NewsÊFrom Great Hotels of the World - Luxury Spa Collection

26th May 2004

With summer coming up fast, Great Hotels of the World has some fantastic specials to get body beautiful. Enjoy a couples treatment in Sri Lanka or check out the new Aveda Concept Spa in Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Co Kerry.  Read on to find out how you can be pampered in a variety of top notch spas!Turkish Tanning & Toning

Guests at the Sheraton Cesme can kick start their summer tan this year at the luxurious Thermalife Spa with a relaxing massage using 100% vegetable oils that have a natural tanning factor! Guests can also benefit from the AlgaNel & Alpha Spa Body Wrap (developed by a Turkish Professor who discovered a different Algae species in the Mediterranean Sea) which after a few sessions has a significant tightening and toning impact on the whole body. The seaweed extract is free of irritating smells and consists of a light green jelly. The wrap is followed by an application of plant extracts with warming or cooling functions according to the guests’ needs.

Adam & Eve Spa Dining

For a truly romantic evening, the signature dining event at the Lighthouse Hotel & Spa in Sri Lanka is every romantic couples dream. The evening starts with a Serenity Massage in The Adam & Eve Suite of the Spa followed by a floral candlelit bath in the privacy of the suite’s courtyard where the couple are served cocktails and canapés. At their leisure they step out of their suite to discover the spa has been converted into a candlelit dining area for two where a Lobster & Champagne dinner will be served. All that connects the couple to the outside world is a bell to summon waiting staff. Throughout the evening, the couple can also indulge in the steam room or Jacuzzi.

Spa Ritual Break


This summer, for the first time in London, you can enjoy a ritual that combines hot stone therapy, envelopments, full body exfoliation, body massage, foot cleansing and facial massage.Ê The Spa at the Renaissance Chancery Court has created a range of all-encompassing rituals to detox, energise, nourish and boost your resistance.Ê  If you are in need of a total body overhaul then you might like to turn your spa session into a short break. The Spa Ritual Package offers just that by combining your treatment with a Friday or Saturday night stay. For £420 per room per night, you and a partner could enjoy a relaxing overnight stay in an elegant deluxe room at the Renaissance Chancery Court London, a luxurious beauty Ritual in The Spa at Chancery Court, a healthy breakfast in the Lobby Lounge and a well-being fruit basket on arrival.


New spa opens in Ireland

In July 2004, The Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Co Kerry will launch the first Aveda Concept Destination Spa in Ireland. Covering an impressive 10,000 square feet, The Aveda Concept Destination Spa will have 11 treatment rooms offering hydro and wet treatments, highly specialised face and body treatments, a slipper bath, a manicure and pedicure suite, a couples suite and a pre or post relaxation area.Ê  The numerous treatments will be authentic using ingredients sourced from nature.

A place to find your energy

Willow Stream Philosophy has been introduced at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Florida which guides guests towards finding their personal energy. The philosophy for Willow Stream is inspired first and foremost by five elements - air, water, earth, wood and fire - whose characteristics are incorporated into the treatments. These treatments have then been developed with the goal of enabling guests to build their own personal energy pools for lasting health and well-being.Ê A signature treatment is the Willow Stream Body Experience (90 minutes) which combines the earth’s elements in the form of a medicinal moor mud wrap, healing waters bath, light massage and aromatherapy to detoxify and hydrate the body.


Combat stress in Greece

The Aldemar Royal Mare Village & Thalasso, has added to its variety of treatments a new, unusual and innovative type of massage, the Shirogriva massage for head, face and shoulders.Ê This new technique was invented by massage experts in Europe by fusing the oriental concepts to a more European approach to massage. Each session lasts for 50 minutes and is divided into three parts. In the first part massage movements are applied through the fingertips, the palm and the thumbs of the specialist on a clean and dry skin. During the second part of the session the moves are repeated but with the use of apricot oil as well. Finally for the last 5 minutes of the session the guest is left alone in the cabin to relax with cotton pads soaked in a chamomile infusion placed upon the eyes. The Shirogriva massage is highly recommended for combating stress and sleeplessness, relaxing from the vigor’s and stresses of everyday life, and relieving from migraines and headaches.


Italian Olive Oil

Masseria San Domenico in Puglia offers a unique Italian spa experience using its own olive oil products for both body and facial treatments. The Olive Oil Facial consists of an olive oil scrub and facial cleansing, followed by a facial massage with a special anti-ageing olive oil cream. The “jewel in the crown” is the Olive Oil Body treatment which includes an Olive Oil scrub, a body pack applied in chromo aromatherapy and a full body message with olive oil liopogel.Ê This treatment softens and moisturizes the skin which results in the skin being silky and smooth to the touch. At the same time the skin is nourished deep down thanks to the beneficial effects of aromatherapy which promotes the penetration of theÊactive ingredients of the olive oil.

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