Why not celebrate your stag at the World’s Best Male Spa?

Nadja Beschetnikova
March 12, 2018

Spa is no longer a women-only territory. The International SPA Association, or ISPA found that only 29 percent of spa-goers were male in 2005. In 2017 that figure has rocketed to 49 percent.
The number of male spa-goers has exploded in the past years. Where there’s demand, there’s supply.

The niche industry is developing rapidly. Probably the men’s spas seem to fill the gentlemen’s clubs’ bonnet. Though the membership in The Garrick Club or Blacks is still coveted for those who want to strengthen their status, the gentlemen of the 21st century prefer practicality and a healthy lifestyle to the old-fashioned traditions of the past. Spas offer for men a welcoming refuge from the pressures of business and the stress of daily life.

With exclusive treatment programs, luxurious baths, saunas and steam rooms and beauty salons male spas easily withstand competition with the most luxurious wellness resorts for women.

World Spa Awards was launched in 2015, and is designed to drive up standards within spa and wellness tourism by rewarding the organizations that are the leaders in the field. The third ceremony took place in December 2017 at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, a luxury five-star beach resort, in Vietnam. 

World Spa Awards is one of the most influential ceremonies in the luxury spa industry. Awards are presented to luxury spas in different categories, and Best Male Spa is one of them.

Last year’s winner was The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh. The resort knocked out of the competition such serious competitors as Park Hyatt Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Four Season, Riyadh and Raffles Spa at Raffles Makkah Palace, Saudi Arabia. It’s remarkable that all nominees come from the Middle East, but probably this traditional culture, where a male person plays a key role in the society, is a breeding grounds for creating a great offering that is specific and unique to men.

With one of the most picturesque indoor swimming pools and renowned spa treatments, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh assures a memorable experience to relax and rejuvenate with professional spa therapists.

The male-only Spa’s amenities include three treatment rooms, fitness center with sauna and steam room, and really impressive spa menu, complying with every guest’s wish. The finest service is provided in the ambiance, where you can feel like a Prince.

Along with the 5 different types of massage and rich facial procedures, which would delight city dwellers, the spa offers a truly unique experience with the Royal Groom of Arabia treatment.

If you’re preparing for a wedding, check out whether it’s not too late to change a venue for your bachelor party. A weekend in Riyadh will be worth all the bars of the world, believe it or not.

During the revival treatment (you can choose between 240 minutes or 180 minutes), you’ll get an all-inclusive journey to from-head-to-toe relaxation.

Commencing with a floral feet ritual, followed by a full body scrub and the wrap of your choice, the treatment includes such ultimate bespoke experience as a relieving head massage.
The treatment concludes with a full body massage and a facial to ensure that you’ll look great on your weddings pictures.

The 240-minutes treatment cost only SAR 1,850 (which is nearly 400 Euro). Quite comparable with the bill from the bar-hopping night somewhere in London, New York or Hamburg.

Another attractive way to step away from the routine is to cross the threshold of the foot reflexology room.

Reflexology is just a European description of the famous foot massage, which dates back to ancient Egypt and China. The principles of both procedures are similar. By applying pressure to a person’s feet (or hand) on the specific zones and reflex areas that correspond to other parts of the body, a reflexologist unblocks that channel to restore proper health and organ function. The treatment helps to energize the body and provide relief from stress, pain, and anxiety.

And if your girlfriend asked how the party went, you can make a good impression by saying that it was very Spa-rtan.