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Brand new spa launches on ancient world's centre of health

10th September 2013 Print
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The family owned Marti Hotel Group is delighted to announce the opening of the brand new Spa Centre at their stunning boutique property, Marti Hemithea in Hisarönü Bay, Marmaris, Turkey.

This luxury hotel, which itself opened in May 2012, was named after the goddess Hemithea, who according to Greek mythology has bestowed health, beauty and tranquility upon the people of Bybassos in Hisarönü, also known as the health centre of the ancient world. Today this ancient tradition is continued by Marti Hemithea with the opening of the new boutique Spa Centre this summer, with its healing atmosphere, expert therapists and state-of-the-art amenities.

With a beautiful setting on the turquoise Aegean waters of Hisarönü Bay in South-West Turkey, the 250sqm Spa Centre is nestled next to the coast overlooking the prestigious Marti Marina & Yacht Club. Tranquil views out to sea and surrounded by pine tree clad mountains immediately soothe as you enter the space. The Spa Centre offers two treatment rooms with private Jacuzzi, 4 outdoor massage cabanas, a traditional Turkish bath with loggia and steam room to allow guests the chance to experience the age-old Turkish Bath culture.

Designed by international award-winning architect Kaan Çetinkayaand his team at Istanbul-based Space Architects & Designers, the Spa Centre combines both modern and ancient Greek architectural influences to create a harmonious space linked to the area’s mythological history with a modern edge.

These tranquil spaces have been created with the historic fabric and the natural assets of the area. Hemithea, a semi-goddess who was believed to have distributed healing water out of a fountain on the grounds of the hotel, is a major inspiration for the hotel’s interior design, spa and its overall concept. The hotel combines hi-tech details with materials reminiscent of the area’s history.

Treatments from Turkish brand Life Spa & Wellness include a wide range of massage, from aromatherapy and healing stones to the sumptuous-sounding hot chocolate massage, anti-cellulite treatments, paraffin baths, body masks and facial skin care treatments. Rituals such as Sultan Life (30 minute Turkish Bath Body Treatment – peel and traditional foam massage, 40 minute aromatherapy massage and a facial mask) and Cleopatra Life (15 minute Dead Sea Salt Peel, 20 minute Full Body Mud Mask, 20 minute Traditional Foam Massage, 40 minute Aromatherapy Massage and 30 minute Mini Facial Treatment) are guaranteed to send you straight to seventh heaven.

Treatments are also available in the privacy of guest’s own rooms should they wish to stay cossetted in their own personal space and enjoy a relaxing treatment whilst taking in the stunning views of the surrounding healing waters.

Treatment prices start at £25.

Marti Hemithea is a 32 bedroom boutique hotel in one of the most beautiful places spots in Turkey. There are nine different room types, with single-story and double-story options and whirlpools in every room. Some rooms are equipped with beautiful views of the Orhaniye Gulf and others have their own hammams (Turkish Bath). Whichever rooms guests stay in, they will feel touched by the healing effect of the Marti Hemithea atmosphere and be treated to the amazing surrounding views. The whole hotel is designed to soothe its guests by its calm colours which represents sleeping and healing. The hotel’s restaurant serves the best of Mediterranean cuisine which can be enjoyed whilst looking out onto the bay. The Marti Marina & Yacht club offers sailing lessons and boat rental so that guests can go and discover the magic of the nearby coves themselves if they so wish. Just like the goddess Hemithea, a stay at Marti Hemithea will purify the body and soul with the extraordinary powers of the surrounding sea and nature. Marti Hemithea is a 25 minute drive outside of buzzing Marmaris where there are many options for restaurants, bars and nightlife.

Nightly rates at Marti Hemithea ( start from US$350 (*approximately £217) based on two sharing a Superior Room on a bed & breakfast basis.

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