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WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN AND DOLPHIN RESORT SHOWCASES THE FINEST
IN ASIAN DÉCOR AND ASIAN-INSPIRED TREATMENTS WITH MANDARA SPA

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort offers guests a fresh and original setting where guests can indulge in world-class pampering and beauty services.

Located in the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, this 12,000–square-foot, ancient Asian-inspired retreat showcases an impressive look and feel of its own.  A highlight of the spa’s services is Mandara’s signature Balinese massage, an eclectic variation of the traditional Swedish massage developed in Bali, which incorporates stretching, vigorous yet relaxing movements and elements of shiatsu. All of the spa’s offerings reflect the beauty, spirit and traditions of ancient times, along with the soul and ritual of Asian culture.

The spa includes 13 treatment rooms, including two couples suites; a steam room in designated male and female locker areas; a tea garden and meditation garden, featuring lakefront views and balconies, and a sophisticated nail and hair salon. The spa uses noted body products, Elemis and La Therapie, both highly regarded worldwide.

The spa’s breathtaking Balinese-inspired design was brought to life by local interior designer Lori Rapport. Rapport’s extensive expertise in spa design creates an environment of unparalleled perfection, emanating serenity, calm and tranquility.

As a tribute to the intricate art and architecture of ancient Bali, the décor has been specially crafted to reflect contemporary Balinese handiwork. The tea garden is a hand-carved replica of a traditional Balinese bale, a thatched-roof open pavilion used for relaxation. The interior wall of this structure is flanked by contiguous seating, providing a restful relaxation area for guests to occupy in between services.

The meditation garden is customized to provide the most serene atmosphere, featuring a 25-foot Meru sculpture centerpiece (similar to a pagoda), surrounded by stone lanterns and thematic rock gardens. The meditation garden at the Mandara spa is the only spa in the country to feature an authentic Meru temple. Guests can indulge in a selection of teas, mini facials and other “mini” services while relaxing in this area. The entire facility is designed in the truest Balinese style, including the trim work throughout the spa, which was hand-carved in Bali. Mandara Spa is another symbol of architectural achievement at the hotel and an attractive facility for guests to enjoy.

About the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort resides amongst the greatest theme parks and attractions in Central Florida. The resort is located between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Magic Kingdom Park. Guests can discover 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds and the luxurious Mandara Spa. The resort features five pools, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf, complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, the extended park hours benefit, where each day, one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks is open extra time for guests to enjoy select attractions (Valid Theme Park admission and Resort ID required) and Disney FastPass+ service, where guests can reserve up to 3 select theme park experiences up to 60 days in advance of their visit. The resort can be reached at 800-227-1500, www.swandolphin.com or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/swananddolphin.

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