Elizabeth Arden to open spa at The Bravern

When Elizabeth Arden opened her signature Red Door Spa in New York City a century ago, it was a first in the world of beauty. She introduced the day spa, and eventually established the country’s first destination resort spas.

  • Monday, June 2, 2008 4:15pm
  • Life

When Elizabeth Arden opened her signature Red Door Spa in New York City a century ago, it was a first in the world of beauty. She introduced the day spa, and eventually established the country’s first destination resort spas.

Now the namesake company is coming to Bellevue.

In 2009, the company will open only its second West Coast location at The Bravern, a 1.6 million square foot development in downtown, featuring an outdoor shopping village, residential condominiums and office space. The spa joins a line-up of “firsts” for The Bravern, including the Northwest’s first Neiman Marcus, DavidBartonGym and Jimmy Choo boutique.

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at The Bravern will feature nine treatment rooms together with manicure stations, pedicure thrones and a hair, color and styling salon complete with men’s and women’s spa locker and relaxation areas.

The 6,000+ square foot facility will offer a complete menu of day spa services including the Red Door Spa signature skincare, massage and body treatments, nail services, hair styling, makeup artistry and more. Red Door Spa Holdings currently owns and operates more than 50 full-service day spas and salons throughout the United States and in London.

Schnitzer West, developer of The Bravern, announced that Bank of America will locate a full-service branch in the project, housed in a 4,700 square-foot space facing Northeast Sixth Street adjacent to the Wild Ginger restaurant. The bank plans to locate an ATM along Northeast Eighth Street to address shoppers, residents and office workers daily needs.

Currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2009, The Bravern will feature a distinctive outdoor setting, with gracious arrival courts and European-style piazzas. It will include approximately 305,000 square feet of fashion-leading retail and restaurants anchored by a 125,000-square-foot Neiman Marcus, 455 signature residences in two condominium towers and two office buildings, which have been fully leased to Microsoft.

When finished, the five-acre site will accommodate 2,300 Microsoft employees, approximately 1,000 homeowners and employ between 300 and 500 staff among the retail shops and services. The project also will include a 35-acre subterranean parking garage with 3,100 stalls.

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