E’SPA at the G is pure escapism. The space is beautifully designed and compliments the hotel and its surroundings perfectly. The spa is an escape from the rigours of the outside world and is an enclave of tranquillity within what must be one of the world’s most glamorous hotels” Susan Harmsworth, E’SPA International
Winner: Best Spa, Health and Leisure Project, European Hotel Design Awards 2006
Working in consultation with E’SPA International we have created a 1000 sqm contemporary urban spa setting on the upper two floors of the five star g hotel, Galway. This beautifully blended and meditative space is inspired by a Japanese theme and offers an air of tranquillity in contrast to the out and out glamour of the rest of the hotel.
Creation and design of luxury spa
Hotels & Hospitality
The spa creates a completely holistic oasis of calm for guests. The space uses rich colours and natural materials such as stone, wood and linen to reflect the surrounding Galway landscape and create a welcoming environment for pure indulgence. This beautiful and meditative hideaway is a space where guests can slip out of the real world for a time and enjoy the best of spa experiences. Situated on the first floor of the spa, the wet area and heat experience features a vitality pool, heated trepidarium, rock sauna, steam room, lifestyle showers, boasting _ metre diameter heads and offering a tropical mist effect, and an ice fountain. Four beauty suites and eight treatment rooms are to be found on the upper floor. A magnificent feature stairwell rises over the black polished tranquillity pool, which is set around a bed of white Galway pebbles, up to the relaxation rooms with views onto a specially created external Japanese Zen garden – exclusive to the spa. Rising over the stairwell as if in flight, is the spa’s trademark sculpture of a flock of origami cranes, representing long life and happiness in Japanese tradition. The installation designed by Eva Menz with Salon 21 floats three metres from the ceiling rising to seven metres above the pool. The effect is breathtakingly beautiful and combined with the calming sound of trickling water from the hydra features creates an atmosphere of total relaxation and escapism. All treatment rooms contain private showers and feature a narrow trough of Galway pebbles which relates the treatments available in the spa back to the hotel’s location.