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House of Elemis Penthouse in London

House of Elemis Penthouse in LondonThis past spring, Elemis reopened its flagship spa after a total transformation. Set in a luxe Mayfair townhouse, The House of Elemis (London) is designed to be the creative heart of the skincare brand, where spa meets science meets skin. With cofounder Oriele Frank serving as the creative driving force behind the reconceptualized space, the spa was designed with natural materials, textural lighting, artisanal glass, and ceramic work to create an intimately residential yet contemporary atmosphere. A highlight of the seven-treatment room spa includes The Penthouse, a private oasis with two treatment rooms; the UK’s first Gharieni MLX Quartz treatment table; and a sculptural installation of delicate porcelain petals, a bespoke piece of art from architect and ceramic artist Valeria Nascimento. There, spa-goers are treated to first-class service in which a spa concierge tends to their every need, including making dinner reservations and procuring theater tickets. The House of Elemis also features The Speed Spa, an area dedicated to providing a mix of 15- to 30-minute treatments for those whom time is of the essence.

In addition to the new look, the spa also debuted a new menu created by Noella Gabriel, cofounder and creator of Elemis Therapies. “The menu has been designed to make sure every treatment is action-packed in the most relaxing way,” says Gabriel. “The treatments really respect the idea that you’re giving your time, and we will always give back.” Fortunately, American spa-goers will soon boast their own House of Elemis, when it’s introduced in Miami next year. Says Gabriel, “This is a couture beauty house—everything is designed around what you want and what you need for the day.”