Spa Trends For 2020
Hotel Business Review|January - February 2020
Over the last few years the hospitality and tourism industry has been boosted by the spa industry. Within the last 20 years spas have increasingly gained importance. Today’s guests call for high quality standards in spas and are extremely health-conscious. There is an enormous competitive pressure among spa hotels.
Sharmila Chand

We get spa experts to talk about key spa trends of 2020:

Specialisation in Spa is the Key Trend

Sofija Misljenovic, Director of Spa, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

At ‘Spa by JW’, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, we aim to continue maintaining our holistic approach, focusing on mindfulness as a part of the JW Brand ethics and offering packages that resonate it. We also aim to encourage more guests to participate in beach yoga and explore secluded intimate spaces throughout the island and resort.

Additionally, guided meditation and clear your mind massages with tailored Aromatherapy oils reduce stress, emotional exhaustion, and disturbed sleep.

Abbas Painattu, Spa Manager, The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace

The spa is a place to recover, rejuvenate and feel renewed. A reflection of our commitment to wellness, the ‘Heavenly Spa by Westin’ allows patrons to replenish their mind and body with a personal sensory experience. True to its name, our signature spa aims at offering a divine experience to our patrons and is known for its multiple specialties.

We want our guests to leave the spa not only feeling better, but having a fresh outlook on life, with new insights and a sense of clarity. We believe that much of the value of the spa experience comes not only from the facilities, treatments and products, but from having the time and space for silence, separation from technology and personal reflection and contemplation.

At The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, we offer guests a special welcome drink on arrival, an oil specific three stone ritual that helps the therapist understand the best suitability of the oil to be used for the treatment in order to relax the guest, and a dark chocolate post the therapy which enhances their experience that they take home. These distinctive offerings are what make the Heavenly Spa stand out from other spas.

Rachita Sood, Director of Rooms, The Westin Mumbai Garden City

As the spa business matures into an increasingly global phenomenon, we see an increasing level of specialisation, professionalisation, and cross-disciplinary focus. Immersive and holistic spa experiences continue to gain an appeal with travelers looking for more than a standard massage or a quick facial. Ultimately, a ‘spa’ is about life-enhancing experiences and at The Heavenly Spa by Westin, we believe that the actual spa experience is not from the treatments, facilities, and products, it is being in a silent, serene and energetic environment, separating oneself from the world of technology and where one can immerse in personal reflection and positivity.

‘The Heavenly Spa by Westin’ aims to uplift, rejuvenate and restore each guest and take them on a journey through all their senses Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste, and Scent as well as their psychological and emotional senses. Upon entering the spa, guests are moved by the tranquility of our surroundings at The Westin Mumbai Garden City. We have tried to encapsulate indigenous and natural beauty into our spa by using natural diffusers and candles, playing uplifting melodious music and have permeated the surrounding areas with the calming scent of white tea to give our guests an enhanced wellness experience. The Heavenly Spa at our property subtly embraces every sense of a person to make them feel completely relaxed. In all the services that we provide, we are committed to the paramount goal of universal well-being throughout the three planes of existence.

Personalising the Treatments & Services

Sofija Misljenovic, Director of Spa, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Personalising and tailoring wellness journeys allows us to meet guest expectations, as these differ and are subject to both: inner and outer influences. Whilst each of our therapists are outstanding practitioners with years of experience across the globe, their personal energy and aura may best suit different guests’ requirements.

Our signature treatment, ‘Ult imate Aromatherapy’ offers the guest to select 1 of 13 unique aromatherapy oils for their massage. This treatment focuses on how you want to feel, followed by a consultation so that their knowledge is imparted with the guest which they can continue to practice thereon.

Abbas Painattu, Spa Manager, The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace

Customising spa services as per every guests’ requirements is a key factor in any spa today. Every guest visits a spa looking for a different and unique treatment; some look for complete relaxation, and others seek detoxification or de-stressing therapies.

At The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, we offer our guests a unique array of spa treatments that blends healing techniques with the finest natural ingredients that replenishes the mind, body, and soul.

Throughout the spa experience, we aim to touch the seven senses: the five physical senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, and scent, as well as the psychological senses of emotion and meaning.

Before beginning the treatment, it is imperative to understand the guest’s needs and accordingly customise the services to suit their bodily requirements and offer them an unparalleled wellness experience.

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