Part of the 648-room Grand Hyatt Bali's major renovation program now underway the Resort's new Kriya Spa is scheduled to be open early in 2007. Planned to further enhance the Resorts already extensive relaxation and recreation facilities, Kriya will be nestled within the lush tropical gardens of the 40-acre beachfront property, positioning itself as a "wellness sanctuary," offering the discerning travelers an authentic Balinese healing experience with 24 luxurious spa villas for treatments and for full day spa programs.
Reflecting its name Kriya meaning 'ritual' in Sanskrit the Spa will celebrate authentic Balinese healing forms with treatments based on 'wellness rituals' that promote positive health and anti-aging through the use of natural herbs, roots and essences.
Inspired by the magnificent architecture of an ancient Balinese water palace, each spa villa is designed with exceptional attention to detail and offers twin indoor treatment facilities, private outdoor wet treatment area, a traditional relaxation bale, and a custom-designed soaking tub and plunge pool - all set in a tranquil courtyard with water features.
The Spa's contemporary villas, built with a hint of Balinese tradition, are designed to create a harmonious union between the spatial design, flow and overall ambience. Understated elegance, fine textures, materials and artifacts reflecting herbs and natural elements, together with the infinite attention given to mood-enhancing lighting, natural colors, scents, relaxing sounds and temperature - will all provide an exotic sanctuary for a truly indulgent 'total-sensory' experience.
Each villa has been designed so that guests need not leave the inner sanctuary of their private lifestyle suite which is appointed to deliver all services offered at the spa.
Capturing the essential nature of the spa, Kriya will provide pampering for the mind and body with a menu of treatments which combine both ancient and modern techniques. A team of experienced spa therapists and aestheticians will create programs tailored specifically to one's lifestyle ensuring each guest is taken on a personal journey of tranquility, restoration and reflection.
Kriya 'rituals' specially designed for both relaxing and invigorating moments as well as detoxification, will include:
▪ Moksha Harmony and calm
▪ Aanand Bliss and nourishment
▪ Yowanna Rejuvenation and inner radiance
▪ Nirmala Purification and preservation
The Kriya will also offer an extensive a la carte menu of body scrubs, body wraps, facials, touch therapy and Aryuvedic massages and hydro-soak treatments.
Yoga and meditation sessions are available and, for multi-day-stay guests, professional practitioners will create lifestyle counseling and strategic planning that include personalized fitness programs, stress management and nutritional consultation.
"Our Kriya Spa is dedicated to a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation," said Detlev Truernit, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Bali, "it is a personal journey that each of our guests will take alone in their minds, but we are physically there to help them achieve the optimum benefits in every way we can we will offer our guests the ultimate in escapism."
Kriya Spa Skin-Care Line
The Spa has created a unique range of natural, eco-sensitive skin-care products using herbs, essential oils, plant extracts, crushed flowers, roots and barks, blended together to enhance harmony, vitality and optimal well-being. These products will be used throughout the Spa and will also be available for sale in the spa's boutique, allowing guests to continue the Kriya experience in their own homes.
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