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September 27, 2008updated Feb 08, 2013

SLS Hotels Announces New Spa Concept, “CIEL AT SLS” SPA

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Los Angeles, CA – SBE’s SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, A Luxury Collection Hotel, opening Fall 2008, will also debut its own unique spa concept, Ciel at SLS. The 5,000-square-foot, full-service spa will provide the perfect complement to the SLS hotel experience, which will offer a new paradigm in luxury hospitality. SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills will be part of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, a glittering ensemble of more than 69 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 26 countries in spectacular destinations around the world.

A sophisticated and serene environment created by world renowned designer Philippe Starck, Ciel at SLS spa will be a sanctuary for hotel guests and Angelenos alike.

“The concept of Ciel at SLS spa was a natural and organic evolution of the SLS Hotels brand,” said Arash Azarbarzin, President, Hotels at SBE. “We wanted to create a destination that would transcend the traditional boundaries of what a spa should be. To us, a spa can be a social gathering place for friends, an exclusive private club and a lounge experience full of surprises. A spa can and should be all of these things, while still maintaining that sense of luxury, serenity and pampering. That is why we created Ciel.”

Designed with an unerring eye for luxury, comfort and state-of-the-art technology, Ciel at SLS emphasizes highly intuitive and personalized service in a soothing yet playful setting. All aspects of the Ciel experience will be fluid by design and philosophy to match each guest’s wishes and personal preferences.

Evocative of a celestial dreamscape, guests will feel relaxed and at ease among the warm white tones and billowing curtains, while delightful discoveries surprise throughout the space. Refreshing and healthy savories will be offered in the lounge, created by acclaimed chef José Andrés exclusively for Ciel at SLS. Ranging from organic snacks and delicate fruits to decadent champagne and handmade truffles, spa fare at Ciel at SLS will be far from commonplace.

The Ciel at SLS spa rooms will be unique environments equipped with music, lighting and technology options that allow spa therapists to set the mood for each treatment and guest preference. The spa rooms will be intimate havens equipped with luxuries like an experience shower, custom massage beds with sound systems and armchairs for foot bath rituals. The co-ed lounge will serve as an ideal place to relax and socialize both pre- and post-spa experience.

Among the various spa rooms, two luxurious couples’ suites will top the list, with one featuring side-by-side massage tables and Philippe Starck-designed soaking tubs. The other decadent couples suite has been specially designed for body treatments, with side-by-side treatment tables and an experience shower for two. Additional amenities that Ciel at SLS spa will offer include a hair and nail salon, sunless tanning services, a private women’s serenity alcove and locker rooms with steam and experience showers. Full massage and treatment services will be available in SLS guestrooms as well as in private cabanas at the pool deck.

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Offering a full menu of traditional, innovative and signature services, Ciel at SLS provides a highly personalized guest experience complete with individual spa valets and concierges, professional skincare consultants and a superlative team of spa therapists. The dynamic menu of spa services is filled with ritual and individual choice, including a selection of custom aromatherapy blends, results-oriented facials, rejuvenating body treatments and massage therapies that lead guests through a process of rediscovery and renewal.

Ciel at SLS signature treatments include a synchronized, intimate massage for two and a personalized music massage using Acoustic Sound Resonance Therapy, allowing a symphony of scents and sounds to resonate throughout the entire body. Each spa room will be equipped with iPod docking stations, allowing guest s to personalize the soundtrack of their massage experience.

The boutique product lines for Ciel at SLS rate among the latest and most buzz worthy cult favorites on the market. All massage, aromatherapy and body treatment products will be inspired by Aromapothecary, who are known for their natural ingredients and blends. Skincare consultants will use Ling products and utilize Ageless Aesthetics technology, providing state-of-the-art facial treatments, including a miracle-worthy “double collagen facial.” Another Ciel at SLS signature is the “spun-glass facial,” using Freeze 24/7, a unique product recognized as a preferred alternative to Botox. All products used at Ciel at SLS will be available for purchase at the entry area gallery, featuring intriguing specialties in skincare, bath accessories and unique gifts.

To consult with a spa concierge or for more information on Ciel at SLS, call (310) 247-0400 or visit www.luxurycollection.com or www.slshotels.com. For more information on SBE, please visit www.sbe.com.

ABOUT SLS HOTEL AT BEVERLY HILLS

Located at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is the first property to debut in the new luxury SLS Hotels brand from SBE. Challenging every traditional convention of luxury hospitality, SLS Hotels is built upon the fundamental principles of discovery, humanity, elegance and authenticity. The 297-room SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills opens its doors in November 2008 as part of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts® brand, managed by Starwood® Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., with design by Philippe Starck, a culinary program crafted by Spanish chef José Andrés, and custom-curated retail by Moss. The seven-story hotel features 60 luxuriously appointed suites, including seven lifestyle suites with Technogym Kinesis Personal equipment and 32 allergen-resistant Pure™ rooms. Innovative and eclectic dining reaches new heights at The Bazaar by José Andrés, a collection of magical dining and lounge experiences woven into a modern-day indoor piazza. Groups and social events thrive in more than 30,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space and 12,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space. SLS guests will enjoy access to exclusive Technogym equipment in the fitness center and a fitness program from celebrated trainer Harley Pasternak. SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills will also feature a unique new spa concept, Ciel at SLS™, which fuses the luxury of a state-of-the-art spa with the energy and exclusivity of a private club. For more information, please visit www.slshotels.com.

ABOUT SBE

Founded in 2002, the Los Angeles-based SBE brings exquisite balance to the worlds of hospitality, real estate development and independent film production. As a privately held company founded and helmed by CEO Sam Nazarian, SBE acquires, develops and manages exceptional projects through its divisions – Hotels, Restaurant and Nightlife, Real Estate, Bolthouse Productions and Element Films. With a mission to redefine standards of excellence and innovation, SBE has harnessed the creativity and innovation of the best minds in the business, including design visionary Philippe Starck, with whom the company has an exclusive agreement for the creation of hotels, restaurants and lounges in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Mexico. SBE’s Restaurant and Nightlife division constantly stays ahead of the curve, creating and expanding trend-setting restaurant and nightlife concepts, which currently include Katsuya, Foxtail, The Abbey, Hyde Lounge, S Bar and Area. As the cornerstone of its synergistic approach, SBE has also completely rethought and re-imagined the luxury hotel experience. SBE will debut its first luxury hotel brand, SLS Hotels, with the Fall 2008 opening of SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, A Luxury Collection Hotel featuring a Starck design and an innovative culinary program by chef José Andrés. Also in the SBE Hotel collection are Miami’s Ritz Plaza hotel, to debut in late 2009, and Las Vegas’ Sahara Hotel & Casino, which will undergo a complete redevelopment for completion in early 2011.

ABOUT THE LUXURY COLLECTION HOTELS & RESORTS

The Luxury Collection® is a selection of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience.

Today, The Luxury Collection is a glittering ensemble of more than 69 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 26 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning hotels that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class in some of the most desired destinations in the world. Most recently, Mystique, a Luxury Collection Resort, was honored with the 2008 Travel + Leisure Design Award for Best Small Resort in the world. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest.

For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com

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