Situated on cloud 72 (rather than cloud nine) of the W Hong Kong hotel tower, this spa offers incredible views over Victoria Harbour. It’s a funky, modern approach to the formulaic spa model, eschewing mystical ambience (you won’t find any chanting rainforest frogs in their mood music) in favour of urban chic. With facial treatments now the prime therapy of choice for men, we recommend their highly specific (and immediately rewarding) Homme Improvement treatment ($1,295/85 mins). The therapist will first walk you through the entire procedure beforehand. It’s basically the male equivalent of the incredibly popular female treatment whereby your complexion is revived by intensive cleansing and exfoliating, together with a fruit acid wash, a pre-extraction oxygen wrap, the intense extractions of pimples, dirt and blackheads, followed by a calming oxygen and milk mask, a hydrating enzyme pack and a vitaminised oxygen sprat. It’s worth noting that it’s rare to find such a specific extraction process for men in other elite spas (their focus being on relaxation rather than transformation).
The men’s market is exploding in Hong Kong with top salons to classic barber shops popping up around the city. From buffed nails to smart shaves and extraction facials, the modern gent looks mighty fine.