Once a somewhat sleepy city, known more for its Canal, than a tourist destination, Panama has recently risen to the ranks of player in the travel business. Luxury hotels, spas, banks, restaurants are now a part of the booming landscape. One of the most recent entries is the Bristol Panama which added a super spa last December on the top floor of the 118-room property.
The Spa at Bristol offers heavenly relaxation heightened by sweeping views of metropolitan Panama City. Treatments are done with organic elements and innovative products that deliver out-of-body spa journeys. From a relaxing Shiatsu Facial, to an Obsidian Stone Healing massage, or a full-body treatment, guests are immersed in a space where gold and silver tones offer an elevated shelter from the chaos of everyday life. Bring your main man. The spa offers a wide range of men’s massages and treatments with a masculine sensibility. Teenagers can also enjoy specially designed facials and massages for younger skin.
Ancient civilizations considered gold to be the sun’s tears, believing its properties would foster a calm and wise mind. Silver, considered an energy conduit from the moon, emphasized the feminine side of life. These two tones come together in the spa’s décor, defining the luxurious and peaceful ambience of The Spa at Bristol.
Spa facilities include four individual treatment rooms, one couples’ treatment room, one Vichy shower, men and women’s steam rooms, and a full-service beauty salon. Serene waiting areas for men and women provide panoramic views of Panama City. Here, while relaxing between treatments, guests can enjoy refreshing and rejuvenating spa cuisine and beverages prepared especially by Panama’s famed Chef Cuquita Arias de Calvo.
The treatment menu:
- Volcano Touch, (45 minutes) The warm rain of the vichy shower unwinds the mind while handcrafted Obsidian stones massage the body. A soothing and aromatic journey that will nourish skin.
- Anton Valley Mood, (60 minutes): A gentle and soft natural treatment that will deliver essentials minerals to skin. Enjoy a light lymphatic massage along with steamy rain, the perfect way to detoxify the body. A soothing application of a moisturizing emulsion completes the experience.
- Solace Facial: Escape from reality by experiencing this luxurious facial designed to soothe the complexion while relaxing the body. A thorough cleansing and soothing Aromatherapy Oil Massage to the face, neck and shoulders is followed by a facial mask containing calming plant extracts. The result is a radiant complexion and relaxed body.
- Aroma-reflexology, (60 minutes): Inspired by thousand-year-old Chinese culture prevalent in Panama City, this reflexology treatment takes on a new dimension. A selection of essential oils is available to deeply connect mind with soul while a vigorous reflexology foot massage relaxes the entire body.
- The Bristol Body Polish Bar: While you enjoy our signature foot bath in the comfort of your Spa suite, one of our therapists will present to you a fine selection of organic body scrub, body butter and body mist (Herbal, Marina or Ayurvedic). Design your very own spa body renewal and watch as your favorite ingredients are whisked into your own customized blend.
The Bristol Panama is located in the heart of the bustling Financial Center of Panama City, just a short distance from premier shopping, nightlife, cultural attractions and the city’s finest restaurants. For reservations call 507-264-0000, or go to www.thebristol.com.