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Published: 11. July 2017 - Source: Gstaad Palace


Gstaad, 13 July 2017 – Royal Mediterranean flair comes to the Gstaad Palace with the luxury cosmetics line “Margy’s Monte Carlo”: The facial treatment concept of the Swiss-by-choice Margie Lombard, which Princess Charlène of Monaco has already pampered herself with, is now available only at the Palace Spa. These completely natural care products, developed in Vevey, contain ingredients produced in the body and counteract ageing highly effectively.

The Palace Spa is celebrating a real Swiss premier with the introduction of the new facial treatments under the brand “Margy’s Monte Carlo”. For the founder Margie Lombard – Swiss-by-choice through and through – it is clear: A high-quality, effective skincare product consists of pure, undiluted ingredients. This is why, for these products developed and packed in Vevey, she uses exclusively pure substances produced in the body, which she has been able to imitate using Swiss bio-technology. As a young entrepreneur, Margie Lombard learnt that collagen and hyaluronic acid are two fundamental elements of our body. They have been proven to influence the moisture content of the skin. If this is intact, it has a beneficial effect for a youthful appearance – uneven and wrinkled places also automatically become softer and gentler. In addition, vitamin A in the selection of “Margy’s” provides elasticity, while Vitamin E as an antioxidant has an anti-inflammatory effect and supports the hydrolipid layer of the skin. All products are completely natural, contain no perfume at all and are formed on the basis of sandalwood oil and geranium oil.

From Gstaad out into the world and back again “My products are not exotic, but instead classic and clearly results-oriented. Beautiful skin requires sound treatments based on clear biochemical laws, and not magic”, explains Margie Lombard. The native Alsatian and Swiss-by-choice has dedicated herself entirely to skincare. At the age of 18 she already attended the well-known CARITA Institut in Paris and learned the craft of cosmetics from the experts. With this precious degree in her hand, she came to Gstaad, where she managed a cosmetics salon independently. Her talented hands and her beneficial facial treatments quickly became appreciated by guests from all over the world. Soon her career was already taking off. Despite her love of the Saanenland, she moved on: She studied cosmetology and after long research founded her own line of spa products. Many famous people were now among Margie’s customers – including even Princess Charlène of Monaco. After stays in Dubai, Hong Kong and Monte Carlo, Margie Lombard then returned to the Bernese Oberland with her care formula. “I am convinced that I have found the “place-to-be” for my brand and my concept at the Gstaad Palace”, says Margie Lombard happily. She has been a resident of Switzerland for more than 20 years, and lives with her husband and son in Zurich.

Unique in Switzerland: “Margy’s Monte Carlo” at the Gstaad Palace Spa
The Palace Spa provides three exclusive treatments with “Margy’s” products. As well as this, guests can also buy selected products on the spot and thus continue the beauty regime at home.

Haute Couture Facial – 90 minutes / CHF 450.–
For true skin rejuvenation combined with sublime relaxation. A 90 minute facial employing unique Margy’s techniques to activate the natural ingredients and their benefits. Skin feels smoother, firmer and plumper, benefiting from intense moisturization.

Firming Lifting Facial – 60 minutes / CHF 210.–
This facial treatment – based on a highly-efficient algae mask – smooths the skin gently and tones the face. Highly moisturizing, skin feels firm and supple following this treatment.

Short Fresh-Up – 30 minutes / CHF 95.–
A quick freshness boost for the skin for a glowing start to the day or to be party-ready.

Bookable via, E-Mail: or by telephone: +41 (0)33 748 50 00

MEDIA CONTACT: Gstaad Palace, Anja Ullmann, +41 (0)33 748 54 01,

ABOUT THE PALACE SPA The Palace Spa is a renowned wellness oasis in this hotel nestled in the breath-taking natural surroundings of the Bernese mountains. With exceptional facilities that spread over 1800 sqm, it has 18 treatment rooms, a private spa suite, saunas and steam baths, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, state-of-the-art gym, an activity room and a dedicated hammam space. The relaxation lounge also has a fireplace and spectacular mountain views. In addition to Margy’s Monte Carlo, treatments are provided using Sisley, Pitanguy and Jardin des Monts. The spa is also paired with the incredible location where guests can hike and bike the many picturesque trails in the summer (which take in not only the majestic mountains, but waterfalls and lakes too). Guests of Gstaad Palace can enjoy yoga, Fit Box and personal training indoors and outdoors with the experienced Palace fitness team in addition to the well-equipped gym with inspiring mountain views.

ABOUT THE GSTAAD PALACE The luxurious five-star superior hotel Gstaad Palace, which opened its doors for the first time in December 1913, has been owned by the Scherz family for three generations, and is therefore one of the last family-owned hotels in Europe, where personalities offer their guests a first-class host culture. The 100 rooms and suites of the seasonal hotel, with an exceptional panorama of the Bernese Oberland, masterly combine contemporary glamour with Alpine comfort. In five restaurants, the landmark of Gstaad offers Swiss, Italian and international specialities and a gourmet cuisine awarded 16 Gault-Millau points. The hotel's own night club GreenGo is known for legendary parties and its illustrious clientele. In the Palace Spa, the guests can treat themselves on over 1800 m². In summer, an Olympic outdoor swimming pool and four tennis courts are available. With the Walig hut, an Alp from 1783 at 1800 metres above sea level, the Gstaad Palace has a unique refuge where guests can experience the true luxury of the Saanenland region, its quiet, tranquillity and authenticity, at close quarters. The Scherz family greets its guests this summer season until 10 September 2017. The winter season runs from 22 December 2017 to 11 March 2018.