When it comes to luxurious guest experiences, this is something that the Westin brand has down to a tee. Guests eagerly anticipated the opening of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City to see what it would reveal and were definitely not disappointed. Oozing classic, light interiors and the unparalleled sophistication you would expect from such as brand, the Westin Al Habtoor City provides the ideal urban escape, perfect for guests wanting to get away from the bustling world outside.
As you walk down the stairs leading to the exclusive Heavenly Spa, you’re instantly hit by a mesmerising wall with an image of nature painted on it. This sets the tone for the spa, which is dedicated to the natural wellbeing of guests. After a welcoming strawberry and mango tea served with a teaspoon of creamy honey in the reception area, your journey into the spa can begin.
The oversized door opens and you’re transported to a peaceful haven, far removed from the busy canal and business hubs surrounding the hotel. In total, there are 22 treatment rooms - 10 for women, 10 for men, and two couples’ rooms. However, for a somewhat large spa, the feel is very much intimate and calming. The neutral tones and smooth textures connote tranquillity, while the lemongrass scent awakens your senses. There are various wellness books scattered in the intimate relaxation room, providing interesting reads on everything from Feng Shui and alternative health to Pilates and stress management, showing guests that this is a place that really cares about your inner and outer wellbeing.
When opting for the Heavenly Spa 50-minute Signature Massage, the treatment commences with a refreshing footbath using aromatherapy oils, healing salt, and slices of fresh lemon. Guests are then asked to choose between three stones to focus their treatment on - Love, Happiness, or Gratitude – with their chosen one being placed in the bowl underneath their bed. This adds a unique touch to the experience, and once again shows the team’s dedication to provide inner happiness through their spa treatments.
The warm white tea oil fills the room with a comforting aroma as the spa therapist works to soothe your tired muscles and rejuvenate your body and mind. The Westin as a brand is well known for its impressive, comfortable beds, and this does not stop at the spa! Sinking into the massage bed feels as if you are being enveloped in silk duvets, while the heated blanket ensures your body stays at the optimal temperature for relaxation. As the hypnotic sounds of the oriental spa music fill your ears, you really can sense your stress drifting off into the distance. After a deep back, shoulder, leg, arm, and head massage, it’s time to come back to reality.
The transition between the serenity of the spa and the busy lifestyle outside the doors is made easier with some downtime in the relaxation room, followed by an invigorating sauna and steam room. As you step through the large reception doors once again, you now fully understand why they named it the Heavenly Spa.