Spas at New Properties Opening in 2011-12
The expanding Four Seasons network: more of the world's most distinctive experiences. Four Seasons currently manages 85 hotels and resorts in 35 countries. The company is committed to providing amenities that its guests deserve, which is why each of the below new Four Seasons properties features a spa. Four Seasons looks forward to expanding its global spa footprint.
- Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech - now open
Le Spa sends guests on a journey of inner and outer peace, tranquillity and complete relaxation. In the heart of the Resort, Le Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech presents a luxurious sanctuary inspired by Middle Eastern traditions and contemporary Western treatments. Taking a cue from Mother Nature, Le Spa embraces a holistic approach to well-being, providing body and facial treatments that incorporate precious herbs and plants from the surrounding Atlas Mountains, including eucalyptus, saffron, rose, olive, orange and argan. Ancient hammam remedies and organic treatments are designed to benefit body, mind and spirit. Le Spa offers separate relaxation areas for men and women, and a hammam spa with open gardens. Exclusive private pavilions with a private garden, Watsu pool and Ghassoul are available for couples.
- Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore - opening November 14, 2011
Nestled at the edge of Baltimore's Inner Harbor East waterfront, the Hotel features a chic, European-style spa destination. The expansive 10,200-square-foot (948-square-metre) contemporary facility includes 11 treatment rooms and an extensive menu of indulgent therapies designed to leave one relaxed, rejuvenated and recharged. The Spa features ESPA products that use results-oriented ingredients found in nature. Prior to treatment, guests relax in one of the regal Tea Lounges with a choice of exotic teas and fresh fruit, and then indulge in luxurious spa experiences including the aroma steam room, Finnish rock sauna, lifestyle showers, ice fountain and relaxation rooms.
- Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan - opening March 2012
With an unrivalled Baku spa,Four Seasons demonstrates a deep dedication to personal health and well-being in Azerbaijan. Above it all on the penthouse ninth floor, the Spa feels both soothing and uplifting. Guests will discover the most advanced skincare, body wraps and massage therapies, reflecting ancient traditions from Turkey and Persia – perfect for winding down after Baku business meetings. The nine spa treatment rooms include a special facility for Ghassoul mud applications and a VIP couple’s suite with a private terrace and restful views of the Caspian Sea.
- Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg - opening April 2012
After busy days of sight-seeing, the spa at the new hotel helps guests to unwind and restore. Constructed within a triangular courtyard, the four-level facility includes a 24-hour fitness centre, Russian-style saunas and six treatment rooms, offering the finest international skincare and massage. The top level features a triangular relaxation pool, bathed in sunlight from the glass rooftop.
- Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou - opening Spring 2012
Hua Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou offers an ideal retreat from the hectic pace of the city below. Located on the 69th floor, Hua Spa offers nine treatment rooms – most with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Three VIP treatment rooms are especially designed for couples. Each treatment room provides a vitality tub and private shower. Men's and women's locker rooms each offer sauna and steam. Hua Spa features an extensive water-based treatment area with Vichy-style shower, Crystal Steam Room, Lanconium, Herbal Steam Bath, Swedish Sauna and Ice Fountain. These extensive facilities allow Hua Spa to provide an exceptionally broad range of treatments.
Spa choices include traditional Chinese message and treatments utilising aroma therapy and hot stone techniques, as well as those making use of hydrotherapy, salt scrubs, herbal and mud wraps. Some offer a combination to accomplish special health-related goals, such as jet lag recovery and increased energy. The Spa's 24-hour fitness centre is equipped with cardio- and weight-training facilities. A 25-metre (82-foot) lap pool overlooks the city from a horizon edge, and a windowed poolside terrace lets guests feel as if they are floating in the clouds.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto - opening Summer 2012
Hotel guests and the Toronto community can at last enjoy an exceptional Four Seasons experience in the spa.Aesthetically simple and serene, it is the largest luxury hotel spa in the city, featuring 16 treatment rooms, including a couple’s spa suite, manicure and pedicure stations and spa boutique in Yorkville. Heat experiences will include a sauna, whirlpool and lifestyle shower, as well as relaxation and waiting lounges. The spa will adjoin a full-service fitness centre where hotel guests can work out with a view and a sunny indoor pool and terrace.
- Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai - opening Summer 2012
With luxe interiors and modern lines inspired by Shanghai’s Art Deco period of the 1920s, Four Seasonsintroduces a second hotel for China’s booming business capital. On eleven floors of the 21st Century Tower, in the heart of the Lujiazhui financial zone, the Hotel is a haven of sleek, contemporary comfort with wall-to-wall views of the ever-changing Pudong skyline.
Transformative Treatments Around the World
The exceptional collection of international spas at Four Seasons are beautifully and comfortably designed with an authenticity of style that inspires guests and reflects the local flavour of each destination. Indigenous ingredients and locally inspired treatments are offered alongside international brands and a broad variety of traditional, classic and new spa treatments.
- Bamboo Massage, The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
The property’s most natural massage. Known for its healing properties, freshly cut bamboo is used in this deep pressure massage to reduce tension, relieve tightness in muscles and tendons, and stimulate the flow of blood and lymph. Body and mind are naturally healed.
- Cherry Blossom Champagne Body Treatment, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
The ultimate in wraps. First, the body is gently exfoliated with a dry brushing, then immersed in a deep soaking tub. Next one’s body will be polished with an all natural Champagne and salt scrub. A relaxing body wrap follows and the treatment concludes with an application of luxurious body butter that seals in moisture, leaving the body feeling pampered and renewed.
- Four Seasons Ultimate Facial, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
This facial harnesses an ancient health and beauty phenomenon called Mineral Cosmetology. More than 2,000 years ago, Mineral Cosmetology was created when the curative properties of Hungary’s thermal waters were first discovered and the famous baths were built. Using these natural ingredients from Hungary’s thermal waters, this facial takes anti-aging skincare to a new level. What makes this anti-aging facial unique and progressive is that an additional element is added with the use of cutting-edge microcurrent technology that lifts, tones and contours the face while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hawaiian Healing Wrap, The Spa at Four SeasonsResort Maui at Wailea
An island tradition, this healing wrap begins with a tropical pineapple papaya enzyme polish, to naturally exfoliate and soften the skin. The body is then soothed with a healing gel of Hawaiian noni and gently wrapped with warmed ti leaves. While wrapped, guests experience a deeply hydrating hair treatment with warm coconut and kukui oils and a warm-stone face massage with pineapple papaya lotion. This lush ritual is completed with a deeply relaxing full-body massage using pineapple papaya lotion.
- Uruguayan Luxury Wine Retreat, The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, Uruguay
The powerful antioxidants found in genuine Uruguayan wines, combined with the relaxing massage techniques used by Four Seasons therapists, are the essential elements of this pampering treatment. A soft scrub made of wine extracts will remove traces of dull skin, then a grape body wrap designed to improve elasticity will leave the skin glossy and smooth. A light- to moderate-pressure massage will be performed at the end of the treatment to soothe sore muscles and balance blood circulation.
- 5,280 Gemstone Relaxation, The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver
When situated exactly 1 mile (5,280 feet, or 1.6 kilometres) above sea level in Denver, it takes time for one’s body to adjust to the altitude. This massage uses long strokes and medium pressure. Combined with a blend of gemstone Azurite oil infused with herbs, this massage naturally promotes deep relaxation and eases tension from the body and mind.
- Diamond Luxury Lifting Facial, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
This world-class anti-ageing treatment is designed to reveal rejuvenated skin. Combining shiatsu massage and mio-facial lifting with the gentle caress of aromatherapy, the treatment's exclusive ingredients penetrate the deepest layers of the skin to redefine the face with intense hydration and regeneration.
- Gold Facial, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
This treatment combines ancient beauty secrets with modern technology and Florentine tradition. Gold, one of the most precious metals in the world is also recognised for its beautifying properties. In this luxurious facial treatment, gold and other premium ingredients work to firm skin, reduce wrinkles and give golden glow, with results that are immediately visible.
- Tropical Magnolia, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
Created by Sodashi exclusively for Four Seasons, this luxurious and deeply relaxing massage is completely chemical free. Designed to work holistically to nurture the skin and enhance overall well-being, the experience is nourishing, emotionally uplifting and delivers digestive benefits to help one relax. Ideal after long travels and for jet lag, this is a very healing, enriching treatment.
- Kahaia Haven Ritual, The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
A two-hour treatment that restores inner balance with this life-embracing treatment, ideal to be shared with a loved one in the double treatment rooms. The skin-smoothing body treatment begins by cleansing with naturally exfoliating Kahaia body scrub, legendary Tahitian black pearl powder, and the native fragrant vanilla. Once skin is prepared, an exquisite massage of choice is given. This experience is concluded by a holistic and de-stressing Water & Light express facial to enhance relaxation.
- Night Spa, The Island Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Guests relax beneath the stars in the Night Spa's torch-lit lounge, then indulge in one of four open-air lunar rituals devised by Sodashi to attune the body to nature's rhythms. Each lunar ritual is best enjoyed when linked with the corresponding lunar phase. The lunar rituals are: Reflect, Nourish, Harmonise and Release.
- Sodashi Crystalus Massage, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Sodashi, a Western Australian botanical product line, created the Sodashi Crystalus Massage exclusively for The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney – a 90 minute ritual using warm crystals and aromatherapy oils. This uniquely Australian treatment uses ancient healing stones and crystals all derived from the heart of the land. The massage crystals work deeply into the muscles to relieve physical tension. The powerful properties of the crystals have a harmonising effect to re-balance and relax the entire body. The Tiger Iron crystal is one of the most energetically grounding stones and emanates a strong calming flow of life force energy.
- Caviar and Pearls Anti-Ageing Facial, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Damascus
Experience the natural benefits of caviar and pearls. Caviar extract is rich in repairing proteins and provides immediate anti-ageing benefits, pearl extract improves skin elasticity while hydrating and repairing, and Escutox, a natural vegetable extract with similar effects to Botox on a topical level, rejuvenates and rehydrates.
- Child of the Earth Ritual, The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
This grounding ritual pays homage to gris gris, an herbal healing tradition once widely practiced by Seychellois medicine men and women (known as bonhom/ bonfem du bois – man/woman of the woods). Incorporating frangipani, cinnamon, coconut, vanilla, wildflowers and crushed herbs, this medley of eight hair, body and food treatments uses the natural bounty of the surrounding forests to balance and strengthen from head to toe.
- Thousand and One Nights, Le Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech
A signature ritual designed uniquely for Le Spa at Four Seasons Marrakech embracing the culture and the plants from mother earth. This signature ritual begins with incense to celebrate the human connection to the earth. Next, a saffron, garnet and rose scrub is applied using lymphatic drainage techniques, the body will be treated to an orange flower wrap and the hair will be moisturised with a mask. This exclusive ritual finishes with an Ananda facial and an application of Le Spa’s signature oil of rose, jasmine and neroli.
Spa Awards in 2011
Globally, the Spas at Four SeasonsHotels and Resorts won numerous awards in 2011 (as of September 2011) from prestigious outlets including Condé Nast Traveller, Spa Finder, and Travel + Leisure.
The Spa at Four Seasons George V Paris won the highest overall total of ten spa awards, highlights include:
- Condé Nast Traveller’s Reader’s Hotel Spa Awards, Hotel Spas: Europe, Asia Minor and the Russian Federation
- SpaFinder’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Best Spa in Europe
- Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, Top Hotel Spas in Europe: 2nd Place