The new Albamhor Spa at the Fife Arms, a boutique hotel in the Scottish Highland town of Braemar, has opened its doors, marking the completion of a three-year, multi-million dollar transformation project.
Braemar is home to Scotland’s annual Highland Games, an event that attracts visitors from around the world. And the Fife Arms, a 46-bedroom property, which opened at the end of 2018, has already been dubbed “Scotland’s Hottest Hotel” by the Financial Times. Located in an old Victorian coaching inn, the property has been remodeled by its new owners Iwan and Manuela Wirth, co-Presidents of the international gallery Hauser & Wirth.
“Inspired by a deep sense of place, the colourful stories of Braemar, and the dramatic landscape of the Cairngorms, the hotel brings together a profound respect for local history, a love of nature and strong sense of community.”
The Albamhor Spa is created by interior designer Russell Sage along with Spa Vision, which supplied and installed the bespoke sauna, treatment tables, and associated equipment.
Colin Cameron, director at Spa Vision, said in a statement, ”The Fife Arms holds considerable history and a defining place in the local area. For this reason, the attention to detail and precision has been unwavering. The Albamhor Spa is a stunning addition to the hotel facilities and we are delighted to have played our part in bringing the designers’ vision to life.”
Albamhor is the ideal place to “unwind and to restore, revive and relax body, mind and spirit.”
Products have been selected to embody The Fife Arms ethos of providing a unique Scottish Highland experience while respecting guests’ health and wellbeing along with the environment.
Signature treatments include a Restorative Full Body Massage for which therapists use a blend of massage techniques to target specific areas of the body, tailoring the treatment to a guest’s individual profile. According to Albamhor, “The therapeutic movements stimulate the blood flow, helping to repair key muscle fibres, restoring optimal movement and flexibility to those areas in need of physical and energetic renewal.”
Other signatures include a Relaxing Full Body Massage employing bespoke selected blends of aromas with a mix of light massage techniques to help ease states of physical and mental exhaustion; and the Fife Foot Ritual, which includes a soak and “a luxurious scrub with ishga Sea Salt scrub followed by a relaxing and therapeutic massage to the lower legs and feet.” This treatment can be enhanced with “a detoxifying ishga Seaweed & Salt warm poultice to reduce inflammation and ease those tired muscles.”
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