The Spa at Glenmere Mansion has grand opening

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  • Tria Giovan Photography This is the entry to the new Spa at Glenmere Mansion in Chester.

  • The rooms in the new 8,000-square foot Spa at teh Glenmere Mansion in Chester were designed by Marina Case Alario, of ěRed Shuttersî in Warwick.

  • The Glenmere Spa treatment rooms (there are five, including a duet suite with fireplace) are all ěen-suite,î with private change room, toilette, steam shower and vitality tub.

CHESTER — Glenmere Mansion, the award-wining 18-room Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel in Chester, has opened an 8,000-square-foot spa for hotel and day guests.

The hotel, which opened in January 2010, has garnered several major industry awards, including being named the “#1 Romantic Hideaway in the World,” by Hideaways International.

The Spa at Glenmere Mansion features a marble-clad Moroccan hammam and bathhouse with a “Costa Rican” waterfall/ vitality pool and rooms for herbal steam, cool mist, dry sauna and a computerized Swiss shower.

Organic ingredients, ancient healing traditions and modern techniques are offered in thoughtfully appointed rooms designed by interior designer Marina Case Alario of “Red Shutters” in Warwick.

The Glenmere Spa treatment rooms (there are five, including a duet suite with fireplace) are all “en-suite,” with private changing room, toilette, steam shower and vitality tub. The spa also includes a Moroccan-themed nail salon, relaxation library with “tea and tonics bar” and Glenmere’s signature “Blue Shutters” gift boutique.

An extensive spa menu is offered. The ultimate 2.5 hour hammam treatment includes a guest “Journey to Shambalah,” the mythical kingdom in Tibetan Buddhist tradition, where centuries ago Eastern and Western explorers sought out this earthly paradise for its curative anti-aging powers. This Glenmere journey begins with a heated belly stone exfoliation to prepare the skin for essential oils placed on the meridian points before the body is detoxified in the dry heat sauna. After fragrant raspberry honey is applied to replenish the skin, and the body is cleansed, the guest has a 90-minute massage.

Essential information
The Spa at Glenmere Mansion is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 634 Pine Hill Road, Chester by appointment only. Call 845-469-1939. A full spa menu is online at

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