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First Amrita Wellness opens in Le Montreux Palace

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 16 October 2002

Le Montreux Palace, recipient of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences' Five Star Diamond Award, has announced the addition of Amrita Wellness Centre, - a Raffles International lifestyle concept.

Exemplifying unparalleled excellence in luxurious accommodations, service and design, the hotel adds the Amrita Wellness luxury concept -- the first Wellness facility under the Amrita brand -- in its quest to provide ultimate perfection and elegance for its guests.

Raffles International's Amrita Spas around the world have long welcomed weary travellers in search of fitness, serenity and rejuvenation. This exclusive luxury wellness concept focuses on providing a haven of relaxation and nurturing to members and guests, while providing complete care of the skin, body and soul - all supported by a team of highly skilled therapists.

The Amrita name is derived from the ancient Sanskrit legend where, from the beginning of time, Hindu deities searched for "Amrita," an elixir that promised eternal youth. This legendary assurance of renewal will be a commitment delivered to every member and guest at Amrita Wellness at Le Montreux Palace.

"We are proud and excited to offer this new level of experience in our hotel to our new and existing clientele and guests alike, and we are confident that these exclusive services will be a welcome addition," said Mr Hans Wiedemann, General Manager of Le Montreux Palace.

Amrita Wellness, the mystical oasis will provide an integrated range of spa and skin care services, cutting-edge facilities, Amrita's own private label aromatherapy products and signature Amrita Wellness cuisine that is delicious yet nutritiously balanced meals. 

A unique approach will incorporate the best of Eastern and Western philosophies and methodologies carefully selected from around the world. These treatments have been carefully selected for their unmatched appeal to those in search of a quality spa experience. Traditional spa rituals such as the practice of wraps and aromatherapy massage are featured alongside modern therapies such as chamomile body scrub and facials. Eastern methods include Ayurvedic and hot stone treatments.

Raffles International operates Amrita Spa, one of the largest spa networks in the world. They are found in ten locations around the world - namely Raffles City, Raffles Hotel and Swiss˘tel Merchant Court in Singapore; Raffles Hotel Le Royal and Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor in Cambodia; Merchant Court Hotel Sydney in Australia; Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg, Germany; Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland; Raffles L'Ermitage Beverly Hills in California, USA; and Swiss˘tel Quito in Ecuador, South America.

"I am pleased to witness the opening of the first Amrita Wellness at Le Montreux Palace. Raffles International plans to grow Amrita facilities to 36 locations by 2003," says Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Raffles International Richard Helfer.

Le Montreux Palace recently received the Five Diamond Award, which is only given by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences to select establishments that exemplify an impeccable standard of excellence. This is the second year the hotel has won this coveted award.

Le Montreux Palace is managed under the Raffles International brand of international super deluxe and landmark hotels. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the hotel overlooks the lake and the majestic Alps in the south. JAAN, the hotel's intimate restaurant that opened in July this year, offers a menu that reflects the creative harmony of a modern French foundation, Khmer flavors and Swiss natural freshness.

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