Inspiration: The Modern Bel

Detail view of Chandelier at Hotel Bel-Air Spa

DETAILS The chandelier, custom-designed by Alger Triton, is composed of cascading leaves, handcrafted from gold-plated brass. Champalimaud scours cutting-edge design shows and showrooms to find “beautiful, exciting new things,” says Kastl. “We wanted to punctuate the spa with memorable lighting and furnishings.”

Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie

Open since: October 2011
Design team: Alexandra Champalimaud
Spa size: 7,000 square feet
Facilities: Seven treatment rooms; relaxation room; male and female locker areas; single-sex steam rooms; reception and retail boutique area; private courtyard garden
Most popular area: The Enclave, a couples treatment room with private garden. (“Watching clients enter this space is like watching a child unwrapping a beautiful gift,” says Hotel Bel-Air Spa director Nicole Weigand.)
Designer’s choice: “The locker rooms are stunning—refined and lush, but not overdone,” says Champalimaud principal Jon Kastl.