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Global Spa Trends in November
Posted: November 14, 2011
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The Shiseido day spa in Beirut, Lebanon has undergone a $221,000 redevelopment which has added two new treatment rooms to the facility. Housed at the city's Qi Institute, the 350sq m spa now houses five treatment rooms, including the two new spaces that will mainly be used for specialist facial treatments. As part of the revamp, the former Anemone-themed room has been transformed into a master treatment suite with its own private bathroom and two new relaxation areas have also been added.
Hotel Le Bristol in Paris, France, has celebrated the completion of a $139 million renovation program with the opening of a new spa in conjunction with La Prairie. Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie, along with two new signature suites and a new-look three-star Michelin restaurant Epicure, formerly Gastronomique, marked the final phase of the project.The spa boasts eight beauty treatment cabins; a Russian Wet Room with one of Paris' first affusion showers; a female-only Turkish Bath; and a double VIP suite. A fitness center and a hairdressing salon also feature as part of the spa, while the swimming pool on the sixth floor overlooking Parisian rooftops complements the recreation facilities.
The new Mantra Samui Resort and Spa, which has taken three-and-a-half-years to develop, has opened its doors to guests for the first time in Koh Samui, Thailand. A member of the Great Hotels of the World Luxury Collection, the privately-owned resort was unveiled on 10 October and includes the 1,615-square-foot Splendid Spa. Three treatment rooms and an additional room for hot herbal baths are among the facilities at the spa, which also features a steamroom, a sauna and a Himalayan salt relaxation room. Mantra Samui Resort and Spa facilities also include a Life Fitness-equipped gym; a movie theatre; and a Salt Yoga Studio, which has been constructed using Himalayan salt bricks.