Pietro Simone On Why Flemings Mayfair Is The Perfect Destination For His New Skincare Clinic

Found simply across the nook from Green Park and a five-minute stroll away from Bond Street, Flemings Mayfair resort is a type of ‘little black-book’ addresses that, in case you have been visiting London, you’d wish to find out about. Despite its unbelievable place on Half Moon Street, it’s remarkably under-the-radar, however that’s one of many joys about Flemings – it seems like a secret bolthole, that you just’ve ‘occurred’ to stumble throughout. 

Flemings Mayfair – the place conventional and modernity mix.

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Of course, the truth is a bit completely different, as a result of, in reality, Flemings is definitely one of many oldest family-owned lodges in London, having first opened its doorways in 1851. Carved out of 13 Georgian townhouses, and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a keep right here is all about understatement, privateness and top-end luxurious.
The foyer’s marble flooring and hushed ambiance give technique to a chic drawing room, bedazzling with peacock-blue velvet chairs and a hand-painted mural by de Gournay. (The stylish afternoon tea served right here is among the greatest on the town.) Downstairs is Ormar Mayfair by Sofian, the flagship restaurant presided over by government chef Sofian Msetfi, identified for his vibrant tackle basic British dishes. 

Lounge in fashion.

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So far, so pretty conventional – but Flemings is filled with surprises. While – on first sight – this seems like a basic, old-school property, in reality, it isn’t shy in embracing a forward-thinking, fashionable strategy to hospitality. Interiors, as an illustration, are conceived by designers Tully Filmer, with the slick aesthetic giving a nod to a glamorous 1930’s impressed décor – a world away from the ‘staid’ really feel you may, at first, have anticipated. 

Interiors give a glamourous vibe.


Bold wall colors blended with shades of bronze and tender greys completely complement the various interval options, whereas bespoke furnishings in silver-stained fiddle-back sycamore give an opulent, luxurious really feel. Beds have bespoke frames and hand-stitched mattresses, with 500 thread-count linens on high, wallpapers are lavish and carpets are deep. The resort additionally has a partnership with celeb photographer Dr. Andy Gotts MBE, who is legendary for his black and white portraits of celebrities, which you’ll spot dotted round. (Check out the portraits of Kylie Minogue and Dame Judi Dench, whom he photographed within the resort, as a part of a brand new non-public assortment.) 

One of the spacious flats.

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As properly because the 129 bedrooms, the resort’s dedication to privateness and discreet service signifies that it’s now completely suited to a post-Covid world, with a lot of non-public flats, a penthouse, ground-floor suites with landscaped non-public terraces and, even, a separate townhouse for personal rent – all providing house and seclusion, which many visitors will likely be looking for out within the months to return.

Inside the brand new Pietro Simone Clinic.

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What’s extra, the resort’s newest launch – the Pietro Simone Skincare Clinic – cements this ethos even additional. Instead of going for a standard spa strategy, Flemings has as a substitute opted for a state-of-the-art clinic providing – extra generally seen in the perfect lodges in NYC – with famend skincare practitioner and facialist – Pietro Simone – providing a spread of superior therapies.

Pietro Simone brings a contemporary face to the scene (in additional methods than one!)

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Sister to his clinic in New York – discovered on the magnificence and wellness hub, The Parlor (a ‘go-to’ for his tv, movie and supermodel shoppers) – the brand new London model – carved out of two luxurious suites – will provide one-to-one consultations, bespoke face and physique therapies. In reality, visitors can entry greater than 35 focused and transformative therapies, which use science-led skincare, shockwaves, radio frequency and state-of-the-art lymphatic drainage stimulation, to handle points starting from zits and hyperpigmentation to untimely ageing and undesirable physique fats.

Pietro’s Cotton-Thread approach.

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With greater than 20 years of expertise, Pietro is very regarded by business professionals and wonder aficionados alike. Known for his one-of-a-kind methodologies and 360° transformative experiences, better of all, his strategy is completely bespoke. Pietro adjusts his strategy in line with every individual’s wants, which he decides on, after assessing any points in individual.
Before establishing his personal clinic, Pietro labored for a few years with La Prairie skincare, though his ardour began lengthy earlier than, whereas he was rising up in Bergamo, in north Italy. 
“When I used to be round 14,” he reveals, “I used to be obsessive about area of interest magnificence manufacturers you could possibly solely discover in pharmacies. I began studying about what completely different merchandise have been obtainable in the marketplace, and what they did, and ‘experimented’ with as many as I may at house. I avidly examine each ingredient on every of the packing containers and learnt about what they have been used for. Around the identical time, I started to observe facial therapeutic massage on my mum’s mates and phrase quickly unfold, with many ladies saying that I had a pure present. It is only a ardour that I’ve all the time had.”

Face details on the Pietro Simone Clinic.

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Nowadays, at the guts of his strategy – and following a few years of coaching and expertise – is science, with Pietro embracing the newest, progressive expertise. Yet, he’s additionally at pains to level out that he additionally faucets into historical practices, like Gua Sha (a Chinese observe of utilizing a device to use stress and scrape the pores and skin to alleviate ache and rigidity) and facial therapeutic massage.
“My philosophy is that ‘our pores and skin is the theatre of life’”, he says. “You can’t separate pores and skin from feelings or stresses. What you’re going by inside, all the time reveals in your pores and skin. It is why I imagine {that a} tailor-made strategy is the one manner to assist enhance an individual’s pores and skin situation and the way they appear. I don’t provide a cookie-cutter strategy – what works for one individual, gained’t work for an additional. What’s extra, I imagine that whereas science and new developments are crucial, age-old magnificence knowledge, handed down by the generations, can’t be ignored, both.”
One of Pietro’s only, and subsequently common, facials is the Anti-Ageing Cotton Thread Revitaliser – which he can adapt to every individual’s wants. The pores and skin resurfacing therapy relies round a novel Organic Cotton Thread Method – as taught to Pietro by his grandmother, coupled with sturdy facial therapeutic massage. This rejuvenating anti-ageing facial focuses on a multi-step deep exfoliation to encourage mobile renewal and elevated micro-circulation. The consequence? Smoother, youthful-looking pores and skin. “I could make you look ten years youthful,” he says. It’s addictive stuff.

From NYC to London, Pietro’s skincare is now obtainable within the capital.

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“From the meals we eat, to the exercise we undertake, all of it has a big impact on the pores and skin,” Pietro continues. To this finish, he additionally makes use of a cutting-edge machine that extracts, presses and mixes the uncooked substances discovered inside his unique Pietro Simone Skincare merchandise (together with almonds, hazelnuts, argan, spinosa and herbs), to methodically utilise their pure oils. “I handpick which substances I really feel are best suited for a shopper’s pores and skin,” he explains. “I mix after which apply them to raise the skin-sensorial expertise. And, in fact, give outcomes.” 
Results-driven skincare and focused therapies are the premise of Pietro’s ethos – one which has a long-term imaginative and prescient in thoughts. To benefit from your expertise, visitors can e book the brand new Pietro Simone Experience at Flemings Mayfair, obtainable from this month, and which incorporates an in a single day keep in addition to the Anti-Ageing Cotton Thread Revitalising Facial Treatment. It will little doubt put a glow in your face.

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