May, 10, 2019
Spa Ceylon – the world’s largest Ayurveda Wellness chain, reached their landmark 90th international location with the opening of their exclusive Wellness Boutique at the prestigious Evropeiskiy Shopping Mall located in the heart of the Russian Capital - Moscow. This follows the successful opening of the brand’s 1st Russian store in the resort city of Sochi earlier this year.
Speaking to media in Moscow, Shiwantha Dias, Managing Director Spa Ceylon stated that this prestigious opening was a significant milestone for the brand. “We plan to expand rapidly in Russia & to have around 10 branded stores in operation by end 2020, at locations earmarked across Moscow & major Russian cities such as St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny, Novgorod & Kazan. We have also commenced online retailing via multiple digital channels in the country, very successfully catering also to the growing Russian demand for
M-commerce” said Shiwantha.
Speaking to media at the opening, co-founder director Shalin Balasuriya explained “The continued growth of the international wellness market to over US$ 4.2 trillion signals a strong shift in consumer preferences towards wellness. Spa Ceylon occupies a unique lifestyle space where personal care meets wellness. Given its brand attributes of high-performance authentic formulations, Ayurveda origins, environmental activism and ethical sourcing, it will continue to resonate with the modern consumer to drive further growth. I have spent the past few days in Moscow meeting industry professionals, media & consumers that reviewed the range & am delighted by their overall response to Spa Ceylon, from packaging to product quality & functionality, giving us confidence that the store roll-out in Russia will be a great success.”
Spa Ceylon’s rapid international growth continues in 2019 with the first quarter of the year seeing the addition of 7 international new locations, including openings in Galle Fort Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Sochi Russia, Nagoya Japan, Bambalapitiya Sri Lanka, Shangri-La Hambantota & now Moscow Russia. Their immediate next five store openings are scheduled to be in Osaka Japan, Malé in the Maldivian capital & a second store in Sofia Bulgaria. Whilst a host of other new European openings are also being finalised across Europe, the brand envisages the opening of their landmark 100th store at a premium location in Western Europe.
Firmly entrenched in the global wellness market, Spa Ceylon was awarded the prestigious Asia’s Greatest Brands status, at the Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Awards 2018, with the brand’s co-founders Shiwantha Dias & Shalin Balasuriya being honoured with Asia’s Greatest Business Leaders 2018 Awards.
The brand’s multi award winning product range was also adjudged the Best New Skincare Range 2018 for their Virgin Coconut Skin Care Range at UK’s DFNI Magazine Duty Free Selections. Their luxury Ayurveda spa service offering has also brought them international acclaim through more than 10 awards & multiple global category wins at the World Luxury Spa Awards over the past 4 years.
The Spa Ceylon Story
Founded in May 2009 by brothers Shiwantha Dias & Shalin Balasuriya, ‘Spa Ceylon’ has fast become a dynamic force in the global luxury wellness sector and has taken its Luxury Ayurveda brand to the world, with a global presence of more than 90 branded stores and spas situated in Ginza Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto & Nagoya in Japan; Moscow & Sochi in Russia; Melbourne, Australia; Sofia, Bulgaria, Larnaca, Cyprus, Bucharest, Romania, Singapore; Seoul, South Korea; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; Karachi, Pakistan, the Maldives Islands & over 30 locations across Sri Lanka. The brand also operates in Kiev, Ukraine, across Switzerland & in the USA.
Spa Ceylon captures the romance of old Ceylon combined with ancient Ayurveda wisdom to create their range of majestic spa rituals and Royal spa formulae designed to soothe, calm and relax the body, mind and soul.
Spa Ceylon now produces over 500 all-natural Ayurveda inspired personal care, wellness, make-up & home aroma products. Their complete range comprises of prestige skin, body, bath, scalp & hair care preparations, oils, balms & potions, colour cosmetics, home aroma blends, candles, diffusers, incense, herbal infusions & gourmet teas, handmade stoneware, bath accessories & a range of tropical resort wear.