Above: The inviting lounge area at the Spa at Delamar
Photographs: Julie Bidwell
For a destination-spa experience that doesn’t require travel time, ladies in the know head to the Spa at Delamar. Set on the second floor of the waterfront hotel, it’s a prime spot for a staycation or girlfriends’ getaway. The spa blends a luxe environment with high-tech treatments, some exclusive to our area. “I decided to offer Greenwich the products and services they were traveling to New York and Palm Beach to receive,” says Georgette Mallory, spa director. The spa is the only one in town to carry Biologique Recherche, a thirty-five-year-old French line that’s rich in botanical, marine and biological extracts, as well as the Swiss antiaging line Valmont. During most treatments, clients lie on an Amethyst BioMat, an FDA-approved medical device that soothes tight muscles and stimulates detoxification as it relaxes and warms the body. Results-oriented treatments include mesotherapy and micro-current facials, yet the waiting room feels like a well-appointed living room.
“This is an extension of our home,” says Georgette, who emphasizes the extensive training of the spa’s estheticians and the customization of each treatment. “We have women coming from New York and making a day of it.” Overnight guests can arrange for in-room yoga or pop over to SoulCycle for complimentary classes. “It’s about taking care of each person at every opportunity.” delamargreenwich.com
Yes, you can get your makeup done at many salons and spas, but here you may be whisked away to a hotel room overlooking the harbor, where a makeup artist who’s worked on top cover models focuses on you, using the La Bella Donna mineral-based line, $125.
The Ultimate Facial
A 90-minute facial that combines micro-current technology with manual-lift massage using serums and other products from Biologique
Recherche. The service includes some body massage and because you’re lying on an amethyst biomat throughout, it is doubly relaxing. Add a 30-minute Valmont medical-grade collagen mask for even longer-lasting results, $315.
Micro-Puncture Lab Facial
This state-of-the-art treatment involves mesotherapy, which helps the skin to absorb vitamin-based serums and collagen via tiny needles. Restores the skin, treats discoloration and stimulates collagen, $285.
Deluxe Body Lift
A body treatment that exfoliates and tones using micro-current sculpting for firmer skin all over, $405
Amethyst Biomat Therapy
Though the Biomat is included in many services, you can also come in for 30 minutes on the mat (those with chronic pain also find the treatment therapeutic) to relieve pain, soothe muscles, stimulate sleep and detoxify, $40.