Voya February Spa of The Month | Escape Spa At The Imperial Hotel, Cork, Ireland

Every month we are highlighting one of our brilliant spa partners with you; the perfect way to discover VOYA treatments and products from all around the world.

Our Spa of The Month for February, is Escape Spa, at the Imperial Hotel, a timeless landmark surrounded by the scenic South West of Ireland. Steeped in over 200 years of history and Cork's very first hotel, The Imperial is regarded by many as the ‘Grande Dame’ of Cork. 

The Imperial Hotel with Escape Spa brings together a charming combination of traditional and contemporary design merged to create a warm and welcoming environment. Located in the heart of the bustling popular shopping districts beside Cork’s finest restaurants and pubs.

This luxury boutique enjoys an unrivaled setting, in the centre of the pedestrianised zone with the world-famous English Market. Old-world elegance with top-tier spa treatments makes this historical property a very special destination. 

Escape Spa provides a sanctuary from the stresses of the world. This urban retreat is an oasis of calm where relaxation and rejuvenation take centre stage. Each corner of the spa will soothe your senses with ten bespoke treatment rooms designed with a unique Zen garden display.Unwind in their star-lit relaxation room, aroma steam room, brine grotto, tropical experience shower, Dry Floatation room and Vitality Suite with heated indoor hydrotherapy pool. 

Dry Floatation 

Relax on a free-floating water-filled mattress. You are cradled by a warm cosy cushion that adjusts to the shape of your body allowing you to experience a heavenly weightless sensation. This helps to achieve a profound feeling of relaxation and wellbeing. Every muscle in the body is allowed to rest and recover. Experts say that a half-hour float is as restful as three hours of sleep!

Vitality Suite

Reflect, de-stress and rebalance at the inner city oasis of relaxation and revitalisation. Experience the unique Hydrotherapy pool, with specialised jets to ease tension, enjoy the tropical rain and mist showers and Escape Spa unique Aroma and Salt Grottos. 

Escape Spa offers world-class VOYA’s tranquil treatments and an array of retail products for you to bring the spa experience home. Through VOYA wild nature is tamed, ingredients are potent and treatments are unparalleled. VOYA uses organic seaweed that is sustainably sourced, selected by eye, and hand-harvested from the wild Atlantic coast. Different types of seaweed are selected for therapeutic purposes and used across a range of different treatments at Escape Spa.

Popular Treatments Include:


The ultimate massage experience. Warmed muslin bags containing a combination of the finest herbs and seaweed are deeply massaged into the body, gently moulding to every contour. The heat radiates through the body and relaxes and soothes aches and pains. This full-body treatment reconditions and rejuvenates your skin by gently exfoliating the outer layers and nourishing deep within. The herbal bags offer a relaxing way to detox as the seaweed gel is a powerful anti-oxidant and increases the body’s metabolism.VOYA ORGANIC PRENATAL VOYAGER

This organic wellbeing ritual promotes relaxation and a sense of tranquillity while deeply hydrating and nourishing your skin.  A full body exfoliation will gently buff the skin, leaving you feeling radiant and renewed. Nourishing Mama Oil is used to gently ease stress and tension with a top to toe body, face, and scalp massage.  Melt away the aches and pains associated with pregnancy and feel comfortably cocooned, supported, and restored.


This is the crème da la crème of body wraps, a signature seaweed wrap by VOYA using fresh leaves of Atlantic seaweed to cocoon the body and deeply detoxify, moisturise, soften and revive. The treatment begins with finely ground down seaweed to exfoliate and prep the skin for the application of warm leaves of Irish seaweed to the body. Enjoy a relaxing scalp massage while the leaves packed with minerals, vitamins & amino acids work their magic with immediate effect.