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ALL ROUND WELLNESS AT THE WESTIN DOHA

THE WESTIN DOHA HOTEL & SPA IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF DOHA’S RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT ON SALWA ROAD. IT’S KNOWN GLOBALLY AS THE HOTEL WHERE YOU CAN SLEEP WELL, EAT WELL, MOVE WELL AND BE WELL. LIFESTYLE BLOGGER NTANDO @NTANDOSTEMMET EXPERIENCED THE WESTIN WELL-BEING JOURNEY FIRST HAND DURING A RECENT EXCLUSIVE RETREAT.


 

The Lowdown

With its manicured gardens, overflowing fountains and well-lit open spaces, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa is the epitome of tranquility. It serves as a sanctuary to individuals who need to unwind and step away from their busy city routines. In the heart of the hotel, lies the treasured gem that is Heavenly Spa. Nestled within it’s own leafy interior garden, this spa is a great example of the ideal space for those who are on a journey to wellness. Knowing all this, I could not pass up the opportunity to be part of The Westin Doha’s first exclusive invitational wellness retreat and enjoy some much needed peace in this little piece of heaven.

The Other Side Of Wellness

Too often we forget that wellness isn’t solely about relaxation, introspection and reflection. There’s a wholeness to it that goes beyond setting time aside to recuperate from life’s busyness. It’s also about ensuring we look after our bodies by keeping fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Liubov Brailak is one of The Westin’s fully certified in-house personal trainers. She led us through the high intensity workout for the evening and it was electric. She wasn’t too hard on our small group because of the different fitness levels, but she brought great intensity to the training session. Liubov is the type of fitness expert that understands the balance between the mind and the body, and this is an absolute necessity as a wellness ambassador. In fact, I was so taken with her style of training, and her overall embodiment of balance that I signed her up to be my full time personal trainer. And our journey has been nothing short of excellent thus far.

Getting Centered

Outdoor early morning yoga in the landscaped, tranquil gardens near the poolside is certainly a perfect start to ones day. There’s a certain peace that comes from deep breathing and feeling every muscle in your body stretch and actually being present in every moment of each movement. The Holistic Medicine & Mindfulness session with Evolve could not have come at a better time. Farah from Evolve incorporates modern conceptions and ideologies based around health and wellbeing.

Detox And Jet Lag Treatment – QR800 (90 minutes)

The end to our retreat culminated in an incredible massage at Heavenly Spa. The detox treatment not only reduces the appearance of cellulite, it also tackles fluid retention in the stomach and legs. The body is brushed & wrapped to revive and relax the limbs and muscles. The cupping then does the second job of deep drainage, and the massage is the final blitz to ensure the body is fully exfoliated and the lymph system is working at an optimal level.

The Round Up

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa is situated in the Fereej Bin Mahmoud Neighbourhood, and is Qatar’s first ever Westin hotel. You can make your reservation by calling +974 44921682. The operating hours for Heavenly Spa gym facilities are 06h00 – 22h00 and the spa treatments are available daily from 09h00 – 21h00. You can call them directly to book your piece of heaven through the reservations number above. The gym and Wellness membership fee is QR1,200 per month for an adult and QR400 for a child. They are currently running a 25% off special for persons who join for six and twelve months.

A Personal Touch

For that extra dedication of having a personal trainer to keep track of your fitness goals and guide you on your wellness journey contact Heavenly Spa on +974 44921682 for a personalised quote.

 

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