ham·​mam | \ hə-ˈmäm How to pronounce hammam (audio) \

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The penthouse will also have its own gym, two private elevators, a home movie theater, a Turkish hammam, a putting green, two outdoor kitchens and two 45-foot-long infinity pools on either side of the unit for swims at sunrise and sunset. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Renzo Piano-Designed Miami Beach Penthouse Could Set Florida Record," 4 Dec. 2018 Photo: Christopher Pike for The Wall Street Journal Qasr Al Sarab This palatial resort in the Rub’ al-Khali desert offers up-close-and-personal visits with falcons, spa and hammam treatments and a standout breakfast spread. Charu Suri, WSJ, "An Insider’s Guide to Abu Dhabi—High and Low," 13 Dec. 2018 Here is a look at four examples of private residential hammams. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Public-Bathhouse Design Comes to Luxury Homes," 19 July 2018 The spa is also top-notch, with a sauna, hammam, caldarium, ice fountain, and aromatherapy showers to round it out. 2. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in Europe: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The hammam was added during the house’s restoration. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "A Moroccan Retreat With a French Minimalist Spin," 13 Aug. 2018 My mom used to bring me to the hammam, to Terme di Stigliano. Jamie Rosen, Town & Country, "Supermodel Mariacarla Boscono’s Italian Beauty Secrets," 1 May 2017 Take advantage of the complex's three restaurants, superb spa with an indoor saltwater pool (there are two outdoor pools), a high-tech gym with Med views, a hammam, and a Finnish-style snow room. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in Europe: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Get really, really clean at a hammam in Istanbul Getty Images 9. Marie Claire, "20 Adventures To Have In Your Lifetime," 13 Aug. 2014

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First Known Use of hammam

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hammam

Turkish, Persian & Arabic; Turkish hamam bath, from Persian hammām, from Arabic ḥammām

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