The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Partners With Prada Beauty

Prada Spa Experience Launched Exclusively at The Ritz-Carlton Spas

CHEVY CHASE, MD — (MARKET WIRE) — 02/15/2006 — Prada Beauty, a leader in scientifically advanced skin care, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, a name synonymous with luxury and award-winning service, have joined forces to create a unique spa experience. Beginning in January 2006, Prada Beauty treatments will be featured exclusively in all full-service Ritz-Carlton Spas in North America.

“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Prada Beauty at 12 of our spas in North America. This partnership is a perfect fit because both companies share the same high expectations of service and quality,” said Karen Korpi, vice president of spa operations for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. “Guests will experience the service, surroundings, and ultimate relaxation of a Ritz-Carlton Spa, combined with the high quality skin care products of Prada Beauty,” she added.

Prada Beauty skin care products are made with the most pure, powerful ingredients available. These products, combined with “high-touch” professional spa techniques, provide immediate and long-lasting benefits to the skin.

The Ritz-Carlton Spas, known for providing an intimate and luxurious spa experience, are the ideal setting for Prada Beauty treatments. Elegant treatment rooms and well-appointed relaxation areas set the tone for the following indulgent Prada Beauty treatments:

The Prada Exfoliant Visage

Bring renewed suppleness and long-lasting hydration to dull skin with this gentle peel that eliminates dull surface cells while re-texturing and re-vitalizing skin. This treatment minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores, leaving skin visibly softer and smoother. Prada’s Exfoliating Concentrate/Face is applied with a pleasurable specialized technique. Thanks to active ingredients including Glycolic and Lactic Acids, the complexion looks and feels younger. Follow the in-spa treatment with an 8-day at home treatment featuring the Exfoliating Concentrate. 90 minutes, $250

The Prada Radiance Visage

Recover lost radiance with this accelerating treatment rich in Vitamin C. At the heart of the Radiance Visage is Prada’s highly advanced Lightening Concentrate/Face, containing a freshly mixed Ascorbic Acid in a fast-penetrating Bio-Mimetic base. The concentrate, applied with a pleasurable specialized technique, works to lighten dark spots and correct irregular pigmentation, thus restoring luminosity and radiance. This is a multi-level prevention and correction procedure that provides fast, long-term results. Follow the in-spa treatment with an 8-day at home treatment featuring the Lightening Concentrate. 90 minutes, $250

The Prada Reviving Visage

This intensive, non-surgical treatment dramatically lifts and firms facial contours, restoring natural beauty to mature skin. An advanced lifting, firming and re-contouring treatment with Bio-Firm Complex, it both reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and prevents new wrinkles from appearing. The result is a supple, radiant, younger-looking complexion. During this treatment, two exclusive Prada concentrates are at work: Prada’s Reviving Bio-Firm Concentrate/Face, which contains Collagen and Essential Fatty Acids to improve firmness and elasticity; and The Prada Reviving Bio-Firm Night Concentrate/Neck and Décolleté, which contains Marine-Derived ingredients to visibly lift, firm, and fight the signs of aging. Follow the in-spa treatment with an 8-day at home treatment featuring the Reviving Bio-Firm Concentrate for Face and the Reviving Bio-Firm Night Concentrate for Neck and Décolleté. 90 minutes, $375

The Prada Replenishing Body Facial

Rejuvenate fatigued skin with this soothing re-mineralizing treatment, which uses a combination of specialized massage techniques and Prada’s signature scent to indulge the body and soul. The experience begins with a Marine Crystal exfoliation to provide cellular renewal and stimulation. Next is a revitalizing and firming Stone Clay wrap to leave skin nourished and to awaken its energy sources. Finally, a relaxing massage leaves skin gently bathed in Prada’s signature scent. 90 minutes, $250

The Prada Beauty Spa Techniques

Prada Beauty’s Special Care products are the focus of The Ritz-Carlton Spa treatments, but the techniques used in their application are also important for overall effectiveness. The treatments have a true rhythmic flow from beginning to end, allowing the guest to fully immerse themselves in the experience.

Steps of the Treatments

Prelude — Breathe and Stretch

1 – Purify and Prepare

2 – Exfoliate and Deep Cleanse

3 – Invigorating Conventional Massage

4 – Draining Technique with Shiatsu Points and Application of Concentrates

5 – Universal Protection

There are three key techniques that distinguish Prada Beauty treatments and make them exceptional from other facials. First the Prelude, a time of deep breathing and stretching, relaxes the spa guest, and allows the spa specialist to become in tune with the guest’s level of being. Breath stimulates the immune system, the circulatory system and the lymphatic system. The guest becomes more receptive to the treatment, both physiologically and psychologically. Gentle stretching, inspired by myofascial techniques, releases tension from the neck, shoulders, décolleté, cranium and face, creating maximum relaxation.

Secondly, the invigorating conventional massage, the third step of the treatment, hydrates, nourishes and moisturizes. These dual performance techniques are highly personalized — the esthetician follows the key steps that identify the signature Prada facial, while enhancing each movement with their own finesse and expertise. Spa specialists are then able to find the flow and rhythm that’s right for each guest, making the treatment a one-of-a-kind experience.

Finally, Prada Beauty treatments feature a specialized technique using effleurage movements and shiatsu points to encourage balance and drainage of the tissues. This technique is used during the application of Prada Beauty’s Special Care Concentrates to enhance the absorption of the active ingredients, making the treatment more effective and long-lasting.

Spa Locations

The Prada Spa Experience is available exclusively at the following Ritz-Carlton Spas:


The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Huntington

The Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando, Grand Lakes
The Ritz-Carlton Members Spa Club at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Reynolds Plantation

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, New Orleans (Temporarily closed; hotel and spa are
scheduled to reopen September 1, 2006.)

Spa Vita di Lago at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, MD, (USA) currently operates 59 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Over 20 projects are under development around the globe with hotel openings planned for Moscow and Beijing over the next year. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information contact Ritz-Carlton toll free reservations at 1 (800) 241-3333, your travel consultant or visit

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