The Dolphin Square Spa Blog

ARTICLES BY TAG

Happy Half Birthday to Us!

Happy Half Birthday to Us!

Today we are 6 months young. What a journey it had been, taking this vision from dream to reality! From the start, we fiercely believed in our philosophy of blending the ancient and the modern, of infusing the centuries-old traditions with the cutting edge innovation. It is extremely gratifying to see our ethos accepted, shared and taken to heart. We want to say THANK YOU SO MU…

Read More >

 
The Marathon Des Sables

The Marathon Des Sables

Each year the toughest runners on Earth compete in the gruelling heat of Sahara in the so-called Sand Marathon. To tackle the challenge of this magnitude, their bodies and physical wellbeing have to be at their peak. Whatever your personal challenge is this year, whether you are running a Marathon, 5000 miles, or are confronting the daily trials of life, your body deserves to be looked …

Read More >

 
The Spa Lighting

The Spa Lighting

What was intrinsic to me as part of the design process was to introduce the artesian elements of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. It was vital for me to encompass the delicate light and also (and probably more importantly to me in the design process), Shadow. The most memorable thing to me about my travels to Morocco was ‘shadow’, delicate, hand carved shadow, pouring from the most b…

Read More >

 
Tadelakt

Tadelakt

The New Hammam, is almost compete, it has been hand crafted in the traditional plaster finish know as Tadelakt. Tadelakt is also known as tadelak and tadlakt. It is both a decorative and waterproof plaster, fashioned from lime specific to the Marrakech region of Morocco, North Africa. Little has been written down as the art relies on an oral tradition between artisans to keep it alive. …

Read More >

 
Making Of The Spa

Making Of The Spa

When I first had the idea to create The Spa in Dolphin Square, I wanted to bring my Moroccan experience to London, but needed to adapt it for a Western market in a busy urban environment. I took what was important to me living in London and fused it with the traditions I had observed in Marrakech. I love tradition but in my opinion, it often only works in the environment where it was cr…

Read More >