Field Trip: Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf-Astoria

Westchester Magazine Beauty Editor Nancy Claus gives you the scoop on one of NYC’s most divine destinations



Guerlain is a master at packaging. Case in point: the clever little twist-and-reveal compacts for lipsticks or mascara that we’ve raved about in the past or the jewel-like blue glass vessels filled with Orchidée Impériale face cream.

So it’s no surprise that its flagship spa in the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan wows on every level, from the stunning lobby with a screen of crystals cascading from the ceiling to the posh treatment rooms with en suite bathrooms, closets, even chairs to relax in, after your very relaxing treatment (during which you can opt to have your shoes shined and clothes steamed).

Try the new Guerlain Orchidée Impériale’s “Cure” Treatment ($225 for 60 min; $295 for 80 min) or the Abeille Royale Youth Facial Treatment ($295 for 80 min).

A little pricey by Westchester standards, but all treatments include a glass (or three) of wine or Champagne and a makeup “refresh,” so you leave feeling great and looking marvelous—perfectly packaged for a night on the town.