Inside the swish AWAY Spa at W Goa

The sprawling AWAY Spa boasts 14,000 square feet of total relaxation with each detail inspired by the great baths of Pompeii


W’s homegrown AWAY Spa by W Hotels recently launched at W Goa. Beyond the traditional spa experience, AWAY Spa is a modern social environment with a fun yet chill vibe and a dash of aesthetic charm. Inspired by the theme of stripping away and rebuilding, AWAY Spa By W Hotels offers an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of AWAY means a disappearing act from the everyday into an insider scene of surprising sensations. Nestled in a subterranean space, W Goa’s AWAY Spa boasts 14,000 square feet of total relaxation with each detail inspired by the great baths of Pompeii and a labyrinth of corridors leading to eight treatment rooms, a vitality pool, a steam room and sauna. Luxurylaunches caught up with Shantanu M., Director of AWAY Spa, W Goa to get a lowdown on the spa.

Mr. Shantanu M., Director of AWAY Spa

1. The Spa Concept
Inspired by the theme of stripping away and rebuilding, AWAY Spa By W Hotels offers an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of AWAY® means a disappearing act from the everyday into an insider scene of surprising sensations.

Being the only W Hotel in India, AWAY Spa at W Goa offers a unique spa experience catered to the jet-set Disruptor that lives & breathes W’s signature DETOX. RETOX. REPEAT. lifestyle.

Solo or social – come alone to unplug or bring the crew
Stay all day or hop in to work out the kinks
Get ready for a night out with targeted tune-ups and on-demand beauty fixes
Start a ritual, recharge, or refuel so you’re ready to do it all over again

AWAY is more than a Spa; it is essentially a new social space within W Hotels. We FUEL the GLOW of our guests and leave them recharged and ready to go longer and stay later.

The luxe Vitality Spa Pool

2. Various sections in the spa
The AWAY Spa at W Goa replaces traditional spa vibes with an uber glam experience – 14,000 square feet of total relaxation, with each detail inspired by the great baths of Pompeii and a labyrinth of corridors leading to private rooms.

The spa comprises of six single treatment rooms, as well as two double treatment rooms for our lovebirds to indulge in complete revival and relaxation. Each treatment room is supported with its own luxurious changing room, steam cabin and shower as well as Bluetooth connectivity to music speaker.

A Fuel bar and decompression (detox/oxygen) lounge redefines escaping the limelight, even as you sport a post-treatment megawatt smile. As the final cherry on top, get your hair done and enjoy a soothing mani-pedi at AWAY’s in-house Levon Spalon before you start your Retox.

Whether you’re looking for a beauty fix, a facial with your girl friends or to detox after a night of partying, W Goa’s spa services will have you spoilt for choice.

3. COVID regulations
W Goa’s “Commitment To Clean” program ensures that each guest’s stay is nothing short of fabulous & safe. Dedicated cleanliness champions and hygiene supervisors monitor the level of cleanliness and hygiene at all common touch points. While many may be wary of indulging in spa treatments at this time, W Goa ensures utmost safety by sanitizing the spa bed for each new guest. Mandatory face masks for all W associates, hourly sanitization of door handles & elevator panels, no contact hand sanitizers, social distancing guidelines across the hotel are just a few of the measures taken. At W Goa, safe is the new luxury.

4. What is unique about the Spa? And what is the signature design and decor?
AWAY is more than a Spa; it is essentially a new social space within W Hotels. We FUEL the GLOW of our guests and leave them recharged and ready to go longer and stay later.

The AWAY Spa at W Goa replaces traditional spa vibes with an uber glam experience – 14,000 square feet of total relaxation, with each detail inspired by the great baths of Pompeii and a labyrinth of corridors leading to private rooms.

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With an extravagant spread of indoor treatment areas for total privacy and complete renewal, an extraordinary vibe welcomes you to explore sensory delights set against vivid colors, playful scents, imaginative sounds, energizing light and detoxifying potions.

Discover a gorgeous array of spaces inspired by a fort basement with contemporary looks, each highlighting local architectural details and design. Succumb to our luxurious heated vitality pool with two single-seater experience showers providing a soothing neck and body massage with attached relaxation bed lounges under a vaulted ceiling.

5. Architectural inspirations
The design of AWAY Spa is inspired by the great baths of Pompeii. The interiors are comprised of a lot of whites and the whole architectural build of the spa has an earthy feel to create an atmosphere that is cool, calm & whisks you away to a space of Zen.

Reflecting the imaginary ruins found nearby the fort, the rigid architecture of the spa is the foundation for the hotel above.

6. Number of treatment rooms
AWAY Spa has six single treatment rooms, two double treatment rooms, a vitality pool, steam room and sauna.

7. Area/Size
14,000 square feet

8. What is the most exotic element in the spa decor?
The underground vitality pool is the most iconic aspect of the spa. When you want to escape from the everyday hustle, our heated vitality pool is your paradise untouched. Sit against the massage showers while your body unfolds itself from the stress and all the partying you’ve done, just so you can do it all again.

W Goa prides itself on customizing our spa experiences for celebrations such as – honeymoon, hen night, birthdays – to elevate your spa experience to the next level.

9. Tell us about the products used at the spa
Expert hands, advanced techniques and world-class products at AWAY Spa help each of our guests to relax & rejuvenate, leaving the stresses of everyday life behind.

AWAY Spa is home to world-class skincare brands Pevonia – leader in delivering natural skincare solutions to the finest spas and professional aestheticians worldwide, and Skeyndor – renowned Spanish professional cosmetic brand whose advanced skincare solutions are vouched for by leading celebrities and supermodels worldwide.

Our spa treatments also make use of oils derived from natural herbs & flowers such as Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Repechage sea spa massage oil. These soothing oils aid in hydrating your body by infusing nutrients and removing toxins.

10. Describe at length, the most popular treatment/signature treatment with details like the procedure, the ingredients used, products used, the number of therapists required, the benefits and what makes it so unique, the price, duration, etc.?

Our signature therapy OM SHANTI OM is an experience that takes your senses on a mystical journey. The therapy works on seven different layers of your body, mind and soul helping you relax and rejuvenate your physical, spiritual and astral body.

We begin this session with traditional Mayan Aura Cleansing & Chakra Healing Rituals helping you release emotional blockages and getting you ready for the experience that follows.

Then, with a mix of traditional and modern bodywork techniques we help you relax and harness your inner glow.

Finally, we work on your outer glow experience with 24 Karat Gold therapies whose origins can be traced back to Cleopatra’s Royal Spas in Ancient Egypt on the banks of the river Neil.

With your Chakras cleansed, body relaxed and spirits high… inhale the future and exhale the past! Om Shanti Om.

Price & Duration:
120 MINS | INR 24000

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