SOURCE: The Orphalese

September 12, 2007 09:00 ET

Residential Cruise Ship The Orphalese Announces Exclusive Partnership With Six Senses Spas

World-Renowned Spa Provider to Offer Guests and Residents of The Orphalese Six Senses Brand's First Cruise Ship Spa Facility

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 12, 2007) - Luxury residential cruise ship, The Orphalese, is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with award-winning, Bangkok-based Six Senses Spas, the world's preeminent spa and wellness brand. Six Senses Spas will serve as the provider of all spa and health services to guests and residents while onboard The Orphalese.

The Orphalese and Six Senses Spas' pairing represents a natural fit, illustrating the residential cruise ship's continued commitment to luxury and excellence for its residents and guests. Six Senses, a Resort and Spa Management and Development Company established in 1995, owns and manages resorts under the brand names Soneva, Evason, Six Senses Destination Spas and Six Senses Spas. The company's spas have garnered numerous awards from consumers and press alike including a "Most Luxurious Spas in the World" award from Forbes (2006), a "World's Best Award" from Travel + Leisure (2007), Conde Nast Traveler's "Reader's Spa Award" (2006) and inclusion on the "Pure Decadence List" in Elite Traveler (2006), among many others.

The Orphalese's extensive onboard spa facilities, the first Six Senses Spas location on a cruise vessel, will feature twenty-one luxuriously appointed private treatment rooms including four double treatment rooms catering to couples or friends. A unique meditation room will invite guests to experience tailored individual spa and wellness activities, including guided meditation and Tai Chi, while they circumvent the globe. A fully equipped gym offering fitness, pilates and yoga programs will also be available along with a Six Senses Spa boutique. Guests can also indulge in an onboard spacious relaxation area where they'll unwind and sample Six Senses Spas' signature herbal infusion teas, or simply re-energize at the onboard juice bar.

Donald V. Allen, CEO, Orphalese Cruise Lines, said, "Six Senses Spas is the ideal partner to provide world-class spa and wellness lifestyle services for guests and residents while onboard The Orphalese. Six Senses Spas are the perfect compliment to The Orphalese's environmentally responsible, luxurious ocean-based lifestyle and we look forward to our guests experiencing their ultra-personalized attention."

Victoria Ying Jin, Esq., one of the founding members of The Orphalese, said, "We are extremely excited to see the fruits of this excellently matched partnership, as both The Orphalese and Six Senses Spas share the same value and philosophy of enhancing quality of life, while at the same time continuing to be strongly committed to joint obligations towards our beautiful planet."

Jamie Waring, Managing Director, Six Senses Spas, said, "We are proud to partner with The Orphalese in this ground-breaking residential cruise ship project. The brands and their values compliment each other in terms of providing luxurious services and facilities in a unique and innovative environment."

Six Senses Spas' offered treatments onboard The Orphalese will include a comprehensive range of individual sensory journeys including options from body and beauty care to various wellness and lifestyle programs. Expertly trained, international holistic practitioners will provide customized treatments incorporating natural ingredients culled from all around the world, assuring the latest Eastern and Western wellness therapies are available on the residential cruise ship.

Six Senses Spas also shares The Orphalese's commitment to environmental responsibility, making the partnership a natural fit. Six Senses Spas has recently enrolled in Green Globe Affiliation, taking a leading role in the industry as an environmentally beneficial spa operator. Green Globe is the international certification body developing ecologically responsible benchmarks for spa development and operation, using the independently verified EarthCheck system. Six Senses Spas branded products will be used on board and are made only from natural ingredients, in harmony with the environment.

The Six Senses Spa onboard The Orphalese will be constructed using understated, natural materials with Asian design influences, seamlessly adapted to the ocean to deliver spa and wellness experiences that are both unique and memorable for guests and residents aboard the residential cruise ship.

About The Orphalese

Capturing the imagination of the public as a unique ocean-based lifestyle experience, The Orphalese will be the most exciting place to be. The Orphalese is the first residential cruise ship to offer 200 permanent ocean residences, ranging in size from 1,000 square feet to 4,000 square feet, as well as 265 suites for luxury cruise passengers. Leveraging the combined resources of the world's best business, luxury real estate and design talent, the residential cruise ship will be equipped with the finest amenities available anywhere in the world. Spending an average of 200 days in various ports around the world, the residential cruise ship will give owners and guests the opportunity to visit the globe's most exclusive events and explore the cultural and historic offerings of each country. Slated to debut in 2010, The Orphalese is managed by Orphalese Holdings. For more details, log onto www.theorphalese.com or call 888.287.7447.

About Six Senses Spas

Six Senses is a Resort and Spa Management and Development Company established in 1995, which manages resorts under the brand names Soneva, Evason, Six Senses Destination Spas and Six Senses Spas. The Six Senses Spa mission is to deliver spa experiences that are both unique and memorable, offering a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments for 'Balancing Senses' administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas are a key element of all Six Senses properties and are also hosted by prestigious hotels, resorts and on the sea in many other locations. For further information please visit www.sixsensesspas.com

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