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"I was bowled over by the Caudalie Spa at The Plaza, New York - it is just so beautiful! Designer Yves Collette has produced a haven that truly evokes vineyards - a reminder that Caudalie was started by former ski champions Daniel and Florence Cathiard at their Châteaux de Smith Haut-Lafitte vineyard in the Bordeaux region.
"The 8,000 sq-ft Caudalie Spa at The Plaza is all soft raspberry pinks and soft browns (think grapes in full bloom, on old vines) with startling highlights of bright, bright apple green on table tops in the wine-tasting bar (think new vine leaves, in spring time). Yes, this is a spa which not only has 14 treatment rooms but also its own wine-tasting area, which doubles as the relax room.
"The spa is complemented by a 75-foot indoor pool, a hair salon by top Greenwich CT and Hollywood cutter Warren-Tricomi and a fitness center run by Hollywood's top personal trainer, the bubbly Romanian Radu Teodorescu. I cannot wait to return to The Plaza Hotel simply to indulge in the spa - et al."
Mary Gostelow is an industry guru when it come comes to global hospitality and lifestyle.
She is Editor-in-Chief of WOW.travel, the online magazine of . She is International Advisor for Elite Traveler, The Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine. She also has her own global market intelligence, Gostelow Report, for the travel and tourism industry.
Mary spends 300 days a year travelling - plenty of time to explore the world's best hotel and destination spas and to share her tips on the latest and greatest health and beauty treasures.See my profile