L-R Trish Doyle, Blue Mountains MP, Leigh Salas, Fairmont Blue Mountains, Dr Jerry Schwartz, Scott O’Neile, Fairmont Blue Mountains, Simon McGrath and Michael Issenberg.

Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains has double reason to celebrate, officially opening its new Day Spa in time to coincide with the resort’s 30th birthday celebration.

Taking part in the opening of the Ubika Day Spa was the hotel’s owner Dr Jerry Schwartz along with his son Dane. Joining hotel staff in the opening included Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle, AccorHotels COO Simon McGrath and AccorHotels Asia Pacific Chairman and CEO Michael Issenberg.

The new facility features 16 treatment rooms each offering a shower. Among these are four rooms especially for couples, one of which offers a private spa bath. Facilities also include a Vichy Shower room, Zen room complete with fireplace, yoga room, fitness centre and beauty salon. The centre is designed to gel with its natural surroundings as guests can wander among water features, fish ponds, sandstone walkways and enjoy year-round autumn colours.

The resort’s organic spa brand, iKOU, has designed a spa product menu which can be applied to a range of treatments from facials, body scrubs, cocoons and more. Treatments have been designed for both men and women, including pregnant women. Its signature treatment is a two-hour ‘De-stress Body and Mind Balance Ritual, featuring four individual treatments, is priced at $275 per person.

Hotel owner Dr Jerry Schwartz said the Fairmont was now back to its very best and is firmly cemented as a tourism landmark for the region.

“You just have to look out of the Fairmont across the Blue Mountains and you are seduced. In the seven years since we purchased it, many millions have been invested in a total renovation of the property as well as the installation of new facilities and services to provide the very best for couples, families and conference groups.

“Facilities like the swimming pools, restaurants, reception and children’s facilities have all been significantly upgraded, and the launch of the Ubika Spa will cater for couples, parents and groups who want some extra indulgence,” Schwartz added.