“I believe this place is the loveliest in the world, and the most satisfactory. The scenery is beyond comparison beautiful… Sunday in heaven is noisy compared to this quietness,” Mark Twain wrote in a letter in the summer of 1897. The renowned American author was referring to the picturesque lakeside village of Weggis in Switzerland – the setting chosen by Chenot for its most advanced luxury wellness retreat yet.
Since opening its doors last year, the Chenot Palace Weggis has been offering guests unique preventative and regenerative treatments that draw on the latest technology available. Now, the global brand has unveiled the Chenot Molecular Lab for Optimal Living, with a cutting-edge new approach to health and wellness designed to tackle the first signs of aging.
At the state-of-the-art laboratory, a simple blood test is taken to carry out an exhaustive gene expression analysis examining the levels of particular genes associated with oxidative stress, hormonal imbalance, and the structural integrity of connective tissue and aging. In this way, the team is able to identify undesirable gene activity and work out the root cause of health issues years before they start to show.
The reception area where guests can relax after visiting the 50,000-sq-ft spa / ©Chenot
The tranquil indoor pool made with local Alpine stone / ©Chenot
After building this precise epigenetic profile, the laboratory’s resident experts are able to create a specially tailored treatment plan to target the potential onset of symptoms and slow the aging process.
“At Chenot, our focus is not on lifespan, but rather healthspan – the concept of remaining healthy for as long as possible as we age,” said Dr George Gaitenos, chief operating and scientific officer at Chenot.
“The Chenot Molecular Lab for Optimal Living was born from our desire to empower guests and make meaningful changes that secure their optimal health. Our epigenetic profile is the most precise barometer of our future health that reveals our genes’ activity and ultimately pinpoints to molecular targets for increasing life expectancy, avoiding disease and achieving optimal wellbeing.”
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Of course, the Chenot Palace Weggis’ wellness offerings expand far beyond the new laboratory. The property boasts an impressive 50,000-sq-ft spa and a beautiful dining room overlooking Lake Lucerne where guests can enjoy a healthy menu that has been carefully designed to support the wellness programs.
An elegantly furnished double room / ©Chenot
Guests can retire to their room to relax on the private balcony / ©Chenot
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There is a comprehensive range of treatments to choose from (with the guidance of the on-hand experts) including acupuncture, intravenous nutrient therapy and Hydro-Aromatherapy.
Underpinning all of the programs at Chenot Palace Weggis is the Chenot Method. Developed by the company’s founding father, Henry Chenot, the groundbreaking approach to wellness brings together the principles of traditional Chinese healing with the latest advances in Western medicine to renew and rejuvenate the body helping it to reach optimal health.
When guests aren’t indulging in a treatment they can make the most of the tranquil location, swimming in the lake, hiking in the mountains or simply retiring to their room to relax on their private balcony, taking in the stunning Alpine views.
A seven-night minimum stay at Chenot Palace Weggis, including one of the Chenot wellness programs, starts from 8,030 CHF (approx. $8,725) per person.