Czech thermal baths and Prague Castle views


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Four Seasons Hotel Prague has opened its new AVA Spa dedicated to local traditions and luxurious pampering with views of Prague Castle.

Historically, ava is the Celtic word for water. To this day, ava remains part of the names of many Czech rivers, including the Vltava River that runs right by Four Seasons Hotel Prague. Water and historical Czech spa traditions are central to the theme of the new AVA Spa concept.

AVA Spa has named its five treatment rooms after five nearby rivers including the Vltava, Morava, Otava, Litava and Svitava. The Vltava is a large couple’s suite with rhassoul (natural mineral clay from the Atlas Mountains) and a bath that offers views of Prague’s most beautiful sights, such as Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. In addition to the spa suites, guests are invited to enjoy the sauna, steam bath and vitality pool with a waterfall, massage jets and hydrotherapy surrounded by lounge chairs and a fireplace for a truly relaxing atmosphere.

Featuring Swiss Perfection and Sodashi cosmetics and treatments not found anywhere else in the Czech Republic, the AVA Spa offers guests the opportunity to sample traditional Czech-inspired baths, exclusive facials and signature spa rituals. The Spa is open for both Hotel and outside guests.

“What makes AVA Spa unique to Prague is our select line of cosmetics and signature treatments,” says Claudia Santos, Spa Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Prague. “We are especially proud of our spa rituals, which include purifying baths, detoxifying massages and age-defying facials.”

A selection of AVA Spa’s cosmetic and treatment options

Swiss Perfection, only available in the Czech Republic at AVA Spa, features high-tech and high-touch exclusive anti-ageing facials. The treatment consists of deep-cleansing masks, massage and customised aftercare using the unique Cellular Active IRISA technology.Focused on immediate and lasting visible results, it encourages the production of new and healthy cells.

Sodashi is a chemical-free Australian cosmetic line, formulated using a special combination of aromatherapy and Ayurvedic principles. Treatments using Sodashi include aromatic warm facial compresses that soften and exfoliate, and transformational facials that increase firmness and give the face a youthful glow. Sodashi is exclusively offered in the Czech Republic at the AVA Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Prague.

Based on mineral rich waters, Omorovicza products include facials featuring Hungarian moor mud that detoxifies the skin, and organic oats and wheat for a smooth finish.

Guests can treat themselves to a spa experience like no other at AVA Spa, thanks to its signature rituals uniquely. The Karlovy Vary Inspiration uses bath water infused with healing compounds to detoxify and purify the body. For a more intense detoxification, the Signature Detox begins with a rhassoul steam bath and includes both a Sodashi Marine Mineral Body Scrub and contouring pink clay mask. A full-body massage and special scalp and feet pampering complete the purifying process.

Senses will be soothed and a full-body glow achieved following the Golden Ritual. This luxury Omorovicza treatment combines a full-body scrub to revitalise the skin; a soothing Bath Retreat; a relaxing Gold Body Massage and finally an anti-ageing Gold Lifting Facial. The Cellular Exclusive Lift Concept is a five-step Swiss Perfection lifting treatment that naturally lifts the skin and brings about long-term benefits. For guests who simply need to be revitalised, the La Bohéme Massage is inspired by the Czech national tree and uses detoxifying and regenerating linden blossom oil.

For those looking for a gift for their loved one, Prague Romance is a special option. This ultimate couple’s spa retreat in the Vltava suite begins with a visit to the rhassoul steam bath, followed by an Aromatherapy Massage. After relaxation is achieved in both body and mind, a Pure Radiance Facial Treatment completes the journey of renewal.

A full AVA Spa menu can be found here.

AVA Spa is the epitome of luxury, renewal and beauty

The bespoke design of AVA Spa was entrusted to architect Pierre–Yves Rochon.

“We used natural materials and specially designed furnishings, and incorporated distinct features from the hotel, such as characteristic ceiling arches, tiling and stencilling,” says René Beauchamp, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Prague. “We’d like to draw guests’ attention to the tiling mosaics on the floor and the chandeliers. I believe the AVA Spa will become a destination for relaxation in Prague, by both our hotel guests and locals. We are proud to have been able to combine such modern services and amenities with local tradition.”

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