spaQ Port Douglas launch... Easter 2013

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Cairns Post, Wednesday April 03, 2013, page 28

Block out your worries with a pamper session 

The Far North's latest spa at Port Douglas refects the vibrancy of the town's newest hotel group, QT Hotels and Resorts. Located at QT Port Douglas, spaQ is described as "vibrant, fresh, modern and relaxing" by development and operations manager Naomi Gregory. It extends the family of spaQ which includes the Gold Coast and Sydney. "Rather than insisting on a pre-selection of treatments, spaQ encourages guests to reserve a block of time and not make a treatment selection until they've used the therapist's knowledge to fit in with the groove of the individual,"  Ms Gregory said. "SpaQ Port Douglas cleverly uses design, colour and quirky features to mirror the vibrant beach-chic personality of Port Douglas."  Ms Gregory said.  The spa features an understated canvas of muted tones and complimented with splashes of orange, yellow. blue and green. "The effect is striking and cheerful yet still manages to create a tranquil feel and is the ideal platform to relax," she said.  The spa serves La Gaia teas, including an exclusive spaQ blend, served in quirky, mis-matched cups. Snug sheepskin rugs adorn the relaxation lounge chairs and the team is decked out in light and bright yellow and red bamboo-print uniforms. The look of the spa is definitely light-hearted and fun and so it was very important to fill tile space with a quality guest experience and to deliver that in a fresh way," Ms Gregory said. "We played up the designer concept by including an accessories section on the menu and introduced a consultative and personalised approach with the freshly picked spa experience."  SpaQ facilities include five spacious treatment rooms with one dedicated to couples, a reception and retail area, male and female change rooms and a relaxation lounge. The menu features four different massages, a range of facials and body treatments by USpa, an accessories section with a creative range of 30 minute add on treatments, organic sunless tanning and four signature packages including The Weekend Warrior and The Plush Princess. 

Hotels and Resorts is the concept of AHL, one of Australia's premier entertainment, hospitality, tourism and leisure companies. 

"Best Beach Spa" - Injidup Spa Retreat

It's always a wonderful delight to see Injidup mentioned in the press.  Thanks to the team as always for complementing our naturally beautiful landscape.  Here's what Michelle Bennett from The Age had to say...

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Best beach spa - Injidup Spa Retreat

This coastal spa near the Margaret River wine region is the ultimate in luxury, peace and quiet. All you'll hear is waves crashing on the beach beneath your private villa's deck as you watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean - perfect enhancements to the relaxing treatments at the retreat's spa. The three-hour Revive package - a sea-salt body exfoliation, green-clay body mask, foot treatment, detox bath and 90-minute massage - is a good indication what's available.

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Spa Life - Two nuggets of Gold

Kris Abbey from Spa Life visited the Gold Coast late last year and stayed at QT Gold Coast and Hilton Surfers Paradise.  

Spa Australasia - New under the Sun - spaQ Gold Coast

"Quirky, customised and personality-driven experiences are the order of the day from the chain's spaQ brand, which will take up the gauntlet of delivering fully-flexible time-based bookings"

It's always exciting to be assessed by a respected Industry peer, so when "Spa Guru" Kirien Withers came to QT Gold Coast to give spaQ a test-run we were interested to hear Kirien's take on what we had created to mirror the vibrant design and energy of the hotel.  Here's what she had to say...  

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