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AUG 2017

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A V A S p a a t F o u r S e a s o n s P r a g u e dayspamagazine.com • august 2017 • [ 33 ] L ocated in the city's UNESCO-listed Old Town, Four Seasons Prague is tucked away so discreetly that passersby might miss it entirely. The luxury hotel sits on the banks of the Vltava River and off ers unparalleled vistas of Prague Castle and the nearby Charles Bridge. Both the views and the Vltava play an integral role in the hotel's recently opened spa. "AVA is the Celtic name for water," explains spa manager Edita Deveroux. "Water and the Czech Republic's historic spa traditions have become the essence of our spa concept." Following eight months of renovations and a move to the neoclassical space, the hotel now encompasses three historic buildings and an adjoined contemporary structure. Adorned with arches, tiling and gold accents, AVA is comprised of a vitality pool with hydrotherapeutic jets, male and female steam rooms and saunas, and fi ve treatment rooms, each of which is named after a diff erent river in the Czech Republic, including the Vltava, where couples' and signature treatments are performed. During my visit, I opted for the Golden Ritual (140 min./$450), which incorporates a relaxing bath, one of the spa's three Traditional Czech Inspired Bath Treatments (30 min./$130). Each bath is named after the Czech Republic's most popular spa towns, and inspired by the healing thermal waters found there. All of the products in this ritual—which contain real gold particles—are by Omorovicza, a Hungarian line based around the renowned, mineral-rich waters of Budapest. AVA off ers two other cosmetics lines: Swiss Perfection and Sodashi. My treatment series began with a revitalizing sugar and gold scrub. After a shower, I soaked in a salt- and lavender-infused bath with massaging jets and changing LED lights. I then received a Gold Body Massage, followed by a Golden Lifting Facial, which my therapist Liliana Ferreira aptly described as "A little moment to help calm and reawaken your body, spirit and mind." COURTESY FOUR SEASONS HOTEL PRAGUE dayspamagazine.com/freeinfo AVA Spa at u r Sea s ns Pra gu e

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