Phuket, Thailand, June 6, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, a new wellness-inspired resort on eight acres of Phuket’s north-western coastline on the Andaman Sea, has introduced a spa menu with treatments ranging from hot candle massage and hot sand therapy to bath rituals and charcoal powder body scrubs.
The extensive menu from Meliá’s signature YHI Spa, that is 300sqm and home to five treatment rooms, offers signature treatments and packages, as well as an array of massages, body masks and wraps, body exfoliation, facial treatments, manicure, pedicure, and more.
The YHI Spa’s “signature pleasures” include the 120-minute “Sense Enrich”, that begins with a full body scrub freshly made with honey and organic Phuket pineapple followed by a hot candle massage that soothes the body with hot wax. The 90-minute “Rhythm of Sol and Luna” is a “four hands” massage by two spa therapists.
The 90-minute “Soul of Mai Khao Arena” that starts with the ancient remedy of warming the body with heated Mai Khao sand mixed with herbs followed by an aroma massage, and an indulgent 90-minute hot stone massage are also among the spa’s signature treatments.
Wellness journeys such as the 150-minute “Embrace Touch” and the 180-minute “Romance Touch” are based on a series of reinvigorating treatments. Embrace Touch comprises a 30-minute Ayurvedic Indian head massage, a 60-minute aroma relaxation massage, a 30-minute foot massage and a 30-minute herbal steam. Romance Touch is made up of a 30-minute herbal steam, a 60-minute body scrub, a 30-minute romantic bath ritual and a 60-minute Balinese massage.
The 30-minute bath rituals are “Milky Fleur”, a fresh milk bath with petals to hydrate the skin, and “Herbal Indulgence”, a warm bath infused with Thai herbs to stimulate blood circulation and ease tension.
YHI Spa pays homage to Thailand with massages such as “Traditional Thai” and “Thai Herbal Bliss”. Dating back some 2500 years, traditional Thai massage is based on palm strokes and thumb pressure along the body’s energy lines to alleviate conditions such as lower back pain, arthritis and headaches. The Thai herbal ball compress massage, known as “Luk Prakob”, is an ancient therapy applied to the body’s pressure points to release muscular aches and pain.
In addition to regular treatments such as deep tissue sports massage, aromatherapy massage, and Swedish massage, holistic massages such as lymphatic drainage massage, “Chi Nei Tsang” traditional Chinese massage and foot reflexology are on offer. The gentle “Mother to Be” massage is for pregnant guests and “Kids Bliss”, for children aged four to 12 years, affords a massage as well as a nail polish treatment and foot pampering.
Body masks and wraps include a HARNN contouring body mask and firming wrap designed to reduce cellulite. Body exfoliation treatments such as “White Tea and Camellia”, a concentrated scrub also made from charcoal powder, cleanse the body and gently remove dead skin cells.
Spa therapists also provide poolside and in-villa treatments. Treatments are based on organic Thai wellness brand HARNN’s products, made with natural ingredients. Aromatherapy essential oils are blended according to the “life elements” fire, air, water and earth and tailored to the birth month of the guest.
Situated on secluded Mai Khao beach, the resort opened on December 1 2021 and is the second five-star property to be launched in Thailand under Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International.
The resort’s 15 wellness villas each feature an outdoor bathtub, private plunge pool, open-air Vitamin C shower, ultrasonic essential oil diffuser, GermGuardian air purifier, Tempur-Pedic pillows, aromatic salts for the outdoor bathtub, a fit ball, yoga mat and Harman Kardon speaker. A highlight of staying at a wellness villa is a daily 60-minute massage.
Meliá Phuket Mai Khao’s culinary offerings include a “Balance by Meliá” menu featuring the likes of quinoa salad with tricolour quinoa, goji berries, sweet potatoes, chickpeas and bell peppers, and a poke bowl with rice berry, organic salmon tartare, avocado, spirulina and chia seeds.
The resort’s fitness center is equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, and weights machines.
About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the best-known international brand in the portfolio of the Meliá Hotels International company; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The brand offers exemplary meetings and events facilities in all important business cities as well as in exotic locations, catering to the ever-expanding conference and incentive travel market. As part of its innovation philosophy and new positioning, Meliá Hotels & Resorts has reinvented itself to cater to every aspect of the guests’ wellbeing. Unique experiences are created for guests and are defined by relaxation, quality time and personalised services. For a balanced lifestyle, Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations, which is an integral part of its redefined identity. Follow Meliá Hotels & Resorts on Twitter @MeliaHtlResorts, Facebook @Melia.Hotels and Instagram @meliahtlresorts. www.melia.com.
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. The Group is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in Spain and Europe in 2020, according to the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). It also has ranked seventh in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world (and the leading travel company) and is the only Spanish travel company included in the list of “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” by Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index and it is the Spanish hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking). For more information, visit www.meliahotelsinternational.com
About Phuket Villa Group
Founded in 1989 in Phuket (Thailand), Phuket Villa Corporation, together with its affiliates, has constructed over 7,000 houses and condominium units all over Phuket and Bangkok. As one of the first developers in Phuket to include a wide range of lifestyle facilities within its developments, such as tennis courts and swimming pools, the Group offers detached homes, townhouses and commercial buildings, catering to the growing local real estate market. In addition, the Group also has two hotels under its banner, offering more than 300 rooms to tourists and business travellers, mirroring Phuket’s steady growth as a premier tourist destination of Thailand. Over the years, Phuket Villa Corporation continues to re-invent itself to cater to an increasingly diverse customer base in a more competitive landscape. For more information, please visit: phuketvilla.com/ or follow us on Facebook @PhuketVillaCompany