The Retreat Health & Spa
The Retreat Health & Spa is found on the 4th floor of the Grosvenor House Tower One, in Dubai and was designed to provide a place of tranquillity as well as a retreat from the normal daily life. From the moment you set foot inside the Spa on its own dedicated floor within the Grosvenor tower you are greeted with scents from the treatments provided whilst visually greeted with calming images, carved candles holders as well as palm leaves and wild flowers. Soothing music is played in the background to provide a psychological inspired sense that calms you without you knowingly understanding why.
After checking in for your treatment, you are shown through to the changing rooms of the spa where the bespoke handsome wooden lockers are located. Packed away into the lockers are all the amenities that you require for your special day of pampering. Once you have changed into your own special robe you will then make your way through to the pure white relaxation room where you will settle in to your pamper day with complimentary mineral water, special fruit skewers and a relaxing and comforting facial spray, all of this is provided to both revive you and refresh you. The fully experienced staff are on hand to provide their knowledge and experience in advising what treatments are available, and which ones provide you with the best results based on your needs.
Once inside the spa there are 7 different treatment rooms that provide a wide variety of different options from basic massages through to a full range of facial and body treatments or traditional Rasul Mud treatment.
A number of the 7 treatment rooms are named after flowers: Lily of the valley, Rose & Honeysuckle, Magnolia, Lavender and Freesia, these rooms also contain their namesake flowers to complete the visual view and feel of the perfect coordination. Phytomer body treatments, Phytomer facial treatments and Traditional massages are available from the Spa’s experienced international staff.
You will find deep inside the Spa a wet area that relieves you of any stress or tension that you may still have after your day’s treatment. The wet area includes Sauna, Steam room and Jacuzzi which were designed and located to provide the optimum of comfort. Ergonomically designed beds of green mosaic were provided and warmed to body temperature to offer a tranquil place to stay to rid your mind and body of tension. Frangenced tea light candles provide soft ambient lighting, whilst the unique centrepiece of an ice machine gives the perfect chance to cool down between your sessions.
Custom options available include Phytomer body treatments, ranging from Oligomer Spa replenishing holistic treatment through to the essential sculpting care which is a self-warming clay wrap procedure.
The state of the art in house gym provides the perfect equipment to tone and exercise your body. Equipment was provided and installed by renowned gym equipment provider “Life Fitness”. The equipment includes the very latest cardiovascular machines, as well as the traditional weight lifting utilities. Full time employed trainers are available to either simply speak to or to devise and provide your own series of body and fitness programmes. The gym is both light and airy with a tranquil view overlooking the pool area. To complete your stay in this beautiful and unique spa, the Retreat is home to N-Bar, which is the Middle East’s leading nail boutique and Jet Set which is a beautiful ‘wash, blow and go’ express hair dressing service for the ladies. For the gentlemen visiting the Spa and wanting to complete their look before leaving there is the 1847, where you can expect a haircut, pedicure/manicure as well as traditional wet shaving with cut throat shaving precision. This exclusive grooming lounge certainly finishes off your well kempt look.
For those looking to be refreshed when they leave, is the Retreat Pool and Health Bar. This restaurant serves a healthy and quenching selection of juices, sports drinks, and smoothies, light food dishes including a menu of salads and health conscious foods that will complete most people’s day at the Spa.