Spa operator Raison d’Etre will open a two-storey, 4,600sq m (49,514sq ft) LivNordic Spa at the Katara Beach Club in the Katara Cultural Village in Doha, Qatar.
Anna-Cari Gund, managing director of Raison d’Etre, told Spa Opportunities
that the facility will be run as a club, with a focus on memberships, day use guests, spa, fitness and the beach.
Set to open in Q1 2017, the Katara Beach Club by LivNordic Spa & Wellness will be on two club floors, with the ground floor for men and the first floor for women. The facility will be offering the LivNordic Spa Menu – which focuses on Nordic health traditions combined with the latest in wellness – as well as Hydrafacial facials and hammam treatments.
The spa will use c/o Gerd, The Organic Pharmacy, HydraFacial and Hydropeptide brands in its treatments, and Gharieni premium series MO1 beds.
Designed by Gillian Docherty of Studio HBA in Dubai, Katara Beach Club by LivNordic Spa & Wellness aims to bring the outside in with an interplay of light and shadow. It makes use of natural materials such as stone, raw timbers and timber features throughout its design, and spaces in the desert spa are designed to have a cooling and calming effect.
A unique relaxation room features an Aurora Borealis ceiling light feature, along with water features on the floor and walkways winding through, relaxation pods with built-in music stations, and a faux fire.
A fitness centre, also operated by Raison d'Etre, will include the latest Technogym equipment, Escape functional training zones, and a focus on indoor and outdoor fitness, while a café and juice bar will provide smoothies, teas, coffee, light meals, snacks and alcohol-free cocktails.
This is the second Middle Eastern location for the Swedish LivNordic brand; a LivNordic spa opened earlier this year in Dubai's twisting Cayan Tower