Wellbeing by the water: inside Sofitel Spa Darling Harbour

Wellbeing by the water: inside Sofitel Spa Darling Harbour

Wellbeing by the water: inside Sofitel Spa Darling Harbour

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has formally opened its new luxurious spa, inviting company and Sydneysiders alike to expertise its holistic wellness providing.

Set throughout two ranges overlooking Darling Harbour, Sofitel Spa Darling Harbour options seven spacious remedy rooms together with two suites, designed by PikeWithers, an infrared sauna, contemplation deck and rest lounge.

The spa goals to redefine wellbeing throughout the lodge trade, taking a holistic method that spans 4 pillars: Motion (train), Nourishment (vitamin), Care (remedies) and Relaxation (introspection).

Talking on the launch of Sofitel Spa Darling Harbour on Wednesday April 5, Director of Spa and Wellness, Cecilia Ferreyra, mentioned she needed to take the normal lodge spa expertise to new heights.

“I needed to take it up a degree; I needed to do one thing completely different and to acknowledge that for somebody’s wellbeing, we have to deal with all of the ideas similar to vitamin and relaxation, after all the remedies themselves, and motion or train,” she defined.

“When somebody experiences one of many signature wellness journeys, they’re invited to have a vigorous swim on the pool or if they want they’ll train at Sofitel Health overlooking the harbour, earlier than a stupendous three-hour physique expertise.

“Each element on the spa has been rigorously thought out to ensure that we now have a little bit ingredient of all these pillars in each one of many visitor experiences.”

Luxurious French magnificence model Biologique Recherche, in addition to rising Australian model, Waterlily, are used for remedies on the spa, and each ingredient of the expertise – together with the décor and canapes – adjustments seasonally, with the reception space at present adorned with vibrant autumnal flowers.  

“All the pieces throughout the spa follows a theme – from the floral association to the aromatherapy, to the vitamin side in addition to the remedies themselves – all of it represents the season that we’re in, so the product stays contemporary and the providing stays engaging all 12 months spherical,” Ferreyra defined.

The spa’s signature half-day Wellness Journeys may even change seasonally, launching with a five-hour Autumn Wellness Journey or Soin bien-être d’Automne.

Designed utilizing comfortable timbers, sandstone, and marble finishes, and Australian made furnishings, the setting goals to ship a chilled house for rest, with a ‘quintessentially Sydney’ really feel.

“Each little ingredient [of the design] is an interpretation of what Sydney is all about,” Ferreyra mentioned.

“You will notice a number of sandstone across the spa. The attractive inexperienced marble [tabletops] signify the harbour waters.”

 The spa’s sustainability initiatives embody the usage of digital kinds, absolutely compostable linen slippers, eco facilities, an intensive recycling regime, water circulate regulators in showers and motion activated gentle sensors in altering rooms to preserve power.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour’s Basic Supervisor, Greg Brady, mentioned that wellness is turning into more and more essential to company and has prompted not solely the opening of the spa however the addition of wellness touchpoints throughout the property.

“The multilayered, refined wellness expertise provided at Sofitel SPA Darling Harbour comes as we embrace the worldwide shift in client mindset with regards to what it means to handle oneself and luxuriate in a real sense of well being and wellbeing,” Brady mentioned.

“There’s a want for company to be supplied with a whole, holistic wellness providing, which is why we now have developed a wellness presence all through the lodge, offering the choice of a Wellness themed break throughout a convention with us, to neck and shoulder massages paired with wholesome delicacies, and even City Wellness Packages the place company can have a Peloton bike awaiting them of their room on arrival and a whole bespoke expertise.”

Talking on the opening, lodge proprietor Dr Jerry Schwartz praised Ferreyra for her imaginative and prescient in reworking the previously under-utilised house.

“We opened the lodge in 2017, and this space was really the storeroom – an unbelievable location for storing,” Schwartz mentioned, pointing to the views of Darling Harbour.

“We’re very pleased with it and we’re very pleased with what Cecilia has accomplished to rework [the space] right into a double degree spa.”