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November 24, 2009

Eau Spa Debuts At Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach and Cornelia Fifth Avenue, New York will unite as of December 14, 2009 to create Eau Spa by Cornelia. This new combined team will continue to showcase the playful, social nature for which Eau Spa has become known, while drawing upon the famed efficacy and worldwide reputation of Cornelia’s treatments, product lines and signature guest services.

“Eau Spa by Cornelia will continue to break the spa mold by going beyond the traditional spa experience,” said Simon Lewis, owner of The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach and Eau Spa by Cornelia. “We are excited about this partnership, as Cornelia brings a new level of personalized guest service, unique and effective treatments and precision skin and body products to the boutique spa experience.”

Cornelia has embraced the spa’s Pause, Play and Perfect philosophy and continues to expand the definition of spa by focusing on nurturing the mind as well as the body. Offering cultural experiences that bring together interesting people and enlightening content, the spa further distinguishes itself as a social and cultural center. The highly acclaimed Signature Speaker Series grants guests access to local spa and beauty experts, as a part of ongoing intimate presentations. Each event is enlivened by interaction between guests and speakers and welcomes all to share interests and a passion for new ideas. Additionally, the Spa in Residence Program is a new collaboration between Eau Spa by Cornelia and award-winning spas from around the world, giving guests the opportunity to experience unique treatments indigenous to other cultures, as well as the health and beauty benefits from these far corners of the world.

Cornelia is dedicated to delivering therapeutic pampering with clinic results. The core of the Cornelia treatment philosophy comes through customization. Each aesthetician conducts a private consultation, analyzing the guest’s needs and designing a treatment based upon their unique skin condition. Each client’s treatment history is tracked, ensuring each visit continues a course of progressive skin care while addressing the specific needs and goals to evolve toward more beautiful, healthier and younger-looking skin.

Proven skin care traditions are integrated with clinical strength treatment boosters – called optimizing boosters – that maximize the visible effects. Exclusive to Cornelia and developed to work in harmony with the facial treatments, the clinical strength optimizing boosters deliver immediate positive results. Master skin care specialists prescribe and customize the perfect product combination, dosage and treatment method. The optimizing boosters are designed to work independently, as well as collectively, and through each added booster, facial results are amplified to a new dimension.

Lumina, Jewelry for the Skin, is a unique product line to Cornelia and further complements Eau Spa’s signature Bejeweled Collection by blending precious gems (including rubies, emeralds, diamonds, sapphires and gold) with high-performance, anti-aging technology. The Lumina Facial is designed to impart a lustrous, natural luminosity to the skin, while mineral-rich ingredients work to minimize the signs of aging, preparing you to depart perfectly primed for an evening out.

Eau Spa by Cornelia offers the industry’s most innovative treatments, including the Crushed Pearl Body Smoother and the Champagne Shimmer Body Luster. The pearl treatment gently polishes and softens the skin as a warm, light massage of iridescent pearl body oil imparts a radiant and silky glow. Champagne, the great aphrodisiac, is the ingredient of choice in the decadent and effective Shimmer Body treatment, which smoothes and illuminates the skin, as glittering warm Champagne oil nourishes, hydrates and adds a special sparkle to the body’s contours.

In addition to these social spa gatherings, exclusive product lines and innovative treatments, Eau Spa by Cornelia will offer distinctive client amenities and signature experiences throughout. Eau Spa MCs will be appointed to attend to every detail of the guest visit and ensure an elegant, refined and personalized spa experience. A “spa itinerary” will be created according to the guest’s wishes for the day, allowing plenty of uninterrupted “me time.” Clients are guided through the spa’s various amenities, relaxation zones, play areas and treatments and are offered refreshments by the spa MCs, such as chocolate cupcakes and a glass of Champagne, or even a full lunch from the Eau Spa Café menu, to be enjoyed under the sun or stars in the outdoor garden. Cornelia’s signature Nature Tea Service will include a collection of flavorful, therapeutic infusions that treat specific conditions and concerns. The tea is served hot or cold in uniquely designed Float Tea Lanterns. Eau Spa cocktails are also served, including specialty martinis for the spa’s Pause, Play and Perfect theme!

These new experiences and signature offerings only add to the spa’s pre-existing selection of unique amenities. The Scrub and Polish Bar remains a focus of the spa, creating custom, DIY body scrub cocktails as guests consult with an on-site mixologist and choose from a myriad of raw ingredients, such as sea salts, essential oils and herbs (everything from vanilla, eucalyptus, lemon grass and jasmine). The expansive outdoor garden promotes all-day lounging with its cabanas, waterfall massage benches and suspended chairs over a shallow pond to trail your toes and forget your worries. Several other communal areas encourage social spa-going, such as the Bath Lounges, with oversized Jacuzzi tubs and a center water column flowing down from the ceiling. The stunning indoor lounges, called the Eau Zone, offer refreshments, reading material and much more.

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