Geneva's spa with stunning views
Mandarin Oriental, Geneva is known as a serene retreat from the hub of activity surrounding it in the heart of Geneva’s business and shopping districts, and you can bet the hotel’s intimate L. Raphael Beauty Studio is just as peaceful. Opened in 2014 with the acclaimed Swiss beauty brand L. Raphael, the spa has stunning views that overlook the Rhône River and features an edited version of top-notch, science-based treatments.
The Geneva-based brand L. Raphael offers a full range of super-luxurious body and facial products and is known for its seven foundations of beauty: medicine, nutrition physical activity, aesthetic, age management, stress management and leisure. With a holistic approach, the treatments created by L. Raphael are designed to invigorate and restore, to bring balance back to your body and mind.
A quick look at the luxury spa menu backs up this premise — while there aren’t a lot of services available, the ones that are offered are clearly effective favorites. The spa’s signature treatments include the indulgent Oxy Star Anti-Pigmentation facial, which is an anti-aging treatment utilizing white truffle extracts, as well as an Oxy-Peel Anti-Age facial and an Anti-Jet Lag Oxy-Jet Energy massage meant to refresh the body from travel.
Massages include a classic Swedish and a deep-tissue massage, as well as one geared toward fending off jet lag with aromatherapeutic oils. The Secrets of Lake Geneva massage is customized to your needs so you can meet your spa-going goals, whether it’s to relax, relieve tension or soothe muscles.
Whether you’re after anti-aging, balancing, hydrating or firming for your skin, the Secrets of Lake Geneva facial is also customized to your needs. Using vitamins and antioxidants, the Perfection Anti-Aging facial is performed using L. Raphael’s Perfection product line, which encourages younger-looking skin and radiance.
The Ultimate Firming and Lifting treatment is a revitalizing facial that uses the brand’s Ultimate line to bring life back to mature skin and increase collagen production. Bonus: All treatments on the menu can be enjoyed in the spa or in the privacy of the hotel’s guest rooms.
With calming neutral shades of creams and browns, the marbled-floored changing rooms are flooded with natural light from large windows. Equipped with separate hammams and saunas for men and women, the changing rooms also feature showers, toiletries and hair dryers for you to primp after treatments or exercise sessions.
The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and offers a variety of state-of-the-art treadmills, stair climbers and bicycles. Strength machines and free weights are available for body sculpting. Other equipment includes balance balls and exercise mats for stretching or yoga.
Coiffeur du Rhône is the Geneva hotel’s beauty salon located on the first floor. A variety of services such as manicures, pedicures and hair styling can be booked. Catering to men and women, the salon is a luxe, discreet space for those attending to their beauty needs.