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NOV 2014

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24 DAYSPA | NOVEMBER 2014 SPA HOPPING the humanitarian group opened another Boma in El- doret, a town famous for being the home of many long-distance runners. LUXURY WITH A CONSCIENCE Despite what you might think, this business's good- cause mission doesn't translate to any skimping of amenities. The Boma hotel and Zoezi Spa run a robot lawnmower, invite guests to relax on an outdoor pa- tio underneath a crystal chandelier and operate a pool that's surrounded by glorious underground windows. Spa clients enter the facility by ascending open-air stairs that lead from the hotel's beautiful, glass- and light- fi lled lobby. With urban Nairobi as the backdrop, they pass outdoor waterscapes and lounge areas before they reach the spa's gracious front-desk hosts and plush lounge chairs. The nearby gym is naturally lit via a bank of win- dows that are perfect for gazing over the hustle and bustle of a gray winter day in the city. All of the Life Fit- ness equipment is new and immaculate, and a dense staff of janitors quietly weaves throughout the prop- erty, maintaining the pristine surfaces. Above the gym, large, graffi ti-style murals fl ank the walls, lending an artistic and edgy balance to the polish characterizing the rest of the spa. I was shown two sets of gender-specifi c restrooms: one pair geared toward the in-and-out fi tness fans, the other pair to suit the spa set. The fi tness restrooms offer large, no-nonsense painted lockers, showers, sinks and loos. The spa's are tucked away and well ap- pointed, boasting varnished wooden lockers, a wood- en lounging bench, mirrored cosmetics nook, sauna, steam room and refreshment corner. Zoezi is labyrinthine, low-lit and hushed. A wind- ing hallway leads past plush reclining benches, water stations and a myriad of closed doors, where a tanta- lizing array of treatments awaits, from the essential, such as facials, waxing and mani/pedis, to the divine, such as the Exotic Coconut Rub and Milk Ritual Wrap (45 min./3k KSh), Chakra Balancing massage (60 min./4.5k KSh) and Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift facial (75 min./7k KSh).* Predictably, health club manager Ag- nes Evans reports that Swedish massage (45 min./3k KSh) is the most popular service among her sporty Top-notch quality and service characterize Zoezi Spa and its neighboring gym. PHOTOS COURTESY ZOEZI SPA *The currency used in Kenya is the shilling (KSh). Service fees are cited in multiples of 1,000. Therefore, "3k KSh" is 3,000 shillings, or about $34.

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