In a bout of news that cannot come soon enough: Chanel is preparing to open its first spa. The beauty sanctuary will be housed within the newly renovated Ritz Paris, due to reopen later this year. A spokesperson on behalf of the French fashion house has confirmed that "Chanel au Ritz Paris" will be dedicated to its extensive skincare offering, and will open in the Ritz Club at "year-end".
The five-star Ritz Paris has been closed since July 2012 for an extensive renovation project. It was famously home to Coco Chanel for 34 years from the early 1930s, and the property has a suite dedicated to the late designer.
"The story linking Chanel and the Ritz Paris would not be complete without the opening of a new Coco Chanel suite inspired by the one she originally occupied and by the decor she loved so much," reads a statement from Chanel.
It's not yet been confirmed as to whether the Chanel spa will be a one-off, or whether it's likely to open at any of the hotel's other international outposts.