LA Woman: Thrifty Claudine treated to a five-star welcome
Published 20/08/2011 | 07:09
CLAUDINE KEANE spent her first morning in Los Angeles being pampered and preened in the way she might just become accustomed to.
The former Miss Ireland contestant booked herself in for a shampoo and style at the swanky five-star downtown Ritz Carlton. She was seen being given a personal tour of the hotel by a concierge before taking it easy in the newly opened 8,000-square-foot spa while her husband was appearing at a press conference for his official unveiling.
Beauty treatments at the spa – where Claudine spent a couple of hours – range in price and are tailored for LA’s showbiz clientele. As well as the salon, it features nine treatment rooms, a private soaking tub, changing areas with eucalyptus steam rooms and a relaxation lounge for pre- and post-treatment pampering.
The top end ‘Red Carpet Ready’ package costs $400 for four hours of treatment. But Claudine – who has previously spoken of how she likes to spend her own money rather than her husbands – opted for a reasonable $85 shampoo and style at the salon located inside the spa. The downtown hotel the couple currently call home is the first skyscraper to be built in Downtown LA in almost 20 years. Opened in 2010, it has expansive views overlooking downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills.
It also has Tinsel Town connections, with the building itself being home to a posh restaurant where Gordon Ramsay personally selected the head chef. Robbie and Claudine, pictured left after they stepped off a plane from Heathrow to Los Angeles Airport on Thursday afternoon, emerged in scenes reminiscent of Posh and Becks’ 2007 arrival in Hollywood.
Claudine was pictured with perfect make-up looking groomed and gorgeous with shiny blonde hair as she made her way through the terminal with Robbie, who was in turn greeted by dozens of LA Galaxy fans holding up scarves and welcome signs. Keane joins Beckham at the MLS club from Tottenham Hotspur on a two-year contract.
But fashion fans will be just as interested in the move – to see which WAG can score the best look when Victoria and Claudine eventually appear side by side in the Home Depot Centre Stadium.