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Feng Shui Meets Green Building at Viana Hotel & Spa

10/12/2010 11:36

WESTBURY, N.Y. (PRNewswire/ -- Elegant rooms? Spa treatment?  Delectable dining? Check, check, check. The new Viana Hotel and Spa has traditional components that make for an exquisite stay, along with the untraditional. Abiding by time-honored principals of feng shui and incorporating modern practices of "green" building, the Viana is Long Island's first and only boutique hotel using elements of ancient Chinese philosophy and eco-friendly living to provide the highest level of comfort, pleasure and serenity.

Catering to those wishing to maintain lifestyle priorities while away from home, the Viana follows the fundamentals of feng shui, a concept developed 3,000 years ago and believed to improve life balance by receiving positive qi, or the flow of energy that sustains living beings. From the mountain wall on the property's eastern border to the marble compass embedded in the entryway, the Viana impeccably incorporates the five elements of feng shui (fire, water, wood, metal, and earth) creating a constant sense of tranquility present in all 103 guest rooms, 12 suites, and penthouse.

The Viana holds high standards of environmentally sustainable living in and out, demonstrated through harnessing the sun's power on its rooftop solar energy system; employing energy-saving lighting; equipping bathrooms with water-saving dual flush systems and filling rooms with materials, furniture and decor of eco-friendly products. Even the guest towels and robes are made from natural bamboo fibers.

Six spa treatment rooms offer massage, facials, manicure/pedicure, and hair salon services in a relaxing, organic, chemical-free setting. Among the treatments are BodyCoffee®, an indulgence combining the therapeutic qualities of organic coffee, and the Viana's own Restorative Marine moisturizer made with red algae from Hawaii.

Fusing traditional Italian cuisine with an Asian influence is the hallmark of the Viana's Marco Polo Restaurant and Bar. Gourmands will find an eclectic, palate-pleasing menu of items such as Antipasto Sushi Rolls and Chicken Francaise Egg Rolls.

Feng shui design, environmentally friendly elements, and unique cuisine round the list of components incorporated to provide guests with a one of a kind, and undoubtedly "balanced" experience.

The Viana Hotel and Spa is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and one of four hotel properties owned and operated by the Mindel family including the Adria in Bayside, NY; the Inn at Great Neck and Four Points by Sheraton in Plainview, NY.

SOURCE Viana Hotel and Spa

CONTACT: Donald Miller, +1-516-330-1647,

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