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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – November 15, 2016 – The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is very pleased to welcome Spa L’OCCITANE by the Bay to its Nob Hill luxury award-winning hotel, combining an opulent hotel experience with the Provençal art de vivre.

Created in partnership with Sanghvi Group, which operates L’OCCITANE spas across five hotels in India and now one in the US, Spa L’OCCITANE by the Bay is the first of its kind on the West Coast. At 6,200 square feet, the new sanctuary offers exceptional spa services that combine the brand’s authentic ingredients from the South of France with traditional massage therapies. With over 3,000 boutiques and 85 spas worldwide, L’OCCITANE brings a wealth of beauty and spa development expertise to The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, and is excited to call the ‘City by the Bay’ its newest home.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Spa L’OCCITANE by the Bay to The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, “ says Bruce Gorelick, General Manager. “L’OCCITANE’s award-winning history of luxury and service dovetail so well with The Ritz-Carlton brand by creating unrivaled, authentic spa experiences using the highest quality ingredients. This makes them an exciting addition to our Nob Hill landmark hotel which will inspire new memories for our guests.”

Tucked away on the first floor of The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, Spa L’OCCITANE by the Bay welcomes guests into a setting that personifies the brand’s spirit and core values: authenticity, sensoriality and respect. Coupling modern elegance and Provençal warmth, the spa’s design features a clean, crisp waiting area complemented by scenic portraits, giving guests a glimpse into the natural beauty of the French countryside.

Inside the treatment area, guests will encounter cozy havens equipped to deliver a holistic menu of rituals highlighting L’OCCITANE’s most beloved products and natural ingredients -- Lavender, Verbena and Immortelle for a true moment of pampering and delight.

Staffed by a team of 12 professional therapists, the spa is open daily from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. and offers over 30 unique services to choose from, ranging from aromatherapy massages to anti-aging treatments like the signature Immortelle Divine Secret Facial which combines lifting and contouring massage techniques to help boost youthfulness and rejuvenate skin.

“We are very pleased to be opening our newest spa at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco,” said Maddie Smith, Regional Managing Director of North America. “The luxurious San Francisco property is the perfect place for L’OCCITANE to deliver premium spa services with a touch of Provence.”

With The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco situated in the picturesque neighborhood of Nob Hill, not only does Spa L’OCCITANE by the Bay offer travelers the perfect sanctuary to rejuvenate after exploring the hilly city, it is also a destination that locals can benefit from. With three world-exclusive treatments, including a jet lag reviver, microclimate healing treatment and tech tension relief, the spa will cater to tourists and local residents alike.

Coinciding with the launch of the spa, select suites at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco will begin to sport L’OCCITANE’s popular Verbena amenities that many frequent travelers have come to know and love.

About L’OCCITANE

Founded by Olivier Baussan over 40 years ago, L’OCCITANE en Provence captures the true art de vivre of Provence, offering a sensorial immersion in the natural beauty, fragrance and lifestyle of the south of France. From the texture of L’OCCITANE en Provence products to their scent, each skincare, body care and fragrance formula promises pleasure through beauty and well-being—a moment rich in enjoyment and discovery that goes beyond tangible benefits to create a different experience of Provence. L’OCCITANE en Provence products are available at usa.loccitane.com and in 200+ boutiques throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact: Nicole Parker, L’OCCITANE en Provence Public Relations, nicole.parker@loccitane.com.