The recently opened spa and wellness centre at Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria, San Stefano in Egypt has been named the ‘Best Hotel Spa for Classic Massages' in the Middle East by Business Traveller magazine.
Judges approved of the spa's tried and tested rituals such as the Cleopatra treatment, with an indulgent milk and honey bath, and the Pharaonic massage with a chamomile and mint poultice once used only by the pharaohs.
The 2500m² centre is located on the fourth and fifth floors of the property and boasts separate male and female spa areas including lockers, showers, toilets, changing room, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, cool plunge, relaxation lounge, ladies-only gym, mixed gym, kinesis studio, one squash court and two spa suites for couple's treatments.
Skincare products made by Daniel Steiner in Switzerland and Italy are available to visitors who indulge in the spa's relaxing treatments. The European product line is based upon a unique combination of high quality, natural ingredients that give long-lasting and effective results.
The spa menu combines a selection of treatments designed to provide its guests with "the ultimate relaxation, rejuvenation and reflection of mind, body and spirit".
The spa's signature treatment, ‘1001 Nights Sensation', is described as "an oriental spa fairy tale for one or two people".
The process involves a honey, almond and sesame seed peeling, followed by the heavenly fragrant salt bath with the essences of vanilla, orange and cinnamon giving both purifying and relaxing benefits. The treatment concludes with an 80-minute massage.
Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria, San Stefano features 945 apartments, a shopping mall and cinema complex and the hotel component has 118 rooms and suites.
"We are talking about offering a complete package for the traveller with whatever they are looking for," said the property's director of sales and marketing, Ashraf El Manawaty.
"This is really going to be the social centre of the city."
He said the property's wellbeing facilities meant Alexandria now had its "first real upscale destination spa".
Phase two of the development will throw a beach, beach club, private villas, a marina, a pool and tennis courts into the mix.
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