There’s a new addition to the list of spas that the ladies of Riyadh can go to and pamper themselves with…Welcome, Aurora Spa by Joelle at the Movenpick Hotel Riyadh!
Yesterday, J and I were invited to grace the grand opening of this serene sanctuary tucked beneath the grand halls of this upscale hotel, which we have visited more than a couple of times in the past.
The noticeable circular patterns of the hotel’s interiors trickled down to the spa’s ambience with its subdued yet elegant ambiance. From the lounge, an enthusiastic staff member named Sondus toured us briefly to have a view of the spa’s amenities.
A jacuzzi pool was the centerpiece of the treatment area, which also included a traditional oriental hammam, steam room and hot sauna. On the other side of the spa were the six individual therapy rooms that can provide a variety of tailored massages, including choosing the scent/oil that you wish to relax in during your stay (lavender, chocolate, orange and lemon ginger, even).
The place was packed with media representatives and we were all awaiting the arrival of Joelle Mardinian, a beauty expert-turned-celebrity who is famous in the GCC for her skin, hair and cosmetic products. The Aurora Spa by Joelle is her first venture in the spa business. As per the spa’s mission statement: “Joelle aspires of making wellness a part of every Middle Eastern woman’s lifestyle. Aurora Spa offers age-old techniques in relaxation therapies, but with a fresh touch in a serene and beautiful environment.”
Officials of Movenpick Hotel Riyadh welcomed her arrival with a very special ribbon-cutting ceremony along with a short, sit-down interview with a national TV show.
Later on, we learned that this project seems to have been kept under wraps from her side and that she was more than happy to have finally gotten the word out that the Aurora Spa by Joelle has finally opened.
We’re about to try it on our next visit, but in case any of you would like to try it already, they are offering a 15% discount for all their treatments during their opening month (valid until May 18, 2016).
Aurora Spa by Joelle
Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh
For reservations, call: +966-11-4579999