Our Contract Interiors

Our Contract Interiors

This month we focus on our contract and commercial interiors. Carmenta Wellness are commonly asked by Architects, Spa Specifiers and Spa COnsultants to work with them in order to deliver a high-end, high quality finished spa or wellness area to their client.

This month we take a look at some of our latest commercial interior projects.

Wulfenia Hotel and Spa

Carmenta Wellness were commissioned to install a number of our wellness products into a new hotel spa. Initially, The Wulfenia Hotel wanted a sauna cabin which would sit outside. Our sauna cabin sits alongside an outdoor pool. The Sauna cabin was clad in composite wood to give the feel of an ultra-modern spa, with the holistic properties of an archetypal Scandinavian sauna.

The beauty of cladding the sauna in our patented composite materials mean that they do not degrade when being exposed to the elements, so the sauna remains looking as good as it did on the day of installation. We also clad the interior spa which housed sauna, steam and ice cabins also in our composite wood materials.

We also installed a sensory triple shower. The shower can effuse mist, steam or large droplets. It can also effuse scents giving the user a complete sensory experience. The walls were also clad in patented Carmenta composite materials

A Contract Spa Overlooking a City

Carmenta Wellness were commissioned to create a unique spa which overlooked the city of Warsaw, working with the client and Architect, Carmenta Wellness created a triple wellness cabin which comprised of a steam sauna, a shower and a traditional sauna.

Clad in composite steel with huge aspect windows, the cabin sits pride of place in a large apartment looking over the stunning city of Warsaw.

Farmhouse L’Adagio Spa

Carmenta Wellness were commissioned by a boutique health spa, set in wonderful countryside, to create a wellness area which was as exquisite as it’s surroundings.

This spa offers the ultimate in hydrotherapy, from a Carmenta Wellness hot tub which illuminates while the user relaxes looking out onto the glorious Italian countryside, to the beautifully crafted wall panels, sauna cabin, sheer glass windows and shower cabin which diffuses fragranced steam as you shower after relaxing in the spa.

A Temperature Controlled Cellar for Foodstuffs

Sometimes Carmenta get asked to create interiors for luxury dwellings. We were commissioned to build a bespoke, temperature controlled cabin within which food and wine could be stored.

Large glass panels allowed light to pass through the cabin making it a feature of the room, rather than just a functional object. Our composite wooden materials were then used to panel the walls of the cellar, making it warm and inviting.

 

May Design Series 2015!

Thank You for a Wonderful May 2015!

To everyone who visited us at May Design Series, the team at Carmenta Wellness would like to say a big THANK YOU! It was absolutely fantastic meeting you all and we hope to be able to work together in the very near future.

Highlights

The unveiling and launch of our fantastic new range of wellness suites was a great experience. Meeting such a broad spectrum of people from cross-industry and also meeting the general public to discuss their own wellness projects is what makes May Design Series such a great event.

Prosecco Shortage

After heavy rains in Italy, you may have heard rumours circulating in the media of a Prosecco shortage. Well, we managed to get a few boxes of Prosecco ahead of the drought and enjoyed a wonderful evening of entertaining at May Design Series, inviting industry and members of the public to join us in a glass or two of the bubbly stuff.

Carmenta, Front and Centre

We had absolutely fantastic fun and some truly positive feedback on the wellness suites which were on display at the show. We really enjoyed giving each person we met and chatted to a front row, centre view of our cabins, inviting people inside to view the build quality and stunning finishes as-well-as technological innovations which allows our cabins to twin classic methods to encourage relaxation with the ultimate in modern wellness therapy.

A Shower Cabin / A Salt Wall made of Himalayan Salt Bricks / A Shower Cabin lit with Carmenta Wellness – By Carmenta Wellness

Stunning Hotel Bathrooms

One particular aspect of our stand which drew a great deal of interest was the contract bathroom area, aimed at hotel specifiers, architects and interior designers. Carmenta Wellness displayed some of our wonderful bathroom and shower interiors for bespoke design, quick install and quick assembly.

Our wooden finishes, part of our patented composite materials range particularly impressed, and as you can see from the images give a really modern feel to any bathroom interior.

A Bathroom Interior featuring Dark Woodgrain Finish – By Carmenta Wellness

A Pinch of Salt

We also got complimented on our stunning Salt Wall, which lit May Design Series 2015 up! The Salt wall display features beautiful Himalayan Salt Bricks, which is back-lit with an array of colours. Perfect for use in any of our wellness cabins to deliver chromotherapy.

A Steam Cabin / A Salt Wall made of Himalayan Salt Bricks / A Sauna – By Carmenta Wellness

In all, we wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for making May Design Series a fantastic all-round event. See you next year for more!

Healthy Hotels and Wellness Tourism

Healthy Hotels and Wellness Tourism

According to the Spa Finder Trend Report, Hotels in 2015 will be looking at health as a marketing differentiator. The healthy hotel will ultimately become more inspired and comprehensive and move from virtuous exception to part of the hospitality vernacular, because everyone, everywhere, now more than ever, needs travel that restores.

A recent Spafinder Wellness 365 consumer survey found that 85 percent of people have returned from a holiday less rejuvenated and than when they left. Travellers further report they now want a whole lot of “wellness” in their travel destinations: with a staggering 82 percent wanting spa/massage areas within the hotel.

Hotel Le Royal Moncaeu – Paris – By Carmenta Wellness

The Future of Wellness in Hotels

According to the Spa Finder Trend Report, Hotels in 2015 will be looking at health as a marketing differentiator. The healthy hotel will ultimately become more inspired and comprehensive and move from virtuous exception to part of the hospitality vernacular, because everyone, everywhere, now more than ever, needs travel that restores.

A recent Spafinder Wellness 365 consumer survey found that 85 percent of people have returned from a holiday less rejuvenated and than when they left. Travellers further report they now want a whole lot of “wellness” in their travel destinations: with a staggering 82 percent wanting spa/massage areas within the hotel.

Crystal Dreams Spa – Naples – By Carmenta Wellness

Ensure you can deliver a Wellness Area that Exceeds Expectations

Many hotels are looking to either design or retro-fit a wellness or spa area to their buildings in order to get a stake of the burgeoning wellness tourism trade. A research report conducted by SRI International for the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) recently found that wellness tourism already represents a US $439 billion market, and accounts for 14 percent of world tourism expenditures. With the growing demand for healthier travel of all breeds, this means this category will grow nine percent annually through 2017, which is a staggering 50 percent faster than regular tourism.

Hotel Le Bristol – Paris – By Carmenta Wellness

Hotels are starting to think beyond the gym, to fun classes and indoor wellness experiences. With this ethos they can create a halo of hipness around the property. This is a great local market revenue generator, attracting not only the high-spending wellness tourists but also the local population to the wellness area.

Hotels are turning the lonely, avoided gyms into a meaningful social activity and creating more memorable stays. All Carmenta Wellness Spas and Wellness Cabins are custom designed to suit any space so neither a brand-new design or retro-fit project pose a challenge.

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Carmenta Wellness offer a range of Salt, Ice, Shower, Sauna and Steam Cabins. Why not give Carmenta Wellness a call on +44 (0)20 7205 2715 today and discuss how we can create a spa area you will love.

Sauna and Perfect Skin

What is the best way to get flawless glowing skin?

Sweat for healthy-looking skin is the word from experts. regular sauna sessions can keep that 22 sq. ft, yes, 22 sq. ft of skin in tip-top condition. Did you know our skin is our largest organ? So why wouldn’t you want to take care of your most prominent feature!

1. How do Sauna treatments work for my skin?

Deep cleansing through perspiration or sweat washes away bacteria and dead skin cells while flooding the skin with nutrients, and minerals which maintain the collegen structure of it, reducing wrinkles and plumping it to give it that youthful look – a sauna session also helps to reduce acne and keep it at bay.

2. Get that summer glow

Sauna heat increases your resting heart rate by up to 30%, which increases your heart rate and over-all skin temperature. This increase explains why after a sauna session you look fresh and rejuvenated as all that blood is being pumped to the skin.

3. Reeeelax

A sauna is a great stress-reliever and a session in a sauna releases endorphins, which gets you feeling relaxed both inside and out.

4. Fight Infections

Researchers in Germany found that sweat contains dermicidin, a protein that fights bacteria, so sweat is a by-product of a healthy lifestyle.

5. Natural Moisturiser

Regular sauna use leads to a “more stable epidermal barrier function, an increase in stratum corneum hydration as well as a faster recovery of both elevated water loss and skin pH,” according to Medical News Today.

To complement your sauna session, cleanse and moisturise your face and body when you finish and as always, check with your doctor if you are unsure about a sauna’s benefits for you.

Carmenta Wellness

Carmenta Wellness offer a range of steam and heat sauna’s as well as steam baths. With Carmenta Wellness you can gain all the benefits mentioned above, right at home with a home steam or sauna cabin. What could be better than that?

Why not give Carmenta Wellness a call on 020 7205 2715 today and discuss how we can create a spa area you will love.