Guerlain launches the first spa in Israel with a design inspired by Jerusalem’s architectural heritage

Premium skin care, makeup and fragrance brand Guerlain has opened a stylish new spa at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.

The 1,400m² urban spa features nine treatment rooms, including a couples suite, all featuring Gharieni treatment beds complemented by luxury RKF linens, and is described as a temple of beauty and well-being.

Its opening marks Guerlain’s first spa in Israel and the fifth spa in partnership with Waldorf Astoria. Other locations include Amsterdam, Berlin, Edinburgh and Versailles.

Istanbul architect Sinan Kafadar helped achieve the new facility with an elegant yet neutral tone palette to provide a calm atmosphere for guests to rebalance and escape from busy city life.

He also chose to include smooth marble and local Jerusalem stone inspired by the city’s architectural heritage.

The spa menu offers a multitude of signature rituals powered by Guerlain products, techniques and expertise, including a Harmony in Jerusalem massage.

The treatment includes a Jerusalem hot stone massage to deeply warm and soothe muscles while stimulating blood circulation to help restore clients’ energy. The treatment lasts 75 minutes and costs 540 (€ 136, £ 116, US $ 164).

Additional facilities include a sauna, Turkish bath, lounge area, retail shop, Technogym-equipped gym and two swimming pools.

Spa director Ran Bibi said Spa company that the Guerlain Spa is inspired by the culture and history of Jerusalem and that it has set a new standard for luxury spas in Israel by combining innovation, luxury and glamor.

Opened in 2014, the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem houses 226 luxury rooms and three restaurant concepts.

The original building that houses the hotel was built in 1929 and has undergone a complete renovation involving the restoration of the historic facade and a complete reconstruction of the interior.

Today, operating 40 brand name spas and institutes around the world, Guerlain was founded in 1828 and operated as a family business until 1994, when it was acquired by luxury goods conglomerate Möet Hennessy. Louis Vuitton (LVMH).

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