Iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach sets the stage for a unique spa experience

Lapis® Spa debuted at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach in April 2009. Designed by renowned architecture and design firm Richardson Sadeki, and inspired by the world’s earliest traditional thermal spas, the 40,000 square foot, two-story sanctuary features 30 private treatment rooms in a light, contemporary space with restorative healing water therapies. Lapis offers exclusive Tracie Martyn® services and products; outside of her New York spa, Fontainebleau is the only location in the world to offer such treatments.

To provide the ultimate spa experience, Lapis has evolved the age-old concept of using natural thermal and mineral water therapies to enhance health and well-being. In combining these ancient modalities with cutting-edge technologies, all Lapis treatments confer a range of benefits to stimulate energy, promote anti-aging, provide stress-relief and enhance wellness. The essential elements of traditional thermal spa culture are showcased in rejuvenating Lapis treatments such as the Jet Setter’s Antidote, a massage with Wacapou wood stones believed to stimulate circulation and aid in the elimination of toxins. Scentual and Indulgent, a custom aromatherapy and stone massage, melts away tension as it pampers the body and uplifts the senses.

The mineral rich waters that are incorporated into Lapis treatments are infused with a red seaweed extract farmed from the coast of Brittany. This particular seaweed survives in extreme environmental conditions and has adapted a protective, UV-resistant membrane to guard from harsh rays and extremely dry conditions during low tide. When absorbed by the skin and hair, the seaweed forms an invisible, long-lasting barrier that acts as a shield from harmful UV rays allowing the skin and hair to retain moisture. The calcium and magnesium in the seaweed helps to repair damage caused by environmental conditions. Guests are encouraged to experience the therapeutic qualities of this mineralized water prior to treatments by exploring Lapis’ unique water journeys such as the Path to Relaxation, which begins with a dip in the Immersion Mineral Jet Pool, followed by a plunge in the Energy Deluge Shower, stroll through the 35 foot Elements Rain Tunnel, and concluding with a relaxing float across the 65 foot jetted Essence pool.

A partnership with Tracie Martyn marks the first time the beauty expert’s sought after treatments and products are available outside of her Manhattan spa. Tracie’s famed Resculpting Facial®, also known as the Red Carpet Facial due to its devout celebrity following, and her Resculpting Body Treatment® are both offered. Martyn’s revolutionary approach to beauty stems from her unique background in both fashion, as a highly acclaimed make-up artist, and wellness, as a certified yoga teacher. Her `concept, Absolute Purity Visible Results merges science and nature with technologically advanced beauty treatments using natural and anti-aging skin care products. Martyn's treatments were designed to improve the appearance of the skin while providing a relaxing and curative experience, in line with the Lapis treatment philosophy.

Lapis also houses a full service hair salon and nail spa, Lapis Salon, as well as a signature boutique where many of the amenities and products used during treatments as well as fine teas, leisure and yoga wear and candles are available for purchase.  A signature line of Lapis products including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion and body scrub are available; these items, which were designed by Richardson Sadeki and produced in France, feature the same red seaweed extract added for therapeutic purposes. Many of the products are sold in full as well as convenient travel sizes for those guests who plan to use the products at the resort, for future travel or would like to extend the Lapis spa experience to their home.  Also available at the boutiques is the Tracie Martyn® All Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care line that combines natural vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants with organic botanicals and essential oils.

Spa interiors, treatments and programs have been holistically designed to create an environment that is contemplative, sophisticated and recuperative. Upon entering Lapis, each guest is given a plush robe, pair of slippers and a guide detailing the space’s amenities. The spa houses separate lounge and locker areas for women and men as well as communal areas to encourage the social interaction that was once so commonplace in thermal baths.  The ladies’ area, designed with white marbles, white oak accents and maple floors, is enveloped in soothing hues, which subtly become darker as one moves further into the spa. The ladies’ area is outfitted with private lockers and dressing rooms, tranquil lounges with heated baths, deluge showers, custom stone hammams, rain showers and steam rooms – all designed to complement the treatments. The handsome gents’ area features rich brown American Walnut wood and darker hued marbles and offers lounges with heated baths, deluge showers and custom hammams. Two larger oceanfront rooms or Duets called Azure and Indigo, are designed for couples or small groups, and are fitted with their own private steam rooms, hot baths and treatment tables. Variously a solo sanctuary or social meeting place that revives true spa culture, Lapis provides intimate moments within a quiet collective so guests can experience the healing power of thermal therapies and treatments designed to create positive change.

Fontainebleau’s 5,800 square foot, state of the art exercise facility is adjacent to Lapis. With views of the ocean and the resort’s poolscape including the signature Lapidus-inspired bow-tie pool, the gym features Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment complete with personal TV monitors, the latest Cybex weight resistance equipment and a comprehensive selection of free weights. Additional gym highlights include a separate stretching area, a refreshment station and the availability of private training sessions. 

Lapis, the SPA at Fontainebleau is open from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm Sunday to Friday and 9:30 am to 7:30 pm on Saturday. To make an appointment please call 305.674.4772. For more information please visit www.fontainebleau.com.

About Fontainebleau Miami Beach
A revered Miami Beach landmark for more than 50 years set on 22 oceanfront acres, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 new guestrooms and suites outfitted with iMacs®; 12 restaurants and lounges, most notably Gotham Steak®, ScarpettaTM and Hakkasan®; two dynamic nightlife venues; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and co-ed swimming pools; and a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape.

About Tracie Martyn
British-born New York beauty expert, Tracie Martyn is the authority to whom actors and actresses, music industry icons, members of royal families, media moguls, and supermodels entrust their faces; not only before important events such as award shows and red carpet appearances, but as the premier choice of a non-invasive yet effective approach to beauty. Martyn, a highly-acclaimed make-up artist in the fashion industry since 1982, has worked with the world's top photographers, models and celebrities on projects for such international publications as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle and Harper's Bazaar. During this time, Tracie learned the specific needs and demands of her make-up clients and their desire to defy time and appear rested.
Intrigued by the potential for non-surgical enhancement of the face and body, Tracie Martyn developed her signature treatments, the Resculpting Facial® and the Resculpting Body Treatment®, non-invasive, anti-aging treatments that yield phenomenal results. Her breakthrough work applies a unique holistic approach to beauty, incorporating her expertise in yoga, nutrition, and a number of massage techniques while simultaneously embracing gentle yet effective technologies to create a youthful appearance.
Her own brand of skin care products represents major innovation by pioneering effective anti-aging formulas with a simultaneous commitment to organic, green and natural awareness in the beauty industry. www.traciemartyn.com

About Richardson Sadeki
Richardson Sadeki was launched in 1999 by Clarissa Richardson and Heidar Sadeki, who met while attending Princeton’s Graduate School of Architecture. Richardson Sadeki provides interior design, graphic, and packaging services. The studio takes on projects that combine every aspect of design in the creation of a visual identity, primarily within the hospitality industry. Their clients include Mandalay Bay, Bliss Spas, MGM Mirage CityCenter, Aldar Properties, and Thompson Hotel Group. Richardson Sadeki has been the recipient of several industry awards, notably a Gold Key Award for Bathhouse, in the category of Best Spa. The studio is located in New York City. www.richardsonsadeki.com