ENTER THE URBAN RETREAT
The world’s most exclusive day spa is coming to Lebanon. More precisely it’s coming to Aïshti by the Sea. Prepare to welcome the oasis of calm and exclusivity that is Urban Retreat
Urban Retreat at Aïshti by the Sea will host a members- only gym, rooftop pool and café-restaurant creating a destination to work out in and enjoy stunning sea views, and access the world’s finest brands and what will be the best treatments across Beirut. Created by entrepreneur and fashion and beauty guru, George Hammer, as the world’s first super-salon concept when it opened in Harrods in 2002 – Urban Retreat’s guiding principle is quality and luxury all round.
The first Haute Parfumerie concept in Beirut provides guests with personal perfume consultations, featuring a special collection of the most coveted scents from top perfume houses. Alongside the first such parfumerie, the glamour squad that will be at shoppers’ disposal includes 250 employees, working over 25,000 square feet of not only beautifully designed but perfectly considered space. There are 12 beauty therapy rooms, a tattoo removal expert, a dedicated MediSpa room using the latest laser technology, a Trichology and Hair Medica Centre, a luxury hair salon with 14 styling stations, as well as manicures and pedicures delivered in line with the most current trends, by fully qualified technicians. A special retail emporium is also on site offering exclusive products including smaller independent luxury brands that cannot be found anywhere else in Beirut. Add to this star visits from the likes of international make-up guru, Ruby Hammer, and hair stylist, Andrew Barton, as well as leading doctors in cosmetic treatments and what you find is the ultimate hair and beauty destination.
As exciting as the wealth of expertise, service and treatments that Urban Retreat is bringing to Aïshti by the Sea, equally trend setting is the private members gym and pool, which has more in common with world-renowned global members club Soho House than a drop- in day spa and salon.
The philosophy is simple: an add-on member’s club allows cardholders to experience quality dining, pampering and – inevitably – networking, amid luxurious and fashionable design and architecture. At Urban Retreat, members will have access to a spectacular rooftop pool and terrace with views of the ocean, as well as gym facilities where you can expect, and demand, privacy. The Urban Retreat Café is bringing the same quality of food, drink and service to be found in Harrods to Aïshti – multi-award-winning chef Pete Taylor’s menu which includes a rare tuna niçoise salad and a stunning Cornish crab linguini provide a luxury dining experience on a par with the world’s best.
Read the full article in A Mag Issue 83, “Enter The Urban Retreat” by Lucille Howe or online here.
Aïshti by the Sea, Antelias
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