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Entrepreneurs unveil floating Montreal spa

A new floating spa - Bota Bota - has been unveiled by entrepreneurs Geneviève and Natalie Émond at the Quays of the Old Port of Montréal, Canada.

Sid Lee Architecture were behind the design of the spa, which has involved the rejuvenation of a former 1950s era ferry and offers facilities spread across five decks. Lower decks are divided into more than 20 treatment rooms and Bota Chic - a lounge that is designed to offer hand and feet treatments. A yoga and meditation studio is also included.

Meanwhile, the upper decks are the location for Bota Bota's wet spa facilities - including a steamroom; saunas; hot tubs; cool water sources; and rest areas. Jean Pellard, architect and associate at Sid Lee Architecture, said: "We wanted to create an environment that would allow the user to rediscover the imagery related to a boat trip, even though he/she would not be on move, but rather in contemplation of Montreal and its river."

Bota Bota marketing director Natalie Émond added: "The inspiration behind Bota Bota is to give urban-dwellers a new experience, to offer a magnificent attraction to the port and the city."

A new floating spa - Bota Bota - has been unveiled by entrepreneurs Geneviève and Natalie Émond at the Quays of the Old Port of Montréal, Canada. Sid Lee Architecture were behind the design of the spa, which has involved the rejuvenation of a former 1950s era ferry and offers facilities spread across five decks. Lower decks are divided into more than 20 treatment rooms and Bota Chic - a
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Sid Lee Architecture led the transformation of the former vessel
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