Sunday, October 11, 2009

Introducing the Spa at Château Élan - Australia's newest five-star spa

In February 2010, the doors will open on the Spa at Château Élan, a five-star Salut Per Aqua in the heart of the Hunter Valley.

Part of the new Château Élan at The Vintage, the luxury spa complex has 18 treatment rooms dedicated to exclusive spa rituals, traditional hydrotherapies and social relaxation. It is one of very few places in the world where people can experience Terraké treatments supplemented by products from prestige group, Thalgo.

Terraké treatments are inspired by the principles of 'four worlds'. Each world offers whole-body treatments with its own precious ingredients, scents, textures, techniques and music.

Thalgo specialises in marine cosmetology and spa therapies; its products draw richness and effectiveness from the marine universe to help drive efficient, effective results.

Examples from the exclusive Château Élan spa menu:
  • Rare Essence facial treatment (for women): exotic botanicals, fruit butters and rare flowers combine in a double mask application for a succession of delicious sensations to regenerate and nourish the skin.

  • Balneotherapy: Thalgo's Detoxifying Algae and essential oils are added to the whirlpool of a geisha tub; the algae works with the effects of underwater massage to relieve tension.

  • 'Stretching After Exercise' body exfoliation, massage and wrap (for men): smoothing sugar softens the skin while a stretching-stroke massage eases the body and mind; next, it's into a nourishing body wrap made with sweetly-scented fruit and cereal butters.

Château Élan is also pleased to introduce spa treatments for teenagers, The Hydrolounge (a comfortable, fire-warmed 'wet' area) and a social spa area complete with alcohol and catering.

In addition to treatment rooms, the Spa will house 20 luxury spa suites giving guests privileged access, as well as total privacy courtesy an 'airbridge'. Features unique to spa suites include a sensual plinth-mounted spa bath that is open to the room, and an ErgoMotion bed providing massage therapies and a 'Zero Gravity' option for neutral body position. Guests wanting total seclusion can opt for a suite with a Sanctuary Courtyard.

All resort interiors are tailored in muted tones and warm textures. All rooms include original artworks, spa baths, Nesspresso Essenza coffee systems, French Thalgo bathroom amenities, digital entertainment and online connectivity.

According to CEO Erik Stuebe, "The Spa at Château Élan is not only Australia's newest spa, it's one of the largest and most luxurious in the country. No expense has been spared and no detail has been overlooked.

"I will add, however, that while spa treatments are about relaxation and wellness, we believe that a little bit of indulgence can go a long way. Visitors to our social spa rooms will find the champagne is properly chilled…"

About Château Élan at The Vintage Hunter Valley, NSW

Château Élan at The Vintage is Australia's finest golf and spa resort. It is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Offering a luxury escape for up to 200 guests, the resort comprises a spa with 18 treatment rooms, 20 super-luxury spa suites and a series of private lifestyle villas. The $30m development, just two hours north of Sydney, will open in February 2010. It has been co-conceived by the group behind Château Élan in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Vintage is the Hunter Valley's premier residential lifestyle community. At its heart is a Greg Norman-designed course which is ranked #2 in New South Wales and host of the NSW Open. The Vintage has bar, conference and full dining and catering facilities; the Clubhouse is home to the renowned Legends Grill restaurant.

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