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equipped Treatment Suite. In the Rasoul suite you can experience a
traditional Middle Eastern method of cleansing and detoxifying,
using mud, herb-scented steam and an oil-infused warm shower.
The Hammam suite has a traditional heated marble goebektas bed,
and a private steam and sauna room that combine exposure to
different temperatures. There are also opportunities for invigorating
body exfoliation, steam immersion and a rejuvenating massage.
In addition to the traditional spa treatments available, the Talise Spa
has a host of other opportunities for those seeking discovery and deep
relaxation. There are options for Ayurveda therapies and anti-aging
spa treatments, exercise and fitness programmes with personal gym
instructors, and customised spa programmes devised especially for
men. And the spa is also home to some health-enhancing and
delicious nutritional menu options, developed by Jumeirah’s own
Resort Wellness Chef, Gabi Kurz from the Madinat Jumeirah resort
in Dubai.
The Director of the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Talise Spa is Arlene
Finch. An expert in her field with many years of spa and beauty
experience, Arlene has established numerous leading spas across Asia,
and in locations including the United Arab Emirates, Cambodia,
China, Mauritius, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. She has
also been instrumental in the research and development of new spa
treatments. Arlene has said that her goal at the Jumeirah at Etihad
Towers Talise Spa is to take visitors on a holistic journey that is both
calming and beneficial to the individual. And after our visit, we
concluded that she has been entirely successful in that aim – it was
bliss!
Following our visit to the Talise Spa, we relaxed over a coffee in the
Bodhi cafe right next to it. We felt infused with wellbeing, and
looking over to the state-of-the art gym also next to the spa we had
the chance to reflect on the fantastic range of sports and leisure
opportunities that the hotel offers. There are three gorgeous
swimming pools and a glorious private beach. It’s certainly great that
the Jumeirah allows you to combine luxury with healthy pursuits.
But ultimately, what makes this place so amazing isn’t the features –
as fantastic as they are – but the whole package combined with the
philosophy behind it. When you stay at this hotel you feel rested and
happy because that’s what the staff genuinely want you to feel.
Underlying spirit
The spirit that underlies the Jumeirah was demonstrated at Etihad
Towers in May, when the first-ever get-together of residents within
the community took place. Around 300 people, including more than
50 children, took part in the fun-filled event, which included a Sumo
wrestling ring, clowns, face painters and balloon artists, among other
attractions. Food was provided by the Jumeirah. Many of those
attending felt that the event further marked the evolution of Etihad
Towers as the definitive lifestyle destination in the capital city.
Richard Foulds, Property Manager at Etihad Towers for Real Estate
(ETRE), said: “We are focused on fostering the spirit of solidarity
among our residents, and creating a truly vibrant community that
offers a much-cherished lifestyle experience for our residents.”
Foulds added that the team was planning a range of children’s
activities at Etihad Towers, including dedicated play zones and said
that further events are being planned.
For us, the event seemed to sum up the approach of the Jumeriah.
It’s ultimate luxury with the human touch – and underlying it all is
a commitment to absolute class. It’s an environment that we were
truly privileged and grateful to have experienced.