Leave the hustle-bustle of hectic city life behind and escape to a world of wellness centred around you at ESPA, The Leela Palace New Delhi. By Sushmita Gupta
It’s rare to find a space in the capital city, which offers respite from the incessant honking and the chaos of daily life. At ESPA, The Leela Palace New Delhi, however, luxurious restful spaces greet you, each with the aim of offering guests moments of calm and an array of treatments to help harmonise the mind and body. The natural wood, hand-carved stone, and soft furnishings here, spanning across two levels of the 16,730 sq. foot space perfectly complements India’s glorious heritage. Their advanced rejuvenation techniques bring in the element of contemporary modernity, creating a perfect balance of the old and the new. When here, striking amethyst crystal steam rooms warm and soothe your muscles, while Indian stone showers wash away daily stresses.
Spanning two levels, ESPA features a cafe, fitness studio with techno-gym equipment, relaxation areas, and steam and sauna rooms on the lower level. The second level heightens this sense of comfort. With seven treatment rooms, a spa suite for couples, a dedicated relaxation room for women, and ‘The Finishing Studio’—an exclusive destination for luxury manicures and pedicures, a sense of profound peacefulness is a given. The treatments offered at this spa reinforce this further.
ESPA blends the latest scientific advances in European wellness with therapies from Ayurveda, enabling you to gain the best of both worlds. While the Kiziswedana Ritual is a synchronised massage with two therapists working in unison, The Royal Leela Facial uses marma-point massage and warm herb-filled poultices to tone and firm your skin. In the Shirodhara therapy, the therapist runs a fine stream of warm oil on your forehead and scalp, creating the ideal setup for stress to escape through every pore. Pre-natal, Balinese massages, and firming eye treatments are some of the other options to choose from.
Adding to this varied list are their treatments catering exclusively to men. The menu features a 90-minute Stress Buster, which includes skin brushing, exfoliation, and a body massage with hot stones. Once done, make it a point to stop by at their enchanting central fireplace, reminiscing about the day’s memorable spa journey.