6 Luxurious Hotel Spa Treatments To Get Your Body Summer Ready
Offered by Hong Kong’s best five-star hotels, these luxurious summer spa treatments will restore your glow and leave your skin looking fresh, nourished in no time
With the summer sun brightening up our days, now is the perfect time to wear your favourite dresses and chic swimwear to show off some healthy, glowing skin at the beach and pool party. The vacation season also calls for extra pampering and your standard monthly spa sessions just won’t cut it—you deserve a stellar experience that will simultaneously destress, recharge and rescue dry skin that you haven’t been taking good care of over the winter months.
Body treatments are popular at this time of year—and what better way to show yourself some love and appreciation for all of the hard work you do than with a luxurious spa experience? Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best, most over-the-top summer spa treatments from Hong Kong’s five-star hotels that will make your skin glow and give your body the reboot it needs.
Expect lavish treatment rooms featuring spectacular views, impeccable services and high-performance beauty products that will make you feel like true royalty.
The St. Regis Hong Kong
Treatment: The Queen’s Exfoliating Ritual (60 minutes)
The experience: Taking place in a beautifully designed treatment room at The St.Regis Hong Kong, this aptly named body ritual aims to melt away tension and stress, whilst restoring the skin’s natural luminosity.
The experience begins with a skin-stimulating dry body brush exfoliation to stimulate lymphatic drainage and polish dry skin for improved skin tone, texture and overall appearance. Any tension or tightness in and around the neck, shoulders, arms and legs will then be worked away with a massage, which features a bespoke blend of aromatherapy oils to lull your muscles and nervous system into deeper levels of relaxation. A complimentary bath salt gift will also be given at the end of the treatment to further enhance your spa experience at home.
Verdict: Done within an hour, this treatment is perfect for Hong Kong busy bees who want an express treatment and polish down their skin for ultimate smoothness. A quick hop on the massage bed will leave you feeling refreshed and effortlessly glowing.
Price: HK$1,580 on weekdays; HK$1680 on weekends and public holidays
The Athletic Club & Spa, 7/F, The St. Regis Hong Kong, One Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2138 6998
Four Seasons Hong Kong
Treatment: Contouring Detox Experience (150 minutes)
The experience: This indulgent spa treatment from Four Seasons Hong Kong is specially designed to detoxify the body and reduce water retention for a refined silhouette.
The treatment begins with a soothing full-body exfoliation with brisk salt to remove dead skin cells and boost circulation, followed by a quick shower. Your therapist then applies a thin, even layer of algae gel over the body, before wrapping the limbs and torso with bandages soaked in hot water. Next, she will lead you to the massage bed and wrap your body with the spa’s Bodyslim thermal blanket to heat up and draw toxins out. Lastly, a lymphatic massage is performed after the removal of bandages and another shower, resulting in the ultimate in body relaxation.
Verdict: The luxurious setting, excellent service and instant results—we’re talking improved texture and firmness of skin—makes the treatment worth every penny. A must-try for those who are looking to de-bloat fast and rid their bodies of toxins in a relaxing way.
Price: HK$4,220 on weekdays; HK$4,700 on weekends and public holidays
Four Seasons Hong Kong Spa, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Treatment: Summer Seasonal Detoxifying Treatment (90 minutes)
The experience: Another top-notch seasonal treatment that deserves a spot on your beauty radar this summer, this beauty ritual offered by The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong includes an impressive amount of pampering to smoothen the skin and rejuvenate the body with award-winning products from world-renowned spa brand, ESPA.
Before the treatment begins, you’ll be treated to a relaxing foot soak. Once on the bed, the therapist will perform a detoxifying natural sea salt scrub to slough off dead cells, deep-clean and brighten the skin. You will then undergo a warm algae wrap after a shower, which helps to flush toxins and water retention away from the body, as well as speeding up circulation. It all ends with a muscle relaxing massage featuring a blend of purifying body oil and body firming butter to undo knots, nourish and tighten the skin.
Verdict: The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is one of the very few hotels in the city where offers spacious treatment rooms with panoramic harbour views. This treatment is worth a try for not only a taste of five-star luxury but also instant results, where you’ll find your joints relaxed as new, with skin feeling and looking softer, nourished after just one session.
Price: HK$2,080 on weekdays; HK$2,330 on weekends and public holidays
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Spa, 116/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2263
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Treatment: Hungarian Mud Wrap Treatment (90 Minutes)
The experience: Harnessing the restorative powers of Hungarian mud, this signature body treatment by Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s Plateau Spa promises to flush out all those stagnant toxins and water retention for better health and a more contoured shape.
To begin, a layer of purifying balm will be applied over the body, followed by a full body wrap with rich magnesium carbonate moor mud mask to deep cleanse the skin and release muscle tension. During the body wrap procedure, the heat will open up the pores and allow a thorough removal of dirt and bacteria from the skin. The treatment is rounded off with a scalp and body massage that utilises a soothing blend of essential oils to rejuvenate the mind and body.
Verdict: If you have a beach date coming up and want to flaunt your bikini body confidently with glowing skin, this treatment is a perfect option. The healing powers of Hungarian mud are plenty that it can also help prevent skin irritation, acne and other skin problems, allowing you to look gorgeous in the sweltering heat of summer.
Plateau Spa, 11/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, +852 2584 7688
Rosewood Hong Kong
Treatment: Tonic Atelier (60 Minutes)
The experience: Asaya at Rosewood Hong Kong is best known for its holistic approach to wellness and bespoke treatments that designed to accommodate guests’ personal needs for ultimate relaxation and maximum results. Their “Tonic Atelier” treatment is one of the most sought-after options in town, which invites tired urbanites to choose from variety of ingredients, such as salts, clays, muds and essential oils under the therapists’ expert guidance for personalised body treatments.
Verdict: If you’re in need of a tranquil escape from the daily grind, or want to treat yourself to a treatment that looks after your wellness goals, you’ll want to try this bespoke body ritual at Asaya. Featuring a courtyard garden, suite-grade treatment rooms and a dedicated rest and leisure space where you can relax and enjoy refreshments pre- and post-treatment, the beautiful greenery-filled space, is almost enough of a reason to book in for a treatment.
Asaya, 6/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8588
W Hong Kong
Treatment: Muscle Up Fat Down Treatment (30 Minutes)
The experience: Utilising advanced automatic muscle training technology, this body treatment offered by Bliss Spa at W Hong Kong is specially designed to stimulate muscle movement to burn fat and improve body contours. The 30-minute treatment is equivalent to 20,000 sit-ups or squats. Guests will be able to choose which specific areas of their bodies they want to target fat loss to—including abs, arms, thighs, buttocks, hamstrings and lower waist.
We opted for the lower waist for treatment, and a slimming belt had been applied to the waist throughout the session to firm the muscles through vibration. The therapist also helped adjusted the level of speed according our tolerance level of vibration, and performed a relaxing scalp massage as the machine worked to induce muscle contraction of the lower waist. During the session, we didn’t feel any pain or discomfort at all.
Verdict: If you’re looking to slim down fast and get your body ready before big events, this treatment is the perfect option. It doesn’t require you to spend hours in the gym or dieting weeks in advance—because the more you go, the more you’ll see a visible difference. It’s highly recommended to do 2-3 sessions per week for maximum results. What’s even better, the treatment is non-evasive, painless that promises to slim you down without sweating. A must-try treatment to safely achieve your weight loss goals.
Bliss Spa, 72/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2797; whongkong-x.com