Every treatment we experienced was superb. The facilities were designed with guest comfort in mind. For example, the walls in the hallway leading to the treatment rooms and locker area were cushioned and covered with handsome cloth. The muted sounds added a soothing quality to the common area. Next time, we will schedule extra time in between treatments to relax in the spa lobby for a few moments or remain after the treatments to enjoy the sauna. After three treatments and as many hours, we felt energized, refreshed and rejuvenated. We have recommended the Spa at the Four Seasons to several friends and plan to return at the first opportunity we have.
Location In the lower level of the eponymous George V hotel in one of Paris’ most desirable neighborhoods
Managed Four Seasons
Number Of Staff There were 22 staff members as follows: manager, assistant manager, five masseuses (regular, shiatsu, ostheos, kines) yoga, five beauticians (facials, manicure, pedicure, waxing, make up) three hostesses, four cleaning agents, a coach (fitness, aqua gym, swimming lessons), and two hairstylists.
Owned Prince Alwaleed from Saudi Arabia
Size 850 square meters (approx 8500 square feet) including 11 treatment rooms
Spa Director Julia Bary
Treatment Rooms There were 11 treatment rooms including one for couples
Year Opened-Renovated 1999
Facilities There was a reception area with lounge chairs and dining options and 11 treatment rooms, sauna, hot tub and men and women’s locker rooms. There were also two rooms for hairstyling, makeup, manicure and pedicure and a relaxation room, where people can rest and listen to music in a Zen atmosphere. Though the spa included a pool and fitness center they were only available to hotel guests.
Pool The pool size was approximately 6 X 9 meters and 1.30 meters deep.
Other A re-opening of the fitness center with a new look and new equipment was scheduled for April 2005. Public access to the spa was limited to daytime hours during weekdays. Fitness center and pool access were available for non hotel guests attending private classes with a coach. Acquagym and classes with a private coach, (80 euros for one hour) were available in the pool. Non hotel guests were also welcome to the fitness centre for private classes with a coach.
Date Of Review January 2005
Number Of Treatments Three
Treatments Experienced After a cordial welcome at the spa reception we were escorted to the locker rooms. We quickly slipped into a terry bathrobe and returned to the reception area where there were several tables and chairs and a self service wet bar with tasty spa juice , herb infused water, bottled beverages and dried fruits. After a few minutes a uniformed staff member arrived. A short walk down the hall led to a spotless treatment room with muted lights and soft music. There was also a large en suite shower which we took advantage of following the first treatment, a body scrub with argan oil (from the argan tree found mainly in Morocco). The treatment itself was excellent. It was our favorite treatment at the spa and the best body scrub we’ve had. Sylvie, who performed the scrub, had firm and supple hands. At the end we felt refreshed and clean. We remained in the same treatment room, though she swapped out the table linen, where she followed the scrub with a relaxing George V massage using the same argan oil. After a brief break, Emma collected us in the ladies locker room and led the way to another treatment room for a George V facial.
Would You Return? Yes