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32Isea&iISPRING-SUMMER 2010BORNEO IDYLLSPANISH MANDARINThe Mandarin Oriental Barcelona isthe latest hotel launch from thewell-known chain, and is its first to open insouthern Europe. Conveniently located inthe heart of Barcelona's commercial andentertainment district on Passeig deGràcia, the 98-room hotel is housed in anelegant mid-20th century former bankbuilding that has been renovated to acontemporary design. The hotel alsoboasts a choice of restaurants, a rooftoppool, a garden, and a large spa featuringsignature treatments created exclusivelyby Mandarin Oriental.www.mandarinoriental.comThe sound of musicOriginal Travel (below) launches OriginalMusic Travel - an enthralling portfolio oftrips, festivals and concert packages world-wide. From authentic Andalucian Flamencoto salsa in Havana or Samba in Brazil, thereis something to suit every musical taste. www.originalmusictravel.com Jumby Bay, Antigua Following a US$28 million refurbishment,the Jumby Bay resort in Antigua has beentransformed. Set on a 300-acre private islandoff the coast of Antigua, the resort now hasa Sense spa, 28 new suites, and refurbishedand enhanced guest rooms. There are alsotwo new restaurants, including the open-airVerandah Restaurant where guests canpartake in Jumby Bay culinary experiencesand learn from the masters. www.jumbybayresort.com A trio of starsJoël Robuchon's Japanese restaurant, Yoshi,has been awarded its first Michelin star.Located in the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo,Yoshi's menu was created by Japanese chefTakeo Yamazaki. The Michelin star is thethird for the Monegasque hotel, as its JoëlRobuchon Monte-Carlo restaurant alreadyholds two. www.metropole.com Boston styleJoining Morgans' portfolio of carefully curatedhotels, the 113-room Ames in Boston opened atthe end of 2009. The 19th century Ames buildinghas been transformed to house a mix of historical,old-world aesthetics and contemporary luxury.Original fixtures such as the staircase, lobbymural and robust exterior have been preservedand are complimented by designs with a federalfocus that reflect the history of Boston.www.ameshotel.comRooftop retreatOverlooking the Italian coast and the ApuaneAlps, the recently opened Principe Hotel & Spa inForte dei Marmi has an extensive spa completewith large treatment rooms, a couples' spa suiteand indoor pool, and will have access to thehotel's private cabanas and large outdoorswimming pool and lively beach club. Set amidprivate gardens, the 28-room retreat also boastsa rooftop fusion bar and cigar lounge, and forgourmet fans there is an impressive array ofrestaurants, including fine dining, sushi, a casualItalian bar and a rooftop restaurant. www.principehotelfortedeimarmi.com

Country healthIn:spa has added an idyllic countryside retreatto its portfolio of venues. Located in Provence,Château de Robernier lies outside the charmingvillage of Cotignac and is surrounded by vineyardsand olive groves. The retreat offers yoga, hiking,tennis, swimming and, as with every in:sparetreat, there are yoga teachers, massagetherapists,nutritionists, chefs and personaltrainers on hand to ensure guests achieve theirgoals - be it weight loss, stress relief, relaxationor improved fitness. www.inspa.co.uk Spring wellbeing Experience pure relaxation at the new Eden RocSpa (below) on Lake Maggiore in Switzerland.The new spa opened its doors in April. Enjoyviews over the lake and surrounding mountainsfrom the indoor and outdoor pools and loungesalongside the lake, or explore the hotel's extensivegardens and private beach. www.edenroc.chCHILL OUT AT THE COOL SPAHidden away in a lush tropical rainforest on the Thai island of Phuket, the Sri Panwavilla resort has opened Cool Spa. Set within beautifully landscaped gardens, thesounds of the rainforest and waterfalls create a calming environment for total wellbeing.The spa menu offers Thai treatments and tailored holistic ingredients using local, naturaland seasonal indigenous ingredients, including mango, papaya, rambutan, coconut andtamarind. Plunge pools, vitality pools, rain showers and steam baths are part of theexperience, along with a delicious menu of light, healthy nutritious dishes served in thewater gardens. www.sripanwa.com URBAN SPASix Senses has opened its first Paris spa(left). Six Senses rue de Castiglioneserves up an extensive treatment menuthat includes detoxifying facials, Asian-inspired massages, Reiki, Kinesitherapy, andthe exclusive Paris Roof Tops Honey Facial.Centrally located close to Place Vendômeand Le Jardin des Tuileries, the new spa hasbeen designed to provide an oasis of calmin the heart of Paris. www.sixsenses.com SPRING-SUMMER 2010I sea&iI33travelnewsSPA SHOWCASE