I don’t know about you, but I already feel a little calmer just looking at these stunning pictures from One Wybelenna, who took out the title of The Best Luxury Spa at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards, 2020.
Heather Sartain created One Wybelenna in 2015 after wanting to merge her nursing background with her passion for holistic health practices and wellbeing. Five years later, it has been named the winner of The Best Luxury Spa in Brisbane, Australia at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards. These global awards select and celebrate the best in the business when it comes to luxury goods and services. Heather and her team are honoured by the win and now stand with the likes of Chanel and Ferrari, who have also won Luxury Lifestyle Awards.
You only need to take one look at the photos to understand why this spa took out the title. Put simply, it is gorgeous. It’s a sanctuary hidden only a stone throw away from Brisbane’s CBD, and one many would like to call home for a day. The ethos of One Wybelenna centre around the idea that guests will find a place to rest here, restore equilibrium and make time for themselves, a practice hoped to continue well after they leave.
We spoke to Heather about the win and the road to creating One Wybelenna.
What was your motivation in creating One Wybelenna?
One Wybelenna came about as an opportunity to culminate my many years of working in traditional and holistic health fields and share my passion for health and wellbeing with others. The ethos of One Wybelenna centres around the idea that guests will find a place to rest here, to restore equilibrium and make time for themselves. I realised that I built a space that lent itself beautifully to a luxury day spa. The environment I had created is the perfect place for people to come to relax and unwind, away from the city and surrounded by the expansive, lush gardens, it truly feels like a place to escape.
Your spa is visually beautiful, where did you get the inspiration for the space?
The spa was originally intended to be our home, and I spent three years in the planning and construction phase. We drew inspiration from the original cottage and many of the materials used in the build, such as the Bluestone and Tallowwood and Western Red Cedar timber, were features of the original cottage. In addition to this, we were inspired by Californian Mid-Century Modernist homes. I wanted a home that embraced our lifestyle in Queensland and drew the beautiful surrounds into the space.
What services and facilities does One Wybelenna offer?
The signature One Wybelenna experience is a session in our outdoor Magnesium Pool & Spa enjoyed with a glass of sparkling wine in hand amongst the frangipani trees, booked in conjunction with other treatments. It’s a one of a kind experience! In addition to this, One Wybelenna offers a diverse range of services, including Classic Full and Half-day packages for the ultimate pampering, our signature facials and massages, thoughtfully designed pregnancy packages, hand and foot therapies and our men’s collection of treatments. Our treatments use a range of beautiful products from luxury Spanish skincare brand Germaine de Capuccini and Australian brand Sodashi. All of our treatments are centred around holistic health to restore body, mind and spirit.
How did you react when you were named the best luxury spa in Brisbane?
The entire team at One Wybelenna is thrilled about our victory in the Luxury Lifestyle Awards. Our work is about delivering service from the heart, ensuring a beautiful, restful experience, and we strive to provide exceptional treatments in a luxury setting. It is amazing to know that our efforts are recognised on such a high level. We are so pleased to be acknowledged with such a well-respected award.
What sets you apart from other spas?
I think the beautiful environment, peaceful surrounds and exceptional service are what our customers appreciate the most. We created a space that allows guests to take time out and enjoy a few hours in a peaceful, quiet place. We lead very busy lives now, so it is lovely to see our clients making themselves a priority, even if it is just for a few hours. To be able to give them the time and place to focus on themselves and their wellbeing is one of the great privileges that comes from owning and managing One Wybelenna.
To see more beautiful images of One Wybelenna, click through the gallery below.