The Peninsula Hotels is embarking on a comprehensive spa programme which includes construction of new spas at two of its Asian properties and major renovation at two of its US spas. The new spas will be designed in association with international spa consultancy ESPA and will debut at The Peninsula Hong Kong in May 2006 and The Peninsula Bangkok in December 2006.
The first Peninsula Spa by ESPA will debut at The Peninsula Hong Kong in May 2006 and will be designed by Henry Leung of Chhada Siembieda Leung Ltd., acclaimed for his recent renovation of the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City. The new 11,000-square-foot spa will be built on two floors of the hotels’ tower and will offer sweeping views of Victoria Harbour. The Spa will feature 14 treatment rooms
To ensure an environment of tranquility all treatment rooms have been designed to eliminate sound and competing scents from other rooms whilst air-conditioning systems are being isolated to minimize potential distractions. All the rooms will be multi-functional to accommodate both facial and body treatments. Treatments at the spa will draw on the healing traditions of both Asian and Western cultures including Chinese herbalism, ayurveda and phytotherapy.
In December 2006, The Peninsula Bangkok will unveil a full-service resort spa that will be built amid lush gardens in a three-story Thai colonial-style building overlooking the Chao Praya River. The spa will feature 18 treatment rooms.
In September 2007, the brand-new Peninsula Tokyo will open, overlooking the gardens of the Imperial Palace. Offering the largest hotel rooms in the city, the hotel will also feature an extensive Asian spa.
In the United States, The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ spa re-opened in January 2006 following extensive renovation and has emerged with a completely new look, new treatment menu and an additional 1,000 square feet of space. Designed by Darrell Schmitt Design Associates who handled the interiors at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas and other award-winning resorts, the spa is managed by The Peninsula Hotels.
The Peninsula Chicago will unveil a renovation of its rooftop spa in March 2006. Encased in floor-to-ceiling windows on the top two floors of the hotel, the spa will showcase new VIP treatment rooms, manicure/pedicure room and new relaxation lounge.