ESPA at The Europe Hotel & Resort
Date Completed: 2008 - September
The striking redesign of this resort hotel and spa embodies the overall design aesthetic of natural luxury as it overlooks Killarney’s majestic Loch Lein. The magnificent ESPA at Hotel Europe is one of Ireland’s largest spa facilities. Upon arrival to the spa, guests are visually engaged with a centuries-old Irish pattern, cut out from paper-thin bronze sheets suspended from the ceiling. Spa amenities are comprised on two separate levels. The first, or active, level contains a state-of-the art fitness, kinesis and Tai Chi studio, along with female and male changing rooms. The second floor is more of a sanctuary, offering treatment rooms arranged around a peaceful internal courtyard that is designed as a contemporary topiary garden. The pool is clad in black stone with oversized contemporary mirror-and-glass chandeliers, and a curved wall made of bespoke and hand-finished crystal rods hints at the Irish tradition of crystal making.