the peninsula spa by espa, new york officially opens

January 21st, 2009

A tranquil haven from the city, New York’s largest luxury spa, The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, New York opened January 1, 2009, spanning three floors and 35,000 square feet. The spa, designed by New York-based Alexandra Champalimaud, features a Fitness Center, a glass-enclosed pool with panoramic views of the city, and ESPA‘s signature dramatic design elements, such as the stunning marble ice fountain surrounded by a 24-karat-gold mosaic by Bisazza.
In addition to ESPA’s core line of products and treatments, the new spa will introduce ESPA Super Active, a highly-advanced range of products with pure, potent combinations of 100% natural ingredients. The revolutionary line complements three new 90-minute facials that offer complex lymphatic drainage massage techniques and use of Rose Quartz Crystal for product application to yield immediate, visible results for specific skincare concerns such as Rosacea, wrinkles, damaged skin, uneven tone, and extremely dry skin.

ESPA therapists set the standard to provide an unprecedented spa experience. All therapists have previous spa experience and are required to undergo ten weeks of training to learn about ESPA’s signature five star customer journey, the body’s systems (and how to balance them depending on the individual), advanced massage technique, product knowledge, spa concepts, phytotherapy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and thalassotherapy, among many other important topics. Therapists performing the Super Active facials must have additional training on product science and facial massage.

The spa facilities include separate men’s and women’s relaxation rooms, as well as separate heat and cool experiences each with a Thermal Suite, an aromatherapy steam room, a Finnish sauna, and an “experience” shower. Guests are encouraged to arrive one hour prior their spa appointment time to take advantage of the heat and cool experiences and relax before the treatment.

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