Willow offers healthy leisure

Poolside at The Fairmont ... part of the hotel's extensive leisure facilities.

The Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Dubai offers an extensive range of treatments, catering to every requirement for healthy leisure.

The hotel says its 40,000 sq ft spa has won plaudits for its wealth of facilities which include a state-of-the-art gym with Gulf views, 'morning' and 'afternoon' pools located either side of the windtower-design building Ñ giving an option of sun or shade at any time of the day Ñ plus the spa itself.

Willow Stream, The Spas at Fairmont, is a new brand being introduced at Fairmont hotels in Canada, Bermuda, Mexico and now Dubai, where the focus is on complete well being, combining proven methodology for relaxation and rejuvenation with the local traditions and cultures of the region, said a spokesperson.

In Dubai, the Willow Stream complex on the 9th floor of The Fairmont Dubai is divided into two distinct parts, one dedicated to the spa environment and the other forming the health club.

"The spacious health club has been outfitted with the latest Techno Gym XTPRO 600 Selection range of equipment that is both easy to use and delivers the most advanced biomechanics, guaranteeing a maximised workout every time," the spokesperson said.

"Another feature is the first Glidex elliptical cross-training cardiovascular machine in the UAE, plus the only purely upper-body cardio-vascular machine, the Top XT, which can be adapted to allow wheelchair access.

"In addition, the hotel boasts two mosaic-tiled swimming pools, each with large Jacuzzi, designed to capture the sun's rays throughout the day, either on the sunrise and sunset terrace.

"Shaded lounges, a snack bar, the Sol juice bar and the Bacchus casual diner with 'al forno' oven for quick pizzas also form part of the extensive leisure complex."

The dedicated spa environment has a classical design theme throughout, with separate male and female sections, each featuring an opulent Jacuzzi area with Turkish Hammam-inspired steam room and invigorating ice shower as well as two relaxing footbaths.

Both areas also have a private relaxation room in which to unwind with refreshing herbal tisanes and fruit-flavoured waters.