San Lawrenz, Gozo, 12 October 2012: Kempinski The Spa at Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz announced the opening of its Oriental Hammam on 8 October 2012. The Oriental Hammam at Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz offers the largest area of authentic facilities in the Mediterranean.
The heart of the new area is the Oriental Hammam, made from original Turkish marble. In the Exfoliation room, guests can prepare their bodies for the treatments to follow. In the Rasul, mineral rich mud from Morocco is provided.
The healing rituals and therapies take place around a hydrotherapy pool, Vichy shower and in single and couple therapy rooms. The Hammam treatments include traditional as well as newly composed therapies, beautification to alternative medicine packages and our exclusive signature treatment the Arabian Body Fragrance Ritual. This Experience combines the classical Hammam with the Arabian Body Fragrance Massage starting with a relaxing perfumed foot bath and warm compresses. The oil will be chosen by the client personally from a wide range of oriental perfumed oils to enjoy a truly unforgettable Oriental Experience.
Kempinski The Spa at Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz has been offering its guests an exceptional variety of traditional and Ayurvedic spa therapies for a number of years. Now, the Oriental Hammam enhances the multicultural assortment of exclusive treatments.
The One Thousand and One Nights Love Story between Queen Sheherazade and King Sharyar of Persia are the underlying concept for the Hammam. In this story the bitter King, who has been deceived by his wife, learns to love and trust again through 1,001 Arabian tales. “With this inspiration we created healing rituals and therapies for our guests that heal emotions, inspire and enable trust,” said Beverly Gautschi, Spa Manager at Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz.
“Our guests will experience a unique healing process, guided by the One Thousand and One Nights Love Story. The Oriental Hammam allows them to immerse in a magical world with exclusively composed treatments and treatment areas,” she added.
The project was inspired by Malta’s ancient heritage, since the Arabs occupying the island built the first oriental baths on the islands made up of three vaulted, arched inlets.
The Hammam was first known in the 15th century. It served as a social meeting point and symbolised wealth. Later people realised the wonderful health benefits of the Hammam. In many cultures, it is still known as “the secret doctor” and is used to treat medical conditions. People benefit from the Hammam’s ability to cleanse, detox and purify the body, mind and soul.
To create a perfect experience full of healing emotions, inspiration and trust, the Oriental Hammam offers gifts with inspirational quotes from Queen Scheherazade and oils from Charme d’Orient’s luxury Hammam brand exclusively available at Kempinski The Spa on the Maltese Islands.
Charme d’Orient is a brand of spa products inspired by the customs of oriental women. The company was founded in Paris in 1998 by Yasmina Zerroug, who developed the products based on her memories of the scents, flavours and beauty rituals of women that filled her childhood. Since then, the company has grown to offer around 150 products advocated by 1,500 spa and beauty professionals worldwide. For further information visit www.kempinski.com/gozo