An exciting partnership has been announced between luxury spa brand, ila, and Lotte New York Palace, a luxury hotel in Midtown, New York. Due to open in Spring 2020, the spa will be spread across an entire floor of the hotel, occupying a vast space of 7,000 sqft, and will be ila’s first branded spa to open in the United States.
The ila Spa will be open to anyone visiting the city, not just guests staying at the hotel - I am already booked in to try it out!
Lifestyle brand, ila, is a holistic, British spa brand, celebrated for its award-winning organic-grown skincare products, including masks, bath oils, natural shampoos, body lotions and scrubs, designed with ingredients incorporating plants, flowers and herbs, and handmade in the Cotswalds.
The ila Spa at Lotte New York Palace will focus on wellbeing in the city, offering a range of unique treatments including facials, massages and scrubs, and exclusive ila Spa products. There will also be a fitness centre, private yoga studio and seven treatment rooms, including a VIP treatment room. The Spa aims to provide a sense of retreat within the craziness of Manhattan; specially curated ‘rituals’ include sound baths, and a series of treatments to ground, relax, restore and energise.
The design was inspired by Lotte New York Palace’s historic Villard Mansion, and sustainable, natural organic materials were sourced for its interiors.
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
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