By Vanessa Muri
Montreal, and Old Montreal in particular, is home to a multitude of beautiful, historic boutique hotels tucked away among cobblestone or tree-lined streets that offer intimate atmosphere, attentive service and well-appointed rooms.
But quaint can come at a cost: fully equipped spas, for one, are rare among smaller hotels.
Capitalizing on this missing link in Montreal luxury, the new Appia Nomadic Spa Community brings the spa directly to you—right to your hotel room, in fact.
All of Appia’s treatments take place in your hotel room, which is a bonus if you hate waiting your turn at the spa in your robe, to the tune of New Age music and gurgling fountains.
Within two hours of a reservation, a massage therapist arrives with a wheeled cart equipped with massage table and linens, an audio system and two 100% natural skincare systems: Tata Harper anti-aging facial serums, masks and creams, plus Appia’s own line of body scrubs, oils and lotions made in Quebec with local ingredients. (The products are for sale.)
You can choose from a variety of massages as well as facials, body scrubs, bath and shower soaks and other skin treatments.
Hotels currently offering the mobile spa services include Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile, Loews Hotel Vogue, Le Germain Montreal and Le Saint Sulpice Hotel Montreal.
Photo: Appia Communauté Spa Nomade