In our increasingly hectic and urbanized world, silence is becoming a precious commodity, which is why The Spas at Mandarin Oriental are ‘turning down the volume’ with their annual offer of a night of silence in all of their spas worldwide on December 12, 2018.
This year, all of the Group’s spas will offer their normal treatment menu but after 5pm there will be no talking and no music within the spa to instill a sense of peace and allow for individuals to experience contemplation and mindfulness. All communication will take place in a brief consultation at the beginning of the spa journey, before the guest changes into their robe.
“A lot of the value of a spa experience comes from simply disconnecting from technology and experiencing time for yourself in silence,” said Jeremy McCarthy, Group Spa Director for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “During this stressful time of the year, we want to create a space where people can press the pause button and have some time to think, meditate, or just take a break from being inundated with noise.”
Guests are encouraged to come alone or to bring a loved one with whom they would like to share an experience of silent connection. This is also the perfect time to take advantage of the Group’s Digital Wellness initiative. This provides guests with access to a range of wellness advice and activities designed to help them disconnect from technology. Mandarin Oriental has a range of tips and guidelines that can help establish personal boundaries on the use of technology, clear mental chatter and establish a healthy, digitally balanced lifestyle.
For those who wish to immerse themselves more fully, a Digital Wellness Escapecan be booked at all of the Group’s spas. This 1 hour 20-minute experience focuses on grounding both body and mind through the power of human touch,and is designed to provide a calming and peaceful respite from the outside world and the stress of repetitive movements.
Guests can also enjoy additional events in certain locations in honour of Silent Night, such as Silent Yoga in Bangkok and Guangzhou, Meditation Classes in Washington DC, Prague and at the Group’s newest spa in London, or Singing Bowl therapies in Shanghai and Boston. Mandarin Oriental, Miami will have couples’ packages to encourage guests to share Silent Night and reconnect with a loved one.