FHW Staff– Mumbai
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has launched ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai. The 16,000 square feet spa combines the best in wellness from the ESPA with innovative design and celebrated art, making it a one-of-a-kind urban sanctuary.
The spa in Chennai is among the first in the country to elevate the concept of thermal suites based on the ancient spa wisdom of Senus Per Aquam or healing through water. The expansive suites, separate for men and women, feature deep, dynamic vitality pools with lounge beds and body jets, shimmering glass mosaic steam rooms, state-of-the art circular oak-wood saunas, stimulating rain showers and luxurious relaxation areas. The hydrotherapies are recommended to prepare for a spa journey and bring the body to perfect synergy and equilibrium.
Speaking on the occasion, Madhu Nair, director, design and operations, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, said, “The opening of ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai carries forward the intrinsic Leela spa experience that exudes luxury, the best in wellness, and an unsurpassed sense of style and space. With this opening, we have also expanded our partnership with ESPA to the fifth city in India and we are excited about introducing our guests to a world-class experience in Chennai.”
The 12-room ESPA, designed by Jeffrey Wilkes of DesignWilkes and Madhu Nair of The Leela, is modern and fresh, a meandering sanctuary with secret retreats, dedicated to the beauty of the mind and body. Complete with highly skilled ESPA therapists, each experience has been carefully crafted with the world’s most luxurious products. Personalised well-being therapies are offered with a comprehensive treatment menu that fuses the latest scientific research in European wellness with ancient Eastern therapies.
Susan Harmsworth MBE, CEO and founder, ESPA, said, “We are bringing 30 years of spa heritage, knowledge and a repertoire of treatments that blend East and West with harmony – all delivered with the best technology, treatments and therapists. With the opening of ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai, our partnership with The Leela Group gets stronger.”