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We design spas to delight and astonish

We have over 300 spas in 55 countries. Each is a unique reflection of our philosophy and the spa’s environment – the city, geography and culture in which it lives. The result is a remarkable collection of bespoke, destination spas showcasing the most amazing features.

Day Beds

Day Bed - One&Only Reethi Rah

Day Bed at the One&Only Reethi Rah

Oversized beds, suspended from ceiling height or secured to suit one or two people.

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The Day Bed featured here is at The One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives.
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Finishing Studio

Often a social area designed to accommodate a number of guests. Essential grooming and beauty treatments range from manicures, pedicures and make-overs.

Finishing Studio Corinthia Hotel

Finishing Studio - The Corinthia Hotel



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The finishing studio featured on the left is at The Corinthia Hotel London.
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Finishing Studio The Europe

Finishing Studio - The Europe Hotel

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The Finishing Studio pictured to the left is at The Europe Hotel in Ireland.
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Gym

Gym at the Istanbul Edition

Gym - The Istanbul Edition

A work out area with the latest gym equipment, free weights and floor mats. Personal training pods are a more frequent feature within these gyms allowing for more private, personal training sessions.

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The Gym featured here is at The Istanbul Edition in Turkey
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Hammam

The Hammam has its origin in the Middle East where the effects of high humidity combined with mild radiant heat are well known. The meaning of the term Hammam is ‘you are being washed’ and guests will experience this ritualistic treatment, which combines heat and steam, with pouring of free flowing water, massage with traditional black soap, body scrubs and masks. Benefits are deep cleansing and detoxification of the skin, relieving tired and aching muscles, increasing circulation and relaxing the mind and body in preparation for treatments.

Hammam at the YAS hotel

Hammam - The Yas Viceroy



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The Hammam featured on the left is at The Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
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Hammam at the Edition

Hammam - The Istanbul Edition

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The Finishing Studio pictured to the left is at The Istanbul Edition in Turkey.
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Ice Fountain

Crushed ice is used to aid cooling and revitalise the body between heat experiences. Cooling the body will allow for better penetration of heat into the systems of the body and help to increase circulation and aid relaxation.

Ice fountain Europe Hotel

Ice Fountain - The Europe Hotel



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Ice fountain Ritz-Carlton Moscow

Ice Fountain - The Ritz-Carlton Moscow

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The Ice Fountain pictured to the left is at The Ritz-Carlton Moscow in Russia.
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Lap Pool

Lap Pool at the Europe Hotel

Lap Pool at The Europe Hotel

Also referred to as an exercise or swimming pool, lanes may be included to allow those guests who wish to swim to stay fit.

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The Lap Pool featured here is at The Europe Hotel in Ireland.
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Rasul

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Rasul at One Spa

A mosaic or stone-clad room used privately or for a couple. Within the anteroom, guests apply therapeutic muds to face, body and hair before relaxing in the main dry heated chamber. Once the mud has dried, steam is released into the chamber at a temperature between 42-46°C with humidity set at 100%, where the mask becomes supple again. After the programmed time, the herbal steam will clear and guests will be doused in an over head shower to gently wash away the mud and impurities from the skin. Benefits are skin cleansing and detoxification, relieving tired and aching muscles, increasing circulation and relaxing the mind and body in preparation for treatments.

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The Rasul featured here is at One Spa in Edinburgh.
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Relaxation Lounger

Loungers vary in size, shape and material. Often shaped to fit the body contour and heated to ensure total rest and relaxation.

Relax Lounger The G Hotel

Relaxation Lounger - The G Hotel



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Relaxation Lounger Yas Hotel

Relaxation Lounger - The Yas Viceroy

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The Relaxation Loungers pictured to the left are at The Yas Viceroy in Abu Dhabi.
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Sauna

Heated to a temperature between 80-100°C with minimal humidity, this room creates a dry and intense heat to give a purifying effect on the body. A classic Finnish Sauna is usually made out of Hemlock wood whilst the Finnish Rock Sauna includes a feature wall clad in stone. Humidity can be periodically infused into the cabin via automatic infusion or by manually pouring water on to exposed hot rocks. The benefits of a Sauna are to cleanse and detoxify the skin, relieve tired aching muscles and joints and increase circulation.

Sauna Corinthia Hotel

Sauna - The Corinthia Hotel



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The finishing studio featured on the left is at The Corinthia Hotel London.
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Sauna ESPA Riga

Sauna - ESPA Riga

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The Sauna pictured to the left is at ESPA Riga in Latvia.
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Spa Café

Most spas will offer a healthy selection of nutritious food and beverages.  From restaurants, cafés and libraries, areas will vary from calm to social and active.

Spa Cafe Corinthia Hotel

Spa Café - The Corinthia Hotel



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The Spa Café featured on the left is at The Corinthia Hotel London.
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Spa cafe at The Europe

Spa Café - The Europe Hotel

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Steam

A mosaic or stone–clad finished room which is heated to a temperature between 42-46°C with humidity set at 100%. Periodically releasing steam infused with aromatherapy oils, the Aroma Steam Room helps to cleanse and detoxify the skin, relax the mind and body in preparation for treatments and can help with respiratory conditions

Aroma Steam room YAS

Aroma Steam Room - The Yas Viceroy



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The Aroma Steam Room featured on the left is at The Yas Viceroy in Abu Dhabi.
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Aroma Steam Room Corinthia

Aroma Steam Room - The Corinthia Hotel London

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The Aroma Steam Room pictured to the left is at The Corinthia Hotel in London.
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Studio

Studio Reethi rah

Studio at the One&Only Reethi Rah

Indoors or outdoors, this area is dedicated to fitness classes such as Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi.

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The Studio featured is at The One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives.
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Tepidarium

Tepidarium Corinthia Hotel

Tepidarium at The Corinthia Hotel London

A tepidarium is a warm seating area where you can relax pre and post treatments.

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The Tepidarium featured is at The Corinthia Hotel London.
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Vitality Pool

Heated to a soothing temperature between 35-37°C, the Vitality Pool has a selection of features, including air tubs, swan neck fountains, air loungers and water jets. Benefits are cleansing and detoxification of the skin, relieving tired and aching muscles, increasing circulation and relaxing the mind and body before treatments.

Vitality Pool G Hotel

Vitality Pool - The G Hotel



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Vitality Pool ESPA Riga

Vitality Pool - ESPA Riga

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