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Luxury in Palazzio Versace Dubai

- Aarti Kapur Singh - Aarti Kapur Singh - Aarti Kapur Singh By- Aarti Kapur Singh


The first thing you see behind the reception as soon as you enter The Spa at Palazzio Versace Dubai is a mother of pearl mosaic. Versace’s glamorously moody spa is setting the bar when it comes to chic urban beauty retreats. Like every other inch of Palazzo Versace, one can get lost appreciating the art alone, for hours and hours at end. The hotel’s hallway leading to the spa is filled with framed sketches of Donatella’s glamorous designs. We’re talking tall-legged models in dazzling gowns. It helps set the mood for self-indulgence as we reach the spa’s opulent reception decked out in signature Versace prints, lavish marble mosaics and fresh orchid flowers. Soft greys and sand-dune inspired walls bring a seriously luxurious vibe. Located on the ground floor of the west wing of the Palazzo Versace hotel, the décor of the 1,000-square-metre spa  (done by Donatella Versace and Enshaa Developers) is understated and classy – the marble floors, grey mosaics, underwater motifs and white birch wood walls with mother-of-pearl detail emanate a stylishly relaxing aura. Being Versace, the spa is opulently marbled and tiled with that Neoclassical palatial feel. Its marble floors of Granito Nero Assoluto match the grey degrade mosaics and the white birch wood walls with mother-of-pearl details. The spa pools are designed with vibrant turquoise mosaics. The décors’ motifs belong to the sea world: cornucopias interlaced with small seashells and embellished curlicues.

The Roman-styled jacuzzi set under a dazzling ‘star’ lit ceiling is the focal point of this beautifully appointed spa. Heated stone loungers, sauna, steam room, experiential showers tick all the boxes for apres-spa relaxation. Cosy robes and slippers are provided and a wide range of amenities are available on request.The Hammams are designed to echo the Arabian well-being traditions and bath rituals.

The Palazzo Versace Hotel is known for its slightly OTT opulence, and you can expect more of the same at its spa – which is actually a great thing. Everything is luxe and dimly lit, from the relaxation lounge to the Jacuzzi.   You are spoilt for choice at the seven treatment rooms, a suite with a private Jacuzzi for couples, a nail studio, two hammams, saunas, steam rooms, ice fountains and vitality pools. There are also generous changing rooms, along with dedicated male and female thermal suites — each containing a spa pool. There’s also a sauna, steam room, relaxation lounge with warm beds for after-treatment reclining, and a luxury Moroccan hammam suite. A full-service gym is also part of the Spa.

The Spa offers an astounding selection of treatments using high-end luxury brands from across the world. Unique procedures and interiors with Italian tapestries create a special atmosphere of appeasement.The offerings include result driven facials, luxury holistic massages, softening and energizing body treatments, Moroccan hammam, and luxury manicure and pedicure. The treatments available at The Spa include The Signature Hammam, which involves black soap application, full body exfoliation, scalp massage, hair washing ritual and traditional stretching. Other treatments include anti-ageing facials that combine ultrasound and galvanic technologies to dilate pores and remove skin impurities. Massage ceremonies include oil-free Thai massage, negativity-releasing Kundalini Soul treatment and tension-releasing Ku Nye massage. The skincare product range includes brands like Neom, Ila and Dr Bergener, a renowned Swiss beauty brand. With the Neom products, they do something called “Science for Sense Treatment”. The logic behind this is that your body knows what your mind needs. What they do is they make you smell 4 different candles, and based on the scent you feel most inclined towards, they recommend your treatment.

Each treatment room is beautifully scented in tranquillity. An extraordinary blend of nineteen of the purest essential oils including English lavender, sweet basil and jasmine which was blended with one purpose: to induce deep sleep.

Any treatment begins with peaceful meditation music, reflexology and breathing techniques. Throughout, therapists drizzle the intensive skin treatment candle oil over your body, including key stress relieving points on your head, face, neck and back, using the very best techniques of shiatsu, cranio, Thai massage and trigger point work.

The venue also offers The Ultimate package deal. This seven-hour-30-minute package includes transfers; breakfast at Giardino; the ‘Signature Hammam’ ritual; the ‘Ceremonial Massage’; a two-course lunch at the Italian restaurant Vanitas; the ‘Radiance Facial’; a blow-dry; and a luxury manicure and pedicure followed by a glass of champagne or mocktail before being dropped-off by limousine. For an ultra-indulgent experience, choose ‘The Ultimate’ journey.

24K is a very popular treatment and is a decadent ceremony for full body indulgence. Begin this unique ritual with a lavish body exfoliation, skin brightening cocoon and golden scalp treatment. Continue the experience with a 24 carat gold dust massage and complete the journey with the Radiance Facial for the ultimate youthful glow with visible firming and lifting results. It includes Gold Massage, Radiance Facial, body scrub and body wrap. Similarly, a 90-minute Gold & Caviar – a sublime regenerative facial with intense green caviar and 24 carat gold trace elements to transcend, repair and revamp your skin – is a huge draw.

Incomparable luxury and unmatched services await you at The SPA at Palazzo Versace Dubai. Once you step into The Spa, you will enter a world far away from Dubai’s bustling city life and reappear relaxed, refreshed and feeling amazing. The Spa combines indulgence and hard work – the essence of the Versace brand. Italian tapestry and crafted treatments create an experience designed to help you unwind. Our guests and patrons are very fond of and appreciate our final touch – the gift of a simple gift of a nazar bracelet, for protection and good luck.

Address: Culture Village, Al Jadaf – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 556



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