NEWS: INTRODUCING FLORIDA'S NEWEST SPA DESTINATION: THE SPA AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT ORLANDO AT WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT

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The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando’s newest destination Spa, provides an ideal haven to relax and escape. After a day spent at the theme parks or enjoying 18-holes of golf or a tennis match, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a luxurious treatment at The Spa. With 18 treatment rooms, including four couples’ suites and two couples’ spa bungalows, plus a full-service hair and nail salon, The Spa at Four Seasons offers something for everyone. Ensconced within the luxurious Golden Oak neighbourhood, surrounded by lakes and lush landscaping, spa-goers will find they’ve discovered a true sanctuary.

Spa Director

Joining The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando from The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is Spa Director Derek Hofmann. Hofmann brings a wealth of spa expertise and is accustomed to working regularly with the Hollywood clientele of elite actors who frequented The Spa in Beverly Hills. Hofmann’s knowledge of anti-ageing, “red carpet ready” treatments and techniques, as well as natural and organic skin care, is sure to be an asset to the Orlando market.

Overview and Design

The Spa at Four Seasons is a 13,000 square-foot (1,200 square metre) sanctuary, inspired by the natural palette and imagery derived from the Florida Everglades. Shades of pale green, sand, and taupe are highlighted with floral colours in lavender and mauve, with accents of white. The Spa Reception area features a moss green natural stone desk with a custom white plaster backdrop of native birds in their natural habitat. Sycamore veneer is presented in a contemporary polished stainless steel grid, and overhead coffers contain glittering fiber-optic light fixtures resembling grasses sparkling with soft green and lavender petals.

The Spa journey extends into the relaxation lounge areas, where large-scale mosaics present bursts of colour amid an otherwise neutral palette of driftwood tones and pearly shell and rock crystal accents. Furnishings evoke the ocean, with granules of sand and shells colliding and mixing with the nature of the Everglades. The locker areas open onto private outdoor terraces featuring a whirlpool and beautiful landscaping.

The treatment rooms are warm and welcoming with dark wood tile floors contrasting with white millwork accents and overhead branch chandeliers contained in oval coffers. Two Spa Bungalow treatment rooms are positioned as individual structures, perfect for couples treatments or those seeking more of a private environment, with a view of a serene landscape of twisting trees along a waterway.

Highlights and Treatment Lines

A highlight of the separate men’s and women’s relaxation lounges is an experience shower, with an ice exfoliant feature, and steam room. The experience shower is the only of its kind in all of Florida. Guests can experience different variations of water flow, from “arctic mist” with a refreshing stream of cool water to invigorating “body spray,” “tropical rain,” and “island storm,” with cool rain incorporated with sounds of thunder and lightning flashing overhead. The shower includes nine body spray massagers, four overhead misters, full-colour changing LED light system, an audio system and aroma injection system to combine aromatic essential oils with water vapours.

In addition, The Spa offers an Aroma Design Bar, where guests can customize their own signature scent for products they would like to use at home. The Aroma Design Bar experience comes to life through the use of the Intentional Aromatherapy iPad application, which helps guests to explore, choose and create aromatherapy blends, guided by the expertise of a master aroma therapist. A line of intentional aromatherapy treatments allows “spa sommeliers” to custom select a guest’s botanical blends to enhance the body’s well-being based on current intentions/needs.

The Spa will feature treatment lines including Natura Bisse, Innovative Skincare, Amala, Body Bliss, Turo, Intraceuticals, and Pino.

Treatment Menu

The menu for treatments at The Spa is derived from the Everglades ecosystem for a lush, sustainable, connection to nature. Each of these qualities combined can contribute to an overall spa experience of decompressing, finding equilibrium through connection with nature, peacefulness and replenishment.

One signature body treatment exclusive to The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is the La Floridian body treatment, beginning with a fine cane sugar body polish with essential oils of jasmine flower and organic pink grapefruit. A massage follows with whipped shea butter cream, followed by a steamy wrap to seal in the hydration, completed by a jasmine hot oil hair and scalp treatment. The Sticks & Stones Therapy, also exclusive to The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, uses sculpted basalt stones and birch wood massage sticks. A variation on hot stone massage, this targeted massage focuses on warm, flowing movements and tension release. The Fire & Ice facial, another exclusive, resurfaces the skin rapidly and safely, with a combination of masks and serums, leaving skin visibly smoother and transformed. The Spa will offer various 50 and 80 minute massages, facials and body treatments, including bronzing treatments, depilatory, anti-ageing treatments, and more.

Salon

The full service salon will be led by Master Stylist Alejandra Bell, and will feature Kerastase styling and treatment products. Bell was born and raised in Buenos Aries, Argentina and has 20 years’ experience as a stylist. With experience in Miami, Los Angeles and New York City, in addition to Central Florida, Bell has garnered an international clientele. The gorgeous salon features a private shampoo area and custom styling stations, in addition to three manicure and two pedicure stations. Makeup application will be offered as well. The services of both the Salon and Spa are ideal for groups, from girls’ weekends to bridal parties.

Magical Moments for Children

Little ones will enjoy Magical Moment makeovers at The Spa. Girls will love having hair styled to perfection and can add a fanciful face paint, painted nails, sparkly accessories and a princess ensemble. Eight different princess options are available, and some of the packages chosen include a letter from Fairy Godmother, a tiara and a wand. For little gentlemen, the Shining Knight package is available, including handsome hair grooming, a mighty sword and courageous shield, and a commemorative knight certificate.

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