Wellness program launched

Updated 23 March 2016
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Wellness program launched

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum has announced a new collaboration with Mayo Clinic, a US-based worldwide leader in medical care, which is described as the first of its kind for the clinic.
Reflecting a joint commitment to wellness and a holistic lifestyle, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum will combine the research-based medical expertise of Mayo Clinic with Mandarin Oriental’s signature treatments and therapies, offered in its spa.
With a focus on preventive wellness and designed to inspire a more balanced lifestyle, the wellness programs will offer guests a choice of tailor-made experiences from one day assessments to five-day retreats, as well as a la carte services.
Following a range of individual assessments executed by Mayo Clinic’s experienced on-site staff, including overall health, body composition, functional movement, stress and posture, guests will enjoy bespoke programs incorporating the clinic’s research-driven therapies and complemented by Mandarin Oriental’s signature spa treatments.
As well as healthy cuisine prepared by the hotel’s skilled chefs and wellness classes such as yoga, pilates and meditation, guests can take advantage of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum’s rejuvenating heat and water Spa experience, first-class fitness center, indoor pool and tennis court.
“In today’s ever-changing, fast-paced world, expert guidance on how to lead a healthier, more holistic life is the greatest investment one can make. We are delighted to be the first hotel group to collaborate with Mayo Clinic to offer programs of this kind,” says Mandarin Oriental’s Group Director of Spa Jeremy McCarthy. “And the beautiful seascape of Bodrum serves as the perfect backdrop for a truly results-oriented wellness retreat.”
Mayo Clinic Healthy Living at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, which has already been made available from Jan. 8, will continue till April 30 April and is priced from 950 euros per person, per night.


Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales in KSA

Updated 16 July 2019
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Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales in KSA

Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer for Volkswagen in Saudi Arabia, has announced a boost in sales to women following the first anniversary of women’s driving in the Kingdom. 

A milestone for women across the country with almost 50,000 driver licenses issued so far, the dealer has welcomed female drivers through the doors and as a result has experienced an increase in sales specifically to women, accounting for 25 percent of total sales so far for 2019. 

According to Samaco, the Volkswagen Tiguan is the No.1 choice for women and is preferred for its functionality and safety features. The Tiguan is closely followed by a popular car for larger families, the seven-seater Teramont — an SUV kitted with cutting-edge design and smart technology. 

Mohammed Moussa, general manager for Volkswagen at Samaco, said: “We are hugely proud to be a part of this exciting time for women across the country. Our increase in sales speak for themselves and we are honored to be the preferred choice for so many women and their families. With outstanding new models such as the latest Touareg and Teramont and the ever popular Tiguan, we have no doubt that Volkswagen will continue to play an exciting part of people’s journey to getting out onto the roads across Saudi Arabia.”

The increase in female Volkswagen owners in the Kingdom resulted in the first women’s car club forming earlier this year. Central to the creation of the club was Ammal Farhat, who has always been passionate about gender equality. She said the Volkswagen Women’s Car Club represents exactly that. 

“We were given the opportunity to drive a year ago and what a difference that year has made for thousands of women across Saudi Arabia. The Volkswagen Women’s Car Club unites us in a way that we never thought possible before. Now that we can get behind the wheel, we feel more empowered and have a greater sense of independence and control over our own lives,” said Farhat.

Samaco Automotive is the exclusive dealer of Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche cars in Saudi Arabia. The company provides a full range of services incorporating sales of new and pre-owned cars and commercial vehicles, leasing and full after-sales support with a dedicated service and parts team located at its showrooms and workshops in Jeddah, Riyadh and Alkhobar.