Occidental Al Jaddaf launches its state-of-art wellness facilities in partnership with Rayya Wellness
Barceló Hotel Group’s recently opened hotel unveils its wellness offering for guests and residents with the addition of Rayya Wellness
Following a successful launch in February this year, Occidental Al Jaddaf is delighted to unveil a new ‘Rayya Wellness’ concept, the first of its kind in the up-and-coming Al Jaddaf district, cementing the hotel’s reputation in the city as an exclusive destination for well-being, health and fitness.
An elegant fusion of Spanish and Arabic culture, Occidental Al Jaddaf has become one of the city’s most vibrant lifestyle destinations with wellness at its core. To celebrate the launch of its wellness facilities by Rayya Wellness, the hotel will offer in-house guests 50% off selected treatments for the month of April and external guests can avail of any 60-minute treatment for only 199 AED.
Occidental Al Jaddaf aims to support each guest’s personal health and wellness journey by also offering to all guests enjoying the wellness services complimentary access to the hotel’s gym facilities, as part of an integrated mind-body experience. This applies to both hotel residents and external guests alike.
The facility will be the sixth concept for Rayya Wellness in the UAE, delivering unique holistic wellness journey to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Meaning “breeze” in Arabic, Rayya’s vision is built on the legacy of creating wellbeing solutions rooted in culture, inspired by time-honoured traditions. A sensory escape for the mind and body, Rayya Wellness at Occidental Al Jaddaf offers a 360 approach to health and wellness, boosting mood and improving overall health.
Rayya Wellness at Occidental Al Jaddaf is a luxurious state-of-art facility, featuring the brand’s signature treatments such as the award-winning ‘Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial’ as well as organic massages tailored to each guests health and wellness needs. Guests can also indulge in exclusive spa rituals including the usage of singing bowls and oxygen therapy; fusing ancient traditions with modern technology to set a new standard in wellness treatments.
Aligned with Occidental core values for sustainability and responsible living, the facilities count on bespoke air filters to guarantee the purest air possible, and showers are fitted with BLUE Filters for an uplifting shower experience. Couples can relax from a private suite where treatments can be offered to both guests simultaneously. An opulent Turkish Hammam is the centrepiece of this beautiful Spa, delivering a truly authentic experience.
Blending wellness, fitness and hospitality, Occidental Al Jaddaf recognises the importance of providing multi-layered and integrated health and wellness solutions to inspire and motivate guests to become the best possible versions of themselves. Located in close proximity to key areas such as Healthcare City, Downtown Dubai and DXB Airport, the hotel is perfectly positioned to meet the evolving and increasingly complex health and wellness needs of guests and residents alike.
Speaking of the launch, Eduardo Espiritusanto, Cluster General Manager of Occidental Al Jaddaf stated: “Our group has always seek to partner with leading companies that shares the same passion for delivering unique and innovative experiences to our guests. On that note, we are thrilled to have Rayya Wellness on board at Occidental Al Jaddaf. We have noticed a growing demand amongst guests for wellness experiences. In a world of increasing personal, professional and emotional pressures, popular perceptions of wellness have transformed, giving way to innovative new industries such as ‘wellness tourism’. As innovators, we at Occidental Al Jaddaf are always looking to revolutionise the guest experience and anticipate travellers’ needs.”
Christian Kiefer, the CEO & Founder of the multi award winning Rayya Wellness brand, remarked: “Our team is excited to welcome the first guests at Rayya Spa, Occidental Al Jaddaf, our newest addition to the fleet, located at the heart of Dubai. After the pandemic, Wellbeing and immunity has shown to be a dominant factor in people’s lives and by expanding our presence in Dubai with strong partnerships, we are optimistic that Rayya and its purpose of education and preventative Wellness will continue to grow and establish itself as one of the most reputable and sought-after wellness brands in the region. Rayyas concept is all about genuine client care and we strive to have a lasting impact on our clients Health and Wellbeing. We recognize each guest, each face, each body as unique and strive to customize every treatment to individual goals. With all the holistic spa therapies as well as state of the art treatments such as the immune boosting Cryo and IV therapy Rayya Wellness is covering every aspect of Wellbeing
Rayya is also tailoring bespoke locally inspired Wellness experiences like the “Desert Treasure” treatment which is taking the client on a whole Spa fairy-tale of 1001 night featuring an arabesque Massage, a desert sand scrub with real dusted sand and locally sourced Argan oil, Frankincense, locally derived dates and camel milk which are used in face and body sequences. The true heritage is underlined by a special farewell gift, a glass vial with real red desert sand and a scripture of an ancient traveller tale who wandered in the desert and describes his memorable journey.
About Occidental Al Jaddaf
Occidental Al Jaddaf is a four-star property under the Barcelo Hotel Group in Al Jaddaf, Dubai. Featuring 365 rooms, including 66 suites, the hotel tastefully combines elements of Arabic and Spanish culture. Occidental Al Jaddaf is one of five Barceló properties in the UAE including Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel , Occidental Dubai Production City, Barceló Residences Dubai Marina and Occidental Sharjah Grand.
About Barceló Hotel Group
Barceló Hotel Group is the hotel division of the Barceló Group, which is the 29th largest hotel chain in the world. It currently operates more than 250 leisure and city hotels with 4 and 5 stars, and over 57,000 rooms in 22 countries worldwide, all marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts and Allegro Hotels.
Rayya, meaning “serene breeze” in Arabic, is a revolutionary well-being concept, which is setting new industry standards. The Rayya philosophy goes far beyond simply offering health and wellness therapies. It is about re-imagining and defining personal rejuvenation, providing holistic, tailor-made well-being experiences that amaze the senses, revitalize the body and elevate the spirit.
Just as the gentle desert winds have shaped the striking landscape of Arabia, with treatments and rituals infused with local elements, such as farm to table homegrown dates, refined camel’s milk and honey, Rayya Wellness Centre’s essence has been inspired by the region’s age-old culture and traditions.
For centuries the Arabian Peninsula has been a gateway for the world. A place where the finest spices, herbs and ingredients have been traded and a wealth of knowledge amassed from travelers. The UAE has become known for pioneering excellence in well-being and Rayya Wellness takes that expertise to a new level.
Just 1 year after opening of its first outlet Rayya won the World Luxury Spa and Wellness Award in 2019 for innovation and excellent customer care. Rayya recently opened a second location in Ramada JBR and a 3rd and 4th location in the Marina and Downtown as well as a 5th location in Festival City. Another 2 world spa awards followed with Haute Grandeur and WLS in 2020. Rayya is gaining fast traction in the Emirate of Dubai