We speak to Melia Cuba representatives to get more sales insight on its YHI Spa experience.

Please tell us about the YHI Spa experience.

YHI Spa, the Meliá Hotels International brand for wellness, is named after the native goddess, YHI, who appeared in a world of darkness and filled it with light. A true oasis created to awaken the mind and revitalize the body, set in the midst of tropical gardens. Their mission is to introduce clients to a new sense of well-being and serene tranquillity while surrounded by luxury and exquisite attention to detail. Once your clients enter YHI SPA, they will be immersed in a sanctuary of aromas, sounds that awaken the spirit and the gentle touch of our expert hands. Hydrotherapy rituals are an essential element of our well-being and play a major role in our treatments.

Which properties have a YHI Spa on-site?

Six of our properties have a YHI Spa, 4 of those are high-end hotels:

In Varadero: Paradisus Varadero, Paradisus Princesa del Mar 18+ and Meliá Marina Varadero

In Holguín: Paradisus Río de Oro 18+

In Cayo Santa María: Meliá Buenavista 18+ and Meliá Cayo Santa María

What signature treatments can be found in YHI Spas in Cuba?

The Cuban Rum Massage that combines various deep tissue techniques used to release tension and accumulated stress, with a traditional mix of massage oil and Cuban rum.

The Roast Coffee Massage involves a Cuban aromatic massage based on roast coffee granules mixed with professional body massage cream.

A Chocolate Body Wrap, an antioxidant and relaxing body treatment leaving a sensation of happiness and wellness. It helps reshape and purify the body.

A Cocoa Scrub, an exfoliating body treatment based on cocoa pure extract with a triple hydrating, antioxidant and anti-cellulite effect. Following this exfoliation is a delicious silky mousse milk bath enriched with marine proteins and collagen that provides the skin with hydrating and nutritional properties.

An Aloe & Mint Wrap, a fresh melting body wrap based on mint and Aloe Vera with extraordinary intensity that deeply nourishes and regenerates the skin immediately making it appear smooth and silky.

Mother-Daughter Spa Getaway (11+) Moms can enjoy an exquisite cocoa scrub and manicure with her little princess; not only will it make her hands more beautiful, but it will also leave both ladies with a sensation of well-being – available at Paradisus Varadero.

Are there any particularly popular treatments that should be booked ahead of time?

To have access to a YHI Spa, clients must be staying on property. Prior to departure, clients can find the list of treatments and prices on our website, www.meliacuba.com, by selecting their hotel and visiting the Spa page in the Interest section of their hotel. We strongly recommend that they book their treatments prior to their departure to ensure availability and to secure their reservation in advance. They will require their travel booking number to do so. A deposit is not required to book ahead of time. The full payment must be made directly at the Spa. For brides, travel agents should contact Nanor, our wedding specialist in Canada, at nanor@meliacuba.ca for special prices.

What additional resources are available for agents who want to show their clients images/spa menus/etc?

Travel agents can download high-resolution photos of our YHI Spas by signing up on our Travel Professionals website at http://travelprofessionals.meliacuba.com. Furthermore, clients can visit the Spa section of our Melia Cuba website at the following link http://www.meliacuba.com/interests/spa-hotels to get general information and a list of treatments and services offered at our YHI Spas. Once they’ve chosen their hotel, they can simply go in the Spa section of that hotel’s page to see the treatments offered as well as pricing. Brochures are also available upon request at our Canadian office.

Are there any special promotions offered at the YHI Spas?

Clients who book Royal Service at our Paradisus Resorts or The Level at Meliá Buenavista and Meliá Marina Varadero will receive one free hydro-thermal circuit as well as reduced rates on massages.

Our Paradisus Resorts and Meliá Buenavista have an annual summer/fall promotion offering clients up to a $1,000 Resort Credit from which up to $200 can be used at the YHI Spa.


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