The renovation design was led by White Space Designs. The spa now features six revamped treatment rooms and an expanded relaxation room with an impressive centerpiece, a 12’ x 7’ Himalayan sea salt wall. The salt wall is the first of its kind in Newport and was chosen to be part of the design because of its healing benefits. Salt walls have the ability to remove pollen, dust, smoke and many other types of allergens from the air, while also balancing ions in such a way to rejuvenate the body, mind and help in the treatment of seasonal depression.
Hotel Viking’s indoor pool has now transitioned to saline from chlorine, and has been retiled, resurfaced and refinished with new anti-slip decking. Pool facilities and bathrooms have also undergone a transformation. These renovations were designed to provide an oasis of relaxation and tranquility.
Aside from design renovations, Spa Fjör is introducing a CBD infused treatment called the “Spa Fjör Synergy Massage.” This 80-minute treatment combines the ancient art of cupping, Lomi Lomi massage, Thai stretching and Sound Therapy with tuning forks. Spa Fjör is offering new treatments like signature scrubs using ingredients like bourbon and coffee, which are inspired from the hotel’s signature food and beverage outlets and it has wellness waters with immunity-boosting elements will be offered at the end of every treatment.
“We’re thrilled to welcome hotel guests and the Newport community alike back to Spa Fjör and share the exciting updates we know they’ll love. Many of our new treatments and therapies are in response to wellness trends with a focus on creating experiences that balance Eastern and Western philosophies.” said spa director Monique Michaud. “With our robust treatment offerings, there is something for everyone, from the first-time spa visitor, to those looking to try something new. As our new signature services are highly personalized, we also anticipate servicing clients that will want to come back again and again.”
Later this fall, Spa Fjör will begin to offer acupuncture and Sound Therapy with Tibetan bowls, a practice dating back thousands of years that supports meditative and peaceful states.
Hotel Viking’s highest priority is the well-being of its guests and team members. They have updated their safety measures and cleaning protocols amid the pandemic.