Guerlain Spa at One&Only The Palm

Located on the furthest tip of The Palm’s West Crescent, One&Only The Palm offers guests the chance to escape the bustling city and enter an exclusive island enclave. Complete with its own private marina and accessible by boat or via a winding driveway, this elegant retreat might be minutes from the heart of Dubai, but it feels like a million miles away.

Spanning 2,400m2, Guerlain Spa at One&Only The Palm is accessed through a breath taking courtyard inspired by the architecture of Andalusia’s Moorish palaces, curating a feeling of calm sanctuary. Hidden by verdant foliage, stone archways carved with intricate Islamic patterns lead the way, beyond a magical enclosed patio with serene water-edged walkways and trickling fountains, to the cloistered inner courtyard. Alluding to legendary palaces such as Alhambra in Spain where they believed water represented the sensation of heaven on earth, a central pool creates tranquillity and light. Prior to, or post treatment, guests are invited to use the heat facilities including a steam room and sauna or relax on day beds around the adults-only private pool.

The only Guerlain Spa in the United Arab Emirates, it features individual suits and couples’ suite as well as a relaxation room, private swimming pool and inviting lounge. A secluded, self-contained couples’ suite complete with hammam facilities, includes a double scrub room and shower, private steam room, two separate soaking baths as well as a private lounge area.

Combining centuries of expertise in the quest for beautiful skin with sheer indulgence, the Parisian beauty house founded in 1828, has designed three bespoke treatments exclusive to One&Only The Palm guests. Influenced by cutting-edge and ancient techniques from around the world, as well as time-honoured Arabian customs and ingredients only found in the Middle East, the treatments use Guerlain products to deliver outstanding and long-lasting results.

Exclusive Guerlain treatments to One&Only The Palm include ‘Désert D’Orient’, which takes guests on a sensory journey into the orient, with a Silk Indulgence Milk Scrub, Guerlain body wrap and steam room for skin purification and detoxification, culminating in a soothing massage using one of the four Guerlain scented Massage Elixirs. ‘Dubai Harmony’ is the perfect balance of treatment and massage leaving city-worn tissue re-oxygenated and illuminating the complexion. Ideal as part of a blissful beach retreat, the ‘One&Only Solar Evasion’ is a relaxing face and body exfoliation, followed by a Terracotta “Huile du Voyageur” oil massage, designed to prepare skin for tanning and prolong a post-sun healthy glow.

In addition to these three bespoke experiences, One&Only The Palm offers a range of Guerlain’s renowned treatments including the ‘Orchidée Impériale Prestige Treatment’, a comprehensive facial utilising the iconic Orchidée Impériale creams to visibly transform skin, as well as ‘Abeille Royale Expert Treatment’ during which skin is targeted with Abeille Royale Youth Serum, using pure Royal Concentrate sourced from rare black bees on the protected island of Ouessant in France. Other Guerlain Spa rituals include the ‘Imperial Relaxing Message’ paying homage to the Eau de Cologne Impériale that facilitates oxygenation, stimulates circulation and evokes a profound sense of serenity, and Guerlain Super Active Facials, three prescriptive treatments that deliver an immediate and results-driven experiences. Tailor-made ‘Only Men’ treatments are also available for gentlemen that need a little ‘R&R’.

The Guerlain Spa features sumptuous reception fully stocked with Guerlain cosmetics and perfumes, giving guests the opportunity to purchase a comprehensive array of products to continue their pampering ritual at home.

Located across the tranquil internal courtyard, a dedicated Beauty Salon boasts the talents of France’s ‘foot virtuoso’ at the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez and innovative Zouari Hair Salon by hair stylist Alexandre Zouari.

Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez presents a collection of exclusive services for feet, hands and nails fusing wellbeing and beauty. Bastien’s philosophy to restore the natural beauty of nails through podiatry-influences techniques has earned him the privileged status of ‘foot virtuoso’ with his cosmopolitan clientele. At One&Only The Palm, personally trained experts are dedicated to bringing the Bastien world to the resort. Having long recognised the importance and vulnerability of the feet, he believes passionately that they deserve specific and intensive treatment. As a result, he developed his method as a unique blend of strict medical care combined with a more holistic approach. Each Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez guest receives a specific massage focusing on muscular flexibility, joint mobility, circulation and skin conditioning.

At Zouari Hair Salon, hair stylist Alexandre Zouari combines his love of old-school glamour and cutting-edge techniques to hairstyling, hair colouring, hair extensions and Ritualities organic protein hair treatments from the award-winning Eva Professional brand, L'Oréal, Kérastase and Erayba Hair Cosmetics. Having grown up in a world of beauty in Paris, he became renowned in prestigious circles of the European city’s ‘Golden Triangle’ for his dedication to style.

For those seeking a new frontier in fitness, the 120m2 Fitness Centre features state-of-the-art Technogym equipment including the latest Kinesis training stations. Bespoke workouts and tailored programmes are available with expert personal trainers. An 18-metre, three-lane outdoor temperature-controlled pool comes with a secluded relaxation area exclusively for adults and a Heat Experience Suite with sauna and steam room for guests to rest and rejuvenate.