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After checking in for your treatment at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Guerlain Spa, you’ll immediately be whisked off to a waiting area to sit and enjoy your complimentary glass of champagne, wine, tea or coffee, served with a small plate of almond-flavored rainbow cookies. Unlike a traditional relaxation lounge with chaise lounges topped with pillows and blankets, this area more resembles a sitting room, with banquette seating surrounding dark wood and glass coffee tables. It’s a great setting if you’re going to the spa with several friends, as you can partition the space with a sheer curtain for additional privacy. Fashion tomes and artsy coffee table books like American Dior, The Light of Paris, Riot of Perfume and Big City Look are neatly displayed around a vase of red roses on the circular table in the center of the room. You likely won’t spend a lot of time here, though, as the luxury New York spa is set up suite-style, so all the amenities you’ll need will be in your private room. Nevertheless, it’s a nice spot to fully unwind before the pampering begins. Following your treatments, it’s unlikely you’ll have to wait while the staff processes your bill, but in the main reception area, you’ll find two blue-and-gold brocade chairs should you encounter a line or are waiting for your girlfriends.