Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain, has just unveiled another luxurious experience centre in the heart of Colombo’s historic Old Fort with the opening of its Royal Heritage Store & Urban Spa on Chatham Street.
Situated in a full-restored almost 200-year-old British colonial building, the 6000 square foot facility is laid out in Spa Ceylon’s signature royal Ceylonese style.
The epitome of luxury retail, the colonial architecture is combined with elegant Parisian style store windows, inviting guests into the regally laid out store for a journey into exotic Ceylon. On entrance, they are serenaded by soothing Ceylonese melodies, as rich island aromas waft through the air.
Once inside, guests are enthralled by the grandeur of the majestic ceilings, pillars and walls adorned with the floral palace art indigenous to the island. They are invited to indulge in Spa Ceylon’s finest herbal brews as they browse through the vast range of artistically packaged aromatic merchandise.
This grand Spa Ceylon offers a multisensory, multidimensional brand experience through its gourmet Ceylon tea collection, the Ceylon Elephant Co. carousel, a wellness wall of island balms, a palace art gift gallery, the Eau de Ceylon aroma bar, the luxury soap buffet, a wellness bath and body wall, a home aroma selection, as well as the luxuriously laid out Spa.
Indulgent spa experience
This spa features two luxury couples’ suites, six treatment rooms, an eight-seater foot spa, a four-seater nail spa and its new four-seater hair spa experience offering specialised hair and scalp treatments, blow-dry and make-up services, designed to accommodate up to 25 guests simultaneously. The location has the capacity to cater to large groups of international travellers with facilities to offer spa services for up to 200 guests per day.
Having being awarded ‘World’s Best Luxury Ayurveda Spa’ operator at World Luxury Spa Awards 2017, its spa on location offers an extended range of luxury Ayurveda treatments, Ayurveda facials, body scrubs and body polishes as well as waxing, nail and beauty services in Spa Ceylon’s signature style.
Every detail of each Spa Ceylon spa and spa ritual has been thoughtfully designed and detailed to perfection - to ensure guests receive a totally fulfilling and relaxing spa experience like no other.
From organic cotton and Ayurveda herb-filled cushions and pillows, to old-fashioned wooden foot baths laden with pebbles, jasmines, wild lime and garden mint, to exotic massage balms richly blended with Ceylonese spices, virgin coconut and aromatic ginger, to refreshing organic herbal tea accompanied by traditional palm sweetener, served in custom-designed hand-made Spa Ceylon stoneware, to highly precise signature massage movements by the spa therapists, every element is detailed and designed to complement each other - making the luxurious Spa Ceylon experience uniquely different.
Continuing its rapid international expansion, the chain has just opened its second store at Kuala Lumpur International Airport II in Malaysia. The first quarter of 2018 will see Spa Ceylon adding eight more locations including spas and boutiques in Saigon, Vietnam, Downtown Nicosia in Cypress, Downtown Malé and Malé International Airport, Lewis Place in Negombo, Taj Gateway near Colombo Airport, Colombo City Centre and another opening within the historic Galle Fort, growing the Spa Ceylon presence to more than 75 branded locations internationally.
With its products now approved for sale in the European Union, the brand is planning European roll-out in Italy and Eastern Europe this year, while further expanding its Asian footprint with new market openings in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and in other Asian existing markets, to reach its targeted 100 worldwide Spa Ceylon locations in 2018.
Spa Ceylon story
Founded in May 2009 by brothers Shiwantha Dias and Shalin Balasuriya, ‘Spa Ceylon’ has fast become a dynamic force in the global luxury wellness sector and has taken its luxury Ayurveda brand to the world, with a global presence of branded stores and spas situated in Ginza Tokyo and Fukuoka - Japan, Melbourne – Australia, Singapore, Seoul and Ulsan - Korea, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Istanbul – Turkey, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad – India, Karachi – Pakistan and across Sri Lanka. Spa Ceylon also operates in Kiev – Ukraine, Nicosia – Cypress, the Maldives and most recently in the United States of America.
Spa Ceylon captures the romance of old Ceylon combined with ancient Ayurveda wisdom to create its range of majestic spa rituals and royal spa formulae designed to soothe, calm and relax the body, mind and soul. Spa Ceylon now produces over 450 all-natural Ayurveda inspired personal care, wellness and home aroma products. Its complete range comprises prestige skin, body, bath, scalp and hair care preparations, oils, balms and potions, home aroma blends, candles, diffusers, incense, herbal infusions and teas, handmade stoneware, bath accessories and a range of tropical resortwear.
Wellness with a conscience
As a conscientious, activist brand, Spa Ceylon continues its conservation initiative to Save The Majestic Ceylon Elephant and has also introduced a whole selection of spa formulae, home aromas and safari sets to create awareness and help raise funds towards elephant conservation projects in the country.