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Island’s volcanic landscape is a timeless inspiration for Barcelo spa

The new 1,000sqm Wellness Corales Spa at Royal Hideaway Corales Resort in Tenerife, was created by Maria Vafiadis, founder and managing director of MKV Design, to echo the property’s location in the island’s volcanic landscape.

The overall design of the Barcelo-owned property was overseen by Tenerife architect Leonardo Omar, whose purist approach influenced Vafiadis in her use of volcanic stone, glass and rich North African timbers in the spa.

“The design is contemporary but strongly rooted in the timeless features of Tenerife – from its volcanic stone to the play of sunlight and shadow,” Vafiadis explains.

Located beneath the hotel, the spa is accessible via a lift or a dramatic outdoor glass-and-steel staircase. The spa journey begins as guests descend before an imposing wall of timber and stone, which seems to push skyward and is intended to draw guests ‘into another world’.

“By treating the walls in the local black volcanic stone, we created the impression of a ravine surrounded by mountains with an interesting play of light, as if it was filtering through mountain gaps,” explains Vafiadis.

Incorporating stone, sunlight, water and corals into the interiors, the long and narrow spa building snakes between two adjacent courtyards, with a glazed wall flowing throughout.

In keeping with the organic exteriors, the spa’s seven treatment rooms are pebble-clad and unadorned, while further spa facilities include a Turkish bath and a contemporary 41sqm pool complete with a hydrotherapy circuit of waterfalls and swan-neck jets. There is also a fitness centre equipped by Technogym, as well as additional outdoor cabins that can be used for spa treatments.

“While the design is monochromatic, the overall feel of the spa is both warm and inviting,” states Vafiadis. “The guest journey is intended to be a discovery of something totally unexpected but the spa still feels natural and welcoming, becoming a haven of peace for the body and soul.”

“The spa design is contemporary but strongly rooted in the timeless features of Tenerife – from its volcanic stone to the play of sunlight and shadow,”

Maria Vafiadis, Founder and managing director, MKV Design

 

Wellness Corales Spa, Royal Hideaway Corales Resort, Spain

Architect: Leonardo Omar

Interior/spa design: MKV Design

Owner: Barcelo Spa

Size: 1,000sqm

Treatment rooms: Seven

Heat experiences, hydrotherapy circuit and pool: Freixanet

Fitness centre: Technogym

Treatment couches: Nilo

Product Partners: Carita, Decléor, Kama Ayurveda

 

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Head Office: Halifax House, Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN, UK.

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Welcome to European Spa, the no.1 business magazine for spa and wellness

European Spa Magazine is published by Spa Publishing Ltd.

Head Office: Halifax House, Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN, UK.

Welcome to European Spa, the no.1 business magazine for spa and wellness

Welcome to European Spa, the no.1
business magazine for spa and wellness

European Spa Magazine is published by
Spa Publishing Ltd.

Head Office: Halifax House, Halifax Place, Nottingham, NG1 1QN, UK.

Welcome to European Spa, the no.1 business magazine for spa and wellness

The new 1,000sqm Wellness Corales Spa at Royal Hideaway Corales Resort in Tenerife, was created by Maria Vafiadis, founder and managing director of MKV Design, to echo the property’s location in the island’s volcanic landscape.

The overall design of the Barcelo-owned property was overseen by Tenerife architect Leonardo Omar, whose purist approach influenced Vafiadis in her use of volcanic stone, glass and rich North African timbers in the spa.

“The design is contemporary but strongly rooted in the timeless features of Tenerife – from its volcanic stone to the play of sunlight and shadow,” Vafiadis explains.

Located beneath the hotel, the spa is accessible via a lift or a dramatic outdoor glass-and-steel staircase. The spa journey begins as guests descend before an imposing wall of timber and stone, which seems to push skyward and is intended to draw guests ‘into another world’.

“By treating the walls in the local black volcanic stone, we created the impression of a ravine surrounded by mountains with an interesting play of light, as if it was filtering through mountain gaps,” explains Vafiadis.

Incorporating stone, sunlight, water and corals into the interiors, the long and narrow spa building snakes between two adjacent courtyards, with a glazed wall flowing throughout.

In keeping with the organic exteriors, the spa’s seven treatment rooms are pebble-clad and unadorned, while further spa facilities include a Turkish bath and a contemporary 41sqm pool complete with a hydrotherapy circuit of waterfalls and swan-neck jets. There is also a fitness centre equipped by Technogym, as well as additional outdoor cabins that can be used for spa treatments.

“While the design is monochromatic, the overall feel of the spa is both warm and inviting,” states Vafiadis. “The guest journey is intended to be a discovery of something totally unexpected but the spa still feels natural and welcoming, becoming a haven of peace for the body and soul.”

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