Best Spa In India

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 According to the data released by International Monetary Fund, an economic sub-sector experiencing significant growth and evolution is the spa industry in India. The extended global spa economy is now estimated to be worth over $255 billion. India will also continue to be a hot spot for those that seek travel services that incorporate diverse wellness packages, including people who couple medical procedures with spa indulgences, Ayurvedic treatments or cultural immersion experiences. The Indian spa industry is increasing every year, making the country one of the most popular spa destinations across the world. 

 
The Indian spa industry, with over 2,300 spas, generates revenues around US$ 400 million annually. At present, India has over 25 major spa centres, most of them in the Southern states of Kerala and Karnataka. The market continues to grow, with over 700 spas predicted to open their doors in the next five years. While the spa market in India is still a modest sliver of the overall $60-billion-plus global spa economy, India is poised to attract significantly more western tourists (particularly on the medical/wellness/travel front) as well as continue to develop its own vibrant, indigenous spa market at a heady pace. Indian spas will also continue to expand their Ayurvedic menus, for both their passionate overseas clientele who want to experience authentic Ayurvedic therapies, as well as for local enthusiasts who are either already familiar with the benefits, or who wish to adopt their own Indian healing traditions for the first time.
 
1.Spa: Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
 
Views on the industry: The spa industry is moving away from pampering to wellness and going beyond the body to heal the soul. This is an opportunity for many to make a difference in people's lives. The wellness segment also has the potential to offer millions of job opportunities. The entry of organised players shows that the industry s growing.
Investment made: Not disclosed
Therapies offered: Traditional Ayurvedic therapies; western treatments; Chi Studio; crystal steam room; ice fountain and vitality pool
Products used: Sodashi; Ila
Architect: Designed by Deckelmann Wellness
Opportunities in the space: 
Challenges in the space: Lack of trained manpower   
Year-on-year growth: Not disclosed
Spokesperson: Martin Hilton, Senior Spa Director, Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
 
 
 
Spa: Mayfair Pevonia Spa, Mayfair Hotels & Resorts, Gangtok
Owner: Dilip Ray 
Inspiration behind setting up the spa: 
Views on the industry: The spa industry is moving away from pampering to wellness and going beyond the body to heal the soul. This is an opportunity for many to make a difference in people's lives. The wellness segment also has the potential to offer millions of job opportunities. The entry of organised players shows that the industry s growing.
Investment made: Not disclosed
Therapies offered: Face therapies, body massages, anti-cellulite by Endermologie 
Products used: L'Oreal Professionnel for hair; Pevonia; Cloud 9
Architect: Sanjog Raya
Opportunities in the space: Over the past few years, the residents of Gangtok ,Sikkim along with the other people have become more discerning about his/her healthy state of mind & body. Everyone has become aware of their wellness and the locals out here have started to take spas most often.
Challenges in the space: Lack of trained manpower   
Year-on-year growth: Not disclosed
Future plans: Wellness weeks, yearly membership plans and promotional strategies
Spokesperson: Lalita Chettri, Spa Manager, Mayfair Spa 
 
2. Spa: Ananda In The Hills, Rishikesh 
 
Owners: Ashok Khanna, the founder and managing director, set up Ananda 12 years ago with his wife Neelam Khanna. It took them 5 years of research before Ananda came into fruition. 
Inspiration behind setting up the spa: Rishikesh is the birthplace of yoga. It has an innate sense of spirituality because of its proximity to the Ganges and the holy city of Haridwar. Yogis have meditated in this region for centuries and the energy is palpable. All this comes together to make the location truly special.
Views on the industry: In today’s world, with the rising stress levels among all, there is a growing need for wellness centres of all kinds. People realize that the little time that they are able to take out of their busy careers should be meaningfully spent recharging their batteries. 
Therapies offered: Ayurvedic, healing and international experiences 
Investment made: Not disclosed
Products used: In-house.
Architect: Chhada Siembieda (www.csa-hk.com) 
Opportunities in the space: Health and wellness is coming into the mainstream today and fortunately everyone sees the importance of bringing it to the forefront in their daily lives. Everyone wants to learn how to live a healthier and more fulfilling life and we are fortunate to be able to provide people with that knowledge and start them on the path to good health.
Challenges in the space: The wellness market in India is still maturing, as compared to the west, but we see this as an opportunity more than a challenge. 
Year-on-year growth: 10-15 per cent.
Future plans: We are exploring opportunities for expansion both in India and internationally as well. We have a confirmed Ananda project in the pipeline; however, we are not at liberty to talk about it as yet. 
Spokesperson: Mahesh Natarajan - Senior Vice President - Sales, Marketing & Business Development, IHHR Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
 
3. Spa:Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort, Bangalore
 
Owners: Banyan Tree Group
Inspiration behind setting up the spa: Angsana Spa, the sister brand of Banyan Tree Spa, takes its name from the exotic tropical Angsana tree. Sensing the moment, Angsana Spa complements Banyan Tree Spa with its contemporary chic and vivacious treatments. Inspiring guests to live life spontaneously and savour time, its refreshing blend of treatments emphasises the use of native flowers and fruits.
Views on the industry: The economic downturn in some countries is likely to affect the consumers’ spending behaviour, ability and desire to spend on spa treatments. However, we have noticed that guests from Asian countries continue to have strong patronage for our spas. Investment made: Not disclosed
Therapies offered: Signature contemporary treatments; bamboo massage
Products used: Both local and international brands
Opportunities in the space: Current travel trends reveal a convergence of health, travel and hospitality. The spa industry is emerging to fulfill these needs by embracing wellness and focusing on experiences. Guests are increasingly visiting spas for holistic and wellness purposes apart from the basic relaxation. There is also a rising trend among men to visit spas.
Challenges in the space: Recruiting the right candidate to work with us. However we ensure our spa maintains a high standard of service.  
Year-on-year growth: Not disclosed
Future plans: By the end of 2014, we will open eight more Banyan Tree Spas and five Angsana Spas in India, Morocco and China. The company has set its sights on the latter to fast-track its growth, with approximately 20 new spas slated to be launched in China by 2015.
Spokesperson: Kanruethai Roongruang, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Spa Operations for Banyan Tree Spas and Angsana Spas
 
4.Spa: Mayfair Pevonia Spa, Mayfair Hotels & Resorts, Gangtok
 
Owner: Dilip Ray 
Inspiration behind setting up the spa: 
Views on the industry: The spa industry is moving away from pampering to wellness and going beyond the body to heal the soul. This is an opportunity for many to make a difference in people's lives. The wellness segment also has the potential to offer millions of job opportunities. The entry of organised players shows that the industry s growing.
Investment made: Not disclosed
Therapies offered: Face therapies, body massages, anti-cellulite by Endermologie 
Products used: L'Oreal Professionnel for hair; Pevonia; Cloud 9
Architect: Sanjog Raya
Opportunities in the space: Over the past few years, the residents of Gangtok ,Sikkim along with the other people have become more discerning about his/her healthy state of mind & body. Everyone has become aware of their wellness and the locals out here have started to take spas most often.
Challenges in the space: Lack of trained manpower   
Year-on-year growth: Not disclosed
Future plans: Wellness weeks, yearly membership plans and promotional strategies
Spokesperson: Lalita Chettri, Spa Manager, Mayfair Spa 
 
5. Spa:Kaya Kalp - the Royal Spa, ITC Mughal, Agra
 
Owners: ITC Hotels
Inspiration behind setting up the spa: In order to relive Babur's nostalgia of Firdaus aka paradise in Persian, Kaya Kalp - The Royal Spa takes cue from the grandeur of the Mughal era. The lietmotif of pomegranate fruit, a symbol of health and vigor, is present on the walls and carpets and is carried across the spa. 
Investment made: Not disclosed
Therapies offered: Indian and western therapies; Pomegranate sugar scrub, Kaya Kalp massage, Indian foot masage; gemstone massage  
Products used: Both local and international brands
Architect: Designed by Pradeep Sachdeva & Associates, P 49 of Singapore have designed the interiors. 
 
6. Cambay Spa and Resorts
 
Rajasthan is the ancient land of historical forts, enigmatic temples and enchanting art and craft. A rich legacy of its bygone era still echoes in its unique dance, music and architectural monuments. Jaipur, the capital city, has inherited this tradition and now unites it with a magnificent future. Adorning this modern metropolis, a pivotal business and leisure destination of Jaipur is Cambay Spa & Resort, a unique hub of famed Indian Hospitality and luxury. 
 
Cambay Hotels & Resorts invites you on a journey to lifetime experience with fabulous resorts at various locations offer you to explore historical wonders, magnificent beaches, ancient India and lots more.
 
7. Mayfair Hideaway Spa Resorts, Goa
 
"The Spa Resort on Sea-mouth"
 
MAYFAIR Hideaway Spa Resort on the sea mouth at Betul, Salcete, has been tastefully designed to meet the standards of a best luxury hotel in Goa. 
 
With a close proximity to Airport it is ideally located on the Konkan Coast. Overlooking the Arabian Sea this Luxury hotel offers most fascinating Bars & Restaurants and a soothing Spa to spill your joy out of a leisure family holiday in Goa. 
 
 
Goa Overview 
 
Goa is a hub of tourism in India and widely popular for its sun-kissed beaches. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot. 
 
With a blend of Indian and Portuguese culture spanned over four centuries, Goa has assimilated the best from the civilizations which are thousands of miles apart. The eroded churches and heritage edifices from Portuguese era signify the Goan history and attract million of visitors each year. 
 
Goa's heart is in its villages. Take an aimless ride on a relaxed evening or a leisurely morning -living in Goa can be tough and slow, but holidaying there is just fine and surprises you about the charms of the Goan village. 
 
 
Weather 
 
Goa is blessed with a tropical weather that is embracing for the visiting tourists. The Goa weather is characterized by moderate temperatures without any major fluctuations throughout the year. 
 
Goa becomes moderately hot with temperatures hovering around 35˚C during March to May. And May is the warmest month in this Summer Season. For a summer trip to Goa, cotton apparels are highly recommended as humidity grows up high in level. 
 
The month of June heralds the advent of the southwest monsoon in Goa. Till September, rains and thundershowers pelt the Goan plains, often regarded off Season for tourists. 
 
The winter months usher in a pleasant weather in Goa during December to February, the peak tourist season in Goa. Temperatures hover in the lower twenties and the bright sunny weather makes for a perfect outing on Goan beaches.
 
8. Zuri Resorts Kumarakom
 
If heaven was a place on earth, it would be on the banks of a breathtaking Vembanad Lake that spreads serenely over 205 square kilometers of picture perfect beauty. And it is. Set in 18 verdant acres on the shores of the Vembanad Lake and just 2 hours from the International Airport, The Zuri Kumarakom, Resort & Spa is a five-star deluxe property set at the heart of the beautiful Southern state of Kerala - fondly referred to as 'God's Own Country'. Standing directly beside the Lake, the resort offers spacious living-dining rooms, traditional Indian style bedrooms and individual gardens with private plunge pools. 
 
Opened in 2007, the Zuri Kumarakom is the winner of the 2007 and 2008 'Best Resort Spa Hotel in India' title. Home to the largest Spa in South India the Maya Spa, it offers not only western and oriental therapies but also authentic Ayurvedic practices. The distinctive Body Temple, picturesquely situated on an island in the centre of the lagoon, is the perfect location for yoga, meditation or simply quiet contemplation. 
 
The Zuri Kumarakom is perfect for an extended break with its idyllic location and world-class amenities. The hotel offers many leisure options, including a large swimming pool with water spouting elephant sculptures and a luxury spa with Ayurvedic treatments. The Lime Tree, Laguna Bass and Trunk Call Bar serve very good Indian and international cuisine. Experience the heavenly beauty of Kumarakom in all its tranquil glory. Recreated and preserved to awaken every sense... so that what remains is pure bliss. 
 
9. Best Western Blue Ocean Resorts and Spa, Ratnagiri
 
Experience the ultimate in relaxation, holidays on island and calming therapy at the Blue Ocean Resort & spa Located in the lush greenery, along the shimmering blue coastline, our 75 acres of tropically dense premises on the beach greets you with a sense of openness and romance. 
 
Experience Divine Therapies At The Siam Spa By The Thai Experts 
 
Smoothes your senses and be pampered in style. From ayurveda, yoga, meditation, traditional and Swedish massages therapies to one-of-a-kind relaxing body treatments, you’ll find a host of unique services available at our spa. Experience the enchantment, where the greens meet the blue of the ocean. Uniquely located, the Blue Ocean Resort & spa offers an oasis of luxury in a sea of tranquility. See you at this resort.
 
10. The Naini Retreat, Nainital
 
Historically referred to as the residence of the Maharaja of Pilibhit, The Naini Retreat is one of the most prestigious of the heritage hotels in Nainital. This palatial building not only exudes an old world charm but also imbibes every imaginable marks of modern luxury. Tasteful bedrooms, an intimate dining room overlooking the valley, lush landscapes, a huge conference hall and a view of the Himalayas contribute to the creation of a fascinating experience. 
 
Just a kilometer from the mall, The Naini Retreat is situated on the picturesque Ayarpatta Slopes providing a breathtaking view of the Naini Lake at an altitude of 1995 meters. 
 
The Himalayan resort re-awakens the pleasures of living- with a trek into the mountains, a golfing date at the regal hundred year old Raj Bhawan Golf Course, a special cultural evening featuring performances by traditional Kumaoni artists or a yacht ride at the highest sailing club in the world.
 

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