The Osprey Hotel in Naas recently unveiled it’s new €1.4 million spa, which was designed by celebrity architect and star of RTE’s Home of the Year, Hugh Wallace of Douglas Wallace Architects.
The brief was to create an urban sanctuary using natural materials and textures in order to bring elements of nature inside, and to create a space where guests could really leave the stresses of modern life at the door.
Stretching over 10,000 sq ft, the spa is set over three floors with the thermal suite offering a range of heating experiences including a dry floatation bed, double and single seaweed baths, Rasul Chamber, heated, mosaic, free standing stone loungers and a Salt Grotto.
Meanwhile, two distinctly different relaxation rooms offer guests a wonderful space to relax either pre or post treatment.
The Light Relaxation Room features a complete wall of glazing which looks out onto a balcony and has been heavily planted in lush bamboo, while the Dark Relaxation Room is very conducive to a post treatment snooze and has been decorated with a rich, textured wall paper and natural wood panelling around each relaxation pod.
The second floor of the spa has six treatment rooms, and the couple’s suite on the third floor is complete with a swing!
There’s also a retail area selling personal skincare products, and a dedicated grooming area which will offer nail care, pedicures and general beauty maintenance services including waxing and tinting.
In order to continue the natural theme throughout the spa, the Irish seaweed based product, VOYA, was chosen as the product for the spa – which is made from seaweed hand harvested off the Atlantic Coast of Ireland, from the beach at Strandhill, Co. Sligo.
The Osprey Spa is another luxurious boost to the ever-growing business at the Osprey Hotel, which last year opened the Herald & Devoy Restaurant and completely remodelled the lobby area.
Plans are already in place to boost the capacity of the hotel by another 23 bedrooms, and work is due to begin on that project before the end of this year.
Commenting on the works, Jim Murphy, CEO of the PREM Group said: “The work that has gone into this new facility is absolutely top class, and the design ideas of Hugh Wallace and the rest of his team really look stunning.”
“The facilities on offer at the Osprey Spa will be second to none, and I am confident that it is a great addition to The Osprey and will be popular among residents and clients of the hotel on a regular basis.
“We have been very busy at the Osprey Hotel over the last two years, and after putting in a major effort to improve other parts of the business we always wanted to turn our spa into the best around.”
To book in at the Osprey Spa, call (045) 881111 or visit www.ospreyspa.ie.