Iberostar launches Asian concept spas

Iberostar Hotels has announced that it will introduce two more Thai Zen Space spas to its portfolio of Spanish properties in April 2008. This will bring the total number of Asian concept spas at Iberostar hotels to ten; all are in Spain. 

The new spas will be unveiled at the following two properties: Iberostar Playa de Muro Hotel in Majorca and Iberostar Costa Canaria Hotel on Gran Canaria.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ Director of Marketing, Heike Genschow, comments: “Our unique spa concept has already been extremely popular with guests so we are thrilled to be able to offer Thai Zen Space spas in three more of our Spanish hotels next year. 

We have identified a growing trend for wellness and spa holidays worldwide, and hope to appeal to this market by increasing our offering in this area.”

The new Thai Zen Space spas will follow the concept launched at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia at the end of 2006: offering traditional Asian therapies at affordable prices. The full spectrum of Thai and Balinese massage will be available, plus lesser-known treatments such as the centuries-old Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi massage. Signature therapies include “Thai Herbal Sweet & Heat”, a powerful treatment using a heated pouch of 100 different herbs.



The Thai Zen Space spas also feature special pools and baths where guests can enjoy experiences such as Watsu (a type of shiatsu massage given in water) and Mandi Susu baths, whereby milk and spices are combined according to an old Javanese recipe.


The authenticity of Thai Zen Space is guaranteed as all therapists hail from Thailand and hold qualifications from the Temple of Po in Bangkok. In addition, there is a Thai Zen Space centre in Spain where therapists can update their skills.


There are treatments to suit all budgets, which can be booked by guests in person on arrival, or through a tour operator when booking accommodation.  Tour operators will receive a 20 per cent commission on any spa treatments booked alongside accommodation. 


Thai Zen Space spas are already available at the following hotels: Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia, Tenerife; Iberostar Albufera Playa, Majorca; Iberostar Suites Hotel Jard’n del Sol, Majorca; Iberostar Royal Cristina, Majorca; Iberostar Suites Hotel Islantilla, Andalusia; Iberostar Isla Canela, Andalusia; Iberostar Andalusia Playa, Andalusia; and Iberostar Fuerteventura Park, Feurteventura.


In addition to the Thai Zen Space spas, Iberostar also features a wide range of additional spa and wellness facilities in its properties worldwide including a number of thalassotherapy centres, found in hotels such as: Iberostar Costa Calero, Lanzarote; Iberostar Suites Hotel Islantilla, Andalusia; Iberostar Solaria and Belisaire, Tunisia;  and Iberostar Founty Beach, Morocco.