The spa has been realised following a comprehensive 12-month renovation of the hotel’s existing wellness facilities and was curated to capture the essence of revitalisation.

Spanning 1,700sq m, the Evian Spa embraces the ethos of its namesake brand, drawing inspiration from the beauty of nature's water cycle.

Originally introduced in Japan in 2012, Evian-branded spas can be found at five destinations worldwide, including Tokyo, Hanoi, Seoul, Evian-Les-Bains and Doha.

At the core of the Evian Spa concept lies a deep connection to the journey of Evian water, "originating from celestial phenomena and traversing through the alpine terrain for over 15 years to emerge in its purest form at the spring".

Guided by this narrative, the spa experience unfolds across four dimensions: the celestial birth, mineral infiltration, precious reserve and the vitalising spring, shaping everything from the spa's sensory environments to its treatments and architectural design.

With six individual treatment rooms and two further rooms for couples massages, every detail in the spa has been designed to echo the water cycle. The treatment rooms feature majestic natural vistas, both through their wide windows gazing out onto the hotel's grounds and floor-to-ceiling images of alpine landscapes.

On arrival, guests are welcomed into an arched sanctuary with a film retracing the water cycle.

Wet and thermal facilities include an outdoor hydro-circuit, a snow room, a plunge pool, a sauna, a steamroom, an indoor pool and an aqua bar.

Patrick Saussay, consultant and development manager for the Evian Spa brand, spearheaded the spa’s overhaul.

He told Spa Business: “The spa’s architecture is inspired by the mountain’s curves. Meanwhile, the design and decor – as if shaped by water – are intended to reinforce a sense of letting go, encourage restful breathing and evoke a sense of alpine tranquillity.

“In addition, the spa features lighting that follows the rhythm of the sun, sound therapy and special signature aromas.”

More about The Hôtel Royal

Situated within the 19-hectare private wooded domain of the Evian Resort, The Hôtel Royal, established in 1909, boasts a rich history and underwent a comprehensive refurbishment in 2015, offering guests views of its sprawling 47-acre estate.

By Megan Whitby