Located within Melbourne’s opulent Crown Towers, Crown Spa is a five star health and day spa that offers a blissful retreat from the demands of the city.
Schiavello Construction delivered the refurbishment of the Spa’s 17 treatment rooms, two exclusive couples’ suites, male and female Turkish bath-inspired hammam steam rooms, deluge showers, hair and beauty salon, two expansive vitality pools and the refurbishment of the 25 metre indoor heated lap pool. Schiavello Signage worked with the designer to develop signage that translated Crown Spa’s branding and provided directional assistance across the space and spa entry.
The interior, designed by Michael Fiebrich Design, is nothing short of exquisite. The reception area welcomes visitors with customised carpet, hand-painted silk feature walls, and a specially commissioned flock of hand-blown glass abstract birds hanging from above. Also noteworthy is the extensive mosaic work done in the hammams.
An entire wall of Italian Cicis mosaics graduates in colour from a deep ocean blue to turquoise and Mother of Pearl in the male area, and from a deep ruby colour to pink tourmaline and pale rose in the female area.
From the demolition of the space down to the core walls, to the complete fitout, one of the greatest challenges was working within the confines of a fully operational hotel. With 449 hotel rooms directly above the work site, and more than ten restaurants below, the team worked closely with Crown to ensure a minimal disturbance through the tower.
The installation of the two vitality pools on Level 3 of the tower was another challenging feat. Windows needed to be removed to facilitate the concrete pour from the valet parking area below, and to allow pool equipment to be hoisted up.
With more than five years of experience delivering projects in the Crown precinct, including the VIP Salons on Level 39, Schiavello was able to apply its deep understanding of the exceptional level of quality expected.
With Crown-specific processes already in place, Schiavello’s defects manager walked through the site every day for the final four weeks to ensure anything that needed attention could be proactively managed far in advance. The team also worked in close collaboration with Singapore-based Fiebrich, teleconferencing weekly to discuss details of the build.
The fine level of finishes, detailing and craftsmanship throughout is a testament to a shared commitment to excellence across the project team.