While you can’t hit up a Toronto spa at the moment due to lockdown measures, at least you can daydream about it. Yorkville’s Hazelton Hotel is making daydreaming effortless with its sleek, newly renovated Spa By Valmont, which opened its fresh new doors to its serene sanctuary in November.
Like many of the neighbourhood’s residents and frequent visitors, the hotel’s spa underwent a facelift during COVID-19.
Designed by the internationally celebrated Yabu Pushelberg, the renovation project was designed to articulate the evolution of wellness with soothing elements like an inviting canvas of light, colours, and finishes throughout; a nature-inspired check-in area with a monolithic stone desk and warm wooden millwork; and a revamped reception area with art and splashes of a jewel-toned colour.
Glen Pushelberg, Project Leader at Yabu Pushelberg says, “The Hazelton’s rejuvenation was an opportunity to re-imagine one of our first major design projects. It was a special experience for us as designers; to reflect on our past point of view and to see how it has evolved. The Hazelton became the canvas where we could move our ideas forward and share a new experience with Toronto and its international guest. The new spa by Valmont is the embodiment of wellness-centric design; empathetically catered to the guests’ sense to recalibrate the mind, body, and soul. We are honoured to create a space of timeless tranquillity for The Hazelton guest.”
The result of the transformation is four treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure station, and a steam room.
“This renovation represents the future of our partnership with the incomparable
Hazelton Hotel, marking the next phase in our shared commitment to luxury,” says
Cedric Roget, Chief Executive Officer – Valmont North America.
The spa’s fitness centre (which is frequented by visiting celebs in better times) and refreshment bar have also been updated. Additionally, the spa includes an inviting indoor saltwater pool.
For the skincare-obsessed set, The Spa by Valmont also features the brand’s new five-product Primary Collection. The microbiome-balancing line specifically designed to help prevent skin irritation – an increasing concern at a time when masks have become a wardrobe staple.
As Toronto prepares for a long winter of COVID-19 restrictions, the only hope is that it won’t be too long before our spa daydreams become a (much needed) reality again.
All photos: Hazelton Hotel Toronto