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New Spa Village in Phuket

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa put
the final touch on its 15-month multi-million dollar master makeover
when it launched Phuket’s largest spa facility last month. The new
facility is expected to provide about 18,000 treatments a year and
significantly add to the hotel room bookings. 

Known simply as ‘The Spa’, the 15 free-standing treatment villas have
been designed to resemble a traditional Thai village built over 1,500
square metres of landscaped gardens and coconut groves overlooking the
resort’s freshwater lagoon. Each villa features dramatic artwork,
views of the nearby mountains and private outdoor gardens, and has
been fashioned with a signature spa experience ranging from herbal
steam rooms to a Japanese sento-style wooden tub for two. The villas
are linked by a raised boardwalk that pipes tranquil music through the

General Manager Mr. Peter Hourigan, said The Spa provides a clever
contrast to the 685-room Hilton hotel, which overlooks Karon
Beach. “With this spa, we have created an intimate resort within a
resort, one that will become a destination in its own right. Within
two years, we expect more than 15 percent of all in-house guests to
visit solely for our spa experience and the health and equilibrium
programs built around it.

  Hourigan added that the menu will primarily offer Thai treatments
although a range of other massages have been included for guests who
book longer stays and want variety. “When spa lovers go to Japan, they
expect shiatsu treatments, when they travel to India they want
Ayurvedic massages. Here they can totally lose themselves in Thailand
and Thai-style treatments. They will be greeted by our 23 trained Thai
masseuses, dine on Thai-inspired spa cuisine and have a wide variety
of Thai massages.”

  To celebrate the opening of The Spa, the resort has created a Spa
Rejuvenation Package.  Valid from 1 March to 31 October, 2005, the
package offers daily buffet breakfast, round trip Airport Transfers by
BMW, 1 bottle of Sparkling wine on arrival, 1 hour Spa treatment per
day / per person, and 1 in-room tropical Floral Bath, for two people.


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