NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural French beauty retailer L'OCCITANE announced today that it has opened doors to a new spa at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, combining a luxurious hotel experience with the Provençal art de vivre.
Coined Spa L'OCCITANE by the Bay, the new 6,200 square foot retreat will offer exceptional spa services that combine the brand's authentic ingredients from the South of France with traditional massage therapies. With over 3,000 boutiques and 85 spas worldwide, L'OCCITANE brings a wealth of beauty and spa development expertise to The Ritz-Carlton, and is excited to call San Francisco its newest home.
"We are very pleased to be opening our newest spa at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco," said Maddie Smith, Regional Managing Director of North America. "The luxurious San Francisco property is the perfect place for L'OCCITANE to deliver premium spa services with a touch of Provence."
Created in partnership with Sanghvi Group, which operates L'OCCITANE spas across five hotels in India and now one in the US, Spa L'OCCITANE by the Bay is the first of its kind on the West Coast. Located on the first floor of The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, the new spa welcomes guests into a setting that personifies the brand's spirit and core values: authenticity, sensoriality and respect. Coupling modern elegance and Provençal warmth, the design features a clean, crisp waiting area complemented by scenic portraits, giving guests a glimpse into the natural beauty of the French countryside.
Inside the treatment area, guests will encounter cozy havens equipped to deliver a holistic menu of rituals highlighting L'OCCITANE's most beloved products and natural ingredients -- Lavender, Verbena and Immortelle for a true moment of pampering and delight. Staffed by a team of 12 professional therapists, the spa is open daily from 8:00 am through 8:00 pm and offers over 30 unique services to choose from, ranging from aromatherapy massages to anti-aging treatments like the signature Immortelle Divine Secret Facial which combines lifting and contouring massage techniques to help boost youthfulness and rejuvenate skin.
"I am so pleased to lead this project on behalf of L'OCCITANE," said Spa Director Jill Carlen. "Both L'OCCITANE and The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco have an award-winning history of delivering one-of-a-kind experiences with the ultimate in service."
Situated in the scenic neighborhood of Nob Hill, the new spa is not only the perfect sanctuary to rejuvenate after exploring the hilly "City by the Bay," but also one that locals can benefit from. With three world-exclusive treatments, including a jet-lag reviver, micro climate treatment and importantly, tech tension relief, the spa will cater to tourists and local clientele alike.
"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Spa L'Occitane by the Bay to The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, " says Bruce Gorelick, General Manager. "L'OCCITANE's award-winning history of luxury and service dovetail so well with The Ritz-Carlton brand by creating unrivaled, authentic spa experiences using the highest quality ingredients. This makes them an exciting addition to our Nob Hill landmark hotel which will inspire new memories for our guests."
Coinciding with the launch of the spa, select suites at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco will begin to feature L'OCCITANE's popular Verbena amenities that many frequent travelers have come to know and love.
Founded by Olivier Baussan over 40 years ago, L'OCCITANE captures the true art de vivre of Provence, offering a sensorial immersion in the natural beauty, fragrance and lifestyle of the South of France. From the texture of L'OCCITANE products to their scent, each skincare, body care and fragrance formula promises pleasure through beauty and well-being—a moment rich in enjoyment and discovery that goes beyond tangible benefits to create a unique experience of Provence. L'OCCITANE products are available at usa.loccitane.com and in 200+ boutiques throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact: Nicole Parker, Senior Communications Manager at L'OCCITANE, [email protected].
About The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Completely transformed and reimagined, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco sets a new standard of excellence in the City by the Bay, drawing inspiration from the alluring designs of couture and the city's iconic architecture. Set within a 1909 Neoclassical landmark building in the prestigious Nob Hill neighborhood, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is the city's only AAA Five Diamond hotel and was recently named the #1 hotel in San Francisco by the readers of Travel + Leisure for their 2016 'World's Best Awards'. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the iconic hotel is nearby San Francisco's most visited attractions and the historic cable car is accessible right outside its doors. Offering globally-inspired California cuisine and seasonal cocktails at the award-winning Parallel 37, the largest luxury Club Level experience in San Francisco, and more than 24,000 sq. ft. of grand event spaces, the 336-room Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco provides the ultimate in personalized Ritz-Carlton service, comfort and luxury. For more information, please contact: Shelly Auyeung, Communications Specialist at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, [email protected].