Shiseido at Constance Hotels

Shiseido celebrates its 140th anniversary this year: 140 years of expertise, new discoveries, new products and new innovations.

Shiseido Eudermine

Shiseido Eudermine, original at the front

Shiseido began as a single prescription pharmacy in the Ginza district of Tokyo in 1872, and has since become one of the most influential skin care houses in the world.

The products are developed with the most advanced science and uncompromising qualities, offering our guests the very best in skincare.

Eudermine elixir

To celebrate the 140th anniversary, Shiseido has brought back their first ever skin care product within its original packaging, created in 1897. Eudermine is an elixir to soothe and hydrate the skin and give a cushioned plumpness back to the complexion.

Within the skincare regime, Shiseido has always used a Japanese Beauty Secret, or ‘softener’. Once you have cleansed your skin, Shiseido recommends you use a softener to balance the skin within and allow your moisturiser to penetrate further into the skin and have a longer lasting effect.

Shiseido at Constance Hotels

At Shiseido spas, including at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Ephelia and Lemuria, guests can enjoy the newly created 140th Anniversary Spa Experiences. These are  3 different packages, offering the very best in spa treatments and massage discoveries. A Spa must have.

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Family delights at Constance Ephélia

Looking for a family holiday destination that combines 5* luxury with a relaxed atmosphere?

Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia

Constance Ephélia Resort is a haven for families, offering space aplenty for your kids to run around yet exuding the sort of boutique-feel you’d expect from a much smaller hotel.

And as a destination, the Seychelles is ideal for families – beautiful beaches to play on, calm warm water brimming with sea-life, delicious fresh food, great weather… the list goes on.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the services we offer for families staying at Ephélia:

Gecko Club
For children aged 4-12 years, our vibrant kids’ club offers a space where children can make new friends, enjoy a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities, with an emphasis on fun, creativity and discovery. The club is open from 9am-9pm.

Babysitting service
Ideal for parents with younger children as well as those hankering for some alone time together, our babysitting service is available 24 hours a day.

Kids fun on the beach at Constance Ephelia Resort

Kids playing on the beach at Ephelia

Equipment
Travelling long haul with children can be tiring, so we provide the equipment you need so you can cut back on what you have to pack.

  • Beach toys are available for children to use free of charge, to be returned at the end of each day
  • Nappies available, make your request with reservations prior to arrival
  • Highchairs, buggies, cots and bed linen, reading books, baby monitors and walkie talkies all provided where needed
  • Same day laundry service

Dining
Children’s menus are available in each of our 5 restaurants, along with family friendly eating times. For babies, we make fresh purée.

Children’s activities
Ephélia is situated on a pristine beach, with calm seas ideal for children who want to swim and paddle.

Kids climbing wall at Constance Ephelia Resort

Climbing wall

Even very young children love to try on a snorkel and look at the fish swimming around their toes. Older children can try their hand at diving at our professional dive centre.

Our climbing wall and zip lines are brilliant fun for daring kids, and the centre is open from 9am-4pm.

To top it off, we also have 4 swimming pools, tennis courts, kayaks, pedalloes, fishing trips, and special children’s activities and shows during festive seasons.

Find out more about Constance Ephélia Resort on our website.

Sustainable tourism at Constance Hotels

At Constance Hotels we work hard to protect the environment, natural resources and local cultures of the islands where our resorts are located.

Beach at Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

We incorporate sustainable thinking into decision-making at all levels throughout our business. Here’s an insight into the way we work:

Local producers

We support local industries and producers including buying locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and other foodstuff.

Read Bruno Le Gac’s interview with Visit Mauritius about regional and sustainable food at Constance.

Landscaping – Constance Ephélia

In October 2011, we were awarded the prestigious Gold Award at the South African Landscape Industry awards ceremony, recognising the landscape design of our resort. No small feat when you consider Ephélia is situated in 120 hectares of lush tropical vegetation, perched on a pristine beach, and adjacent to Port Launay Marine National Park.

Find out more about the Landscape Gold Award for Constance Ephélia.

Conserving water and reefscaping at Halaveli

Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

At Halaveli, we produce our own-label still and sparkling mineral water.

Since March 2011, we have been turning tap water into mineral water using our own bottling plant. This has reduced the need for plastic bottles on the resort.

And late last year, we started our coral regrowth programme - to stimulate the growth of coral in the lagoon around the resort, and help repair the damage caused by the Tsunami in 2004.

Find out more about our reefscaping programme at Halaveli.

Design at Moofushi

Since it opened in November 2010, Moofushi has been wowing guests with its eco-design and barefoot chic approach to luxury holidaying.

The island’s butterfly design and daring architecture was developed by Jean-Michel d’Unienville (Mauritius) and Marc Hertrich (France). Careful consideration has been taken to preserve the environment through efficient and non-polluting materials.

Find out more about Architecture and Design at Constance Moofushi.

Preserving turtle habitats at Constance Lémuria

Baby turtles at Constance Lemuria Resort, Seychelles

Baby turtles at Constance Lemuria

We run a turtle preservation programme at Constance Lémuria, Praslin Island,Seychelles. The beaches here are important nesting sites for endangered hawksbill and green turtles, who return to the beaches year after year.

Thanks to our turtle programme, and the work of our Turtle Manager, the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles and the local community and hotel guests, we’re seeing an increase in the number of nests each year.

Find out more about our work preserving turtle habitats at Constance Lémuria.

Environmental charter at Constance

Our environmental charter sets out how we work to minimise the impact we have on the surrounding ecosystems and cultures while improving biodiversity, cultural heritage and community development. Here are a few of the ways we are working on this:

Energy

  • use eco-friendly oil and batteries
  • recover energy from air-conditioning systems
  • install solar panels for heating swimming pools

Water

Clearing mangroves at Constance Moofushi Resort

Clearing mangroves and landscaping at Moofushi

  • install water flow regulators on showers
  • recycle grey water for gardening, toilets etc
  • preserve scarce water supply by using a desalination plant

Waste

  • recycle glass, paper, cardboard, metal, plastic
  • recycle restaurant organic waste and garden green waste
  • support urban and rural clean-up

Biodiversity

  • use organic fertilizers
  • use plants and trees locally adapted
  • take part in local action for the environment

Social responsibility

  • employ local people where possible
  • support local community development projects with funding, time and human resources
  • provide ways for guests to volunteer for local conservation or community development projects

Marine life and reefs

  • inform guests about responsible snorkelling and dive practices towards unique coral reef life
  • improve staff and guest awareness and concern towards littering beach and sea
  • keep boats clean and in proper working order, including regular cleaning of propellers to reduce amount of underwater sound emitted

Want to know more?

Visit our Constance Hotels Experience website to find out more, or tell us what you think. You can post a comment below, or visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @constancehotels.

 

Constance Hot List: London’s coolest restaurants

With the Olympics just round the corner, the spotlight falls on London this summer. Here’s our pick of the hippest new restaurants in the capital.

1. Tramshed

Tramshed, photo by Fairly buoyant

Inside the Tramshed

Situated in a beautiful Grade II listed building is the latest venture from Mark Hix, former chef director of Caprice Holdings.

Bang on trend with its pared-back menu of chicken and steak, this is a simple idea delivered to perfection.

Highlights include the perfect roast chicken (served head down, tail up) and dry-aged steak, served on its own or over salad. The massive Damien Hirst ‘Cock and Bull’ sculpture hangs above the centre of the room.

Visit the Tramshed website or follow them on Twitter @the_tramshed. And read the review by Time Out of Hix’s Tramshed.

2. Burger and Lobster

Heading up the trend for simple menus is the massively successful Burger and Lobster in Mayfair. The stripped-back menu in this buzzing, tightly packed spot has been a huge hit since it opened at the end of last year.

Highlights include actually getting a table – expect a long wait although you can head to a nearby bar and they’ll text you when there’s space. It’s worth the wait though – dine on whole lobster, lobster rolls or delectable burgers.

Follow them on Twitter @Londonlobster

3. Mari Vanna

Opulent in a kitsch kind of way, Mari Vanna serves up the sort of Russian food your grandmother would cook.

This new Russian restaurant in Knightsbridge is scoring high with those hankering after a taste of home, and fashionistas looking for the next big thing. Take your pickings from the lunch or à la carte menus.

Visit the Mari Vanna website to find out more, or follow them on Twitter @marivannalondon.

4. Shrimpy’s

Contributing to the revival of King’s Cross is this latest opening from the folk behind the hugely successful Bistrotheque.

Situated at The Filling Station in N1, highlights at Shrimpy’s include the soft shell crab burger and snacks way above the norm – chicharrons with guacamole and plantains chips and dips.

Find out more from Shrimpy’s website.

5. Bubbledogs

If champagne and hot dogs sound like an odd combination, hold your judgement until you’ve checked out the hottest new opening this month on Charlotte Street – Bubbledogs.

Run by husband and wife team James Knappett and Sandia Chang (both have worked at The Berkeley, Nomo and Per Se) the menu includes 10 hot dog options served with lashings of champagne.

Find out more on Bubbledogs website or follow them on Twitter @bubbledogsuk.

Do you have a recommendation we’ve missed?

Tell us where we should be eating right now. Post your comment below, on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @constancehotels.

 

Sisley spa treatments at Constance Le Prince Maurice

When the deluxe 6* Constance Le Prince Maurice reopens in September, spa enthusiasts can discover a fabulous range of treatments from Sisley.

Sisley at Spa de Constance, Constance Le Prince Maurice

Spa de Constance

Renowned for their use of essential oils and plant extracts, Sisley specialises in treatments that combine massage techniques with the power of aromatherapy, to reunify your body and mind.

Here’s a glimpse of the Sisley treatments on offer at the brand new Spa de Constance, Le Prince Maurice.

 

Facials

Phyto Aromatic Hydrating facial

Created with young skin in mind, the Phyto Aromatic Hydrating facial is extremely gentle leaving skin fresh and petal-soft.

Phyto Aromatic Radiance facial

Before a party or to lift a dull and blotchy complexion, book yourself a Phyto Aromatic Radiance facial and see immediate effects: Your face will look less tired and your skin will be left radiant and clear.

Phyto Aromatic Restorative facial

The perfect way to relax damaged and irritated skin, the Phyto Aromatic Restorative facial soothes, repairs and calms, replacing lost moisture and leaving skin irresistibly soft. An intensively rich balancing treatment.

Relaxing at Spa de Constance

Relax with Sisley treatments

Phyto-Aromatic Purifying facial

Created for combination, oily and problem skins, the Phyto-Aromatic Purifying facial cleans and regulates sebaceous secretions without affecting the skin’s water balance.

The pores are tightened, skin purified and the complexion evened out. After the treatment your face will look clear, fresh and glowing.

Phyto Aromatic Lightening facial

The Phyto Aromatic Lightening facial uses the advanced technology behind Sisley’s Phyto-Blanc range. Thanks to a precise method of application, your complexion is left even and clear. With frequent facials, or with daily use of the Phyto-Blanc range, it is a luxurious and relaxing way to gain a radiant and bright complexion.

Phyto Aromatic facial for men

Exclusively formulated for men, the Phyto Aromatic facial for men hydrates, tones and freshens skin.

Sisleÿa Anti-Ageing Phyto Aromatic facial

Following 10 years of research to create the Sisleÿa Global Anti-Age range, the  90 minute Sisleÿa Anti-Ageing Phyto Aromatic facial helps to regenerate your skin leaving it looking younger and healthier. Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed, the epidermis toned, firmer, and skin more resilient. Ask about the different options when booking your treatment, depending on skin type.

The Intensive Hydrating Anti-Aging Phyto Aromatic facial

Profoundly re-hydrates dehydrated skin. This facial encourages water circulation within the epidermis and restores the ideal skin water balance. The skin becomes suppler, toned, and regains ‘bounce’, glow and the radiance of youthful skin.

The Supreme Anti-Aging Phyto Aromatic Treatment

The Supreme Anti-Aging Pyto Aromatic Treatment lasts for 90 minutes, and includes a 20-minute muscle massage for instantly firmer skin with better vitality. Sisley has created an exceptional ritual combined with a unique massage product: the Baume Expert Visage. Using the most effective massage techniques and using the latest anti-aging skincare from Sisley: Supremÿa La Nuit.

Each muscle is worked in turn, first alone then area by area. In just one session, Sisley’s Suprême Anti-Aging treatment gives the skin an instant boost, erasing all signs of fatigue, restoring radiance and recontouring tissues in a spectacular way.

Spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice

Spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice

 

Body treatments

Intensive Hydration Phyto Aromatic body treatment

The Intensive Hydration Phyto Aromatic body treatment enhances vitality.

Combined with the benefits of hydrating essential oils, it gives the body a feeling of total wellbeing, while the skin and internal energies are re-balanced.

The Slimming Phyto Aromatic body treatment

Using the advanced technology and expertise of Sisley’s slimming products, the Slimming Phyto Aromatic body treatment offers the perfect combination of rhythmical modelling and draining actions to sculpt the figure. This is a smoothing and toning anti-cellulite treatment for a sculpted body and glowing skin.

The Anti-Aging Firming Phyto Aromatic body treatment

Specially formulated to counteract the effects of time on the skin, the Anti-Aging Firming Phyto Aromatic body treatment combines Sisley’s Anti-Aging expertise with the effectiveness of a targeted massage. Treating the individual, this treatment provides the skin with tone and elasticity and efficiently targets areas prone to skin slackening and loss of firmness. Immediately, the skin is firmer, more supple and smoother.

Find out more about the super-deluxe refurbishment of Constance Le Prince Maurice.

Recipe: Tiramisu

Looking for a sweet treat to indulge in this weekend? Try our delicious Tiramisu recipe, served at beachside La Spiaggia, Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Tiramisu at Constance Hotels Experience

Tiramisu

In Italy, tiramisu literally means ‘pick me up’… small wonder when you consider the delicious high energy combination of sugar, eggs, coffee and, in this recipe, ice cream.

Ingredients

Tiramisu ice cream

  • 200g milk
  • 10g milk powder
  • 10g glucose powder
  • 36g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 14g butter
  • 100g mascarpone cheese

Mascarpone cream

  • 150g mascarpone
  • 2 eggs
  • 15cl cream
  • 60g sugar

Dacquoise Au Café

  • 72g egg white
  • 30g sugar
  • 24g icing sugar
  • 27g almond powder
  • 13g flour
  • 7g crème fraîche
  • 16g coffee extract
  • 16g walnuts
  •  Coffee flavour ice cream, bought
  • Macaroons

1. First, prepare the tiramisu ice cream.
2.  Mix the sugar with egg yolk then add in boiling milk , milk powder and glucose powder.
3.  Add in the mascarpone and butter. Keep it for 24 hours in the fridge then whisk and put in freezer.

4. Prepare the dacquoise au café
5. Beat the egg white with sugar then add in the rest of the ingredients. Pour onto the tray then bake for 7 minutes at 180°C.

6. Prepare the mascarpone cream
7. Beat together the eggs with sugar then add in the mascarpone and the whipped cream, making sure the cream is not over beaten.

8. Assemble the cake – one scoop of tiramisu ice cream , one layer of dacquoise , one scoop coffee ice cream, crumble macaroons on top, one scoop of mascarpone cream, some cocoa powder on top.

Serve with dry biscotti and a piece chocolate on the side.

Buon appetito!