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By webadmin | August 13 2010
New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
The Spa at Trump®, the award-winning signature spa brand of the Trump® Hotel Collection will make its Manhattan debut at the new Trump SoHo(tm) New York on Aug. 14. Providing a calming counterpoint to the bustling Spring Street scene below, the 11,000-square-foot spa encompasses two floors of the sleek hotel, and introduces to the New York spa market the Trump Spa® Attaché and Trump® Personal Intentions, along with the sought-after skin-care products and treatments of Kate Somerville and a selection of services created specifically for its SoHo locale.
It also features the first authentic luxury hammams in New York City, affording spa-goers a rare opportunity to experience the traditional social and cultural bathing rituals of Turkey and the Middle East. Inspired by Ivanka Trump’s travels in Istanbul, the addition of the hammams speaks to the exceptional attention to detail she has committed to every aspect of the spa’s development.
Created under Ivanka’s direction, The Spa at Trump’s elegant design is the stylish work of DiGuiseppe Architect, the award-winning hospitality and spa specialists. It includes nine private treatment rooms and wet rooms, separate hammams for men and women, and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.
The spa’s state-of-the-art fitness center is outfitted with the latest equipment from Technogym. Three luxurious Spa Suites offering private, connecting couples-sized treatment rooms and designed by Rockwell Group will open in the fall.
The Hammam Experience
Throughout The Spa at Trump, DiGuiseppe has introduced Middle Eastern design details that create an environment both sensuous and serene, from Assyrian-shaped ceilings tiled in Capiz shells to woven-mesh chandeliers of nickel and crystal. Spa-goers step through a portal of Maccassar ebony into an entry fashioned after a Moroccan courtyard and graced by a fountain carved from Calacatta gold marble.
Under the domed ceilings of the men’s and women’s hammams, surrounded by mosaic-tiled walls, a dedicated Hammam Attaché leads spa-goers through time-honored rituals from Turkey, Morocco, Persia and India. The Turkish Hammam treatment, for instance, features an oil-based castile soap applied with a traditional handmade Kessa mitt while the spa-goer lies on a heated belly stone of Calacatta marble, leaving the skin feeling like silk. The Moroccan Hammam treatment incorporates authentic Moroccan black soap crafted from olive oil and crushed olives in a full-body exfoliation, followed by a detoxifying warm Ghassoul clay application. A balancing Ayurvedic massage, Shirodhara treatment, henna and threading is also be available.
In keeping with the tenets of The Spa at Trump brand, every moment of the SoHo spa experience caters to the individual guest’s desires, expressed through his or her individually selected Trump® Personal Intention: Calm, Balance, Purify, Heal or Revitalize. For each intention, there is a corresponding Trump Signature Gemstone Spa Treatment featuring precious gemstone-infused oils – sapphires to calm and heal, diamonds for balance, emeralds to purify, and rubies to revitalize. Spa-goers also benefit from the highly personalized services of a Trump Spa Attaché who guide them through each step of the experience, from assisting with the selection of a robe, slippers and locker, to preparing infused elixirs and customizing iPod music selections.
An exclusive arrangement with Kate Somerville brings the skin care products and treatments of this leading aesthetician – a favorite of Hollywood celebrities – to The Spa at Trump. These include the Ultimate Kate – a super-hydrating oxygen treatment that uses skin-plumping dermal boosters followed by Somerville’s innovative Dermalucent(tm) light therapy to protect the skin from free radical damage. Also featured will be the premier skin and body care brands Shiffa, Tara, Gehwol and Alessandro.
Rounding out the spa treatment menu is a full array of classic massages; sauna and steam rituals; facials, including two exclusively for men; hair, hand and foot therapies; and salon services.