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Global Spa Trends in December

The Metropolitan London has just unveiled the new COMO Shambhala Urban Escape.

Posted: December 22, 2011

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced the launch of its seventh Le Méridien-branded resort in Thailand with a new property on a stretch of Lamai Beach in Koh Samui. Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort and Spa offers 77 suites and villas, which have been built in the footprint of a traditional Asian seaside village overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Facilities include Le Spa, a 3,229-square-foot facility offering four treatment rooms and a foot massage room, as well as a pedicure and medicure room. A relaxation room offering views of a waterfall is also among the facilities at the spa, which uses products from France-based brands Thalgo and Matis, as well as Thai-based Punpuri.


Hotel and Spa do Vinho in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, is set to become the latest property to join Marriott International's Autograph Collection early next year. The 128-bedroom property will join the collection under a franchise agreement with Harvest Administração d Bens Ltda and is located in the Bento Conçalves wine-making region. Facilities include the Spa do Vinho Caudalie, which offers wine- and vine-inspired therapies and is operated under license with France-based beauty and spa company Caudalie.


Sundãri, the spa concept established by supermodel Christy Turlington, has announced the launch of its first Irish flagship facility at the Killarney Plaza Hotel in County Kerry. The 3,000-square-foot spa now provides a wide number of treatments from Indonesia, Thailand and India, in addition to tailor-made healing therapies for the mind and body. Signature treatments offered by the Killarney Plaza include the Sundãri Zana, consisting of a 90-minute facial and hot stone massage using volcanic stones. The Realign treatment is a 75-minute, four-handed signature massage, which uses essential oils from plants, flowers and trees combined with the "energy" of two therapists. Meanwhile, the Sundãri spa at the Killarney Plaza Hotel also a range of post-natal therapies such as the New Baby Brightening facial and the New Mums Body Massage. Facilities at the Killarney Plaza Hotel's spa include six therapy pods; two signature therapy areas; a consultation area; a hand and feet therapy space; and a relaxation garden. A spa retail emporium and a leisure club with swimming pool; whirlpool; sauna and fitness suite is also provided in a separate area away from the spa.