Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai wins top award
The Heart of the Earth Spa at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Scoops Top Award at CondéNast Traveller Spa Awards 2019
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An has shone brightly at the annual CondéNast TravellerSpa Awards 2019, with The Heart of The Earth Spa named Best Emotional Recovery Space and honoured as one of the Five Best Spas in the World.
For over two decades, Condé Nast Traveller has been “at the vanguard of new age exploration and luxury travel.”The annual Spa Awards represent one of the highest acclaims in the wellbeing world, with the winners then profiled in the annual Spa Guide –which accompanies the March issue CondéNast Traveller.
“It takes a very special team to create a space that genuinely provides emotional nourishment, way beyond the mere physical act of administering treatments,”comments Luisa Anderson, Regional Director of Spa, Asia Pacific Resorts. “This award is testament to every single member of The Heart of the Earth Spa, whose commitment to the notion of mindfulness and connection is a joy to witness and a pleasure to experience. It’s truly an honour for the Spa to be recognised in this way.”
The Heart of The Earth Spa’s six double and two serene single spa villas –each featuring an overwater relaxation pavilion and crystal singing bowls –float atop a lotus-filled lagoon. Signature experiences include the 150-minute Nam Hai Earth Song Ritual and nightly A Goodnight Kiss To The Earth: a complimentary experience that involves guests floating Vietnamese wishing candles on the lagoon lulled by the earth-tune vibrations. The “peaceful” Thanh Tĩnh Yoga Pavilion, a spacious 130-square-metre (1,400 square foot) serenity structure, is set among shady palms in the gardens bordering the Spa and offers group, private and couples’AntiGravity yoga classes, as well as yoga, mindfulness and meditation sessions.
Establishing itself as one of Asia’s leading centres of mindfulness and connection, the Resort’s Art of Mindfulnessoffers a unique experience to guests: an opportunity to explore mindfulness through meditation, yoga classes, cooking classes, and crystal singing bowl spa treatments, all within the cocooning sanctuary of The Nam Hai.
The Spa is also launching a new program of Visiting Mastersin 2019, in modalities ranging from Energy Healing to Sixth Sense Readings, Aura-Soma Colour Therapy to Chakra Balancing.
Also new for 2019 is Mindful Moments: an in-villa experience that brings the discovery of inner peace and reconnection directly to guest bedrooms through a personal singing bowl, audio meditations from Plum Village, purifying spa products, natural essential oils, and a copy of the book Love Letter to the Earthas an introduction to Thich Nhat Hanh’s heart-lifting wisdom.
Experience The Heart of the Earth Spa with Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An. Contact +84 235 394 0000 or book online.
WHAT’S NEW IN 2019
Aside from its award-winning spa, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi Anis inviting its guests in 2019 to discover the sensory abundance, intriguing culture and historical beauty of Vietnam’s heartland through an enticing series of new activities, from Vespa street food tours of Hoi An to visiting UNESCO heritage sites.
Unique packages, internationally renowned visiting spa and culinary experts, thrilling local experiences and mindful moments are all on the agenda this year –and, hot on the heels of an incredible award-winning 2018, the Nam Hai team has no intention of resting on its laurels.
“We’ve grown so much as a team since becoming part of the Four Seasons family in 2016,”comments General Manager Anthony Gill. “And after a decade in this incredible part of the world I am still discovering amazing things about the people, culture and region. Our goal for 2019 is to connect our guests with the very best of those experiences to enable them to immerse as fully and deeply as possible in what we believe to be one of Asia’s most enriching cultures and communities.”
Freshly updated for 2019, La Sen’snew dinner menu satiates all of the senses with a tantalising celebration of authentic Vietnamese cooking, local delicacies, and farm-fresh flavours. Lemongrass-infused claypot spring chicken and clay-baked seabass in banana leaf are two of the new traditionally prepared highlights, while eight new spring roll platters offer steamed, grilled, fresh or fried creations. Try the Eastern Sea’s prawn, crab and calamari fresh spring rolls, grilled beef tenderloin in mustard leaves or steamed rice paper rolls with Hoi An duck for an insight into the region’s renowned culinary scene.
Heightening the Resort’s extraordinary international dining experiences, renowned visiting chefs from Four Seasons properties worldwide will also be taking to the Resort kitchens for feasts from China, Korea and beyond, beginning with a weekly Italian night starting in January 2019. Inspired by his mama’s traditional home cooking, Executive Sous Chef Alessandro Fotanesi will delight guests with generations of family recipes including antipasto, a variety of pastas, and sumptuous desserts.
The Heart of the Earth Spa
From March 2019 onwards, the multi-award-winning Heart of The Earth Spawill be welcoming a program of visiting masters of body and mind from around the world.“Each is renowned for their extraordinary gifts,”explains Spa Manager Dwi Susanti. “Whether it’s transforming health and vitality through Gua Sha, easing stress and muscular tension with four-handed massages, heart opening or spiritual healing, each practitioner and leader provides a totally unique, tailored experience.”
The Heart of the Earth Spa is soon to be introducing Mindful Moments: a new in-villa experience that brings the discovery of inner peace, reconnection, and revival directly to guests’bedrooms. Inspired by the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh –the inspiration behind the Spa –each villa will be equipped with a personal soul-soothing singing bowl, access to audio meditations from Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh’s practice centre), naturally detoxifying and purifying spa products, natural fragrances to encourage stability, creativity and non-judgement, and a copy of the book, Love Letter to the Earth, as an introduction to Thich Nhat Hanh’s heart-lifting wisdom.
Tailored Packages, Getaways and Wild Rides with Guests in Mind
Discover new ideas and ways of being with a host of immersive experiences designed with Four Seasons guests in mind. Knowledge seekers can satisfy their curiosity on a journey through lantern-lit streets and historical UNESCO heritage sites in Hue’s Imperial Citadel, before indulging in spa treatments and atmospheric dining at La Sen with the Culturally Curious package.
Inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Mindfulness invites guests to explore their connection to the Earth through meditation, yoga classes, a cooking class, and an extraordinary spa treatment featuring eight quartz crystal singing bowls tuned to the “heartbeat” of the earth. Encourage a greater sense of presence and harmony over 3 to 30 days of mindful reconnection.
For those seeking a tranquil retreat, the Pool Villa Getawayprovides a luxuriously modern sanctuary for friends and family to gather, with airport transfers, daily breakfast and intuitive butler service.
And anyone with a taste for adventure won’t want to miss the Foodie Vespa Tour–an opportunity to take to colourful streets and country lanes riding pillion through Hoi An and its local villages, tasting delicacies favoured by those in the know.
Circumnavigate the Globe with the Four Seasons Private Jet
From Seattle to the Serengeti; the Maldives to Marrakech, spend 24 days exploring 4 continents and 9 countries with Four Seasons Private Jet International Intrigue 2019. Fall asleep among the ancient temples of downtown Kyoto and come morning, step onto the soft sands of Vietnam’s most celebrated beach. Discover cultural treasures, verdant scenery and the rich culture of the country’s heartland with three days at The Nam Hai. Already fully booked for 2019, don’t wait to learn more and secure a spot for 2020.
It’s All in the Details
Throughout the Resort, guests will discover new details designed to elevate their experience. Arrive, depart or discover the sites in sumptuous style as The Nam Hai’s private drivers take to the roads in a new fleet of Land Rover Discovery 3.0P SEs or Range Rover Sport SEs. Guests with a green thumb can Explore the Flora lead by Landscaper Ms. Ry through the Resort’s lush tropical gardens. Or join monthly workshops with Sapo held in The Heart of the Earth Spa, preparing organic lip balms, repellents and room sprays that are kind to mind, body and planet.
Make 2019 the year of discovery; one filled with awe-inspiring sights, adventures and mindful connection at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam.
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