HEALTH SPA AT SUN CITY TO SET FRESH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS OF DISTINCTION
Player Country Club adds
imperative new feature
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.