The Eaton House (24-32 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4) was transformed into a Spa retreat as part of this design project.
The aim of the Spa retreat is to allow all guests, from business travellers to tourists, to unwind their minds and bodies. Dublin is a business-friendly city that attracts individuals from all over the world. Many business travellers are under a lot of pressure and stress. After a long and exhausting shifts, it's beneficial to refresh the mind in a sauna or a swimming pool. Tourists come to a city to learn about the area, visit museums, and shop. They need to relax after a busy day. From a variety of different facilities (steam, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, flotariums, salt rooms, yoga studios, cocktail/ smoothie bar and restaurant) to various treatments (massages and facials), this place will allow all guests the ultimate relaxation. I have designed this Spa Retreat in a way that would leave guests with an unforgettable spa experience.
In order to achieve this luxury Spa retreat, immense research in the facilities and treatments provided at wellness centres was needed. I wanted to ensure that the spa/wellness concept is successfully taken into consideration throughout guest's entire experience in the retreat. This has been achieved by taking into consideration the guests’ journey, the way they will move through different areas of the building, as well as thinking about small, but important interior details of the Spa retreat. All parts of the interior were being carefully and strategically designed to match the idea of a calming environment and to create an ultimate spa experience from the very entrance.
The whole retreat was designed in a way that won’t seem like the it is in the middle of a busy city. Instead, the aim was to make guests feel like they are in a calming, slow-paced area surrounded by natural environment, while being in the centre of a fast-paced city.