre space is decorated with opulent materials such as marble, leather upholstery and wood panelling. As well as a state-of-the-art gym, members also benefit from a private restaurant serving healthy cuisine, a carefully curated boutique and a spa area where highly trained therapists administer outstanding treatments using ila and La Prairie products.
While guests of The Lanesborough enjoy direct access from the hotel, the spa also operates as a standalone luxury health and lifestyle members’ club.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7333 7064
Villa Stéphanie, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa
The historic spa town of Baden-Baden, on the edge of the Black Forest, forms the ideal setting for Villa Stéphanie, a cutting-edge medical spa offering a holistic approach to wellness, curated by some of the world’s leading practitioners. Housed in a historic mansion adjacent to Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Villa Stéphanie offers a bespoke service focusing on five distinct areas: medical, emotional, detox, fitness and beauty.
The sauna at Villa Stéphanie, one of Europe’s most advanced medical spas
Covering an area of 5,000 sq m, over five floors, an entire house has been dedicated to the world of spa. It includes a sauna, plunge pool, private gym, hamam and ladies’ sauna, with elegant treatment rooms overlooking the hotel’s leafy gardens.
Tel: +49 7221 900 – 602
Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie
Bright, airy and filled with sunlight, Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie opens onto a pretty interior garden and has eight treatment rooms, including a Russian Banïya and a private couple suite. The hotel also boasts an iconic rooftop swimming pool with spectacular views of the Paris skyline. The Spa’s extensive range of treatments includes a “Just for Him” menu and a “Midnight in Paris” treatment for couples. Healthy spa snacks are supplied by none other than Eric Frechon, Le Bristol’s three Michelin-starred chef.
Le Bristol Paris has partnered with all-natural skincare brand Tata Harper at Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie, unveiling a new curated treatment menu and suite inspired by Le Bristol Paris’ fragrant Jardin Français (French garden) and the Vermont estate where Tata Harper’s organic ingredients are harvested.
Tel: +33 1 53 43 41 67
Flora Spa by Sisley, Palácio Tangará, São Paulo
Palácio Tangará’s Flora Spa by Sisley is one of the finest destination spas in South America. An oasis of serenity, it provides a soothing counterpoint to the buzzing vibrancy of São Paulo – its restful interiors complemented by verdant views of the Burle Marx Park outside. The spa offers a range of Phyto-Aromatic treatments by Sisley, which combine massage techniques from all over the world while incorporating local traditions. Every treatment is tailored to meet the needs of your individual skin type.
Palácio Tangará’s spa offering also includes an outdoor heated swimming pool and a Pool Bar exclusively for the use of hotel guests, where you can also order al fresco bites, fresh juices and innovative cocktails. There is also a further heated 25m indoor pool and glass-roofed Jacuzzi, and a fully equipped fitness centre boasting top-spec Technogym equipment.
Tel: +55 11 4904 4099
Spa Saint-Martin by La Prairie
A haven of natural beauty and privacy, with an impressive menu of treatments administered by leading professionals, it’s easy to see why the judges of World Luxury Spa Awards crowned the Spa Saint-Martin Sisley “Best luxury spa destination in Europe”.
Château Saint-Martin Spa by La Prairie has a Sweet Spa Crystal sauna, experience shower and steam room
Château Saint-Martin’s spa partner is La Prairie, which traces its distinguished heritage to the celebrated Clinique La Prairie in Montreux, Switzerland, a leading pioneer in anti-ageing cellular therapy. The spa has four elegant treatment rooms infused with natural daylight and fresh Provençal air. One is designed for couples and has a private Sweet Spa Crystal sauna, experience shower and steam room. And for those in search of the ultimate natural setting, treatments are also performed in the hotel’s gardens beneath a romantic ower-strewn gazebo.
Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 58 40 80
Spa Eden-Roc by La Prairie
The Spa Eden-Roc by La Prairie offers exclusive treatments in four elegant treatment rooms, under the gazebo in the hotel’s wisteria-filled gardens or in a private cabana overlooking the Mediterranean. A sauna and steam room are also available for guests to prepare themselves for their pampering. The spa’s high-tech fitness centre includes personal trainer sessions, sports coaching as well as yoga lessons. There are also five tennis courts, petanque grounds and a fashionable boutique at guests’ disposal. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc’s spa partner, La Prairie, is one of the world’s most highly-respected beauty brands, offering luxurious skin care lines such as The Caviar Collection and Swiss Cellular De-Agers. Prior to treatment, guests can relax in the sauna or steam room. There is also a Duo Cabin, designed for couples’ treatments, as well as a halotherapy sea salt wall, which is beneficial for respiratory and skin treatments.
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 93 76 21
Spa L’Apogée by La Prairie
There is no finer way to relax after a day’s skiing than at the Spa L’Apogée by La Prairie, which describes itself as “an irresistible cocoon of soothing warmth after a day on the slopes”. The spa incorporates a fitness centre, which is equipped with the most advanced facilities, plus a hair salon and beauty room.
Signature treatments include the Caviar Instant Lift Facial and Swiss Bliss Treatment, while for keen skiers, there are of course a number of different massages available for tired limbs. Personal trainers and osteopaths are also on hand to help you make the most of your time on the slopes.
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 04 01 12
Eden Rock Spa by Ligne St Barth
Eden Rock Spa employs artisanal products made on the island exclusively by Ligne St Barth. Guests can choose from a range of facials, massages, manicures and pedicures. The signature treatment is the St Barth Eden Flower, an ultra-relaxing massage that uses an exclusive signature scent oil created by Ligne St Barth. For the ultimate Eden Rock Spa experience, guests can enjoy an open-air treatment or massage on the sandy beach at Eden Rock, with a soundtrack of gently lapping waves and magical views of the sea to lull you into a feeling of pure relaxation and wellbeing.
Paddle boarding on the crystal-clear Caribbean at Eden Rock – St Barths
For those who prefer privacy, there is also the option of the Room Service Spa. Give yourself a relaxing and pampering Eden Rock Spa treatment by Ligne St Barth within the privacy of your hotel room. Your dedicated therapist will deliver the selected products to your door, on a tray for self-application, with treatment instructions.
The Spa at Jumby Bay Island
With its idyllic beachside location, The Spa at Jumby Bay Island is firmly rooted in Antigua’s local culture and natural environment. Nestled within the resort’s lush gardens, the spa reflects the open-air architectural grace of Jumby Bay.
Guests at Jumby Bay Island can enjoy an idyllic massage on the beach using locally made products
Guests have on offer a wide range of treatments: indigenous natural ingredients and cultural traditions are combined with modern therapeutic methods to create a healing environment that is unique to the Jumby Bay Island experience. Top-drawer facilities include the spacious and well-equipped gym offering a range of yoga, Pilates, bootcamp and private training options, as well as swimming pools and tennis courts with fabulous sea views.
Tel: +1 268 484 6023