What are the relaxation lounges/locker rooms like at Guerlain Spa?

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At Guerlain Spa, all the treatment rooms are actually spa suites, so if you’re having multiple treatments, you likely won’t be trotting back and forth to a relaxation lounge. And in truth, the relaxation lounge is really more of a waiting area to unwind before your treatments begin — you’ll enjoy your complimentary glass of champagne, wine, tea or coffee, and almond rainbow cookies, and flip through the lovely selection of books on the coffee table before you’re escorted to your private suite. The lounge at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa is furnished with banquette seating and dark wood and glass coffee tables, and if you’re with a group of girlfriends, you can partition off your sitting area with a sheer curtain for a bit more privacy.

Since Guerlain Spa is set up suite-style, you won’t have an official locker room in which to groom and preen. Instead, you’ll enjoy something much more divine: your own private bathroom and walk-in shower stocked with luxe Salvatore Ferragamo mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash, plus a razor, shower cap and razor. Inside the main part of the private spa suite, you’ll find a brightly lit mirrored vanity and sink area stocked with hair styling products, a blow dryer, moisturizer and a comb, not to mention several Guerlain perfumes and beauty products for you to sample before you leave. The suite itself will hold a spacious locker where you’ll find your robe, slippers and two hangers, so your clothes won’t get crumpled during your treatment. One note to keep in mind, though: There’s actually a fully equipped locker room inside the gym located across the hall from the luxury New York spa, and the spa staff may or may not point it out to you (we weren’t advised of it during our visit). You won’t want to use its lockers or showers since the ensuite ones are much nicer, but if you desire some steam room action before or following your treatment, just be aware that it’s there and is free of charge for spa guests.

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