Star of RTE’s ‘The Great House Revival’ and ‘Home of the Year’, celebrity architect Hugh Wallace has revealed his stunning new designed for the Osprey Hotel Spa.
Hugh, together with his colleagues Damian Meehan and Katie Jakkulla, was challenged to create a beautiful and relaxing space. Over €1.2 million has been spent on the spa, with great care taken to design a warm atmosphere using light tones and natural materials.
Speaking about the design, Katie Jakkulla said: “Spas can often be cold, clinical spaces and we wanted the space to feel warm and relaxed, so we combined various textures such as exposed red brick with polished granite and natural wood.”
The state of the art spa is set over three floors and 10,000 square feet. It features a thermal suite with seaweed baths, free standing stone loungers and a salt grotto.
In keeping with the natural theme of the spa, Irish seaweed based brand VOYA has been chosen as the spa’s product. VOYA seaweed is harvested off the coast of Sligo. Certified organic, it is known for its healing, purifying and detoxifying properties.
The spa boasts two unique relaxation rooms, one with a balcony filled with lush bamboo and the other with texture linen wallpaper.
The second floor has six individual treatment rooms where brand new treatments will be available to guests. The third floor has a private couples suite – the perfect place for those looking for the ultimate relaxation and privacy.
Hugh commented on the unveiling, saying: “We wanted the spa to feel like a real retreat but didn’t want it to feel forced or contrived so we took our inspiration from the natural Irish landscape and used the colours and textures that are readily seen in nature and in Ireland.”
To book a treatment at the newly refurbished spa, visit www.ospreyspa.ie or call the spa directly on 045 881 111.