Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rejuvenate this Valentine's Day

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 Swing dress- Asos, Trench- Romwe, Earrings- Curio Cottage, Shoes- Clarks

Even though most of us seem to care lesser for Valentine's day as we grow older, I think it's in fact a good excuse to take some time off and spend it with some one you profoundly love! While dinner & movies seem to be the common choice, I actually prefer spending it at a spa. And so I was more than delighted when the people over at The Palladium Hotel, invited us to try out some of their Valentine's Day special packages at The Spa.

Walking into this spanking hotel, the very first thought was how tastefully it has been put together. Located in the heart of the city, the accessibility, the fact that they have over 5 versatile restaurants, an amazing spa, gymnasium and pool area & not to forget a direct entry into the Palladium mall, it's a haven of tranquility amidst the hustle bustle. We were escorted to the 10th floor, where The Spa is located and the environment was extremely soothing from the minute we stepped outside the elevator. 

We were greeted by a welcoming staff at the spa and were requested to fill up a general information pamphlet while sipping on a chilled welcome drink. They have over 9 individual spa rooms & it features a selection of treatments that showcase natural botanical products with therapeutic properties with separate sections for male & female Steam, Sauna and Jacuzzi with relaxing lounges. They also have one couples room which is bursting with fresh, tropical flowers and aromatic candles to set the mood. The room has an attached changing room, along with a steam section, the massaging areas as well as a bath area with a fancy Jacuzzi. It's nothing short of a royal treatment. 

They are offering three special packages for Valentines Day which includes the Valentine's Dream for One, Romance for Two and the Enchanted Romantic Getaway. We chose the Romance for Two package which includes an Aroma Nodal massage for 60 minutes with an aromatic oil of your choice & an ILA Essentials Rose Petal bath for 30 minutes. I chose the Peace of Mind oil for a rejuvenating experience while he chose the Warming oil for a relaxing experience. After a quick foot scrub & changing into our robes, we were directed to the private Steam room which as suggested is  rather essential so that the oils from the massage could seep deeper into the skin. After the Steam we headed to the massaging area where they began the massage on beds which have an inbuilt bed warmer. I really appreciate that because I tend to get rather cold during couples massages as my other half prefers to keep the room temperature to nothing more than 23 degrees. An hour later, we emerged rather revitalized with a synergized mind, body & soul. We were then left alone to soak in the bath which was bursting with rose petals and induced with essential oils. Not to mention the area was engulfed in aromatic scents. They even served us their lemon & ginger tea to sip during the bath. 

Having visited some of the other reputed spa's in the last one year, I can confidently say that this is one of the best available in the city at the moment. With spacious spa rooms, skilled therapist, luxurious products, friendly staff and easy accessibility, this has got to be my personal favourite. So this year, if you are looking at gifting your loved one a rather different experience, surrender to the intuitive touch of their skilled therapists to revitalize the body & soothe the senses. To add to this, almost all the restaurants at The Palladium Hotel are offering some amazing Valentine's special Food & Drinks menu so it would the perfect way to spend a progressive day at the hotel. A suggestion, make your appointments as soon as possible to avoid a last minute scuffle. 



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