AQUATIC SANC­TU­ARY

The in­dul­gent spa at Crown Tow­ers Perth is quite pos­si­bly one of Aus­tralia’s best, ac­cord­ing to our edi­tor, Cathy Wagstaff.

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I’m told the op­u­lent Crown Spa Perth is mod­elled on a Ro­man bath­house, with its arch­ways and vestibules, but I doubt the an­cients had ac­cess to an oa­sis quite as en­tranc­ing and with dé­cor as splen­did as this. Wa­ter seems to pour from all sur­faces in the Aqua Re­treat: it rains from the ceil­ing in ther­a­peu­tic show­ers, it en­velops the air in the steam room and it gushes from gold-tiled al­coves into the vi­tal­ity pool.

In­te­rior de­signer Blainey North sought to trans­port guests to a calmer world, in­spired by the in­ter­play of sun­light un­der wa­ter. The idea is em­bod­ied by the swirling rings of an agate stone, am­pli­fied by Ital­ian artist Alex Turco into a mu­ral be­hind the brass-trimmed re­cep­tion desk, and cir­cu­lar mo­tifs that rip­ple through­out the 1355-squareme­tre com­plex and into each of the 13 treat­ment rooms, with wa­ter-themed pho­tographs by Chris­tian Fletcher and Kara Rosen­lund adorn­ing the walls.

The In­dul­gence Suite of­fers the pin­na­cle of re­lax­ation, with a pri­vate lounge, bath­room and mar­ble bath per­fect for cou­ples.

I ar­rive to ex­pe­ri­ence the 90-minute Bliss­ful Marma Mas­sage that al­le­vi­ates any ten­sion with firm, flow­ing move­ments, a stress-re­leas­ing fa­cial mas­sage, and aro­mat­ics that bal­ance the emo­tions and the chakras. Af­ter my treat­ment I linger in the re­lax­ation lounge amid the aquatic sanc­tu­ary over a cup of her­bal tea.

Crown Spa has part­nered with Aus­tralian brand, Sub­tle En­er­gies, for its Ayurvedic body treat­ments and fa­cials, and Swiss beauty mae­stros La Prairie for ex­clu­sive body treat­ments and fa­cials rich in pre­cious in­gre­di­ents such as caviar, gold and plat­inum. In ev­ery re­spect, Crown Spa is an ex­ten­sion of the six-star Crown Tow­ers Perth, a glam­orous haven that is re­defin­ing lux­ury well­ness ex­pe­ri­ences in Aus­tralia.

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