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Shambhala Urban Escape Spa Opens in London at Metropolitan Hotel

Thursday Nov 17, 2011

LONDON, England - The Metropolitan London has just unveiled the NEW COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. Joining world-renown spas at Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos and COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali, the new location shares the company's holistic approach.

In the tradition of COMO Shambhala, it will offer key Asian-inspired therapies as well as a resident acupuncturist. Among the treatments on offer are the Dr. Perricone facials; the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape is the only spa in the U.K. to work with this popular U.S. product line. Internationally renowned for creating treatments that target wrinkles and the effects of ageing on the skin, Dr Perricone facials use patented nutrients for skin health, resilience, and radiance that revitalize the skin.

The spa is also offering COMO Shambhala PURIFY facials, suitable for men and women. The products, developed by COMO Shambhala, are rich in antioxidants and botanicals to detoxify at a deeper level. Body therapies include the signature COMO Shambhala Massage, a nurturing massage using COMO Shambhala's own blended massage oil to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body.

In response to the hotel's male clientele, COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offers dedicated treatments for men including facials and massages. The Complete Man treatment includes a back cleanse followed by a mask application to the back teamed with a scalp massage. Tension is then released with a Deep Tissue Massage before concluding with an Express Men's Facial and a hand scrub.

In the future, COMO Shambhala Urban Escape will also welcome regular visits by expert therapists who have trained at the group's other spas worldwide. They might include osteopaths, nutritionists, and reflexologists. The spa is open to guests, locals, and visitors.

The sleek, minimalist interior of the Metropolitan London is reflected in the design of the new spa Linzi Coppick of Forme UK created a clean-lined, peaceful sanctuary for those looking to escape the pressures of city life. There are six treatment rooms, two of which are doubles.

The double treatment rooms feature steam rooms, and the new spa also incorporates expanded gym and yoga facilities. The comfortable reception has a dedicated retail space exclusively stocking COMO Shambhala products, including yoga wear from the COMO Shambhala Active Living Collection, and the company's hair, skin, and body care products blended from natural essential oils.

In the tradition of COMO Shambhala, it will offer key Asian-inspired therapies as well as a resident acupuncturist.

Metropolitan London is part of COMO Hotels and Resorts which offers customized luxury experiences to guests. The hotel will shortly launch its new full-service spa: COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. Centered around results-driven wellness, the company's holistic approach-developed at some of the best resort spas in the world, including COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali and Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos-combines healthful food, Asian-inspired therapies and specialist consultants.

Headquartered in Singapore, The COMO Group represents Christina Ong's unique vision of contemporary living. This encompasses the hospitality collection known as COMO Hotels and Resorts, the international luxury fashion retailer Club 21, the award-winning wellness concept COMO Shambhala, and the philanthropic COMO Foundation.

COMO Hotels and Resorts are renowned for accurate and intuitive service, sympathetic and elegant design befitting each location, and outstanding cuisine, including the Michelin-starred Thai restaurant nahm in London and Bangkok, and the internationally-renowned Nobu restaurant in London. COMO Shambhala, its sister wellness brand, promotes health, relaxation and learning through its products, services, cuisine, treatments, and spa facilities within each property.

Urban Hotels: COMO Hotels and Resorts' urban properties include The Halkin in London's Belgravia, and the Metropolitan hotels in London and Bangkok. All three properties feature Michelin-starred chefs, a contemporary aesthetic and unobtrusive, Asian-style service. The lively Metropolitan hotels also house the world-famous Met Bars.

Island Resorts: COMO's private resorts offer powder-white beaches and some of the world's best diving. The understated style and laid-back nature of Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos and Cocoa Island in the Maldives belie the exacting service that has become a COMO hallmark. World-class cuisine and comprehensive wellness treatments and activities at COMO Shambhala Retreats complete COMO's approach to a perfect beach holiday. The new Phuket property is the latest addition within this category of COMO properties.

Adventure Retreats: The Uma properties in Paro in Bhutan and Ubud in Bali unveil local culture, nature, and religious and folkloric traditions. Specialist guiding, treks and tours, physical activities, and tailor-made programs ensure memorable insights into some of the world's most unique locations. Intimate and relaxed, the Uma properties reference local design and cuisine while providing an unmistakably COMO experience.

Wellness Resorts: COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is a sanctuary for holistic wellness. Expert staff are goal-oriented, relevant, and realistic in their consultative approach. Each guest's individual needs and ambitions determine the program of nutrition, exercise, therapies, and activities. Facilities and tropical villa-style accommodation are impeccably appointed.


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