Posted on April 18, 2017

Qatar’s leading lifestyle hospitality offering, Mondrian Doha, Qatar, has announced ESPA as its spa partner. Due to launch early summer, 2017, the iconic Mondrian group of hotels, managed by sbe, a leading privately-held global lifestyle company, marks the brand’s debut in the Middle East. The striking ESPA at Mondrian Doha will be the first ESPA Spa in the region and one of the largest spas in Qatar and the largest ESPA in the world, encompassing a space of 1,950m² and featuring separate spas for men and women, a heat experience garden and a traditional Turkish Hammam.

A parallel universe of perpetual possibility, Mondrian Doha hotel, is situated at the heart of Doha, in the luxurious West Bay Lagoon, and at the gateway to Qatar’s next major city destination, Lusail City, the future of Qatar with its innovative design and architecturally led landscape as well as being the causeway to the FIFA World Cup 2022.

ESPA at Mondrian Doha, designed by internationally acclaimed Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, combines striking design elements with an unparalleled spa experience from ESPA, uniting beauty, excitement and exquisite luxury to engage all the senses. ESPA at Mondrian Doha will offer two very different spa experiences; where guests will enter the spa through a pure white reception area, representing a freeing of the mind and encouraging a sense of relaxation, before male and female guests then part ways to embark on their own personal and sensual SPA journey.

The female spa creates a magical illusion of a secret garden. It exudes femininity and has been designed with the delicate nature of women in Qatar in mind. Soft, warm tones and curved lines have been used throughout, along with golden and sparkling accents to create a space that is luxurious and peaceful.

Marcel Wanders’ interior design creates multi-layered, sensory experiences that welcome guests with a true sense of place; a continuation of the design concept that can be seen throughout the entire property. A beautiful flower petal mosaic covers the entire floor and guests pass underneath a ‘tree of life’ when entering the secret garden. The female spa features open, white spaces and five relaxing treatment rooms, as well as a multi-level heat experience garden filled with mesmerising design features such as Swarovski crystal rain showers and an intricately-carved wooden Finnish sauna.

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A Bisazza steam room is encased in shimmering, white mosaic walls and is another statement feature of the female spa. Ladies can enjoy specially designed treatments for expectant women or nursing mothers as well as two manicure stations and two pedicure thrones with services from Margaret Dabbs, along with expert hair services in the luxury hair design studio. Sweet treats and sparkling infusions greet ladies visiting the spa to mark a special occasion or simply reveling in a private sanctuary together.  For the finale of this private escape, a special blend of aromatic Karak tea, accompanied by a delight of local sweet delicacies is served for the most pleasurable memories. Furthermore, ladies henna parties with tailor made catering options on offer could be organised at ESPA, as well as special spa treatments for weddings.

Contrastingly, the male spa oozes masculinity in a traditional sense, with a design that has been inspired by the strong and vibrant urban souks of the region. The space is dominated by deep, monochrome tones and muted lighting with bold, geometric patterns and golden accents throughout. The Heat Experience Souk sits at the heart of the male spa and is based on Doha’s local bazaars, with facilities centred around the ‘fire & water’ fountain which guests can admire whilst relaxing on the muscle-warming heated daybeds. The heat experience within the male spa enables guests to encounter contrasting sensations through the wet and dry steam rooms, ice fountain and body jet showers. Across from the Heat Experience Souk via a golden archway lies the relaxation house. Guests can indulge in fresh juices from the bar that sits in the centre of the relaxation room before making their way to the uniquely-designed, individual treatment houses.

Matt Balcik, General Manager for Mondrian Doha, commented: “ESPA is a world-renowned spa brand and together with Mondrian Doha’s outstanding design features and the impressive space the spa encompasses, we know our guests are in for an incredible experience.” Balcik continued: “We understand the significance of spa rituals for our guests; being in ESPA provides the most indulgent spa experience, utter luxury and the ultimate in relaxation and spa treatments. This ESPA, in conjunction with Marcel Wanders, is one that will change the Spa landscape across the world, and we couldn’t be more excited to be opening it at Mondrian Doha in Qatar”

Susan Harmsworth MBE, founder & chairwoman, ESPA, commented: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Mondrian Doha and in working with Marcel Wanders in bringing this incredible SPA experience to Doha. With such a diverse design, there’s simply no other spa out there like it! Marrying the concepts of a secret garden and a souk plaza, with our renowned exemplary ESPA treatments and service, this will most certainly present an exquisite and unparalleled spa experience in Doha and the region – there is truly nothing quite like it. And we couldn’t be more excited!”

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ESPA at Mondrian, Doha boasts the Spa Café, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, with a wide selection of freshly squeezed juices as the perfect way to relax, either before or after the Spa experience. Inspired by the landscape of Doha itself, where ultra-contemporary meets ancient and traditional, both men and women can separately enjoy the traditional Turkish hammam which sits beneath an ornate, sparkling crystal canopy and features a central bathing area with heated table slabs. Two additional treatment rooms in the hammam offer full body scrubs and massages.

The Hammam at ESPA offers four signature experiences and ensures the most memorable experience. Treatments include the Ultimate Hammam Journey, a 120 min Hammam experience to cleanse, smooth, hydrate and nourish the skin, clear and awaken the mind, and banish muscular stress and tension. Or guest can enjoy the Glow Hammam Journey, 60 mins of a deep cleansing, Restoring the skin’s luminous beauty, this traditional experience incorporates a full body scrub, massage and body mask, before finishing with a reawakening hair and scalp massage treatment.

ESPA at Mondrian Doha has curated a selection of exclusive and holistic treatments that are customisable to each guest, ensuring that every treatment meets their needs and delivers the best results. A menu of six signature treatments will be available at the spa, uniting the very best of time-honoured Middle Eastern spa therapies with modern, western practices.

ESPA at Mondrian Doha will premiere its ground-breaking, clinically-proven LED phototherapy facial, the ESPA Dermalux® Time Renew Facial - an age-defying and radiance-enhancing treatment using non-invasive LED light technology and massage techniques to reduce wrinkles and fine lines while toning and enhancing the skin’s natural radiance. The complexion instantly looks brighter while feeling refined, firm and supple. Hydration and collagen production are enhanced, cellular rejuvenation is stimulated plus pigmentation, large pores and redness are diminished. The treatment lasts for 90 minutes.

The lavish270-room Mondrian Doha hotel will be an exceptional lifestyle offering for Doha. Sensitively rooted in local Arabic culture, Mondrian Doha will express tradition with a modern point of view throughout. The hotel is the embodiment of Arabia through a modern lens, which in turn mirrors the modern reality of Doha. A fantasy-like environment, true to the Marcel Wanders design and the Mondrian ethos, is waiting to be explored by guests.

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