Footsteps away from the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and a discreet enclave that’s part of Doha’s best new luxury hotel address, the just-opened Spa and Wellness Centre at Four Seasons Hotel Doha melds elements of traditional architecture with a touch of Andalusia.
Expansive archways, Romanesque columns and overflowing fountains are complemented by Zen-inspired, minimalist interiors that are based on the five elements of earth, wind, fire, metal and water.
The Spa and Wellness Centre is an integral part of the hotel’s recreation facilities which include a three-level grotto pool flanked by palm trees, sandy beaches, a children’s pool, family pool and a Marina for luxury boats and yachts. The Arabian Gulf is mirrored in the spa with the soothing sounds of cascading water walls and fountains. An ambience of well-being is emphasized with the refreshing scent of lemongrass essential oil and the flickering of hand made candles.
Accommodated in its own three-storey facility and adjacent to the hotel, the luxurious centre offers an integrated range of spas, wellness and beauty treatments, with various fitness components each offering an emphasis on awareness of the self, and a focus on nutrition. A balance between the elements reflects the balance between the body, mind and spirit.
The Spa and Wellness Centre, themed around the five elements, is a concept rooted in a 5,000 year-old tradition of Chinese medicine. The elements are thoughtfully reflected throughout the Spa’s design, cuisine and treatments. With a philosophy emphasising the creation of truly indulgent experiences, guests can escape into a world of total tranquillity.
Spa-goers can choose from a menu of signature massage and spa treatments, pampering body wraps and facials using one of the world’s most exclusive and all-organic products – Sodashi, which in Sanskrit means wholeness, purity and radiance.
For the ultimate in indulgence, guests can choose to book the Spa’s signature treatment. This is ‘The Five Elements in Harmony with the Seasons’ and it takes guests through the four seasons. Spa-goers are encouraged to make full use of the Spa and Wellness Centre’s expansive Hydrotherapy Lounge, an extensive hydrotherapy hideaway and one of the region’s finest. The Lounge is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows while glass doors lead out to the hotel’s private beach. The hydrotherapy pool massages the body with warm air jets which are ideal for releasing tension, easing muscle and joint pain and improving circulation.
Additional facilities include the Kniepp foot bath with stone pebbles to stimulate the feet and invigorate the entire body and a Roman style laconium bed dry sauna which allows for greater treatment times and helps stimulate circulation, eliminate metabolic waste and restore a sense of vitality to the body. Alongside are laminar flow swimming pools, ideal for an in-water workout which is low impact and energising. A private suite for two includes its own steam room, plunge pool, Swiss shower and relaxation area.
Especially designed and in harmony with the concept of the five elements, the exclusive facilities also feature 11 elegant treatment rooms, including two private suites for couples and a colour therapy room to improve health and bring harmony to the physical and mental bodies through the use of colour energy. A beauty salon rounds-off the offerings with expert hair styling and beauty services. At the Apres Spa Café, guests can complement their Spa treatments with health-conscious cuisine to delight the senses.
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