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European Spa magazine's Summer edition is packed full of industry news, trends and developments. Our Business Insider section leads with the launch of Clinique La Prairie's first property outside Europe.

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Clinique La Prairie launches first flagship outside Europe

Clinique La Prairie has unveiled its first flagship outside of Europe at St Regis Bangkok in Thailand.

 

The $2m (€1.69m, £1.45m) Clinique La Prairie Aesthetic and Medical Spa was designed by MSpa, the spa brand of Minor Hotel Group in collaboration with Christopher Redpath at Orbit Design Studio and Gabriele M. Rossi of archilab in Switzerland.

 

 

The project was conducted in partnership with Clinique La Prairie’s internal consultancy from Montreux Switzerland alongside Zoe Wall, the group director of spa and wellness for Minor Hotels and MSpa.

 

 

The 1,500sqm spa features 10 treatment rooms and six medical suites, all equipped by Lemi. The relaxation facilities cover two levels and include a wet area with rain showers, Thai herbal steamrooms, a twilight rasul, a dedicated hammam, vitality pools and relaxation pods. There is also a gym equipped by Technogym.

 

Click below to read the full story in the Summer edition of European Spa magazine

 

Southern Spain debut for SO/ brand

Accor is to introduce its luxury SO/ resort and spa brand to Spain with the launch of SO/ Sotogrande.

Located between Marbella and Gibraltar on the Mediterranean coastline, the 151-bedroom hotel includes 24 suites and is focused on ‘avant-garde hospitality’.

The 2,500sqm wellness space comprises a SO/ Spa and SO/ Fitness while the SO/ Wellness concept is built on four key ‘pillars’ of sleep, food, sport and spa.

With eight treatment rooms equipped by Lemi offering a range of natural therapies alongside cryotherapy and flotation, the treatment menu features QMS Medicosmetics, Charmes d’Orient and ESPA.

Click below to read the full story in the Summer edition of European Spa magazine.

Contemporary luxury at stylish Italian retreat

A premium new 750sqm Savoia Spa has opened as part of a widescale refurbishment of the landmark Grand Hotel Savoia in the heart of Cortina D’Amprezzo.

 

 

Designed by CTC International and Schema4 Architects, the interior décor was inspired by the surrounding beauty while the aesthetic focus is on ‘contemporary luxury’. All areas of the spa journey have been designed to evoke a sense of complete sensory immersion in nature through the use of carefully deployed colour, sound, light and partitions.

 

 

Available for both hotel guests and day visitors to use, the Savoia Spa comprises seven treatment rooms including one couples’ room. OPI and [ comfort zone ] have been chosen as product partners whilst Ellisons have equipped the spa.

 

A standout part of the new spa is a relaxation area which boasts views of the Dolomites while a comprehensive thermal space was equipped by Starpool and includes a rasul experience as well as a sauna and hammam.

 

Click below to read the full story in the Summer edition of European Spa magazine.

 

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