Mamilla Hotel launches Akasha Wellbeing Retreat in Jerusalem

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    Located in the heart of the beautiful city of Jerusalem, Akasha Wellbeing Retreat opens this summer in the region’s first design-led luxury lifestyle hotel, Mamilla Hotel. Open to hotel guests and a select number of local members, Akasha delivers a harmonious experience that is both vibrant and relaxed. The vision behind Akasha is that in order to secure health, success, happiness and fulfilment, one needs to balance the body, mind and spirit.In an extraordinary 1,000 square meter space designed by Mamilla Hotelʼs interior architect, Piero Lissoni, and located minutes from Jerusalemʼs Old City walls, Akasha provides a unique wellbeing experience that assists guests and members in promoting their health and human potential while improving personal balance.

    A Holistic Experience
    Akasha is named after the Sanskrit word referring to the eternal source of the four basic elements of nature enabling life: fire, water, air and earth. The name reflects a core vision to provide a wellbeing journey that brings together the four elements in harmony, enabling transformation and re-balancing. At Akasha, fire is represented by the Gym, water by the Spa, air by the Yoga, Pilates & Meditation Rooms and earth by the Organic Bar. Corresponding to Mamilla Hotel’s vision, Akasha offers – for the first time in the region – a true and comprehensive lifestyle experience that appeals to the emotional needs of a well-travelled and informed clientele. With this approach, Akasha aims to achieve its mission: to welcome guests to feel a “shining through” experience.

    Design & Facilities
    Piero Lissoniʼs design for Mamilla Hotel has already won acclaim across a substantial proportion of the worldʼs most prestigious design, interiors and travel publications. The Lissoni studio’s inspiring and outstanding designs for Akasha are no less captivating, incorporating Feng Shui principles, Colour Subconscious Theory and a combination of different sensory stimuli to create a particularly warm, joyful and relaxed atmosphere. In the music meditation room, for example, a mixture of ever-changing sounds, light and images, aligned with the four elements, will combine create a transformative effect.
    World-class facilities are incorporated throughout Akasha. The Spa is built on an infinity pool that gently spills over its edges to create a relaxed natural waterfall sound effect, and includes a Watsu pool for hydro-treatments as well as a private hammam treatment room.

    Mamilla Hotel
    Mamilla Hotel opened in June 2009 located in Jerusalem city centre, overlooking the walls of the Old City and the Jaffa Gate. The hotel features 194 guest rooms and suites, the Rooftop outdoor lounge & restaurant with 360 degree views of the Old City, a ʻMirror Barʼ which has quickly become the hottest nightspot in Jerusalem, an Espresso bar, Winery, dining room, Mamilla Café, extensive meeting spaces, Ballroom, Executive Lounge and (from Spring 2010) a 1,000 sq m Holistic Wellbeing Retreat. Mamilla Hotel is part of Alrov Luxury Hotels collection – the hotel and hospitality subsidiary of Tel-Aviv-based real estate company Alrov, founded in 1978 by Chairman Alfred Akirov and overseen by Managing Director Georgi Akirov. Alrov is a prominent market leader, with more than thirty years’ experience developing, operating and investing in unique high-profile landmark buildings, developments and projects.

    Daniel Fountain / 06.07.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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