The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi Brings Traditions of the Hammam into a Contemporary Setting
The Iridium Hammam Experience Uses Cleansing Rituals Perfected Through Generations, in a Journey of Rejuvenation
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The renowned Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, is promising to take guests on a journey to awaken the senses and leave them feeling cleansed, and with a feeling of deep relaxation and rejuvenation, with its distinctive Iridium Hammam Experiences.
Drawing on ancient bathing and cleansing rituals from various oriental cultures, the Iridium Hammam Experience is a journey that provides the benefits of a traditional Hamman in a very contemporary setting.
“With the Iridium Hammam Experiences guests will enjoy cleansing, bathing and nurturing of the body, drawing from the ancient bathing cultures of the orient,” said Pummy Sherpa, Director of Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. “Body and mind will be renewed and purified through a timeless heritage of cleansing and detoxification renowned across cultures from Morocco and across the ages from the Ottoman Empire to Roman times, using ancient techniques to relieve the stresses of modern life.”
The Iridium Hammam Experience follows cleansing rituals perfected through generations. In this time-honored process, the gentle heat of the steam is an integral part of the treatment, preparing your body to become receptive. Concentrated olive soap, infused with Argan and uplifting essential oils of eucalyptus, assists in softening the skin, and clarifying the respiratory tract. The transformative journey continues with the tactile application of varied textures, from an exfoliation with kese mitts, followed by a soft foam cleanse, all the while lying on a heated stone to engender a deep sense of soothing.
Literally meaning ‘of rainbows’, the word ‘Iridium’ comes from the goddess Iris of Greek mythology, who transcends sea and sky as a messenger and is manifested as a rainbow. The myriad color lights of the exclusive Hammam Suite aim to reflect the essence of Iridium while promoting wellbeing through color therapy.
The luxury beach-front address, has partnered with refined product brand, Les Sens Des Marrakech, a French establishment in Morocco, who’s products are inspired from the rich benefits of Argan oil. The brand supports the Moroccan artisans through beautiful handcrafted packaging elements for their retail range.
The Iridium Spa is renowned for its luxurious range of treatments. The resort has also partnered with global spa brand ESPA and Themae, a French brand drawing its philosophy and ingredients from the universal health properties of tea elixirs.
The Iridium Spa is perfect for relaxation and indulgence. The serene atmosphere coupled with internationally-acclaimed treatments is ideal for a total mind, body and spirit rejuvenation experience. Blending traditional remedies with modern technologies, the tailored treatments can be enjoyed in any of the 12 treatment suites. For a more intimate and exclusive experience, guests can choose to receive treatments in one of three themed Spa Suites with private terraces and pools.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at 30 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. From Bal Harbour to Bangkok, Saadiyat Island to Shenzhen, the St. Regis brand caters to a new generation of luxury travelers and continues to thoughtfully build its portfolio in the most sought after destinations at the heart of today’s grand tour. Plans for the brand to expand its legacy include much-anticipated St. Regis Hotels & Resorts in the Riviera Maya and in Asia, where St. Regis has announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, Nanjing, New Delhi and Zhuhai. Additionally in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, St. Regis will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo and Dubai. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com, to explore our recent debuts visit www.stregis.com/newgrandtour and for the privilege of residential ownership, please visit www.stregis.com/residences.