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Posted: November 14, 2011
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Work has been completed on four luxury spa suites at the Centre Parcs Elveden Forest holiday village in Suffolk, UK. The £1.5m suites, which are a brand new concept for Center Parcs, are located adjacent to the Aqua Sana Spa, giving guests that stay in them private access to the World of Spa. The accommodation has a large open-plan living space and features a fireplace, twin beds or double bed and private balcony or terrace. To fit in with its woodland surroundings, the interior of the new style of accommodation will have natural forest tones throughout, with large windows and a terrace or balcony for guests to enjoy the views.
Bovey Castle, Devon, has been unveiled as the home of a new UK flagship spa for Sundãri, the Ayuverdic-inspired brand established by yoga enthusiast and model Christy Turlington. Therapists from the luxury hotel and sporting estate have worked alongside a team from Sundãri on the development of exclusive treatments using ingredients sourced from around world. All treatments are based on the 'dosha' of each client, with all signature rituals and therapies lasting more than 90 minutes in duration to start with personally-tailored yoga stretches.Bovey Castle's Sundãri Spa currently includes five treatment rooms; a relaxation room; and a salon, as well as a sauna, a steamroom, a whirlpool and a fitness suite equipped by Precor.
Singapore-based hospitality operator Como Hotels and Resorts has announced that the Shambhala Urban Escape is to open at its Metropolitan London property. The group said its facility, which will provide an "intimate, results-driven spa", aims to demonstrate its holistic approach and offer treatments developed at resort spas across the world. Linzi Coppick of Forme UK has led the design of the new Como Shambhala Urban Escape, which features six treatment rooms; two of which will be doubles and offer steamrooms. The new spa also includes an expanded gym and yoga facilities, while the reception will have a dedicated retail space stocking Como Shambhala products.