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Oasis hot springs inspires hotel development Jordan
November 2008 1248

JORDAN’S Ma’in Hot Springs is the inspired site for the latest Evason property being developed by Six Senses Resorts & Spas.
Set like an oasis in the dramatic terrain lying 264 metres below sea level, the Evason Ma’in will also incorporate views over the Dead Sea.
The property is a one hour drive west of the capital of Amman, and was originally constructed in the 1980s although is now undergoing a $12 million make over to convert it to an Evason.
This includes a new free standing spa complex that will focus on the therapeutic properties of the mineral rich waters, offering healing mineral and Dead Sea therapies including salt scrubs and mud wraps. The spa will also feature an a la carte menu of Six Senses signature treatments.
The purpose built spa complex was been chosen as the best environmentally friendly architectural project in a competition organised by the Jordanian Association of Engineers. The award ceremony held in January this year recognised the efforts of project developers, the Jordanian firm of DARB Architects & Engineers.
The new hotel will offer 94 deluxe guestrooms and suites, including two Royal Suites. Several suites will feature personal spa facilities. Décor will reflect the Evason concept of fresh and colourful furnishings focusing on the use of natural materials.
Refurbishment of the dining and refreshment outlets will include a Chef’s Table – a concept that has proved popular in many Six Senses properties, and an olive press where guests can create their own oil to enjoy with various types of olive specialties.
A traditional Jordanian tray restaurant with cushions and carpeted floors is to be created, while a wine cellar will offer regular dinners and tastings.
Outdoors will be a new infinity pool, which overlooks the hot spring waterfalls. Wood fired oven specialties and a pizza bar will be featured.
Evason Ma’in will also operate the Panorama Restaurant, which is located a 10 minute drive from the resort and sits on a cliff top at the edge of the Dead Sea.
The new property is due to open early in 2009.




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