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Gary Player Country Club adds
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As part of the R18 million extension and refurbishment of the Club House at Sun City’s Gary Player Country Club, a new health spa to rival the best in the world is under construction. With the management contract awarded to Gatsby International, the spa will be opened in November this year.

An extensive selection of spa therapies, some of them with specific reference to the needs of sportsmen and women have been designed by the Gatsby International team under the company’s director Bernadette Gavagnin.

As health and beauty professionals for the past 25 years, Gatsby International already operates two hair and beauty salons at Sun City, one in the Palace of the Lost City and the other at the Sun City Hotel.

The spa has been designed by Architects Ridler Shepherd Low in consultation with Gatsby, following exhaustive research into the best of similar facilities worldwide. The décor enhances the mood of light, bright luxury and colours are muted, with green marble and brown wood accents.

Gatsby International says in response to the brief from Sun International, their vision was to create a gym and health spa that set a benchmark for innovation and customer satisfaction. “Our objective is to compete successfully with other leisure time attractions at the resort. International standards will apply with specific reference to market trends, selection and training of staff, health and beauty product and equipment selection, said Gatsby.

“Considering the stature of this facility, we will also concentrate on innovative and highly professional service delivery and in the same way that I am personally involved in the current operations we have at Sun City, the style will be hands-on management at the new spa.”

The design of the spa includes spaces and facilities to accommodate equipment that will assist in various therapies. These include high-pressure water installations. Vichy shower, massage and body-wrap beds for the application of slimming, detoxifying and cellulite treatments.

One of the most important issues dealt with by the new spa is its accessibility to paraplegics and this extends to the 10 treatment rooms and locker rooms, gym area and spa pool.

The range of treatments and facilities at the spa is near-infinite, and includes hair and beauty salons with a full range of services, along with the customised therapies for both men and women.

The sportsman’s package is likely to appeal to active guests at the resort, and will include gym, massage and hydrotherapy. Similarly, the Health Golf Package is designed to assist golfers to improve their performance. For the more leisured, on offer are two or three day beauty packages, an anti-stress package and the pinnacle of pleasure, the Ultimate Indulgence Package, which will cover most of the therapies and treatments.

Beauty, health and relaxation treatments will include facials for deep cleansing, skin nourishing, and anti-ageing. Swedish, deep tissue, hydro and sports massage. Reflexology, and hair and scalp treatment. Manicures, pedicures and paraffin wax treatments are also on the schedule.

In the gym, personal trainers will assist guests with weights programmes, and cardiovascular training including a mini circuit. Consultations will also be given on fitness and weight control.

The services will be re-evaluated and alterations and additions made to accommodate contemporary trends. Gatsby International says there is an increasing demand according to international trends for alternative treatments and practices such as hydrotherapy, astrological charting, and Yoga, as well as a need for nutritional consultation.

Although the facilities at the spa will be open officially for most part of the day, by arrangement, the spa will offer a full 24-hour service in keeping with its international status, says Gatsby International.


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