A Look Inside Rescue Spa’s Attractive New House in Rittenhouse

A Look Inside Rescue Spa’s Attractive New House in Rittenhouse


The total-service, luxe day spa is now working out of the previous house of the historic Rittenhouse Membership and Barneys New York.

A Look Inside Rescue Spa’s Attractive New House in Rittenhouse

Rescue Spa formally reopened at 1811 Walnut Road on December 20, 2022. / Pictures by Karen Harmelin.

Final month, skincare mecca Rescue Spa reopened in a 9,700-square-foot bilevel house bathed in shiny white and lightweight wooden. There’s excessive ceilings, splashes of marble, a grand black-metal staircase, a gold chandelier, refined lounge seating, views of Rittenhouse Sq.. And we will’t overlook concerning the 15 remedy rooms for facials, massages and physique therapies, the forehead room, nail and hair salons, and your complete floor flooring brimming with over 120 shoppable manufacturers.

With Beaux-Arts opulence at each flip, the house seemingly transports you to a luxe Parisian magnificence boutique with out the seven-hour flight. It pairs Rescue Spa’s ethos of elevated self-care with an immaculate and timeless sense of luxurious — the perfect reflection of the model in almost 20 years — as if to confidently say, Welcome to your rich-mom period.

Founder Danuta Mieloch first opened Rescue Spa in 2004, on South seventeenth Road. Pushed by Mieloch’s mantra that “stunning pores and skin is a matter of alternative, not probability,” Rescue Spa is understood for its extremely customized and complete skincare companies, together with the Bio-Raise Facial, a specialised remedy created and trademarked by Mieloch that makes use of non-invasive electrical microcurrents for lifting, sculpting, and firming.

Considered one of Rescue Spa’s lounge areas.

In 2013, Rescue Spa moved to the third flooring of the Medical Arts Constructing at sixteenth and Walnut streets, the place it launched a hair salon. 4 years later, it expanded to New York Metropolis, opening an outpost within the Flatiron district. Now, one other decade within the books, the full-service day spa finds its third Rittenhouse house within the former web site of the historic Rittenhouse Membership and Barneys New York.

A remedy room for facials.

The house has been vacant since 2019, when Barneys filed for chapter. Corie Moskow, Rittenhouse Row’s govt director, says Mieloch’s takeover — the transfer formally culminating on December twentieth with a grand opening — is large: “Barneys — a division retailer promoting high-end trend on Rittenhouse Sq. — was an enviable real-estate play. That this constructing is straddled between 10 Rittenhouse, The Laurel, and the park is probably the most excellent location for what Danuta [Mieloch] is doing. The constructing, which was constructed out by Barneys, had the bones for a extremely grand expertise.”

One other lounge space

Mieloch says she needed to “guarantee a premier expertise for company all the way down to probably the most minute element,” so she had the house fully gutted. Her imaginative and prescient? To create a good looking, luxurious retail house for Philadelphia — a spot the place folks might come to take a break from their hectic lives and busy schedules, get pleasure from bespoke spa and wonder companies, and store unique, hand-picked manufacturers. She partnered with native artisans for all the small print, together with Michal Pulaczewski for inside design, Invoice Curran Design for metalwork, and Kimberly King for lighting.

Right here, Rescue Spa may even introduce a brand new amenity, its Leisure Room. The personal remedy room options an infrared sauna and a bathe that switches from scorching to chilly water (good for relieving sore muscular tissues and decreasing swelling). When it opens someday throughout the subsequent month, the Leisure Room could be booked for 45 minutes and loved by one individual at a time.

Rescue Spa’s soon-to-open Leisure Room

Moreover, the brand new location gives Rescue Spa’s e-commerce web site with a brick-and-mortar retailer, successfully creating a brand new retailer on Walnut Road. In line with the Rescue Spa workforce, Mieloch expanded her on-line choices to incorporate way of life merchandise — fragrance, lingerie, footwear, house decor, luggage and extra — in the course of the pandemic. The gathering of over 120 curated manufacturers, together with Mieloch’s newly launched clean-beauty line Danucera, is on the market for buy within the ground-floor retail part.

A part of Rescue Spa’s retail space, which incorporates Mieloch’s newly launched skincare line, Danucera.

To go to and e-book a remedy at Rescue Spa’s new location, head right here. Make a time out of it, as a result of we assure you’re not going to wish to go away.

Rescue Spa Philadelphia is now situated at 1811 Walnut Road in Rittenhouse. Present hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday via Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.