xx August 2017 — On 17 December, Aman Le Mélézin will reopen for the alpine Ski
Season and mark its 25th anniversary by unveiling a new holistic 767 square metre spa,
dedicated to rebalancing both body and mind. Following the recent refurbishment of all rooms
and suites in 2016, the new spa will bring two summer seasons worth of works to a close and
will provide an extensive wellness sanctuary for guests to ensconce themselves after an
exhilarating day on the slopes. Additionally, to mark this milestone anniversary, Aman Le
Mélézin will launch Nama, the culinary concept introduced by Aman earlier this year when it
was inaugurated at Amanpuri, which celebrates finely crafted Japanese cuisine under the
guidance of master chef Keiji Matoba.
The new spa at Aman Le Mélézin will comprise two new floors, the construction of which
saw the entire building temporarily placed on stilts, an architectural and engineering endeavour
that has never before been attempted in Courchevel. On one of the two floors will reside the
new spa with five spacious treatment rooms including two double suites and one signature Thai
massage suite. A hammam will also be installed to offer guests a menu of Turkish wellness
experiences including warming and soothing hot stone massages, and energizing Himalayan salt
A newly installed yoga studio will be located adjacent to the spa and will offer early
morning pre-ski sessions with a qualified instructor to prepare and stretch the body for the
Evening classes will focus on releasing tension and stretching the muscles used during
skiing. The studio will be equipped with state-of the-art TRX equipment, used to develop
strength, balance, flexibility and core stability, all of which are instrumental to improving ski
skills Private yoga sessions can be arranged for those who desire more focused attention.
The second floor will host the wellness area which will consist of experiential showers to
stimulate the body's circulatory system and oxygen intake, a cold plunge pool to relieve
swelling and remove lactic acid after strenuous exercise, a relaxation lounge, a Capri-stone
hammam and a wooden sauna. Located a few steps away and f lanked by Jacuzzis, a tranquil
14-metre lap pool will lie beneath vaulted ceilings between white pillars and mirrored walls
providing a calm environment to swim and soak.
The Aman Spa menu has been carefully curated to offer treatments that will focus on
providing nourishing heat and moisture following exposure to the wind and cold. Guests will
have the chance to prepare for their time on the slopes with a pre-ski massage to improve
circulation, increase muscle and tendon elasticity, all of which reduce the chance of injury on
the slopes whilst a treatment post-ski will help to break down the build-up of lactic acid that
can occur when muscles have worked hard, and reduce the onset of muscle soreness.