Spa Business - The Wellness creates spa among the sand dunes...
17 Jul 2019 Spa Business: uniting the world of wellness
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

06 Aug 2018

The Wellness creates spa among the sand dunes
BY Jane Kitchen

The saltwater pool is flanked by three walls, the fourth being Corten butterfly doors that completely open up to unveil the landscape of Mleiha as a backdrop

The saltwater pool is flanked by three walls, the fourth being Corten butterfly doors that completely open up to unveil the landscape of Mleiha as a backdrop

Consultancy group The Wellness has worked to create a spa for the Al Mleiha Fossil Rock Lodge & Spa in Sharjah, UAE, which will open later this year.

Fossil Rock Lodge is named after the adjacent Fossil Rock mountain, and is part of a group of small hotels being developed by Shurooq, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, as part of an eco-tourism project in the area.

The eco-lodge is made up three structures nestled within the open desert landscape; the main lodge and restaurant are existing structures dating back to the 1960s, while the spa is a new-build facility. Each of the bedrooms features a skylight for star-gazing, as the hotel is located far from the light pollution of cities.

Historically, the lodge served as a clinic and the restaurant was a grocery store; these structures have been restored by Anarchitect
with minimal changes to the architecture, but with contemporary interiors, creating a juxtaposition of old and new.

“All projects are exciting; however, this particular project was quite unique in relation to the concept and location,” said Louise Molloy, head of consultancy at The Wellness. “Picture this: a remote boutique lodge set within the beautiful desert landscape with a unique standalone spa wet area facility nestled within the sand dunes.”

The 118sq m spa includes water, thermal and relaxation experiences, all of which touch upon the five senses. Facilities include a salt inhalation room, shower walk, herbal sauna and a 128sq m saltwater pool that is open to the sky.

The Wellness has incorporated the desert setting into the spa; the saltwater pool is flanked by three walls, the fourth being Corten butterfly doors that completely open up to unveil the landscape of Mleiha as a backdrop.

“The facility we were requested to create encompassed a culmination of wet area experiences, fused together in such a way to create a sensory journey for the client,” said Molloy. “For the salt inhalation room, the back-lit Himalayan salt brick wall gave us the perfect colors of a sunburnt desert with the view of the sand dunes clearly visible. The herbal sauna and shower walk designs incorporated elements of a magical oasis with water experiences and natural green foliage. A natural sea water outdoor pool was an additional experience of bathing in the sea amongst the tranquil desert surroundings.”

Fossil Rock Lodge will also offer outdoor activities such as nature walks and educational tours from the Mleiha Archeological and Eco-tourism project.










Connect with
Spa Business
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Third World Wellness Weekend will be the largest to date
Third World Wellness Weekend will be the largest to date   16 Jul 2019

This year's World Wellness Weekend (WWW) will be the largest to date, with more than 2,000 spas, fitness studios and health clubs taking part across .... more>>
Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats
Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats   15 Jul 2019

Italy’s Borgo Egnazia has become the first hospitality partner to offer Blue Zones Retreats certified by the Blue Zones Institute. Founded by Dan .... more>>
Fivelements Habitat opens in Hong Kong
Fivelements Habitat opens in Hong Kong   15 Jul 2019

Integrated wellness lifestyle company Fivelements has officially launched its new urban wellness concept, Fivelements Habitat, with the opening of the .... more>>
Pure Massage launches training courses for trainers
Pure Massage launches training courses for trainers   12 Jul 2019

Pure Massage, a spa training method founded by Beata Aleksandrowicz, has launched a series of targeted education courses, devised specifically for .... more>>
London's COMO Metropolitan launches residences
London's COMO Metropolitan launches residences   11 Jul 2019

COMO Metropolitan London has opened ten luxury residences, offering private apartment-style accommodation adjacent to the hotel and opposite Hyde .... more>>
Company profile


Comfort Zone

Comfort zone’s comprehensive face and body range allows clients to experience memorable facials and rituals at day and destination spas.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Moving with ease and style

Moving with ease and style

Beauty therapists getting dressed for work in the morning need a quick, hassle-free comfortable uniform solution. More>>




in this issue

• Merlin sold in US$7.49bn mega deal
• Rathbone Boxing Club opens in London
• Serpentine Pavilion opens to thje public



Spa jobs




Club and Communities Coordinator
Salary: £30,596 inc. London weighting
Location: Stratford, London, UK
Company: MIND
Senior Sales Assistant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Location: Central London, London, UK
Company: Strip Wax Bar & Boutique
Laser / Aesthetics & Waxing Therapists
Salary: Competitive + Commission
Location: Central London, London, UK
Company: Strip Wax Bar & Boutique
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




15-17 Jul 2019

IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers

tbc, Manila, Philippines


18-20 Jul 2019

Indonesia International Amusement & Leisure Expo (IIALE 2019)

Jakarta International Expo , Jakarta, Indonesia



Spa Business magazine 2019 issue 2
Spa Business
2019 issue 2

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Family spa: Multi-story
With the rise in multi-generational tourism, family spas are growing in popularity. Jane Kitchen reports More>>
  Promotional feature: SpaSoft
SpaSoft supplies solutions for a stress-free spa and elevates the guest experience More>>


Spa Business magazine 2019 issue 1

Spa Business
2019 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Promotional feature: Christina Cosmeceuticals
Christina Cosmeceuticals joins forces with The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya Spa More>>
  Focus on: Equine therapy
What is equine therapy and how can spas tap into horsepower? Kathleen Whyman finds out More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
NEWS
The Wellness creates spa among the sand dunes
POSTED 06 Aug 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
Consultancy group The Wellness has worked to create a spa for the Al Mleiha Fossil Rock Lodge & Spa in Sharjah, UAE, which will open later this year.

Fossil Rock Lodge is named after the adjacent Fossil Rock mountain, and is part of a group of small hotels being developed by Shurooq, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, as part of an eco-tourism project in the area.

The eco-lodge is made up three structures nestled within the open desert landscape; the main lodge and restaurant are existing structures dating back to the 1960s, while the spa is a new-build facility. Each of the bedrooms features a skylight for star-gazing, as the hotel is located far from the light pollution of cities.

Historically, the lodge served as a clinic and the restaurant was a grocery store; these structures have been restored by Anarchitect
with minimal changes to the architecture, but with contemporary interiors, creating a juxtaposition of old and new.

“All projects are exciting; however, this particular project was quite unique in relation to the concept and location,” said Louise Molloy, head of consultancy at The Wellness. “Picture this: a remote boutique lodge set within the beautiful desert landscape with a unique standalone spa wet area facility nestled within the sand dunes.”

The 118sq m spa includes water, thermal and relaxation experiences, all of which touch upon the five senses. Facilities include a salt inhalation room, shower walk, herbal sauna and a 128sq m saltwater pool that is open to the sky.

The Wellness has incorporated the desert setting into the spa; the saltwater pool is flanked by three walls, the fourth being Corten butterfly doors that completely open up to unveil the landscape of Mleiha as a backdrop.

“The facility we were requested to create encompassed a culmination of wet area experiences, fused together in such a way to create a sensory journey for the client,” said Molloy. “For the salt inhalation room, the back-lit Himalayan salt brick wall gave us the perfect colors of a sunburnt desert with the view of the sand dunes clearly visible. The herbal sauna and shower walk designs incorporated elements of a magical oasis with water experiences and natural green foliage. A natural sea water outdoor pool was an additional experience of bathing in the sea amongst the tranquil desert surroundings.”

Fossil Rock Lodge will also offer outdoor activities such as nature walks and educational tours from the Mleiha Archeological and Eco-tourism project.







Historically, the lodge served as a clinic and the restaurant (shown) was a grocery store
The resort is made up three structures nestled within the open desert landscap
Fossil Rock Lodge is named after the adjacent Fossil Rock mountain, and is part of a group of resorts being developed as part of an eco-tourism project in the area
The 128sq m saltwater pool is open to the sky
MORE NEWS
Third World Wellness Weekend will be the largest to date
This year's World Wellness Weekend (WWW) will be the largest to date, with 2,000 spas, fitness studios and health clubs taking part across 100 countries.
Borgo Egnazia partners with Blue Zones for retreats
Italy’s Borgo Egnazia has become the first hospitality partner to offer Blue Zones Retreats certified by the Blue Zones Institute.
Fivelements Habitat opens in Hong Kong
Integrated wellness lifestyle company Fivelements has officially launched its new urban wellness concept, Fivelements Habitat, with the opening of the first outpost in Hong Kong on 12 July.
Pure Massage launches training courses for trainers
Pure Massage, a spa training method founded by Beata Aleksandrowicz, has launched a series of targeted education courses, devised specifically for massage trainers, that will enable them to deliver optimal massage training experiences every time.
London's COMO Metropolitan launches residences
COMO Metropolitan London has opened ten luxury residences, offering private apartment- style accommodation adjacent to the hotel and opposite Hyde Park.
Six Senses to open in France’s Loire Valley in 2022
Six Senses has announced plans for a resort in the “Garden of France”, 90 minutes south of Paris in the Loire Valley.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILE
Comfort Zone

Comfort zone’s comprehensive face and body range allows clients to experience memorable facials and [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Get ready to EVOLVE at #ISPA2019
The 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo is headed back to Las Vegas between 11 and 13 September 2019. [more...]
CATALOGUE GALLERY
 
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

28-30 Jul 2019

Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, United States
05-07 Sep 2019

Annual SWAA Conference

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa, Kenya
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS