Dior Institut

Haute couture meets relaxation in Paris
Hôtel Plaza Athénée’s Dior Institut spa pays homage to the iconic designer — but it goes beyond just the name. In 1946, Christian Dior debuted his first couture house near the hotel on Avenue Montaigne. Dior became a hotel regular, and the Athénée quickly became his favorite spot to shoot and find inspiration for his high-end collections.

The spa, which opened in 2008, and borrows Dior’s approach to design: Treatments are created and refined for each individual visitor. The services exclusively use Dior beauty and skincare products, and each one ends with a “finishing touch,” a makeup and perfume application that will make you feel runway-ready.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• In keeping in line with the Dior Institut’s philosophy, which is “the ultimate luxury experience for pure beauty,” treatments here are dedicated to an attractive aesthetic and total well-being.

• Once the personal skin evaluation is completed at the hands of Dior Institut’s expert aestheticians, a state-of-the-art computer program selects the perfect range of products for your treatment.

• The chosen products are illuminated behind a mirrored glass window in the treatment room, like precious jewels in a display case.

• To create exceptional skincare, Dior Science draws on the benefits of active ingredients derived from flowers, particularly roses, with extraordinary properties, cultivated in the Dior gardens around the world.

• The benefits of these lotions and serums are heightened by the hands of the Dior Institut’s therapists using the brand’s signature “art of touch” in each treatment.
The Treatments
• The attention to detail and personalized focus of the Dior Institut’s treatments align to reveal a youthful look alongside a radiant glow, providing balance and boosting energy.

• Each service at the Dior Institut is built around a precise framework, beginning with a tailored beauty diagnosis in which the skin is carefully examined by an aesthetician who also assesses your lifestyle and personal needs.

• Next, you’ll partake in a back rub, an exercise to help with firmness or other issues, a hand massage and that aforementioned finishing touch to help you look and feel good.

• Top-of-the-line treatments include the two-hour holistic l’Or de Vie Miracle facial with a posture-correcting back massage, an application of Yquem sap, followed by a shiatsu rubdown of the scalp, face and shoulders to deeply relax the entire body.

• The Dior Institut also offers detoxifying skin services, age-defying face treatments for men, body sculpting, a 60- or 90-minute deep-tissue massage, hand and foot treatments, as well as professional makeup application.
The Facilities
• Upon entering the Paris spa, you feel as if you’ve been transported into a luxurious dressing room, since Dior fashion shows are played on tall screens around the entryway.

• The bright, cream-filled haven, which is composed of five treatment rooms and one double room for couples (think massages and facials for two), offers high-quality and bespoke services.

• Recently added to the spa is a private manicure and pedicure room, where anti-aging treatments using microdermabrasion techniques result in glowing hands and feet.
Getting There
25 Avenue Montaigne, 75 008 Paris, France
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