Tranquil State Of Mind
This is the spa review that I did for Qatar Happening magazine (www.qatarhappening.com) and it was published in the November 2017 issue. Get your copy of the magazine to read the original article.
The newly re-imagined Ritz-Carlton Spa with its magnificent Mother Of Pearl walls and dazzling Tuscany marble and mosaic tiles is a sensory delight. The pallets of neutral shades and contemporary design were the perfect setting for my afternoon of pampering after a long and uncharacteristically busy week. From the moment I entered the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the outstanding service level of the staff really led me to believe I was in good hands.
Feel The Burn
My afternoon began with an intense 45-minute workout in the spa’s new fitness centre which boasts state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment by Technogym. I decided to make use of the private ladies section of the gym, and on this occasion I had the entire gym to myself which allowed for some reflection and introspection. The glorious view of the marina was a delightful distraction while I was burning calories and toning my body. After getting the right endorphins flowing with my workout, I was ready to unwind and relax.
Signature Pearl Body Scrub (90 minutes, QR900)
After a steamy high-pressure shower in the spa’s dressing room, which contains the most fabulous feminine touches (my favourite being the round pink fur ottoman in the makeup area) I put my feet up in the private spa lounge. Here I replenished my electrolytes with some green tea and fruit before being ushered into one of the seven secluded treatment rooms. The Signature Pearl Body Scrub is inspired by Qatar’s traditional pearling heritage. The luxuriously blended elements of crushed pearls and sea salt, generously enriched with minerals act to rejuvenate the skin while softening and soothing it simultaneously. After the exfoliation my skin felt like silk, I was then lathered with body butter. This treatment also included a scalp , neck and shoulder massage.
Personalised Facial (60 minutes, QR700)
Generally I have combination skin, but in Doha it tends to be more dry because I’m constantly in air-conditioned rooms. Therefore I requested my therapist to personalise my facial to hydrate and restore my skin. The treatment began with a brush cleanse to purify the skin, I then received intense exfoliation to get rid of the dry, dead skin and reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. The mask which contained aloe vera and almond extracts assisted in the much needed moisturising process. All the exclusive ESPA products used in treatments are specifically curated for the the Ritz-Carlton Spa.
A Private Space
If you’re looking for an exclusive, premier spa experience which emphasises privacy and a quiet space to reflect, then The Ritz-Carlton Spa is for you. I recommend it for working women as well as full time moms who wish to unwind and get away from the noise of the city and the demands of your daily routine. The spa requires guests to be over the age of 16 in order to use its facilities.
The Round Up
The Ritz-Carlton Spa is situated in West Bay Lagoon near The Pearl and is open from 09h00 to 21h00 daily. Treatments are strictly by appointment only, and guests are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled treatment in order to enjoy the lounges, saunas and steam rooms.
Book Your “Me Time”
Give the Ritz-Carlton a call to make your appointment on +974 4484 8000.