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Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona: A Sophisticated Sanctuary in the Heart of
the City - Featuring comprehensive facilities and bespoke signature treatments
Hong Kong, November 3, 2009 Entirely dedicated to guests
well-being, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona will offer the ultimate escape
in the heart of the city. Set to open in November 2009, the 10,763-square-foot
spa will be entirely dedicated to relaxation and wellbeing; offering guests an
unrivaled holistic experience to achieve an ideal balance between body, mind and
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental,
With a conviction that surroundings have a profound
influence on ones state of mind, celebrated designer Patricia Urquiola has
conceived The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona as an intimate and minimalist
space, markedly modern in style with Oriental touches.
soothing environment for guests to enjoy holistic treatments, the spa will feature
a total of eight treatment rooms. This includes: two luxury couples spa
suites, two oriental suites which includes a spa vitality pool and futon for traditional
Thai massages and four luxurious treatment rooms, each with their own aromatherapy
experience shower. An expansive 39-foot indoor swimming pool, heat and water areas
as well as a fully serviced state-of-the-art fitness center will further complement
the hotels lifestyle facilities.
Spa will offer the newly launched Mandarin Orientals Signature Spa Therapies
which have been devised to address guests increasing desire for simple,
effective and authentic spa experiences, which can be extended to ones home.
Developed in consultation with specialists
in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and master aromatherapists, each signature
therapy consists of a relaxing, hands-on body massage ritual that combines the
powerful effects of oriental meridian massage with the therapeutic benefits of
custom-blended essential oils, created uniquely for Mandarin Oriental.
Adopting a different approach to the traditional spa experience,
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental offers a series of innovative and restorative treatments,
known as Time RitualsTM, where guests are encouraged to book Time
rather than a specific treatment. Each Ritual begins with a recommendation by
the spa manager to arrive at least 40 minutes ahead of the actual treatment in
order to fully enjoy the facilities available.
addition to its comprehensive array of signature treatments, the Relaxing Orange
Ritual and the exclusive Barcelona Spring treatments are a celebration of the
citys culture, aromas and colors. The former was created with citrus fruit
extracts, while the latter highlights local ingredients including sage, fresh
mint and olive oil.
About Mandarin Oriental,
Mandarin Oriental groups first hotel in Southern
Europe; Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is an elegant, contemporary establishment
in the heart of the avant-garde citys celebrated Passeig de Gràcia.
Located in a renovated mid-20th century building, 98-room Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona,
offers exceptional Mandarin Oriental services and facilities within an exquisite
interior created by world renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's
most prestigious hotels, resorts and residences. Mandarin Oriental now operates,
or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 25 countries,
with 17 hotels in Asia, 14 in The Americas and 10 in Europe and North Africa.
In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin
Oriental, connected to the Groups properties. Photography of Mandarin Oriental
is available to download, in high and low resolution, in the Photo Library of
our Media section, at www.mandarinoriental.com.