Barr+ Wray has won a €900k contract in Baku, Azerbaijan to design and install a spa at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Set to open later in 2011, the 175-room hotel is inspired by 19th century French architecture.
Barr + Wray is installing the steam rooms, saunas, hamams, rasuls and ice fountains for the ninth floor rooftop spa at the hotel.
“We have seen a massive surge in the overseas demand for spas and pools, particularly in Eastern Europe and the Middle East,” said Alister MacDonald, MD, Barr + Wray.
“This has created fantastic opportunities for Barr + Wray and is a market we see as becoming more and more important in the years to come.
“High-profile and ambitious projects such as this really help showcase our work and we recognise that tapping into markets such as this is the way to continue grow as a business.
“We opened a new office in Hong Kong earlier this year to compliment our presence in Dubai and we see markets in these locations as being major drivers of our growth in the future.”
Other projects by Barr + Wray include acting as consultants on a six star hotel in Istanbul, providing engineering advice on the indoor and outdoor pools planned for the resort.
And, a design and supply contract for the swimming pools at Istanbul’s first ever seven star complex. The firm has supplied both a lap and vitality pool for the €100 million project which was recently launched by Palmali Holding and Marriot Hotels.