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Iridium Spa is an oasis spread across two floors at the top of the St. Regis Hotel in Toronto. With high quality products, an infinity pool and top notch decor, Iridium Spa offers massages, facials and nail treatments.
During the early months of the pandemic, St. Regis took advantage of the slowdown in hotel traffic to completely renovate the spa, opening the first Iridium Spa in North America.
The result is a totally new luxury spa that also has safety features built right in.
Walking into the spa on the 31st floor of the St. Regis definitely feels luxurious. Iridium is just across from St. Regis' Louix Louis restaurant, an appropriate pairing because Iridium feels like Versailles.
There's tons of marble, touches of gold, and the kind of serene ambiance that makes you whisper in hushed tones and seriously consider a life as someone who uses seasons as verbs.
Bringing us back to reality, the spa has installed numerous features that protect patrons and workers such as clear glass around the check-in centre and other areas where people could potentially be in close contact and extended sanitizations of the spa between clients.
The safety features are extensive but not intrusive, which is a major benefit to people who want to relax their bodies and minds.
Down the hall, the locker rooms feature products from Southy Paris, steam rooms, and a layout that even Chrishell Stause would swoon over.
Iridium was designed by Toronto artist Chapi Chapo, and the colours and textures were inspired by Ontario topography.
Farther down the hallway, Iridium has eleven treatment rooms (two of which are couples rooms) named after the notes in the St. Regis signature scent.
Clients can choose from an array of facials and massages including prenatal massages, and the rooms are completely sanitized (including the decor) between treatments.
Next, the full nail salon features stations for manicures and pedicures, complete with glass barriers (for safety) and a fun display of polish (for function) and a hidden TV in front of the pedicure bar (for bachelorette parties who want to watch Bridesmaids and be reminded that this process could be worse).
Upstairs, the salt water infinity pool is available to spa guests who want to splash around and there’s a whirlpool for guests who want the splashing to be done by jets.
The lounge is by far my favourite part of Iridium, and it’s the aspect that really sets it apart. The lounge is a gorgeous, plush room with cream loungers, privacy curtains, and a fireplace.
St. Regis Spa butlers offer champagne and snacks, and there are stunning views of the city. It’s serene, luxurious, and feels like the kind of place where Kendall Roy would go to dry out. The relaxed feeling stayed with me as I took the elevator down and left Iridium. In a time like this, it’s nice to have a little break for some serenity with the right amount of safety mixed in.