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By Chris | March 3 2007
Be transported to another world of relaxation and beauty with our top therapists and spas
Treatment and facilities: Located in the enchanting Gran Hotel La Florida 500 meters above the city, the Zen Zone Spa is gaining a reputation on the Barcelona circuit as one of Catalonia’s finest therapy centers.
Zen Zone offers everything that you would expect from a first-rate spa and much more, with a Turkish hamam, Jacuzzi, steam bath and luxurious caldarium. The spa also features a highly acclaimed Fitness Center featuring the very latest in Technogym equipment and a stunning 37-meter stainless steel indoor/outdoor swimming pool that has to be seen to be believed. A relaxation area with comfortable sunbeds provides the perfect recuperation zone after your treatment or exercise routine is complete.
Signature treatment: A vast array of luxury treatments befitting one of the city’s finest spas is on offer at Zen Zone, guaranteeing that there is something to appeal to all tastes. A variety of facial therapies for both men and women is available, with the Absolute Lift and Shock Energizer particularly popular. Couples should try the Voyage to the Orient ritual, which incorporates a facial, traditional Japanese Ampuku massage and specialized foot therapy, with an emphasis placed on the use of exquisite Moroccan Argan Oil. The majority of the products used at Zen Zone are sourced from the prestigious Payot Laboratories in Paris, providing peace of mind for those who value quality.
+34 93 259 3000
Ctra Vallvidrera al Tibidabo 83-93
Treatment and facilities: Located in the magnificent W Barcelona, Bliss offers a wide range of treatments to those who wish to relax and rejuvenate in the lap of luxury.
The company was founded in New York in 1996, and in its short 15-year existence has established itself as a global leader in executive relaxation, catering to the revitalization requirements of some of the world’s most famous and successful people. The spa is spread over a generous 7,500 square feet across two floors, affording guests the space to put their mind at ease as they enjoy the spa’s range of heavenly treatments.
Signature treatment: As well as full-body treatments to leave your skin with a healthy glow, Bliss is famed for its top-class facials, and also offers massages, slimming treatments and a special program of services specifically for men. The famous ‘Blissages’ are a favorite with visitors, and the deep tissue treatment and reflexology packages earn particularly praiseworthy reviews from those who have had the pleasure. All treatments also make use of Bliss’ own line of high-class beauty and wellness products.
+34 93 295 2858
Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1
Treatment and facilities: The recently redeveloped 43 The Spa, situated on the 43rd floor, is located in the iconic Hotel Arts Barcelona.
Guests can expect to enjoy an array of treatments from the prestigious luxury skincare brand Natura Bisse – a favorite of many beauticians around the world – solidifying 43 The Spa’s existing reputation as one of the leading spas in Europe.
The spectacular panoramic views of the coastline from the treatment rooms, vitality pool and sauna all contribute to the relaxing ambience, further enhanced by an abundance of natural lighting.
The spa is comprised of eight treatment rooms, wet zones, saunas, steam rooms, vitality pools and ice fountains.
The Sublime Diamond Journey (2h 20 mins)
One of the most sought after treatments, The Sublime Diamond Journey includes a body exfoliation with diamond dust which is removed with a balancing magnetic therapy through a combination of three ancestral massages. A Shirodhara facial massage is performed with Ayurvedic sophisticated maneuvers and an aromatic drip using small seashells to provide maximum well-being.
Treatment and facilities: Situated in Hotel Omm, one of Barcelona’s up-and-coming elite hotels, Spaciomm is a first-class spa that offers a unique, personalized service to a rapidly expanding client base.
A diverse range of treatments and health programs is available, and the spa benefits from excellent natural lighting, perfect for total relaxation. A popular feature of Spaciomm is the gravitation space: a relaxation room which makes use of the latest chromotherapy research and features gently rocking gravitational beds which give the sensation of weightlessness. Another immensely popular feature is the Water Circuit, which includes a Hamam, natural ice bath, footbath, a rainfall shower, a hot tub and several relaxation beds. Spaciomm also has a top-notch beauty salon with a team of experts and a fitness center that features a Pilates studio and instructor, as well as a proellixe vibration machine for those looking to stay in shape while on holiday.
Signature treatment: Among the most sought-after treatments featured at Spaciomm is the rejuvenating Oxygen Therapy, a cellular regeneration program tailored to give your skin a refreshed, youthful look. This treatment is recognized as one of the finest, most effective anti-ageing treatments available. A multitude of specialized massage services are also on offer, with particularly popular varieties including Reflexology, Shiatsu, Tuina, Ayurvedic and Pada.
Treatment and facilities: A spinoff from the extremely successful Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa in El Vendrell, located some 44 miles from Barcelona, the Discovery Spa incorporates all the elements which make the original Le Méridien such a prized destination for those seeking the ultimate in relaxation therapy.
Unlike its forebearers, the Discovery Spa is situated in the heart of the city, and allows guests a break out of the stressful routine of everyday life which can be detrimental to physical and mental well-being. Discovery represents an oasis of calm in this often hectic city. In addition to a strong emphasis on psychological well-being, Discovery stresses the holistic nature of the treatments on offer, aiming to treat both the mind and the body by transporting spa goers to a relaxing and soothing environment. Many of the treatments will work almost instantaneously and are designed to produce results in the short term.
Signature treatment: Discovery offers several personalized treatments, and is more than happy to tailor its service to the needs of the individual should any special provisions be required. The Body Essence package is a combination of yoga and Pilates, aiming to improve muscle tone and restore a natural glow to the skin. The Tactile Wish program is targeted specifically at the hands, and constitutes the most comprehensive manicure treatment you will ever experience, combining seaweed and marine creams to leave hands feeling hydrated and baby-soft. There are also several facial packages for both men and women, with the Tibidabo Feeling therapy a ‘natural facelift’ designed to leave you looking younger and feeling replenished.
+ 34 93 318 6200
La Rambla 111