Like so many hotel brands today, the Orient Express finds creative ways to keep their guests excited about the entire experience, while also honoring the local culture and seasons. To celebrate Autumn at four of the Orient Express properties, the spas will be featuring innovative new offerings to leave their guests feeling relaxed and revitalized, while also providing much needed treatments after a long summer. If you’re fortunate enough to be visiting one of these properties during the next few months, be sure to inquire about these exclusive opportunities… your body will thank you.
Guests staying at La Residencia in Mallorca can enjoy the new Almond Delight Facial, a sensory experience that relaxes the neck, face and scalp. The signature treatment begins with a soothing massage using a softening blend of warm sweet almond and lavender oil. Next, a nutrient-enriched mask infuses the skin with vitamins A and E before a hydrating lip balm completes the facial. Two new signature spa products were specially developed for the Almond Delight Facial. The anti-aging Organic Vitamin Mask with Jasmine is rich in restorative botanical antioxidants, while the hydrating Vanilla Delight Lip Balm contains sweet almond and orange.
The Wellness Centre at Villa Sant’Andrea in Taormina Mare, Sicily has introduced two new open-air massages: the Full Moon Massage is a relaxing body treatment followed by a refreshing dip in the sea; while the New Moon Signature Massage ends with a purifying drink of herbal tea with mint and lemon zest, enjoyed under the stars. When you’re fully relaxed from these treatments, you can escape to the hotel’s stretch of private beach on the secluded Bay of Mazzarò to enjoy all that this property has to offer.
The luxurious Librisa Spa at Mount Nelson Hotel in South Africa has developed the Librisa Luxury Signature Massage, using melted candle wax that contains soybean oil. Rich in skin-boosting natural vitamins and lecithin, this gentle oil is believed to help ease psoriasis and eczema and leaves skin feeling moisturized with no waxy residue. This massage is performed on a heated plinth and begins with relaxing 'push-pull' movements followed by long, medium-pressure strokes that leave guests feeling pampered, relaxed and restored.
Guests at El Encanto in Santa Barbara, California can experience autumn’s rejuvenating effects with a Seasonal Spa Special, the Sage Body Treatment. Infused with sage from the hotel’s own garden, which can help stimulate circulation and cell renewal, the invigorating ritual features a luxurious body scrub, relaxing massage and soothing scalp therapy. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the rolling hills of Santa Barbara’s wine country, these signature spa treatments are inspired by these surroundings, and you too will be inspired with these treatments before enjoying some time by the pool with spectacular views out over the Pacific.
Source: Orient-Express Hotels, Ltd.