Aqva City Spa at Grand Hotel Via Veneto
Traveling to Italy from the States can be rough on your body. What is the best way to cure that jet lag after a long flight? A visit to the spa! After traveling long hours on the plane and dragging your luggage through the airport, the last thing you want to suffer is jet lag. Adjusting to different time zones can be difficult when traveling but with a visit to the spa and proper hydration, you’ll be well on your way to a good night’s sleep. The Dubai based hotel group, Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto’s Aqva City Spa, is everything you’d imagine a 5 star luxury spa to be like. The spa itself is the embodiment of the beautiful and luxurious hotel in which it resides. The Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto upholds its hallmark of luxuriousness as renowned in Dubai but here the hotel is infused with the flavors of Rome. All of this is housed within two renovated 19th century villas featuring stunning designs and pristine white marble floors. I arrived in Rome after a long flight followed immediately by a train ride so you can imagine how excited I was for my spa experience at Aqva City Spa. The spa offers exclusive “Sisley” products from Paris which is an absolute treat. By relaxing at the spa to work out your sore and fatigued muscles, you’ll feel fresh as a daisy. Aqva City Spa has 500 square meters of luxurious relaxation with six treatment cabins that are beautifully dimmed with colored lighting. The spa is spotless and modern while still embodying traditional Roman white marble. It is a harmonious combination of high technology and traditional aesthetics that makes for a beautiful and futuristic experience. My facial and spa experience left me feeling purified, detoxified, and with a well rested glow. Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, I was more than ready to start our travels!
The hotel lobby is very elegant, classic, and modern. You are greeted with a beautiful lounge with a bar and restaurant near the entrance.
The front desk staff was very friendly and welcoming and provided a brief tour of the facilities. There are separate locker rooms for men and women each with lockers, bathrooms, and showers. I was provided with a comfortable bathrobe and slippers to change into before my facial.
The gym has possibly the most advanced equipment I’ve seen. They have a variety equipment from cardio and weight machines to different set of dumbbells. However, this is not any ordinary gym. The machines can count how many sets/reps you do and even has a measurement of how far your rep goes gauging from 0%-100%. There is even a kinesis personal heritage machine that helps with resistance, balance, strength and flexibility.
I was greeted by a beautiful salt water vitality pool with its lavish white marble, water jets, and colored mood lighting to add a feel of serenity and tranquility.
This futuristic vitality pool has a hydro-massage. If you’ve never experienced a hydro-massage, it’s a must. Think of it as an upgraded version of a hot tub, you lay down and let the water jets massage your entire body. Perfect after a long flight to kick that jet lag.
You can relax on the chaises lounge and enjoy complimentary tea and delicious fruit. You can even listen to a playlist of music on each bed. There is also a hammam and sauna room down the hall as it is the perfect way to sweat all your toxins out. Be sure to drink enough water before and after. I could lounge around all day going back and forth from the hydromassage to the sauna/hammam rooms.
This room is specifically where you can get your body scrubbed and exfoliated. Possibly the most professional and high-tech bed I’ve seen just for these treatments.
The shower even has a touch screen in there, I felt like I was in the movie Tron.
Each room has its own ergonomic heated bed, polychrome marble showers, and one even has a private hammam.
Sisley Facial Treatment
After the tour, I started off with my facial and received the Sisley facial treatment.
The room was at perfect temperature and my facialist was very professional from the start. She explained to me the product line “Sisley” and you will see all the products lined out. She cleansed, exfoliated, put on a mask, and massaged all the while using Sisley’s high-end products. She put multiple different serums and creams on top. The whole process was very relaxing and my face looked and felt so rejuvenated and hydrated. It was just what I needed which was perfect after flying for so long and my skin was feeling dry. I recommend using the facilities before your facial so you can keep the lotions on after.
Grand Hotel Via Veneto: Aqva City Spa
Location: Via Vittorio Veneto 155 | 00187 Roma Italy
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Services: Sisley facial treatments, OPI nail treatments, massages, and fun experiences such as Romantic getaway for couples, and anti-stress.
Overall, I had a very relaxing and refreshing experience at Aqva City Spa. Due to our lost luggage, I didn’t have a swimsuit available on hand for their spa. They were very kind to provide a cute disposable swimsuit for the two of us. I love that they go the extra mile to treat you just right, top customer service! Now go get your pampering on at Grand hotel Via Veneto Hotel, you will be blown away from its warm and tranquil environment filled with high technology machines and products. Truly the best way to start off your vacation!