Spa & Wellness

Spa Review: PAUSE Spa Château Berger

Script your own spa story at the Paramount Hotel Dubai.

Walking into the Paramount Hotel Dubai’s chic lobby, we immediately feel as if we’ve stepped into a scene straight out of a Hollywood movie. A grand piano takes centre stage amongst digital screens projecting images of Hollywood stars to the masses. Our arrival experience is memorable and exciting, immediately setting the tone for an interactive movie-centric experience.

With a private screening room, movie-themed bedrooms (including the impressive Don Corleone suite), a charming speakeasy bar and meeting rooms inspired by the command deck of the Starship Enterprise, Paramount Hotel Dubai fully embraces its star-studded heritage and seamlessly weaves the magic of the movies into the customer experience.

Our most recent visit to the Business Bay address brought us to PAUSE Spa Château Berger, the only Château Berger establishment outside France. The spa products used contain active ingredients to reproduce the effects of cosmetic surgery and combat ageing.

Spa Château Berger

Met with billowing curtains, we enter into a sanctuary of brilliant white, where sleek lines and a serene ambience immediately cocoon visitors in a sense of calm. We’re greeted by the cheery and knowledgeable Spa Manager, Julie, who explains the spa’s inner workings with passion and infectious enthusiasm as we complete the pre-treatment questionnaire.

We’re soon led down mirrored corridors to the changing rooms, which are spacious and filled with all the amenities you could possibly need – mirrors, hairdryers, lockers and towels are all found in abundance. 

Once changed into the plush robes and slippers, we head to the treatment room, marked by a golden star straight from the Hollywood walk of fame. 

Our ‘Journey Of The Senses’ 60-minute massage begins with a citrus and eucalyptus foot bath, followed by a rigorous Himalayan salt scrub to remove dead cells and soften the skin. We then proceed with a bespoke massage that helps to remove body muscle tensions by promoting overall relaxation with gentle movements and regenerating benefits to leave the body feeling relaxed. We really appreciated the ability to upgrade the massage with additional elements such as hot stone massage, velvet facials and shea hair masques for extra pampering.

Spa Château Berger

We’d suggest taking some time to enjoy the facilities pre or post-treatment because the thermal area is remarkable. It’s easy to lose an hour or two hopping between the steam room, plunge pool, Finnish sauna and ice fountain, which encapsulate the perfect blend of fire and ice. You’ll also find bucket showers and experience showers, where ‘tropical rain’ emulates a monsoon rainstorm and ‘Caribbean Storm’ recreates a jungle environment with raucous wildlife sounds and dramatic thunder and lightning effects. 

Best of all, PAUSE Spa Château Berger offers a pause from reality and a chance to de-stress. We leave feeling red carpet ready, like one of the celebrities adorning the walls throughout the hotel. 

For a uniquely Hollywood experience infused with French techniques, look no further.

GO: Email pausespa@paramounthotelsdubai.com or call (0)4 246 6750 for reservations and more information.

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David Tapley - Editor
Dubai-based editor for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications across Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. Specialised in food, hospitality, arts, culture, and travel-related content.

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