The st. regis resort.aspen (aspen.co) proves that looks can be deceiving. Although from the outside it may appear as it always has, inside the St. Regis has undergone a $37 million renovation. As part of this transformation, the resort recently unveiled Remède Spa, the 15,000-square-foot flagship of a new global spa brand developed for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. It is also the first resort spa in Aspen.
Made of natural stone, the whirlpool in The Confluence offers spa-goers a place to unwind.
"The Remède Spa brand focuses on luxury, indulgence, and escape," says operations director Christina Mogan. "The Remède Spa, Aspen translates this vision with a regional flair." Addressing the need for hydration, oxygenation, and muscle relaxation of those who visit the high-altitude destination, the spa offers special water features, an Oxygen Lounge, and a variety of signature treatments that soothe tired muscles. Tokens of indulgence—chilled champagne, truffles, and other decadent treats—are also always on hand.
Catering to a discerning clientele, the spa is frequented by the rich and famous. Its Aspen locale is also a draw for those wanting to take advantage of the alpine setting. "In Aspen, most spa guests are interested in a massage after a long day of skiing," says Mogan.
With that in mind, the staff offer several signature services that appeal to its skiing clientele. The Après Ski Massage ($175, 90 minutes) and Hematite and Basalt Stone Massage ($185, 90 minutes) are intended to reward skiers after a day on the slopes.
The couples treatment room includes a soaking tub.
The spa's menu is divided into core services, classics, and Aspen signature services. According to Mogan, the spa's core services are meant to ensure that guests have a selection of treatments that highlight the benefits of the Laboratoire Remède line. The classics are intended to give guests the traditional spa services with which they are familiar, and the Aspen signature services are designed to address specific needs and incorporate indigenous elements from the region. "We wanted to highlight the innovation and efficacy of the Laboratoire Remède skincare line while communicating the needs and desires of the Aspen guest specifically," says Mogan. "We also wanted to focus on quality, not quantity, and create a limited selection of services that truly target our guests' needs."
Inspired by Colorado's natural springs, The Confluence features several waterfalls
Open seven days a week from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M., Remède Spa has approximately 60 staff members, half of whom work part-time. With a decor that pays homage to the mountain surroundings, the spa includes men's and women's locker facilities, both with steam baths referred to as vapor caves, cold plunge pools, and whirlpools. Remède's unique water feature, known as The Confluence, has several invigorating waterfalls. It was inspired by Colorado's many hot springs. The spa has a movement studio for yoga, Pilates, and other group classes, too. Space was also allotted for retail. "The Spa Boutique is an essential part of the spa experience," says Mogan. "After a treatment, guests receive product recommendations from our expert technicians based on their individual needs." In addition to five high-end skincare lines, the boutique retails robes, slippers, throws, blankets, and more.
Guests can indulge in champagne, truffles, and other decadent treats in the spa's relaxation area.
According to Mogan, one of the spa's biggest challenges is keeping up the momentum and excitement as Aspen's low season draws near. However, plans are underway to expand the brand. "The Remède Spa brand is developing exponentially, mirroring the St. Regis hotel brand," says Mogan. "During the next eighteen months, we foresee rapid facility expansion in global terms and extensive product development."