How To Set Up A Spa In A Hotel

The spa in the hotel is an added value. It is synonymous with quality in offering an impeccable hotel stay.

More and more people want to enjoy the hotel experience in absolute relaxation as a matter of priority. People wish to do a beauty or massage treatment. They want to relax in the sauna, the Turkish bath or with a chromotherapy shower.

For this reason, be aware that whenever you choose to put beauty and body care first, you are always right.

But setting up a spa, moreover within an already well-structured space such as that of a hotel, is not an easy task. Here are some tips that will guide you in the process of furnishing and organizing the relaxation area.

You will find out that just a few precautions and the right mentality are enough to create a real temple of well-being.


Why set up a spa in your hotel

Having a spa in your hotel actually means expanding the commercial offer.

It is an added value for your structure. Thanks to a wellness center you will be able to guarantee treatments and services that are always welcome and that can be guaranteed all year round, regardless of the external weather conditions.


What to consider before proceeding with the actual construction

First of all, it is essential to focus your attention on certain factors.

Does your hotel have the space needed to create a super-equipped spa? Consider that a wellness area can extend over an area that generally ranges from 50 to 2000 square meters. If the answer is yes, then we can proceed.

Another thing you need to be aware of is that the spa is an extraordinary expansion work that cannot be compared to other similar works. The addition of rooms or the construction of verandahs are works that, once completed, do not require special equipment.

For the hotel spa it is a completely different matter. Specific investments are needed, aimed at purchasing specialized equipment and necessary supplies.

What to plan to design a hotel spa

If you are determined and want to build your own spa at all costs, then you will have to consider some aspects.

If you take some time and effort to develop some points before authorizing the construction works, you are very likely to have a well-made spa that meets customers’ expectations.

Before starting with the list, remember that there is no ideal and pre-packaged spa model. Let’s see what to do in the pre-construction phase of the relaxation area:

  • rationally design the spaces: understand how much space you should reserve for the wellness area, based on the treatment intended for that space. A good rule is to leave a lot of free space in order to give a sense of order and freedom. If you stack many things too close together, you run the risk of inducing a sense of narrowness and disorder;
  • select qualified personnel: having good equipment is not enough. You can have the most beautiful massage table in the world but if the therapist performing the massage is not good … everything falls apart. Make sure you hire capable, professional and passionate people who will assist the customer with every need; estimate any training / refresher courses for therapists.
  • schedule the services offered: select the treatments that are generally most requested by customers;
  • think beforehand about a marketing strategy to promote and sell stays in hotels and at your spa.

The elements and spaces you can choose to set up your spa

A well balanced project is the one that perfectly fits your needs and what you have available. It is useless to carry out a 2000 m2 project if you have less than half of it available, ça va sans dire!

A hotel spa project could include the implementation of:

  • a reception at the entrance to welcome customers;
  • changing rooms and showers sized according to the expected flow of people;
  • face and body treatments: depending on the available size. Usually these spaces cover about 40 or 60 square meters;
  • emotional showers: based on chromotherapy and aromatherapy. The water effects, lights, aromas and environmental sound involve the senses.
  • reaction tubs: one of the cardinal principles of well-being is the rapid transition from hot to cold in order to tone the body. After the sauna, place a tub with cold water or a refreshing shower.
  • Whirlpool baths: an essential classic of spas, the whirlpool baths vary in size and can be single or collective;
  • Turkish baths: the surface of this environment must not be less than 16 square meters, the temperature must be around 45/50 degrees and the humidity level equal to 90%;

 How to decorate a hotel spa

The spa environment must convey harmony.

If possible, resume the same elegance and comfort of the whole structure, in order to create a pleasant continuity. If possible, keep the same design and the same colors.

Focus on the effect of lights, sounds and perfumes. The important thing is to try as much as possible to evoke suggestions and emotions.

Again here is a list of best practices and modus operandi that you can follow:

  • calibrate the interior design elements and take care of the details
  • choose materials that stimulate the senses and convey greater visual spatiality (light colors can be very effective)
  • for treatment rooms, wood is ideal because it transmits warmth and hospitality
  • opt for mosaic coverings for wet areas
  • study the position of the light sources and underwater lights
  • ensure soundproofing of the walls
  • pay attention to sanitizing systems