SpaFinder’s Taste of New York Spas event, held on August 18th, 2010, was a huge success! Almost 300 industry executives joined together at SpaFinder’s New York City offices in the Flatiron District to snack on hors d’oeuvres, sip on cocktails, solidify relationships, make new friends, and enjoy a taste of what some of New York’s finest spas have to offer.
Featuring seven prestigious spas in the New York City area, various signature treatments were highlighted and sampled:
Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza demoed its Crushed Cabernet Scrub, a warm mixture of grape seeds, honey, brown sugar and organic grape seed oil, on the hands of many lucky guests. To top it off, Caudalie’s sommelier of the Paradox French Wine Lounge gave wine tastings of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte from its family vineyard in Bordeaux.
The Spa at Trump Soho
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental debuted and sampled its brand new “Himalayan Salt, Sea & Chakra Therapy,” an exclusively designed purification, balancing and sequential healing treatment that taps into the powerful wellness benefits of elements from the earth, sea and air.
Clarins Skin Spa gave attendees a taste of Clarins’ Power of Touch where ten minutes of blissful touch, with a skin radiance ritual hand facial or a tension-releasing back massage pampered guests.
Spa Merge presented two treatments combining science and nature. The science treatment involved a sample of the “Ultimate Merge Facial,” which included a two-layer intense exfoliation process incorporating a custom peel followed by macro- or orbital-dermabrasion and micro-current lifting to stimulate and strengthen facial muscles. The nature aspect gave guests a demo of the spa’s “Organic Massage” with either a mini foot scrub, scalp massage or neck and shoulder massage.
The Spa at the Surrey treated guests to two aroma-based experiences with Darphin and Li’tya product lines. The Darphin experience showcased expertly blended essential oils and the Li’tya experience incorporated the Wulima Yulu (Journey of Aroma) and a Smoking ceremony.
The Spa at Trump Soho, which just opened in mid-August, debuted its henna application services and threading, an ancient hair removal technique to give clean brow lines and definition. The new spa features a Middle Eastern theme to complement the first Hammam on the east coast.
YeloSpa offered two unique mini-services: Its “AlphaLounger” gave guests a taste of the three-dimensional experience consisting of sound, light and movement that connects a unique quality of deep relaxation with an inspiring and energizing effect. It also offered Yelo Reflexology Sessions, a zero-gravity experience, which included a ten-minute hand or foot reflexology session from the spa’s highly-trained and certified massage therapists.