The Royal Spa at Sun City’s five-star hotel, The Palace of the Lost City, has opened to guests.
In a first for the hotel, twelve bedrooms in The Palace were transformed by interior architects David Muirhead & Associates into a spa. It is surrounded by trees, a lush green garden and pond, and it is these outdoor elements that David Muirhead chose to celebrate and use as the focal point, along with selected artworks.
“The spa celebrates a clean simple aesthetic that is both peaceful and contemporary, with walls clad in designs that celebrate the sense of peace in the space and echo the essence of Africa,” said Muirhead.
The 12 therapists – some of whom are employed from local communities – are highly trained.
“From our staff’s hands-on excellence to the use of prestigious brands such as Thalgo La Beauté Marine, iSClinical and Davines, wellness is the cornerstone of our approach,” said Debbie Merdjan CEO of Camelot Spa.
There are six individual treatment rooms and three palatial suites with hydrobaths and sensation showers.
The Royal Spa is the first in South Africa to offer the prestigious Swiss Bellefontaine anti-ageing skincare product range, which will arrive soon.
Facilities include a traditional Middle Eastern cleansing and self-exfoliating rituals in the Rasul Chamber and the Himalayan Crystal Salt Sauna.
Treatments range from massages to body wraps, skincare therapy and an Advanced Skin Clinic that offers world-leading skincare technologies including Thalgo iBeauty instrumental cosmetics, the Fire & Ice Resurfacing Facial, Hydro Infusion Therapy, Hydro Cool Treatments and LED light therapy, as well as basic ‘beauty touches’ for waxing and tinting.
The Royal Spa Kids’ Menu offers nails, pedicures, massages and facials.
The spa, which is open to all Sun City residents across its various hotel offerings, features the forest lounge pause area for pre- and post-treatment consultations as well as a relaxation zone that leads onto an outdoor deck with loungers and tables for dining.
Spa cuisine includes healthy salads, light meals and desserts designed by The Palace chef to suit all tastes, including vegetarians and vegans.