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September 2011 International Spa Trends

Posted: September 29, 2011

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts (RHR) has announced the launch of its eight Sense-branded spa at the newly-unveiled Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Canada. Located on the fourth floor of the 155-room hotel, the spa boasts separate facilities for both men and women with sauna and steamrooms and offers a full range of treatments. Five treatment rooms; a manicure/pedicure lounge; and a wet treatment room with Vichy shower are also on offer at the spa, which uses products from Priori, Beauty Through Balance, Spa Ritual and Tara Spa Therapy. Adjacent to the spa is a 54ft (16.5m) indoor saltwater lap pool and a fitness center, while an outdoor garden courtyard is also provided for guests to relax after a spa treatment.

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A spokesperson has confirmed that the Moroccan-themed luxury spa at Dolphin House in London will launch on 10 October. Inspired by the ancient cleansing and purifying ritual of a Moroccan hammam, The Spa in Dolphin House boasts to be London's first spa to offer guests both an authentic Moroccan hammam and rasul as well as a traditional salt infused steamroom. The 4,000sq ft spa is the brainchild of Dolphin House's general manager, Neil Miller-Chalk, the interiors will incorporate 'the essence' of Morocco through a fusion of contemporary interior design and evocative decoration. Facilities will include five treatment rooms, two studios, relaxation lounges and walled courtyard.The selection of product houses includes La Sultane de Saba, Comfort Zone, Murad, Aromatherapy Associates and SpaRitual. The spa treatments and rituals will use mineral-rich water drawn from Dolphin Square's artesian well, the only remaining 'working' artesian well in the City of Westminster. Neil Miller-Chalk said this is in keeping with Dolphin Square's & Westminster's environmental status, and the Moroccan tradition not to waste water, which is scarce.

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Newly-expanded spa and wellness facilities - including the new 103m Long Pool - are due to be unveiled to residents of The Chedi Muscat resort in Oman at the beginning of August. The spa comprises 13 treatment rooms and a health club to create one of the largest spas in Oman, with the facilities - along with the pool - covering a 12,000sq m (129167sq ft) area. Designed for resort guests but with limited memberships available for Muscat residents, the spa will offer Balinese therapies and aromatherapy- and Ayurveda-inspired treatments. Products will be supplied by REN; Naturelle D'Orient; ILA; VOYA; Sparitual; and Abahna, with the new spa combining Omani architecture and an Asian Zen-style. A spokesperson for The Chedi Muscat said: "The Spa is dedicated to restoration of strength and beauty ensuring balance of mind, body and soul by following ancient healing traditions from the East."