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The Little Nell in Aspen and Dior Team Up to Launch Dioriviera and a Dior Spa Residency

In celebration of the resort’s 35th anniversary, the partnership marks Dior’s first full spa residency in the U.S.

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Dior and The Little Nell (Aspen, CO) recently announced the opening of a new Dioriviera and Dior Spa residency at The Little Nell, from June 13 to September 2, 2024. Celebrating The Little Nell’s 35th anniversary and the Fall 2024 Dioriviera capsule collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior has created a captivating experience at the base of Aspen Mountain. Featuring the same aquamarine Toile de Jouy fabricas the collection, Dioriviera at The Little Nell includes a Dior Spa residency, the hotel’s pool and hot tub cabana, and a bespoke floral installation created for the season, encompassing The Little Nell’s living wall and gardens. Guests can also take advantage of the Dior Poolside Cart, serving exclusive offerings, and Weekend Golden Hour Champagne Toasts. To further enhance the experience, the resort’s resident gardener will provide weekly garden tours inspired by Christian Dior’s love of flowers, offered on Fridays at 4 p.m. As an additional touch point, guests and locals alike can visit the Dioriviera gondola at the mountain’s base. 

The Little Nell, a Relais & Châteaux property, offers guests a cosmopolitan yet intimate ambiance, award-winning wine and culinary programs, unparalleled service, and exclusive adventures and amenities designed to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. With this exclusive partnership, Dior and The Little Nell are bringing the French Riviera to America’s most iconic mountain town, enhancing the property’s commitment to offering indelible and transformative experiences to guests. 

Anchoring the Dioriviera animation is the Dior Spa at The Little Nell, Dior’s first Alpine footprint and full spa residency within the U.S. Adorned in natural materials and the same aquamarine Toile de Jouy Soleil as the pool, Dior Spa at The Little Nell transforms the spa’s three treatment rooms, reception lounge, and retail boutique. 

In this exquisite setting, guests are invited to embark on a magical journey of holistic wellbeing that showcases the best of the Dior Spa expertise. A top-flight Dior Spa treatment program created exclusively for The Little Nell is designed to engage the senses and includes nine signature treatments for the face and body, each designed to help the skin and senses blossom. 

Some of the highlights include:

Dior Aspen Ritual (90 minutes), the signature treatment is an immersive wellness experience dedicated to body or skin recovery. As an introduction to this treatment, an infrared therapy sauna session detoxifies and prepares the skin. For the body, a deep-tissue massage on an infrared mat and an invigorating body scrub offers a true sensory escape while eliminating toxins and revitalizing skin. For the face, a holistic mountain treatment redefines facial contours, while LED light and oxygen stimulate cellular repair.

The Midnight Treatment (90 minutes) is a facial that guides guests towards an instant feeling of release. Dedicated to resting the skin and mind, this treatment works to increase the nighttime benefits of sleep for transformed skin upon waking. As a prelude to this relaxing treatment, breathing and meditation exercises slow down the heart rate. Melatonin, the naturally produced sleep hormone, helps promote rest and relaxation. A facial massage using broad and slow movements encourages total relaxation for a luminous, soothed complexion. Combined with LED therapy, this treatment delivers results.

L’Or de Vie Miracle(60 minutes) is an antioxidant facial protocol that incorporates Yquem sap for longevity. Like a prelude to plenitude, it opens with a relaxing back massage that extends to the face to relax micro-tensions. The combination of Dior rock crystal with enveloping movements gives the skin a sensation of harmony and a visible transformation. To enhance the end of the treatment, a thermo-warming mask imbues the skin with its precious active ingredients. Step by step, the skin gains strength and resistance, while the face radiates with a divine glow.

Kobi-Dior (60 minutes), a facial treatment, is a high-performance treatment inspired by Kobido techniques. Reinterpreted by Dior, these techniques infuse their power into lifting muscular massages with rejuvenating effects. Deep and precise, they reshape and plump the entire face. Wrinkles are smoothed, contours resculpted, and facial volume is visibly reshaped.

D-Balance (60 or 90 minutes) is a body massage inspired by acupressure techniques. This energizing treatment combines specific and rhythmic strokes that tone tissue, release physical energy, and return each guest to a state of inner wellbeing. Bio-rhythms are stimulated to boost energy flow. This invigorating massage includes 10 minutes of infrared sauna therapy at the start of the treatment and is not available for pregnant women.

Constellation (60 or 90 minutes) a holistic body massage to completely unwind and relax the body. It includes 10 minutes of infrared sauna therapy at the start of the treatment, combined with slow and enveloping strokes for the entire body.

D-Tissue (60 or 90 minutes) is a deep-tissue massage for the body, that includes 10 minutes of infrared sauna therapy at the start of the treatment. It aims to release tension and reoxygenate muscles thanks to highly technical strokes. To help soothe body, a combination of strong and gentle meticulous movements helps eliminate toxins and relieve aching muscles. The ultimate high-performance treatment, it’s ideal for recovering after a sports session or for immediate relaxation.

Additionally, two Dior Experiences have been created exclusively for the Dior Spa at The Little Nell and tailored to each guest. 

Dior Alpine Glow (4 hours)is the ultimate indulgence. Between an enveloping, deeply relaxing body massage and a facial treatment that restores the skin’s radiance and luminosity, energies are realigned, the mind is freed, and serenity is rediscovered. It features the following:

  • Heat Therapy (15 min)
  • Constellation (60 min)
  • Foot Relief (30 min)
  • Carrot Glow Collagen Juice & Snack by the pool (60 min)
  • Kobi-Dior (60 min)
  • LED Therapy (15 min)

D-Tox Ritual (4 hours) is a ritual for the face and body that invites a total reset. Promoting the detoxification of the skin, body, and mind, this treatment program offers unprecedented relaxation. Between body treatments inspired by acupressure and purifying facial treatments that restore radiance to the skin, energies are released, the body is revitalized, and serenity is restored. It features:

  • Heat Therapy (15 min)
  • D-Balance (60 min)
  • Foot Relief (30 min)
  • D-Bloat Gut Health Juice & Snack by the pool (60 min)
  • L’Or de Vie Miracle (60 min)
  • LED Therapy (15 min)

Following their treatment, guests are welcome to relax in the Jacuzzi for a tranquil finishing touch. Spa-goers may also peruse a selection of Dior’s skincare and fragrance collections, including L’Or de Vie, Dior Prestige, and La Collection Privé Christian Dior, at the spa’s boutique. 

An ode to the joy of escape, exalting art de vivre, and dreaming so dear to the house, Dioriviera at The Little Nell is one in a series of exclusive Dioriviera global activations, including seven Dior boutiques, 12 resort concept stores, and seven pop-up boutiques worldwide. The Dioriviera capsule of ready-to-wear and accessories is available just a few blocks from the hotel at the Dior boutique in Aspen.

About The Author
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Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent, abcnews.com, jetsetter.com, outside.com, and wellandgood.com, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.