Club Mirbeau: The Best Way to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution

    The holiday season is finally over and the New Year has arrived. It goes without saying that the holiday season is a time for filling our tummies with treats and hibernating under the covers. Like most people, you likely have one, or ten, New Year’s Resolutions that will hopefully spring you out of the holiday slump. Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to approach these resolutions in a way that is effective AND enjoyable.

     

    Luckily for all Capital Region dwellers, a Club Mirbeau membership at Spa Mirbeau will provide you with all the tools you need to make your resolutions stick.

     

     

    Beauty & Fashion

    Dry winter weather has a way of taking a toll on your skin and hair and the chilly temperatures give us good reason to stay bundled deep under layers of clothes, making it easy to leave fashion at the front door. Hoping to spice up your look this year, in cold and warm weather? From our organic, ethical skincare products, to our fabulous hand-picked clothing items, La Boutique has everything you need to keep you feeling good in every season from the inside, out. Some of our favorite brands include Zentsis, known for its organic lotions, soaps and shampoos, free from harmful chemicals and Lulu Lemon, a yoga/fitness clothing line that will definitely come in handy when you begin your fitness journey.

     

     

    Personalized Fitness

    If the crowds of people at gyms this time of year make you cringe, you are not alone. That’s why we assure our fitness studios maintain a calm, exclusive atmosphere. With a Club Mirbeau membership, you can enjoy spin and yoga classes, as well as access to our free weights and cardio equipment. We also offer our members the option of speaking with a nutrition specialist to make your daily choices easier.

     

     

     

    Rest and Relaxation

    Our spa offers world-class amenities for Club Mirbeau members to use at their convenience, ranging from eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and saunas, a resting area with a meditation pool, and an aqua terrace featuring an oversized hot plunge pool. You can also enjoy Le Bistro’s menu in your bath robe from the aqua terrace. Our extensive menu of spa treatments offers your favorite classic massages and facials, to the more exotic treatments, including our Himalayan Salt Massage and Crushed Cabernet Scrub.

     

     

    Conquer your New Year Resolutions and keep your life classically balanced this year with a Club Mirbeau membership.

     

     

    *View our Club Mirbeau Membership Packages Here*

     

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    A New Capital Region Restaurant You’ll Want to Put on Your List

     

    Mirbeau, loosely translated from French as “reflected beauty,” aims to create the feeling of a luxurious French getaway, close to home. Our day resort does our best to reflect the sights, the experience and even the flavors that you would find in the French countryside, and Le Bistro is a part of that.

     

    At Spa Mirbeau, we understand that not everyone has acquired a taste for French flavors, which is why we’ve simply taken inspiration from French-speaking populations around the world to create an incredible, crowd-pleasing menu.

     

    Diverse offerings range from American favorites to classic French dishes. If you’re looking to enjoy some good American comfort food, stop by and dine on French Onion soup, a classic Cobb salad, Calamari and a Roasted Turkey Dinner with a side of Butternut Squash. If you’re feeling more adventurous, opt for our Tuna Niçoise, Steak Frites or Filet Mignon Au Poivre.

     

    Whatever you’re craving, we offer a wide variety of wines and an extensive cocktail menu, perfect for enjoying in our restaurant or on our aqua terrace. You may preview our menu by clicking here.

     

    Give our cozy, romantic Le Bistro a try, and we’re confident our beautifully fresh flavors will sweep you off your feet!

     

    *For a limited time only, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or cocktail with the purchase of an entrée between 4 and 6pm.

     

     

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    “Girl’s Night Out” with Caudalie {EVENT}

    We will be hosting our very first “Girl’s Night Out” on Saturday, December 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.!

    This event is open to the public and will feature the products of one of France’s most iconic beauty brands, Caudalie.

    Specializing in anti-aging, skincare, body care, fragrance & masks, Caudalie experts will be on site speaking to you about their beauty enhancing ingredients derived straight from the grapevines of Bordeaux, France. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

    With your purchase of a $25 gift card to use toward event purchases you will receive 25% off all Caudalie products, a wine tasting, complimentary hors d’veoures by Le Bistro and a complimentary facial consultation, a raffle entry with every Caudalie purchase, and a gift with a purchase of $175 or more!

    Space is limited! To reserve your spot at this very special Girl’s Night Out with Caudalie call 844-MIRBEAU!

    See you there!

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    Spa Mirbeau’s Finishing Touches

    With less than two weeks to go until our Grand Opening, Spa Mirbeau is approaching completion!

    With that said, you can expect a lot of finishing touches in our final days of construction.

    Here’s a quick peek of how some of our favorite spaces are coming together!

     

    The flooring has been laid in the Resting Area (above), with the heated foot pool in place!

    We still have yet to put out the relaxation chairs and reveal the hand-painted dome mural.

     

          

    Today is a big day for the Aqua Terrace (above, left) and Le Bistro (above, right).

    The beautiful, dark flooring is being laid to complement the bright skylight.

     

     

    Our interior mall entrance, where you will find our retail shop, La Boutique, is almost ready to open its doors.

     

          

    The flooring, painting and lighting is completed in our women’s (above left) and men’s (above right) locker rooms.

    Now it’s time to get the countertops and mirrors in place!

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    Start Booking Your Day Resort Experience NOW!

    The wait is over!

    Albany’s newest day resort will be open on November 15th, and you can start booking some of our fabulous spa treatments TODAY.

    Try a Himalayan Salt Massage and have warm massage stones made with salt crystals from an ancient primal sea beneath the Himalayan Mountains bring mind, body, and spirit into balance. This treatment gently soothes away an accumulation of stress, tension and pollutants.

    Or try a Crushed Cabernet Scrub! This treatment uses a blend of grape seed, honey and brown sugar to create a scrub that invigorates and refines skin, to stimulate microcirculation and drainage of excess toxins. This is followed by the application of Caudalie’s contouring concentrate and body lotion to restore the skin’s radiance.

    Looking for an incredible facial? Our Organic Radiance Facial includes a natural fruit acid peel to rapidly exfoliate dead skin cells and improve the skin’s tone and texture. Active, natural, cutting-edge peptides, organic grape stem cells, potent antioxidants and plant extracts can help improve skin tone and texture while brightening the skin and fighting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    You probably know by now that Spa Mirbeau isn’t just a spa, it’s an opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities you would find at a French resort in the countryside, close to home, so book your stay-cation now! Call us today at 1-(844)-MIRBEAU or schedule your appointment easily online.

    We look forward to seeing you!

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    There are Day Spas, and then there are Day Resorts.

    With Spa Mirbeau’s Grand Opening right around the corner, the countdown is on for perfecting our brand-new Day Resort! While we don’t want to reveal too much before our Grand Opening on November 15th, the picture above is a sneak peak of what we think will be your favorite Spa Mirbeau hot spot (no pun intended): Our heated Aqua Terrace!

    Between the fireplace, the gigantic steamy pool and the soft sun peeking through the skylight, you won’t be able to stay away from our cozy Aqua Terrace. Sipping a glass of wine in a cozy robe might just be your new favorite way to decompress after a stressful day at work.

    But Spa Mirbeau will be so much more than just the Aqua Terrace. In fact, it will be so much more than a spa! Our hope is that you truly come to enjoy Spa Mirbeau as a lifestyle destination. We hope some days you come for Le Bistro, to enjoy a glass of wine and light French fare with samplings from the Mediterranean. That other days you come to enjoy a group fitness class in either our yoga or spin room. Maybe your favorite visits to Spa Mirbeau will be those times you cap your shopping trips at Crossgates with a visit to our Boutique.

    No matter how you join us, we hope you enjoy everything we have to offer. Starting November 15th, we’re here to help you relax, enjoy life and unplug from the outside world. Because at Spa Mirbeau, we’re all about making life just a little more balanced.

     

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    Media Hard Hat Tour: Our Grand Opening is Quickly Approaching

    The construction at Spa Mirbeau is approaching completion. With the drywall already in place, the Capital Region’s new day resort concept will be ready for its Grand Opening on November 15th!

    Last week, we gave 10 local writers, reporters, influencers and bloggers a sneak peak of the new facility during our exclusive Media Hard Hat Tour.

    If you’ve been reading our recent blog posts, you may have gathered by now that the Spa Mirbeau experience only begins with the spa. Spa Mirbeau is a lifestyle destination, a resort without the overnight stay, encouraging guests to take a break from their busy schedules, relax and stay awhile.

    Each of our Hard Hat Tour guests enjoyed a preview of what it will be like to visit Spa Mirbeau. We began the tour in the reception area, where we escorted the group to the men’s and women’s locker room areas, they toured what will be our steam rooms, saunas, resting area and treatment rooms. From there, the group moved through the Aqua Terrace where they were greeted by a room lit with natural light . Attendees were even able to get a glimpse of where the hot massage pool will be along with the Aqua Terrace Bar where spa guests will be able to order a selection of salads, tapas-style offerings and beverages.

    Tour guests were then guided through the kitchen to the other side of the day resort where they saw our yoga and spin rooms, La Boutique (our retail shop), and of course, Le Bistro, where spa guests and mall guests will soon enjoy light French fare, samplings of the Mediterranean, and a full bar.

    Whether it’s a workout, a spa treatment, shopping or a delicious meal, you can find it all at Spa Mirbeau, because we believe life is all about balance.

     

     

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    Construction Update: Counting down to our Grand Opening!

    Once we made the decision to create a high-end day resort in the Capital Region, we knew we had to go all out. After all, it takes a lot to make your guests feel like they’re relaxing in the French countryside with each visit!

     

    Imagine with us for a moment what it will be like to visit Spa Mirbeau for the first time. You enter the main doors in the reception area to be welcomed by French architecture and warm colors. Which way should you stroll down the castle-like hallways? Go right, and you’ll find the exercise studios, ready to welcome you for a recharging workout. Just a little further down the hall, you’ll discover an inviting French restaurant, Le Bistro, where you’ll savor each bite of impeccable, light fare.

     

    But what happens if you go left instead? You’ll be greeted by herbal, aromatic scents, floating out of each treatment room and helping you relax with every breath. Just as you reach the back of the resort and you think that’s all there is to see, you’ll stumble across our day resort’s gem. All of a sudden, the ceiling opens up, the natural light pours in and you find yourself in a heavenly oasis of relaxation. That’s right, you made your way to our aqua terrace, complete with a hot plunge pool, waterfall, relaxation chairs and a heated foot pool.

     

    Do you choose left first for an aqua terrace session, and right second for dinner at Le Bistro? Or right first for a quick workout, and left second so you can bring your glass of wine to the aqua terrace? We don’t think you can go wrong, because with every visit to Spa Mirbeau, you’ll be on vacation (or staycation) and every visit is about you!

     

    While we’ve made significant progress, you can see we still have a lot to do with less than a month away. The steel framing and sheetrock are up, but we still have to install some of your future favorite amenities… including the hot plunge pool, steam rooms and saunas. And let’s not forget the wine bar at Le Bistro!

     

    Stay tuned as we transform this once empty 17,000-square-foot space into a dreamy day resort!
    CLICK HERE to watch a video clip of the construction!

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    Spa Products, Horse Races and Pink Hats for a Cure

    Our Spa Mirbeau team decided to go pink yesterday at the Saratoga Race Course on behalf of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Who doesn’t like to get dressed up in a pretty dress and a fabulous track hat every now and again?

    The Sizzling Hot Pink Saratoga Hat Luncheon by Play for P.I.N.K. gave 200 beautiful ladies the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful cocktail reception and luncheon while feeling pretty in pink, and all for a good cause! In an effort to give back, 100 percent of the luncheon’s ticket purchases, donations and sponsorships were given directly to breast cancer research.

     

    We wanted to show our support for such a great cause, and sponsored five seats at the luncheon, and also donated four exquisite door prizes! Four lucky ladies took home prize bags filled with top-of-the-line hair and skin products, bath goodies and Spa Mirbeau gift cards, redeemable upon our opening at Crossgates Mall this fall. We were also honored to have two fabulous fellow sponsors, including Vineyard Vines and Moet Chandon Champagne.

    But our day didn’t end there! We also sponsored one of the Capital Region’s favorite summer pastimes—a horse race! As our very first sponsored race, the Spa Mirbeau Sprint was the ninth race of the day yesterday, conveniently following the luncheon. After placing our race picks, we took a photo in the Winner’s Circle with Amber Dancer and did a bit of celebrating!

    Champagne, pink hats, spa treats and horses made for a great day, giving us a chance to connect with a community we love, while giving back at the same time.

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    Construction Update: Are You Here for a Massage?

    “Welcome to Spa Mirbeau, what service will you be enjoying today?”

    It may be hard to see now, but this photo was taken in the space which will soon be our reception area! First impressions are everything, which is why you will feel instant relaxation from the moment you step into our calm, day resort atmosphere.

    How will you spend your first visit? What services will you be trying? Maybe you’ll try an organic radiance facial? A cabernet body scrub? A French clay detox? Or maybe you’ll come to relax on our aqua terrace with a glass of wine, followed by some lite French Fare at Le Bistro.

    We have great news for you. Even with our extensive menu of spa treatments and day resort amenities, you can’t go wrong with your decision. And if you just can’t seem to get enough of the Spa Mirbeau experience (which is a dilemma for many!), we have a little something called “Club Mirbeau,” a membership that gives you access to enjoy all our amenities, as often as you like.

    Remember, from the moment you step foot into our doors at Spa Mirbeau, it’s all about YOU, and making sure you can relax and recharge.

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