Now that the holidaying and partying months are over, it is time to get back to your normal routine. With all the hustle-bustle around, one needs to find ways to slip in some calm into their lives. For which, a quick stop at a spa could be one easy way of bringing that balance. They help in not only leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated but also help with relaxing – your mind, body and soul. A spa treatment starts well before the therapist lays hands on the guest. The treatment is clearly the focus, however, it is everything else like the ambience, aroma, lighting, comfort, and sound that matter, too. This month, in order to start your year in a calm and therapeutic way, we went around finding out the best places that offer this luxury. Read on ahead to discover a world of relaxation, rejuvenation and beauty at these magnificent spas…
Text: Anahita Ahuja
What factors have you implemented to induce a sense of calm?
Landscape, architecture, and interiors are carefully blended to create a sense of “escape”- escape from reality; escape from pressure. The design is used to provide a holistic approach to massage and relaxation where the five human senses are pandered to – sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The main entrance is the point of transition, where the outside world is left behind and inner calm takes over. On arrival, aromas of rose, frangipani, and jasmine tease the mind (consciously or subconsciously) while the openness of the greeting pavilion incorporates color and texture that connect you with nature.
Was there a particular concept, theme or inspiration while doing this decor?
The entire interior design is based on Hyderabad Nizam’s Culture (Royal Family- Ruling Family). And our treatments are based on traditional Hyderabad Nizam’s philosophy. These are classic treatments but designed for modern life. We also have Hyderabad Nizam’s Signature Experience steeped in local history, brought alive with creativity and fresh ingredients from AromaTherapy Associates and Kama Ayurveda that is administered within the most spectacular environment.
One procedure that is a must try for today’s forever-exhausted generation?
That would be the ceremony to initiate serenity and restore peace of mind. Cleanse and fortify skin and body so that you emerge happy and content. Exfoliate the skin with pearl dusk scrub followed by a holistic massage and Red Sandalwood wrap. The ritual ends with Rose Anti-ageing facial.
What makes you different from the others?
Being a luxury brand, Park Hyatt Spas embrace the essence of ‘Wellness’ across our operation. We provide a haven of rest and rejuvenation for mind, body, and spirit away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. Our treatments deliver wellness of body, mind, and spirit and also allows the therapist to cater to individual needs. And our personalized service makes us stand out from our competitors.
What are your criteria to hire spa specialists?
Each Park Hyatt Spa candidate goes through a series of interviews involving Spa supervisor and Spa manager at different levels including the General Manager. Our emphasis is to hire people, based on their positive attitude, their character, personality and the extent to which this fits with the Hyatt culture.
Price for one: An average treatment price Rs. 4,500 plus taxes
Where: Park Hyatt Hyderabad, Road No 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Call: + 91 40 4949 1529