Friday, July 6, 2012

ESPA Flagship Opening at Resorts World Sentosa

Singapore -- Resorts World Sentosa adds another world-class product to its offerings with the opening of ESPA, a 10,000 square metre luxury spa. Set to open on 6 July 2012 at the tranquil western tip of the integrated resort, ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa (ESPA at RWS) will be the brand’s flagship spa in Asia and an oasis for those wishing to escape from the city or taking time out from the resort’s attractions.

ESPA is the proud partner of luxury hotel groups such as Ritz-Carlton, Peninsula, One&Only and Leela Palaces, and owners and property companies within 55 countries to create some of the world’s finest spas. Founded in 1993 by renowned spa guru Susan Harmsworth MBE, ESPA’s holistic approach provides guests with a personalized spa journey using classic treatments that combine new and indigenous techniques with their signature natural products.

Susan Harmsworth MBE, CEO and Founder, ESPA said, “With ESPA at RWS, we are bringing 30 years of spa heritage and knowledge, spa operations and training expertise as well as award-winning products and treatments to Singapore and Resorts World Sentosa. It is ESPA’s largest spa in the region with 24 treatment rooms and a repertoire of treatments that pays homage to Singapore’s melting pot of cultures - all delivered with the best technology, treatments and therapists.”

“ESPA at RWS will offer a spa experience that is out of this world with Singapore’s first authentic Hammam, onsen-style pools and other state-of the-art spa facilities. We are privileged to work with ESPA to create this exceptional spa, which together with ESPA’s spa expertise will help to elevate the spa scene in Singapore,” said Ms Laura Vallati, General Manager, ESPA at RWS, Resorts World Sentosa.

“With ESPA at RWS, we created an oasis among a bustling and lively island environment. This gem of a spa is the perfect place to unwind, relax and forget time,” said Ms Vallati. “We carved out the spa journey for ESPA at RWS by focusing on ‘bringing the outdoors in’ through landscaped outdoor journeys and views of lush tropical forestry, combined with beautifully designed private and social spaces inside the spa, which will meet every guests’ expectation,” she added.

ESPA at RWS is spread across 10,000 square metres of manicured landscaped gardens, pools and ponds set against a backdrop of picturesque sea views and jungle covered hillsides – equivalent to one-third the size of the National Orchid Garden. Spa-goers can choose to have their treatments in 24 multi-functional treatment rooms with beautiful views, 2 Private Spa Suites overlooking the reflection pool and 2 Beach Villas with dramatic sea views.

Designed for total relaxation and rejuvenation, the spa grounds are dotted with spacious pre- and post-treatment relaxation areas for guests to contemplate and meditate. These include the sleep zone and social relaxation lounge with views of the reflection pool, vitality pools, onsen-inspired pools and pavilions set in tropical gardens. From their first step through the door, spa-goers will immerse in a tranquil environment that extends their spa experience beyond the treatments.

A key highlight guests can look forward to among its signature treatments is the first-in-Singapore authentic Turkish Hammam. Derived from the Arabic word meaning ‘heat’, hammam treatments are the age-old ritual of cleansing and purification in traditional heated bathhouses of Morocco and Turkey that has gained popularity amongst spa enthusiasts. Using the traditional Kese mitt and black olive soap, a full-body foam massage and nourishing mud body mask, these treatments leave you energized and with silky smooth skin.

The spectacular spa environment also features various indoor and outdoor heat and water experiences with separate areas for men and women. Each section is equipped with its own vitality pool fitted with air and water massage jets, an icy plunge pool, a sauna with uninterrupted views over the pools and forest beyond, and walkways that converge at a Japanese onsen style pool offering views of the lush jungle-covered hillside.

In addition to a comprehensive menu of results-driven body treatments, facials and massages, ESPA at RWS provides a top-to-toe experience with a Nail Studio perfect for social gatherings; a fully-equipped gym; a studio for yoga, pilates and meditation; and The Tangerine Spa Café.

The spa is open to both hotel guests and visitors from 9am to 9pm daily. Memberships, day spa, wedding and corporate packages are available. For reservations or more information, please contact +65 6577 8880 , email espa@rwsentosa.com or visit www.rwsentosa.com/ES

About Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), Singapore’s first integrated resort is located on the resort island of Sentosa. Spanning 49 hectares, the resort has welcomed over 15 million visitors in 2010 since it opened in January of that year. RWS is home to the region’s first-and-only Universal Studios theme park, the Maritime Experiential Museum, a casino, luxurious accommodation in six unique hotels, the Resorts World Convention Center, celebrity chef restaurants, a world class destination spa as well as specialty retail outlets. The resort also offers entertainment ranging from its resident theatrical circus spectacular Voyage de la Vie, to public attractions such as the Crane Dance and the Lake of Dreams. Still to come is the world’s largest oceanarium - the Marine Life Park. Resorts World Sentosa is wholly owned by Genting Singapore, a company of the Genting Group. For more information, please www.rwsentosa.com .

About ESPA
Recognized as global leaders in spa, ESPA successfully combines the design and management of prestigious spas across five continents with the creation of pioneering, natural products that are rich in heritage, texture and aroma. ESPA - an authority in its field – is proud to partner with luxury hoteliers, property companies and owners around the globe to create some of the world’s finest spas and equally proud to be a British company who manufacture their products in the UK. ESPA products are as unique as they are effective; they are tested each and every day by a highly trained and extremely professional global network of therapists based in 55 countries. ESPA’s award-winning, results driven products are loved by women and men alike, who benefit from their visible results for both face and body. It is this combination of expertise and rich spa heritage that creates a unique brand that has won over 125 coveted awards in the last 3 year that include:

Best Brand SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards 2011, 2010
Best Product Award - SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards 2011
Best In-Spa Training – The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2011
In-Spa Training of the Year – AsiaSpa Awards 2011
Best Spa Company & Best Educators – The Crystal Awards Asia Pacific 2010

For more information, please visit www.espaonline.com.