Six Senses to operate impending spa at Al Bustan Palace

by Jak Phillips | 07 Jul 2014

Six Senses Spas has won the contract to manage the 32,000sq ft (3,000sq m) spa due to open in February 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton operated Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman.

Reflective of traditional Omani design, the spa will complement the hotel's opulent domed ceilings, elegant arched walkways, falaj (water channels) reflecting pools and natural stone walls and floors.

A five-minute walk from Al Bustan Palace, the spa is being built into the surrounding landscape of towering stone and rock cliffs of the Haijar Mountains. Housed on three levels in the style of an ancient Arabian fort, heavy wooden doors flank the imposing entrance.

The spa is comprised of a large reception area; relaxation lounge with a library, game room and a green bar serving Six Senses nutrition shots, power juices and express beauty services. With 17 treatment rooms and a myriad of wet facilities such as infrared saunas, showers, ice showers, relaxation areas and hammams, the facility aims to offer something for every spa-goer. In the meditation and yoga pavilions, guests can experience Six Senses’ newly-launched yogic programmes and enjoy sessions from the group’s expert visiting practitioners programme.

On offer will be a wide selection of locally-inspired massages, facials, wellness therapies and rituals, plus body, beauty and fitness treatments. Six Senses Spas says one of the highlights will be a special treatment delivered in a nearby natural outdoor bath nestled in the side of the mountain. Six Senses has been heavily involved in the conceptualisation of the project and has appointed Bangkok firms Februar as project architect and P49 for interior design.

Elsewhere, a private ladies-only club will offer prenatal treatments, female energy programs, anti-ageing with preventive and corrective facial care and the Six Senses Skin PT concept. The club includes a reception, gym, yoga studio, relaxation area, majali (intimate seating/meeting area), manicure and pedicure station, double beauty room with shower, double treatment with shower, hammam and ice shower. The facility will also feature a ladies-only pool and the only private beach for women in the country.

Six Senses Spas has won the contract to manage the 32,000sq ft (3,000sq m) spa due to open in February 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton operated Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman. Reflective of traditional Omani design, the spa will complement the hotel's opulent domed ceilings, elegant arched walkways, falaj (water channels) reflecting pools and natural stone walls and floors. A five-minute walk from Al Bustan Palace, the spa is being
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