FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Spa at Trump® to Arrive in Manhattan on Aug. 14:
Trump® Hotel Collection’s Signature Spa Brand to Open at Trump SoHo™ New York
World-Class Spa Will Feature the City’s Only Authentic Luxury Hammams, Spa Suites,
And an Exclusive Arrangement With Renowned Skin Health Expert Kate Somerville
NEW YORK – Aug. 12, 2010 – The Spa at Trump®, the award-winning signature spa brand of the Trump® Hotel Collection, will make its Manhattan debut at the new Trump SoHo™ New York on Aug. 14. Providing a calming counterpoint to the bustling Spring Street scene below, the 11,000-square-foot spa encompasses two floors of the sleek hotel, and introduces to the New York spa market the Trump Spa® Attaché and Trump® Personal Intentions, along with the sought-after skin-care products and treatments of Kate Somerville and a selection of services created specifically for its SoHo locale.
It also features the first authentic luxury hammams in New York City, affording spa-goers a rare opportunity to experience the traditional social and cultural bathing rituals of Turkey and the Middle East. Inspired by Ivanka Trump’s travels in Istanbul, the addition of the hammams speaks to the exceptional attention to detail she has committed to every aspect of the spa’s development.
Created under Ivanka’s direction, The Spa at Trump’s elegant design is the stylish work of DiGuiseppe Architect, the award-winning hospitality and spa specialists. It includes nine private treatment rooms and wet rooms, separate hammams for men and women, and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.
The spa’s state-of-the-art fitness center is outfitted with the latest equipment from Technogym. Three luxurious Spa Suites offering private, connecting couples-sized treatment rooms and designed by Rockwell Group will open in the fall.
The Hammam Experience
Throughout The Spa at Trump, DiGuiseppe has introduced Middle Eastern design details that create an environment both sensuous and serene, from Assyrian-shaped ceilings tiled in Capiz shells to woven-mesh chandeliers of nickel and crystal. Spa-goers step through a portal of Maccassar ebony into an entry fashioned after a Moroccan courtyard and graced by a fountain carved from Calacatta gold marble.
Under the domed ceilings of the men’s and women’s hammams, surrounded by mosaic-tiled walls, a dedicated Hammam Attaché leads spa-goers through time-honored rituals from Turkey, Morocco, Persia and India. The Turkish Hammam treatment, for instance, features an oil-based castile soap applied with a traditional handmade Kessa mitt while the spa-goer lies on a heated belly stone of Calacatta marble, leaving the skin feeling like silk. The Moroccan Hammam treatment incorporates authentic Moroccan black soap crafted from olive oil and crushed olives in a full-body exfoliation, followed by a detoxifying warm Ghassoul clay application. A balancing Ayurvedic massage, Shirodhara treatment, henna and threading is also be available.
In keeping with the tenets of The Spa at Trump brand, every moment of the SoHo spa experience caters to the individual guest’s desires, expressed through his or her individually selected Trump® Personal Intention: Calm, Balance, Purify, Heal or Revitalize. For each intention, there is a corresponding Trump Signature Gemstone Spa Treatment featuring precious gemstone-infused oils – sapphires to calm and heal, diamonds for balance, emeralds to purify, and rubies to revitalize. Spa-goers also benefit from the highly personalized services of a Trump Spa Attaché who guide them through each step of the experience, from assisting with the selection of a robe, slippers and locker, to preparing infused elixirs and customizing iPod music selections.
An exclusive arrangement with Kate Somerville brings the skin care products and treatments of this leading aesthetician – a favorite of Hollywood celebrities – to The Spa at Trump. These include the Ultimate Kate – a super-hydrating oxygen treatment that uses skin-plumping dermal boosters followed by Somerville’s innovative Dermalucent™ light therapy to protect the skin from free radical damage. Also featured will be the premier skin and body care brands Shiffa, Tara, Gehwol and Alessandro.
Rounding out the spa treatment menu is a full array of classic massages; sauna and steam rituals; facials, including two exclusively for men; hair, hand and foot therapies; and salon services.
Spa Director Leigh Smith
With 22 years of spa experience – beginning as a fully licensed massage therapist, esthetician and nail technician — Leigh Smith will serve as spa director for The Spa at Trump at Trump SoHo New York. Smith was most recently vice president of sales for Exhale Enterprises, launching spas across the world. She was responsible for the launch of more than 100 aromatherapy skincare products for Decleor, a division of Shiseido, over a four-year tenure as national director of sales and education. Her experience also includes the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manama Bahrain, the Corinthia Hotel Group throughout Europe and the Middle East, and Le Meridien Hotel Group in London and Vilnius, Lithuania. She graduated from England’s Lincolnshire College of Art and Design with a B.A. in recreational management.
Guests may book a treatment at The Spa at Trump by calling (212) 842-5505 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Trump SoHo™ New York
Trump SoHo, the first luxury hotel in Downtown Manhattan, has captured the attention of international travelers and sophisticated New Yorkers alike. Establishing a new paradigm of design, Trump SoHo brings together the master works of Handel Architects, for the 46-story shimmering glass tower, and Rockwell Group, for the creation of the interior spaces. The spacious guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows providing unrivaled views of the city’s spectacular skyline and the Hudson River.
Trump SoHo has 391 hotel condominiums available for purchase with prices beginning at $1.2 million. With just 12 rooms per floor, it has an intimate ambiance of sophistication and indulgence. Owners and guests will enjoy world-class dining at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the Kastel cocktail lounge, the pool-side Bar d’Eau and the utmost in personal service with the signature Trump Attaché. The Spa at Trump® with its two levels of pampering services provides New York its only authentic luxury Turkish hammams.
Trump SoHo is a joint venture among The Sapir Organization, Bayrock Group, L.L.C., and an affiliate of the Trump Organization. Trump SoHo is located at 246 Spring Street, New York, NY, 10013.
For information on making a hotel reservation at Trump SoHo:
Please call (212) 842-5500 or visit www.trumpsohohotel.com; for toll-free reservations, call (877) 828-7080. Find Trump SoHo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TrumpSoHoNewYork and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TrumpSoHo.
For information on purchasing a hotel condominium at Trump SoHo:
Prodigy International, the exclusive sales and marketing company for Trump SoHo New York hotel condominiums, has an onsite sales office. For more information or to schedule a private appointment, call (212) 965-0008 or visit www.trumpsoho.com.
About Trump® Hotel Collection
Launched in October 2007, Trump® Hotel Collection is the next generation of luxury hospitality – one that is raising the bar in the top-tier travel experience with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk® and the newly opened Trump SoHo™ New York. Additional hotel projects are under development around the globe, including Toronto, Panama, Dubai, Cap Cana, Scotland and New Orleans. Trump® Hotel Collection is headquartered at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Connect with Trump Hotel Collection on our social media pages.
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