Whether you’re gearing up for a big night on the tiles (XinYi is home to a great collection of bars, restaurants and clubs, which spill out onto the streets, right outside W Hotel’s door) or winding down after a long day of sightseeing, W Hotel’s AWAYSPA has it all, including an amazing list of enticing spa treatments. The most tantalising of all? AWAYSPA’s exclusively for men snake extract inspired facial treatment, In His Skin. Designed for burnt-out and run-down souls, In His Skin starts with a Glamtox peel, featuring snake extract serum, which helps to smooth and soften the beard area and encourage cell renewal. Lasting 60 minutes (£70), it’s the perfect length to fit in before slipping into the spa’s separate male and female sauna and steam rooms, an experience made all the more holistic with the addition of a mandatory cup of herbal tea.
Try Four Seasons’ Golden Glow treatment at their luxurious London Park Lane address. Using real particles of gold that promise to leave skin feeling soft and enriched, this Omorovicza treatment begins with an invigorating golden sugar polish, followed by a soothing massage with ylang-ylang oil enriched with shimmering gold. Golden Glow is a perfect treat for a special occasion when you want to look nothing but your best. Choose from a 50 (£125) or 80-minute (£160) treatment.
Once your treatment is complete, soak up the relaxing surroundings of this rooftop retreat, which includes nine bespoke spa treatment rooms, all of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows and private relaxation pods, so you can enjoy ultra-serenity while taking in the spectacular views across the city.
No trip to Las Vegas would be complete without a touch of bling. Try the Diamond Magnetic Lift Body Treatment at The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which will purify the body and mind and help eliminate the effects of the stress of everyday life (and maybe even some of the excesses of Vegas, too). The lift begins with ‘the balancing of the chakras’ using gems, followed by the application of a luminous mud, featuring diamond dust, combined with a massage using magnetic tools. Sound too technical? This treatment’s benefits largely outweigh its new-age appeal by amplifying energy and unloading tension and stress, fighting the skin’s signs of aging while ensuring a feeling of maximum wellbeing. 90-minute treatment, £170 midweek / £185 weekend.
Housed within the luxurious surrounding of noble woods, dark stone and sleek design, The Caudalie Spa offers spa-goers a glut of exclusive treatments, with its never-ending list of wine-inspired scrubs,
baths and body wraps. That’s right, wine-inspired treatments, including the Wine Maker’s Massage, Merlot Scrub and Premier Cru Facial—all well worth a try.
Inspired by the greatest vintages of Bordeaux, the Premier Cru Facial begins with a scrub that prepares the skin for the benefi ts of a lengthy massage carried out with essential oils by a Caudalie ‘Vinotherapist’. Next is the application of Caudalie’s Premier Cru cream, which is infused with the Caudalie Spa’s patented natural active ingredients, followed by a warm thermal mask that has a lifting effect on the skin. The result: smoother, more radiant looking skin that is brimming with youth. Costs around £210 for 80 minutes.
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