The London List Abroad: Le Spa at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, ParisThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 29 Mar 2013

Catering for the full hotel, we were a little worried Le Spa would be busy with guests relaxing after a busy day at the shops, but in the basement floor of the luxurious Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, for our three hour relaxation, we had it all to ourselves.

Offering a whirlpool bath, excellent sauna and steam rooms and four idyllic treatment rooms, stepping into Le Spa couldn’t be any more different to the bustle and busyness of Paris.

After almost an hour dotting between the bath and two hot rooms it was time for our massage. Welcomed to the Duo Room, though for more specialist treatments like hot stone massage, otherwise the masseurs are happy to tailor your massage with you as they start, focusing on any particular areas of discomfort and if you prefer any specific level of pressure.

While I took in a really fantastic relaxation massage, my partner had been experiencing pain in her neck, which was entirely cured by a more vigorous deep tissue massage.

We were in Paris, so perhaps we shouldn’t have been entirely surprised, but greeted with an after-massage macaroon and juice in the main room was a revelation. So relaxed after an hour-long treatment, to drape over the big chairs to the backdrop of swooshing water, macaroon and drink in hand, is ideal.

With guests invited to enjoy the facilities for as long and they desire after treatments, it was at least another hour before we at last jumped out of the whirlpool and got ready to leave.

Attention to detail at Le Spa is really second to none and the recently refurbished interior and facilities gleam of luxury and comfort. Matching the features in the rest of the hotel, the gold fixtures and fittings are exquisite, with staff speedily tidying up wet towels and empty glasses to keep the spa spotless.

Finally a word on the changing rooms, which are somehow just as impressive as the actual treatments themselves. Never mind one of the largest showers I’ve ever seen, aside the big sinks lies a lavish collection of toiletries, beauty products, body washes and in the men’s, a mini shaving pack including a travel size Avène shaving gel, which is a dream.

Le Spa is a simply first-rate spa experience, from front to back, you’ll have a wonderfully relaxing trip booking a treatment if you’re not staying at the hotel, though if you are, you’d be a fool not to give at least a couple of hours of your week to the hideaway in the basement of the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme.

You can find out more and make your reservation here:

Le Spa, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome 5 Rue de la Paix, Paris, 75002, France

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