Constance Hotels and Resorts bring the ‘U’ experience to Seychelles
The U Spa experience offers guests a tailor made service where the therapists spend more time understanding their wellness needs and preferences (Romano Laurence, Seychelles News Agency)
(Seychelles News Agency) - Thousands of tourists come to Seychelles every year often lured by images of beautiful white beaches in lush tropical vegetation in search of the best holiday.
The archipelago provides accommodation that is on the cheaper end of the scale, ranging from $60 to $150 a night, to the luxury hotels on the islands which range between $350 and $5000 a night.
Each of these hotels have their own way of marketing their products as they seek to fill up their hotel rooms which in turns boost the country’s tourism industry, the main pillar of the island nations’ economy.
The ‘U Spa’ is one such new initiative which is now available to visitors in Seychelles.
|For the U Spa Constance Group have taken the plants, flowers and spices of the islands where their spas are located and have created unique products to match the treatments (Romano Laurence, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY|
Recently launched by Constance Hotels the ‘U Spa’ replaces the former Spa de Constance brand.
The Constance Hotels and Resorts own seven hotels in the Indian Ocean, two hotels in the Maldives, two in Mauritius, one in Madagascar and two in Seychelles.
Constance Lemuria on the second most populated Seychelles island of Praslin joined sister resorts in the region as it launched the ‘U Spa’ experience in July.
According to the Corporate Manager of the Constance group, Chase Webber, who came to the island nation to launch the new product, this is in line with the philosophy of the Constance group which is to put the needs of their guests first.
"This is tailor-made service for our guests and we are starting in our spas. In this case, our therapist will spend more time understanding the wellness needs and preferences of the guests and they will tailor-made the massage to focus on the particular area of the body that needs to be looked at more carefully,” said Webber.
He added that the therapist will learn to understand the guest and suggest remedies
“We have taken the plants, flowers and spices of the islands where our spa are located and we have created unique products to match the treatments. The guests will therefore experience the feel of the Indian Ocean through our spa. They will share the smell of these islands through these products which they can take home after their holidays. And whenever they use these products, they will remember using our spa and being in Seychelles,” explained Webber.
|Corporate Manager of the Constance group, Chase Webber came to Praslin to open Lemuria's U Spa (Romano Laurence, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY|
Lemuria’s Spa Manager Bernadette Chang Ty Seng told SNA that coconut, lime, lemon grass, vanilla are only some of the local products used to produce the different creams and massage oils that are on offer to clients choosing the U Spa experience.
“Our spa therapists have received proper training and given the right technique and so far we have seen that the tourists have really been enjoying ‘Your Experience, Your Wellness, Your Spa experience’ as we call it,” said Chang Ty Seng.
The ‘U Spa’ had been launched a month earlier in the other Constance hotel in Seychelles, the Ephelia Resort located in the Western most part of the main island of Mahé.
Ephelia, which recently received the prestigious international hotel and property awards in the beach hotel category. The award is aimed at a hotel that blends in with their surrounding environment to create the perfect balance in elegance, luxury and natural beauty.