Banana-coconut scrubs and pineapple polishes are just some of the lavish treats to be discovered in the newly remodeled spa at the oceanfront Manele Bay Hotel on Hawaii`s most exclusive island Lana`i. Evocative of an elegant, old-style Hawaiian plantation home, the serene space is a 6,000-square-foot jewel, located just beyond the shimmering pool, that has been redesigned to offer guests improved amenities in a beautiful, tranquil environment.
Spa director Linda Richey says, “Our new spa design sets an elegant yet simple tone, a place where we pamper guests and leave them feeling relaxed and renewed. They will experience the beauty and healing powers of Hawaii at every turn, from the surroundings to the treatments and caring staff.”
Inspired by the Island`s heritage and abundant natural beauty, the spa`s décor is fashioned after a Hawaiian plantation home, using a soothing, earth-tone color palette and natural materials punctuated by a brilliantly colored, tropically-inspired wall mural depicting lush island flora, fauna and an ocean horizon by artist John Wullbrandt. This stunning artwork greets guests in the reception area, which also features traditional Hawaiian koa-wood and wicker furniture.
Design details include extensive use of richly grained wood trim, columns and finely crafted wood doors, and bamboo flooring throughout with natural stone floors in wet areas. Luxury stone such as granite and marble grace countertops, backsplashes and steam rooms.
Along with the new décor, new facilities have been added to upgrade the entire spa experience. New features of the spa include:
? His-and-hers red cedar saunas ? His-and-hers granite steam rooms ? Designated suites for nail, hair and facial services ? 2 new treatments: hot stones massage and hot stones facial
The Spa at Manele Bay offers guests a full menu of rejuvenating massages, scrubs, wraps, facials, hair and nail services. There are 6 indoor private massage rooms, 4 outdoor garden and ocean-view private massage areas, 2 facial rooms, 2 manicure stations, 2 pedicure thrones, 2 hair salon chairs, men`s and women`s lockers and changing rooms, and a relaxation lounge. Taking advantage of Hawaii`s gloriously balmy weather, gym and fitness activities—hydratone aquatics and coastal trail hikes—are enjoyed alfresco.
“We felt the spa needed to be elegantly redesigned as a separate, tranquil space that would upgrade the entire hotel facility. It is important to allow our customers to choose, on their own terms, from an extensive array of health and beauty treatments while they are our guests. The new spa is one more guest amenity that adds to a perfect stay,” said Mark Vinsko, The Manele Bay Hotel Manager.