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The First Two Leading Spas of the World in Turkey: Amrita Spa & Wellness at Swissôtel the Bosphorus, Istanbul and Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has opened two new splendid Amrita Spa & Wellness Centers at Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul and Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir, both considered oases of tranquillity and relaxation and honoured with membership in “Leading Spas of the World.”

Zurich, Switzerland, November 12, 2008 --( The “Amrita Spa & Wellness” concept combines the Asian spa culture with Western influences and harmonises modern elements with the traditional Turkish bathing culture.

Visitors to the most exclusive spa in Istanbul can choose from a wide array of therapies and massages to help recharge their batteries or start their day full of vim and vigour at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus. A team of specialists, trained in Eastern and Western techniques and using exclusive products, pamper guests in the 14 treatment rooms. Treatments include advanced anti-ageing programmes, hot stone therapies, cellulite and beauty treatments, mud wraps, herbal and flower baths, saunas, detox programmes, hydrotherapy, watsu aquatic massages, and steam bath aroma-therapies.

In addition, the spa boasts a Turkish bath, a private Hamam for special events, a treatment room for couples, a spa suite with a private steam bath, sauna and Jacuzzi. Pilates, kinesis, gravity and yoga sessions are held outside on the lush hotel grounds. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzis, tennis courts and solariums add to the array of facilities. Workouts are tailored to guests’ individual needs in the 800 m fitness area. The Business Express Programme, assisted by a personal trainer, helps intensify the benefits of exercise and is designed in short stints to accommodate a busy schedule.

The Amrita Spa & Wellness at the Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul welcomes guests seven days a week from 7am to 10pm.

The Amrita Spa & Wellness at Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir serves discerning hotel guests as well as members from the local community. The full service Spa lies on 5’500 square meters and awaits its guests to enjoy a world of elegant wellness, invigorating aromas, international beauty treatments, and relaxing touches. Included in this paradise, there is a Presidential Wellness Suite for couples’ therapies, hydrotherapy room, a relaxation lounge, salt pool, private fitness training, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, traditional Turkish Hamam, sauna, steam bath and an array of therapeutic and beauty treatments combining Eastern healing and Western technologies.

Ayurveda forms an integral part of the wellness regime for the guests. From massages to the more rigorous transformations in lifestyle, the Ayurveda experience is designed keeping in mind the individual's desire to heal, cleanse, relax and revitalize using a holistic approach. In the fitness area, where the members and guests can get fit with state-of-the art facilities, Amrita Spa & Wellness at Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir offers the latest cardiovascular and weight training equipments. Three fitness studios compliment mind and body experiences with a variety of classes presented on a regular basis in The Sweat Shop, The Breathing Space, and Spinning Studio.

“After operating the elegant Amrita Spa & Wellness at our Swissôtel Ankara successfully for more than two years, we are more than pleased to offer our guests the same outstanding experience in Istanbul and Izmir”, says Gerhard Struger, Regional Vice President Turkey & Eastern Europe at Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. “Next summer our Swissôtel Göcek Marina & Resort will add a luxurious spa to its facilities - by then all four Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in Turkey will offer the same outstanding level of Spa experience.”

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Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
Anne Feiereis
+41 44 317 6225
8302 Kloten, Zurich

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