The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s leading luxury hotel group, has added another product to its offerings with the opening of ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai. The 16,000 square feet spa combines the best in wellness from the world-renowned E
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s leading luxury hotel group, has added another product to its offerings with the opening of ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai. The 16,000 square feet spa combines the best in wellness from the world-renowned ESPA with innovative design and celebrated art, making it a one-of-a-kind urban sanctuary.
The spa in Chennai will elevate the concept of Thermal Suites based on the ancient spa wisdom of Senus Per Aquam or healing through water. The spa offers expansive suites, separate for men and women, feature deep, dynamic vitality pools with lounge beds and body jets, shimmering glass mosaic steam rooms, state-of-the art circular oak-wood saunas, stimulating rain showers and luxurious relaxation areas. The hydrotherapies are recommended to prepare for a spa journey and bring the body to perfect synergy and equilibrium.
Speaking on the occasion, Madhu Nair, Director, Design and Operations, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “The opening of ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai carries forward the intrinsic Leela spa experience that exudes luxury, the best in wellness, and an unsurpassed sense of style and space. With this opening, we have also expanded our partnership with ESPA to the fifth city in India and we are excited about introducing our guests to a world-class experience in Chennai.”
The 12-room ESPA, is designed by Jeffrey Wilkes of DesignWilkes and Madhu Nair of The Leela. Complete with highly skilled ESPA therapists, each experience has been carefully crafted with the world’s most luxurious products. Personalised well-being therapies are offered with a comprehensive treatment menu that fuses the latest scientific research in European wellness with ancient Eastern therapies. ESPA therapists provide top-to-toe treatments for radiance, vitality and purification with spa products from ESPA of the UK. These products are world-renowned for their botanical extracts and marine actives.
Susan Harmsworth MBE, CEO and Founder, ESPA said, “We are bringing 30 years of spa heritage, knowledge and a repertoire of treatments that blend East and West with harmony – all delivered with the best technology, treatments and therapists. With the opening of ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai, our partnership with The Leela Group gets stronger.”
All spa treatment rooms are designed with beds, private lifestyle showers, and a curated music menu for personal selection. The Private Spa Suite is a highlight of the spa which includes a living area with a glass sliding door that opens up to its own terrace overlooking gardens. Guests can easily spend the day discovering their own secret retreats - sleep pods, relaxation areas, and tea lounges – all designed with fabrics in neutral shades and textures; a state-of-the-art fitness studio with the latest Technogym equipment and a swimming pool, invite guests to continue their spa experience.
Tricia Bannister, Group Spa Manager, said, “Keeping in mind both our members and day spa goers as well as international clientele, we designed a complete menu of services focusing on bringing visible results naturally. Signature treatments include the Balinese massage with warm aromatherapy oils and hot volcanic stones for relaxation, the Abhyanga massage with individually selected essential oils to balance mind and body, the Royal Leela Facial which uses a special marma-points massage and warm herb-filled poultices to tone and firm the skin, and the Rose Princess Facial which uses cooling rose quartz crystals to improve the micro circulation and leave skin smooth and beautiful.”
In addition to a comprehensive menu of results driven body treatments, facials and massages, a selection of treatments have been created especially for men, such as the purifying facial and a 60-minute deep muscle massage - which includes a powerful combination of stretches and therapeutic massages. Personal trainers and private yoga sessions are also readily available.
ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai is open to both hotel guests and day spa goers from 7 am to 10 pm daily. Treatments can be scheduled between 8 am - 9 pm. Spa, fitness studio and swimming pool memberships, day spa packages, and wedding packages are also available.