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Park Hyatt now offers in-room spa

Dubai five-star hotel introduces eight residential spa suites to its rooms inventory.

Park Hyatt Dubai has introduced eight residential spa rooms to its accommodation offering. The five-star property, which is located on the Creek, is the first in Dubai to offer residential rooms specially equipped for private spa treatments.

The rooms operate as an extension to the hotel’s spa, Amara, which opened in August. The eight residential spa suites come complete with a dedicated spa area, equipped with a massage table and multi-purpose treatment chair, which can be used for a facial, manicure, pedicure or a reflexology treatment.

Additional spa elements in the room include a steam shower bath, which can be used as a hammam, and a rain shower.

“In the spa rooms in the hotel, the guest has their own hamman, a massage table and special amenities, such as 100% olive oil soap. The shower alone offers steam, rain shower and side jets. There are eight such spa rooms, all offering views over the Creek, and because of the way the hotel has been built on eight different plots, you are not aware of any other guests,” said Jason Sloane, spa manager, Amara Spa at Park Hyatt Dubai.

“The business traveller who comes here is used to the best of the best. The hotel facilities are all part of the experience for them, including the spa. I want people who appreciate great quality treatments and privacy,” he adds.

The residential spa concept certainly offers privacy, and with a dedicated in-room spa menu, the treatments hit the spot too. Guests can enjoy a flavoured steam bath, a floral body wrap and a massage in the peace and privacy of their own room, followed by dinner on the terrace watching the sunset over the Creek.

The in-room spa treatments include the Shiffa Arabian Rose Hammam ritual, a two-hour treatment which includes a rose essence steam, followed by a rose body mask scalp and face massage and ending with a massage with organic Arabian rose balm.

Also available is the Rasul Ceremony, offered to couples and singles alike and said to be inspired by ancient harem rituals. Three different kinds of rare organic muds are used to detoxify, heal and exfoliate, and are applied to specific areas of the body. Whilst bathing in aromatherapy steam, Atlantic Sea salt is applied over the mud to ensure thorough cleansing of the skin. A massage with precious body oil completes the ritual.

Guests who choose not to use the Amara services, can create their own rituals. Guests are provided with a range of spa amenities, including a Kesa mit with hand made pure olive oil soap for a typical Turkish bath, aromatherapy oils and Carita or Anne Semonin products provided in the residential spa.

Sloane is confident the residential spa rooms will prove popular and complement the existing spa offering. He said: “Amara Spa promises to take you on journey of the senses with the finest spa experiences, rituals and apothecary available. We have put tremendous effort into providing exceptional treatments and an unparalleled level of service.”

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