The Peninsula Hotels Launches “Peninsula Wellness,” A Global Spa, Dining And Healthy Lifestyle Programme, And Inaugurates The Peninsula Wellness Centre In Bangkok
The Peninsula Hotels around the world are launching Peninsula Wellness, a refreshed and reinvigorated spa, wellness and healthy dining and lifestyle programme. Peninsula Wellness recognises that guests staying in luxurious hotel accommodations with the finest amenities increasingly seek to relax and rejuvenate mind and body and escape the stresses of modern living. As a symbol of the revitalised wellness philosophy, the Peninsula Wellness Centre has been inaugurated as a global centre of spa and wellness excellence at The Peninsula Bangkok.
Peninsula Wellness was first launched in 2006 to offer guests a uniquely personalised approach to wellness and healthy living. From 1 April 2015, the new Peninsula Wellness reinforces this commitment to meet the evolving lifestyles of guests at all Peninsula hotels. Combining the best of Western and Eastern health philosophies with the world’s finest spa and beauty treatments delivered by expert therapists, Peninsula Wellness provides the ultimate retreat for mind, body and spirit. Highlights include the Peninsula Sleep Ceremony, exclusively created by ESPA for stressed travellers, a therapeutic Royal Thai massage in association with the world-famous Wat Pho Temple Massage School in Bangkok, and Sattva by Simply Peninsula vedic aromatherapy-inspired spa treatments formulated by Australian spa brand Subtle Energies exclusively for The Peninsula Hotels. Connecting lifestyle, nutrition and modern dining is a revitalisation and refresh of the Naturally Peninsula menus for guests at all Peninsula hotels.
A Global Centre of Wellness Excellence
To support the relaunch of Peninsula Wellness, The Peninsula Hotels has inaugurated its first dedicated Peninsula Wellness Centre at The Peninsula Spa in Bangkok. This global centre of excellence will coordinate all of the group’s spa, wellness and lifestyle offerings, and will provide year-round training by accredited experts on industry-leading techniques and programmes to ensure that each Peninsula Spa offers exemplary standards of service complemented by the world’s finest spa and beauty treatments and products.
Exclusive Sleep Ceremony for Stressed Travellers
The Peninsula Hotels is further developing its relationship with international spa consultancy ESPA, headed by renowned spa authority Susan Harmsworth. ESPA-branded products are the preferred choice of The Peninsula Spas, and a 120-minute Peninsula Sleep Ceremony is being introduced. Designed to aid relaxation for stressed travellers, this exclusive spa journey combines an indulgent sleep bath, guided meditation and breathing techniques to rebalance electromagnetic energies, a hot stone body massage to release toxins and a face massage to relieve tight jaw and forehead muscles.
An Ambassador of Beauty for Biologique Recherche
The Peninsula Spa in Bangkok has been dedicated as a Biologique Recherche “Ambassade de la Beauté”, the first hotel spa in the world to receive this prestigious accolade. The award recognises the strong relationship between The Peninsula Hotels and Biologique Recherche, which was founded by Dr Philippe Allouche in France 35 years ago, together with the excellence of practice by The Peninsula’s team of therapists. The Peninsula Spas in Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai and New York now offer Biologique Recherche’s award-winning natural facial and skincare treatments, which feature a high concentration of botanical, marine and biological extracts and are free from artificial fragrances and colourings.
A Signature Royal Thai Massage
Thailand is acclaimed as a haven of Oriental wellness excellence, and guests at The Peninsula Spa can revitalise body and mind with a new range of Thai massage treatments, including a therapeutic 80-minute Simply Peninsula Royal Thai body massage and a 110-minute Simply Peninsula Royal Thai Massage with Herbal Compress. A first for a hotel group, these treatments are introduced in partnership with the famous Wat Pho Temple Traditional Medical and Massage School in Bangkok, which is celebrated for its health-giving massage techniques based on traditional Thai medicine. The Peninsula Hotels and Wat Pho Temple Traditional Medical and Massage School have jointly created a Thai Massage teaching programme that enables Peninsula therapists to be taught authentic and traditional Thai massage by the world’s leading authority.
Introducing Sattva by Simply Peninsula
The new Sattva by Simply Peninsula range of spa products and treatments has been exclusively formulated for The Peninsula Hotels by Subtle Energies, an award-winning Australian spa brand founded by Farida Irani in 1993. Sattva means ‘pure’ in Vedic philosophy, and Sattva by Simply Peninsula has been expertly designed by Subtle Energies to combine classic Ayurveda methods with contemporary massage techniques, such as remedial and lymphatic drainage. These techniques are enhanced by the therapeutic and sensory benefits of the active ingredients within Sattva’s pure and rare Ayurveda Aromatherapy essential oils, Himalayan crystal salts, clays and herbs. Guests can luxuriate mind, spirit and body by selecting from a comprehensive menu of specially designed treatments, including the Sattva Vedic Aromatherapy Full Body and Facial Marma Treatment and the Sattva Detox Signature Journey. A line of Sattva by Simply Peninsula Ayurveda products made with the finest ingredients, as well as Subtle Energies’ long-standing expertise, will be launched later this year.
Naturally Peninsula Cuisine Offers Healthy Dining Choices
Providing a delicious link between wellness and nutrition, Naturally Peninsula cuisine offers a selection of dishes for guests who are health-aware but do not want to compromise on culinary finesse. Naturally Peninsula focuses on locally sourced ingredients to complement the varied lifestyle and dietary requirements of guests. “There is a growing awareness about the connection between nutrition and how we feel in our daily lives, and Naturally Peninsula gives guests new dining choices. No longer limited to just low-fat, low-calorie options, the new line will take a more holistic approach to healthy eating, which includes gluten-free, low-sugar and high protein options. The culinary teams at each Peninsula hotel have created healthy dishes to complement their own restaurant and room service menus. The focus is placed on seasonal fruits and vegetables, sustainably sourced seafood, superior cuts of meat, nutritious whole grains, organic spices and market-fresh herbs, while avoiding artificial flavourings, refined sugars and preservatives,” says Kim Murphy, The Peninsula Hotels’ Naturally Peninsula Nutrition Advisor.
Ms Murphy, who holds an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine from The Australian College of Natural Therapies as well as the UK Wine & Spirits Education Trust’s Diploma of Wine, is working with The Peninsula’s Group Executive Chef, Florian Trento, to enhance the range of healthy, balanced dishes served at all Peninsula hotels, and to create specially themed Naturally Peninsula dining promotions. Also added to the menu will be inspiring Naturally Peninsula Academy cooking classes focusing on fresh, healthy ingredients and cooking techniques later this year.
Please visit www.peninsula.com/wellness for more information.