Celebrities attended the Beverly Wiltshire Four Seasons Hotel, where Champneys launched their USA venture, having been a hit in the UK. Other stars who attended the red-carpet event included Jerry Springer, Jackie Collins, Ross King, Jamie Bamber, Bruno Tonioli, Poppy Montgomery, Carly Steele, Joey Lawrence, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Philip Treacy, Max Caulfield, Juliette Mills, Noel Fisher and Santiago Cabrera.
Kelly Osbourne left a lasting impression in the VIP area, dressed in an Anthony Franco dress, Judith Leiber clutch and Chanel heels.
Gushing over the spa brand Kelly said, ‘Since I can remember I would always go to a Champneys UK spa when I needed a relaxing getaway. The spas are gorgeous and now I can finally have a little piece of home here in the US!’
After cocktails and gala dinner, each took turn to leave their ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ style hand prints, which will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, along with a charitable donation from Champneys.
In the past names such as Princess Diana, Daniel Craig, David Beckham and Simon Cowell have all stayed at one of the company’s four luxury spa resorts. Now consumers can buy Champneys products in the US. A far cry from the 1970s when the closest thing to a luxury spa was a should-know-better teen breaking wind in the swimming pool.
[Written by Don Westbury]