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Spa at the Westin Langkawi joins Starwood Spa Collection

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The spa at the Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa has become a member of the Starwood Spa Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of premier spas. The Starwood Spa Collection is comprised of 59 hotels and resorts from all corners of the globe. The Heavenly Spa by Westin, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is one of just 12 spas to join the Starwood Spa Collection this year, representing an impressive 11% growth of its portfolio of spas.

The Heavenly Spa by Westin is exquisitely decorated in the style of the region, the menu is abundant with wellness offerings with many treatments deriving from Malay, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indonesian modalities. As well there are anti aging facials, body exfoliations, foot and bathing rituals and an extensive choice of global massages.

There is also a range of sophisticated therapies for rejuvenation together with cutting edge technologies based on sound and vibration medicine.

“We are truly inspired by the sheer breadth and quality of hotel spas that our collection now represents,” said Mia Kyricos, Director of Spa for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, “and with the addition of The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, we continue to expand our family of prestigious spa properties around the world.”

The inspiration for each member of the Starwood Spa Collection is “The Seven Pillars of Well-Being”. While guests can expect a comprehensive offering of spa services from each member in the Collection, no one experience will be like the other. Instead, the Starwood Spa Collection celebrates cultural differences and provides spa enthusiasts with boundless travel choices to fulfill their personal quests for well-being. The Seven Pillars of Well-Being philosophy that distinguishes each member of The Starwood Spa Collection are: 

• Beauty – A celebration of inner and outer beauty
• Life Balance – Mind and body in peaceful symmetry
• Harmony – Achieving an inner peace where all the senses balance in harmony
• Aqua - Water – the source of life and the heart of the spa experience
• Vitality – Heightened energy and vigor – expanding your fitness horizon
• Nature – Centers the mind, body and spirit with earthly elements
• Nutrition – Healthy nourishment for the mind and body

These elements serve as the benchmark for the treatments and services available throughout The Starwood Spa Collection. One example is the collection of ‘Langka Spa Journeys’, the most memorable in The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. Each of these signature treatments reflects the essence of Langkawi with local ingredients including Black Rice, Aloe Vera, Coconut Milk, Herbs and Spices. The ‘Mystical Mahsuri’, for example, honors the legend of the birth of Mahsuri and is made with luxurious oils.

For the ultimate experience take the ‘Mahsuri & Darus Romance’ in one of the treatment rooms at the Heavenly Spa Villa that is a private beachfront property specially reserved for couples. This treatment honors the legend of the love affair between Mahsuri a beautiful maiden and Darus, warrior and the son of the headman of the village and Chief of Langkawi. The three-hour experience includes a vigorous soap scrub that is given upon a stunning outdoor heated marble plinth inspired by the Turkish Hammam tradition. Included are sensual soaks made with fragrant flowers of Water Lily and Hibiscus and the Mahsuri Massage that is a strong yet soothing warrior style massage that comprises of traditional martial arts techniques.

The Heavenly Spa by Westin opens from 9.00 am to 12.00 midnight.

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