Gilbert Baeriswil, General Manager at Castle Hotel & Spa, has announced the opening of the eagerly awaited 8,700 square-foot luxurious THANN™ Sanctuary Spa following an extensive eight-month construction project. It is the first of its kind in the United States.
THANN Sanctuary Spas are known throughout Asia as an oasis of peace and tranquility offering a wide variety of luxurious spa treatments based on THANN’s art of natural therapy, where all the senses are awakened by the unique holistic spa concept and ambience. THANN Spas are located in Thailand, Australia, Finland, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
The THANN Sanctuary Spa is designed to be a simple, sophisticated building using a low profile, stone walls and minimal exterior openings to blend with its site. Guests arrive at the Spa at a motor court drop-off area. A curved stone wall guides the guest through an opening in the wall into a sheltered interior courtyard. The Spa walls flanking the courtyard are transparent floor to ceiling glass creating a contrast with the solid stone wall exterior. The Spa lobby and reception face the courtyard allowing the guest an easy understanding of where to enter the facility.
The spectacular new Spa features separate locker facilities, women’s relaxation lounge, steam rooms for men and women, seven treatment rooms, and a VIP treatment suite with its own deep tub and private outdoor gazebo. There is also an expansive relaxation lounge with tranquil views of the wooded grounds. The atmosphere of quiet and privacy is supported by architectural screening, protected views, and acoustical isolation. Interior finishes emphasize natural materials, subtle colors, and minimal detail.
The interior design also carefully incorporates warm tones and soothing light with carefully designed furnishings procured from Thailand that induce calm and tranquility. The holistic treatment approach helps rediscover inner physical and mental wellness offered in a wide variety of treatments including the signature massage – a deep-tissue oil massage using palm strokes and thumb pressure to relieve and heal muscular pains. The THANN signature oil blend conveys healing and reduces tension to reinvigorate and relax stress and tension.
Castle Hotel & Spa features the rich, time-honored ambience of Old-World style and elegance with contemporary amenities and is only 25 miles north of Manhattan. Accommodations include 31 luxurious guest rooms and suites of more than 1,000 square feet each. Each room features all the amenities you expect – and more. The Castle is highlighted by intricately carved stairways of dark burnished wood, glowing sconces, mammoth hand-hewn oak beams and leaded-glass windows.
Guests will enjoy sumptuous, award-winning meals at Equus Restaurant under the careful and creative direction of celebrated award-winning Chef Marc Lippman and his Culinary Team. Chef Lippman applies his culinary accomplishments, wisdom and techniques to create a uniquely modern Auberge-style, natural French- inspired cuisine based on locally sourced ingredients using the finest quality and freshest ingredients that can only be experienced at Castle Hotel & Spa. Equus, the Zagat-rated, award-winning restaurant, offers a unique dining experience with its stunning décor and masterful food presentations.
For a complete menu of Spa Treatments offered at THANN Sanctuary Spa, visit the website at: www.thannsanctuaryspany.com
Castle Hotel & Spa is perched majestically atop one of the highest points in the region overlooking the historic Hudson River in the lower Hudson Valley of Westchester County, NY. The award-winning estate is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Historic Hotels of America and sits on ten tranquil wooded acres that provide a respite of refinement and luxury with Old-World elegance.
Castle Hotel & Spa features 31 traditionally appointed guest rooms and suites, 4,100 square feet of meeting and event space, 24-hour health and fitness center, whirlpool, landscaped jogging paths, and a spectacular outdoor seasonal swimming pool. The renowned Equus restaurant has received Four Diamonds from AAA and Five-Star Diamond Award from The Academy of Hospitality Sciences. It was named to Conde Nast’s “Gold List” and the elite Top Twenty US Small Hotels. Equus is highly rated from Zagat for extraordinary food, service and décor and received the prestigious Award of Unique Distinction from The Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Castle Hotel & Spa is owned and managed by Sankara Hospitality Group, known throughout the world for creating and managing contemporary luxury hotels that are defined by their warm and vibrant personality, and inspired by the spirit of their location. Sankara is passionate in their belief of offering a service that is effortless, personal and genuine, enabling its guests to do the things they value most. For additional information, visit the website at: http://www.castlehotelandspa.com/ or call 914 524 6366.