ESPA Spa – Istanbul
Posted on April 27, 2011 by LivingPod Admin
Modern Contemporary Luxury Spa
Hirsch Bedner Associates’ (HBA) recently completed design for the much-anticipated ESPA spa located in the Istanbul EDITION hotel.
Here is a short description from the project developers: “The modern contemporary luxury spa was inspired largely by Turkish traditions, with design elements that echo the Hammam customs and atmospheric elements of Istanbul.
Entrance from Elavator
This juxtaposition of the old with the new create a uniquely modern contemporary and luxurious space. Elements like embossed bronze floors, chocolate brown marble, cast bronze sinks, walls of crystals and lighting effect gives the spa a warm, rich and mysterious ambiance.
Crystal Curtains at Main Lobby
Crystals are delicately integrated into the spa design in their most natural state. Their faceted edges, which glisten in the light, reinforce the atmospheric feel while exuding a distinct sense of luxury and elegance.
Hammam Scrub Room
There are very few straight walls or corridors in guest areas and that helps to make the spaces mysterious and allows guests to discover new areas as they journey through it.
The play of light was one of the main component in the design inspiration and was drawn from the faceted cut out patterns found in a traditional Hammam.”
The Spa Cafe
About HBA/ Hirsch Bedner Associates
Detail at VIP Hanging Bed
World-renowned as the leading global hospitality design firm and winner of six record-breaking awards (2010 Hospitality Design Awards), HBA has over four decades of experience and thirteen global offices (Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and with 450 designers around the globe).
VIP Treatment Suite
Detail of Hammam Steam Room Door
HBA creates the signature look of traditional luxury brands, independent contemporary boutiques, urban resort spas, world-class residences, restaurants, casinos, and cruise ships. Some of their most famous project include the Mandarin Oriental New York and the island hideaway of One&Only Le Touessrok Hotel & Spa in Mauritius. The Gallery is an intimate studio of multi cultural designers spun from HBA DNA, nested in the heart of London.
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About Istanbul EDITION
The Istanbul EDITION is positioned in Levent, a wealthy residential and boutique area in the heart of Istanbul. Set to be one of the first groundbreaking hotels out of the partnership between Marriott hotels and Ian Schrager — creator of the world-renowned Gramercy Park Hotel.
For more info visit: www.editionhotels.com/en-us/#/
Founded in 1993 by Susan Harmsworth, ESPA is the world’s leading total spa company building award winning spas in five continents across the globe.
Years of experience covering strategy, operational, conceptual and development elements of spas combined with as in depth knowledge of differing cultures, products and treatments, result in a company which is well rounded and genuinely committed to inspired natural products, treatments and continual spa development.
For more info visit: www.espaonline.com