Home to one of Asia’s largest – and most competitive – spa scenes, Hong Kong is the ultimate city for a pamper-break.
From express treatments to bespoke traditional therapies, Hong Kong’s day spas offer the widest range of options, and with most spas now operating until 11pm (or later), it’s easier than ever to squeeze in some luxury downtime during a city break.
If you find yourself in need of a bit of relaxation after a long day, check these picks for the best spas in Hong Kong:
Spa at The Ritz-Carlton
Located on the 116th floor of the hotel and overlooking Victoria Harbour, The Ritz-Carlton Spa redefines luxury and indulgence in a truly serene setting. Featuring nine lavish treatment rooms, including two couples spa suites, this idyllic Hong Kong spa is an elevated getaway from the busy world below, a retreat that appeals to anyone with a need for highly-crafted pampering.
Open your eyes and mind to a breathtaking horizonless view from our on-site fitness center or indoor infinity swimming pool. Indulge in a soothing signature treatment or celebrate a wedding anniversary or honeymoon with a romantic spa getaway in the private couples’ spa suite. At The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong, discover serenity in the sky, where having your head in the clouds is a desired state.
Concealed in the basement of Hong Kong’s first design hotel, the state-of-the-art MiraSpa is a soothing subterranean oasis dominated by a 25m infinity pool. Other standout features include a relaxing waterbed ‘lounge’, a special ‘aura room’ designed to combat the effects of jetlag and an enormous nail bar stocked with every hue imaginable.
Encompassing over 18,000 square feet, the sophisticated urban sanctuary of MiraSpa comprises nine treatment rooms including two luxurious VIP spa suites.
Asia’s first – and currently only – Bliss Spa upholds the US brand’s attitude-free wellness philosophy with its firmly tongue-in-cheek treatments and quirky setting. You can watch a movie with your manicure, stop by the brownie bar after your ‘Blissage’, and cap off your visit with a soak in the hot tub in the locker room. The views over Victoria Harbour and West Kowloon from the 72nd floor of the W Hong Kong are breathtaking.
The Mandarin Spa
While its decadent 1930s Shanghai-style setting hints at the traditional Chinese system-boosting remedies (from cupping to moxibustion) on offer at the ultra-luxe Mandarin Oriental Spa, you can also play it conventional with an Eve Lom or Gaylia Kristensen facial. The massage menu spans the four corners of the Orient, including a full-body massage using warm bamboo to knead and stretch the muscles, but it’s almost worth visiting for the Chinese herbal steam room alone.
One of the only feng shui-friendy spas in Hong Kong, it’s all about positive design flow and serious relaxation at Intercontinental Hong Kong’s I-Spa. Each of its spa suites has a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam shower, and by signing up for one of their full-day programmes, non-hotel guests also gain access to the state-of-the-art fitness centre and infinity pool that seems to spill into the harbour and boasting breathtaking views.
As a wellness sanctuary that evokes a sense of intimacy and indulgence, Chuan Body + Soul at The Langham, Hong Kong is based on the Chinese philosophy of the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water – creating a floating haven away from the outside world where mind, body and soul connect to rediscover your source.
With Chuan meaning a serene course of water in Chinese, flowing water is seen to be the source of life and balance. This oasis is modelled to reflect this harmony by using the principles of Feng Shui and embraces a natural aesthetic that pays homage to its earth tone heritage with touches of jade and bronze.
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