An indigenous-focused spa in Buenos Aires
5 Treatment Rooms
The name of the spa inside Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires reveals how you can expect to be received — Ahin Wellness & Spa is a welcoming ceremony for an honored visitor in Argentina’s native Mapuche language and culture. It’s fitting, then, that Ahin Wellness & Spa greets you with an array of luxury amenities and treatments made to induce relaxation.
Spa and fitness facilities are located in the hotel’s 20th-century Belle Époque palace building and fan out across a 8,073 square feet. The Buenos Aires spa is focused on creating holistic experiences, involving mind, body and soul rejuvenation, and this is evident in how the spa was designed and in the details throughout the setting.
Natural sunlight illuminates the space and bathes it in warmth, including shared areas as well as the private spa suites, which are ideal for those looking for a true escape. The color palette is made up of soft creams and golden hues, lending it an air of comfort and serenity. Views from the spa open to leafy garden areas and bubbling fountains. Water is present throughout the space, which evokes a feeling of utter tranquility and calm.
You’ll find a full, immersive spa experience here. The space includes an 80-foot indoor swimming pool, as well as a whirlpool and sauna. Separate and individual spaces for guests include five places for treatments: a hydrotherapy room, two individual rooms and two couples suites with private tubs. The spa level also incorporates a fitness studio with new workout machines, including those for cardiovascular workouts, isotonic training and weight lifting.
Invoking Argentina’s native Mapuche culture is not in the name only. All therapists are trained on how to use the spa’s indigenous products and treatments, which are incorporated into the spa’s menu. For instance, the Liwen Ceremony starts with a full-body exfoliation that uses natural ingredients favored by the Mapuches, including cinnamon and larch. Next up: A nourishing mask and an invigorating Vichy shower.
Another noteworthy treatment is the Ragiantu Ceremony, recommended for tissue restoration. It begins with an exfoliation that preps the body for a natural salve, which is a combination of Patagonian mud, fruits from the Pehuén tree (an evergreen tree native to Argentina), and rose hip, also cultivated right Patagonia. The experience concludes with a Vichy shower.
There’s a full menu of massages and facials, many incorporating indigenous ingredients that promote healing and rejuvenation. Aromatherapy options are on the menu for those looking to involve all their senses. Some of Ahin’s many packages (options abound for him, her and for couples) end with a drink in one of the hotel’s two restaurants or bar, with the choice to take it outside to the hotel’s spectacular tiered garden and terrace.