Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Industry News, Our Blog, Our Work, Press Releases



(Phu Quoc, 26 July 2017)JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is delighted to announce Chanterelle – Spa by JW has been named South East Asia’s top Luxury Emerging Spa in the 2017 edition of the World Luxury Spa Awards, held on 22 July 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, Vietnam.


“We are honored to be recognized by the World Luxury Spa & Restaurants Awards, which is a testament to our efforts in creating enriching experiences for JW Marriott in a remarkable setting,” says Ty Collins, General Manager, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay. “The award is a strong validation of our team at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, and we would like to thank those who supported us.”

Renowned for its picture-perfect white beaches and fuchsia sunsets, Phu Quoc is a secluded trove in Vietnam off the beaten tourist track. A whimsical property on the idyllic island, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is conceptualized by celebrated architect Bill Bensley and features a unique, larger-than-life design based on the narrative of a mythical academy of learning, Lamarck University.

The resort’s flagship spa, Chanterelle – Spa by JW offers an unconventional guest journey that references Alice in Wonderland to create an unparalleled experience in an imaginative space. Purported to have started life as the legendary former university’s Department of Mycology, the spa interiors play on the unique theme of mushrooms, long recognized by the French for their therapeutic qualities. Chanterelle – Spa by JW is replete with fungiform furnishings, hand-painted murals of flora and fauna, and framed biological illustrations of mushrooms displayed across the tall ceilings, which emphasize the fantastical surroundings. Bensley also draws from the childhood fable to incorporate a corridor where asymmetric curves and mirrors create a layering effect, echoing the scene where Alice falls down the rabbit hole.

As a leading spa, Chanterelle – Spa by JW presents an exclusive range of holistic and locally-inspired therapies based on four pillars: Calm, Indulge, Invigorate, and Renew. The treatments are personalized down to the minute detail, allowing guests to shape their own wellness journey. The spa spans seven couples’ treatment rooms, one exclusive suite (which includes a luxurious VIP body treatment room, dedicated bath with separate steam and sauna), two reflexology rooms, as well as a salon room providing hair styling and nail services for both ladies and gentlemen.

A lush resort that is a destination unto itself, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay embodies the academic narrative across its enriching experiences of true luxury. As the story goes, with the notable rise in the number of student athlete in 1970s, the popularity of massages grew. Nurses used massage techniques to reduce muscle fatigue and aid sleep, and the spa’s signature treatment – the 1970s Sports Therapy & Wrap – was born.
Focusing on relieving stubborn knots, the 90-minute, USD125++ therapy starts with a body wrap, using wormwood leaf and Phu Quoc sea salt and herbs to instantly release muscle pain. As the guest immerses in the wonders of the senses, a one-hour massage follows using a structural integration technique to unwind strain patterns. Through manipulation of these soft tissues, the body is restored to its natural balance and alignment for better posture, while chronic pain is also eased to make everyday activities more pleasant. This age-old technique draws from traditional healing practices rarely found in the present day, and requires a specially trained therapist to execute.

Chanterelle – Spa by JW leaves an indelible impression with intuitive offerings such as Thai Yoga Stretching, a body and spirit exercise combining classic Thai movements and controlled breathing to refocus the mind; DIY classes teaching guests to create their own scrubs, bath salts, and facial masks; and a Private Bath Ritual. Available in all room types, the Private Bath Ritual allows guests to experience a taste of the spa in the comfort of their rooms. Choosing from four themes – Detox Bath, Phu Quoc Signature Bath, Home Sweet Home, and Touch of Romance – the Bath Butler can deliver the ingredients and set up everything needed for a pampering soak in the oversized jetted tubs. Additional touches such as take away pocket guides and a comprehensive retail counter allows guests to continue the surreal spa journey at home.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is currently offering a special ‘Summer School Escape’ rate, starting from US$340 (approx. GB£271) per room per night, including breakfast, welcome drink on arrival, internet access, and a 20 per cent discount on F&B, spa treatments, laundry services and airport transfers. Minimum three night stay. Rate excludes tax and service. The offer can be booked via www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pqcjw-jw-marriott-phu-quoc-emerald-bay-resort-and-spa/.

For more information visit: www.jwmarriottphuquoc.com

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About JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay

Nestled in the pristine beach of Bai Khem, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is the proud flagship of JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam. JW Marriott Phu Quoc offers a selection of 244 artistically unique well-appointed rooms, suites, and villas with Bill Bensely’s whimsical touches blend harmoniously. Boasting of 5 restaurants and contemporary bars, the crafted dining experience will satisfy even the most discerning palate including Tempus Fugit, French & Co., Red Rum, Pink Pearl and the Department of Chemistry bar. Meetings are redefined in this destination 715 sqm Grand Ballroom, with spacious breakout rooms elegantly designed to suit every need.  A wide range of enriching experiences are waiting to be explored, from cultural events, artisanal shopping experiences, ultimate indulgence at Chanterelle-Spa by JW, to water activities at the resort’s private beachfront.


About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are more than 80 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


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