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Posted: January 26, 2012
SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain, has been relaunched following the completion of a major expansion and renovation of its facilities, which includes a larger spa area.
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A new luxury spa has opened at the Jacques Garcia-designed Grand Hotel de Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France. The 1,000-square- meter spa, called Les Bains de Léa, is located on the hotel's sixth floor and is operated by French organic beauty brand Nuxe. Facilities include 10 treatment rooms, including two doubles; an indoor counter-current swimming pool; sauna and Turkish bath. The design has been inspired by Roman baths and features a wrap-around outdoor terrace on the hotel's seventh floor, with a spa pool, rooftop bar and panoramic views over the city of Bordeaux and Garonne river. All treatments are supplied by Nuxe and the signature treatment is the 90-minute Olympe massage, exclusively created for Les Bains de Léa. Les Bains de Léa will be open to both hotel guests and nonguests and will be marketed as a day spa to the local population.
Angsana Hotels & Resorts has opened its 11th spa resort, the Angsana Balaclava at Turtle Bay in Mauritius. The 51-suite luxury retreat houses an Angsana Spa with nine treatment rooms, hammam, a yoga pavilion, hydrotherapy pool and a number of water treatment stations. There are six single treatment rooms and three double rooms. Other facilities include three overlapping swimming pools while most suites have their own private plunge pools. A total of 21 of the 51 suites have been branded as Spa Suites and guests staying in these will benefit from a daily 90-minute spa session. All resort therapists have been trained at the Banyan Tree academy in Phuket. The resort has introduced specifically designed Angsana Spa Journeys for guests, which include accommodation and a range of activities according to the choice of Journey. Spa Journeys are based on a minimum of three nights' stay, although the spa can tailor Spa Journeys for stays longer than three nights. Angsana is owned and operated by Thailand-based Banyan Tree.