The best Hong Kong spas
The only Hong Kong outpost of the renowned Angsana Spa by Banyan Tree, this space is decorated in a modern Southeast Asian style. Signature treatments include the reflexology-style Angsana massage and Thai-Swedish fusion massage, and – like Hotel Icon itself – are all very reasonably priced. Angsana even does some more out-there treatments like its Glitter Golden Bliss featuring pure gold body polish and body conditioning massage infused with gold dust. You can read more about it here.
Visit the Aesop space on Hollywood Road dedicated to facials and melt your stress away with the calming effects of a nourishing treatment. Tailored to each and every customer, no facial is alike. Upon arrival, you get to have a consultation with a therapist who will help you find the right facial for your skin out of Aesop’s six different treatments. From facial treatments that include extraction of blackheads around your T-zone to hydrating masks, your skin will surely feel wonderfully happy and smooth.
Housed inside Mong Kok’s Cordis Hotel, Chuan Spa welcomes tired Hongkongers to come get pampered with one of its 60 holistic treatments that are inspired by traditional Chinese medicine. Make your way up a candle-it staircase beside a water wall before immersing yourself in a massage. There are several signature treatments that Chuan offers, including stone therapy and lymphatic massages, as well as traditional Chinese treatments like cupping and scraping.
As one of the most popular skincare brands in the world, you can trust the facial and body treatments at Clarins to take good care of your skin. Located in Central, Clarins Skin Spa offers a whole host of specialised facials catering to a wide range of skin types and needs, including detox, hydrating and whitening, so you’re bound to find one that suits you. Clarins also does great slimming and toning treatments – much like its signature body shaping cream – and is one of the best spots in Hong Kong for men’s facials too.
On top of having the highest bar, highest pool and highest jacuzzi in the city, the Ritz-Carlton also has the city’s highest spa: ESPA, the only place in Hong Kong where you can get a massage while cocooned by clouds. Try the Velvet Red Carpet Facial, which uses cell dynamic technology to get the skin plumped, or keep things simple with a deep tissue massage. You can’t go wrong either way.
Everyone’s skin is different, and no matter what the issue, everybody’s face deserves a bit of special attention. For a tailor-made facial personalised just for you, head on over to The Face Spa. It offers a range of theraputic facial treaments targeted at helping problematic areas of your face. Using top-of-the-line products and non-invasive treatments, The Face Spa ensures your skin will feel beautifully refreshed and revitalised.
This urban beauty centre concentrates on several components – facials, massages, makeup and nails – with each treatment performed with complete care in mind and to keep you happily pampered. Head on over to Flawless for a consultation with a skin specialist to find a facial solution that’ll best suit your skin. From an express glow facial (done in just 30 minutes) to anti-ageing and acne solutions, there’s something for everyone and every skin type.
If you want to completely shut off the outside world, head to Float On. At this sensory deprivation centre, the action takes place inside a DreamPod – a capsule filled with heated water and enough Epsom salt to ensure you float. Known for encouraging floatation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique), these isolation tanks aid entering a state of deep mental and physical relaxation – the perfect antidote to the Hong Kong work week.
If you’re after some next-level pampering, you can’t go wrong with the super-central, super-luxurious Four Seasons. Rooms range in style from contemporary Western luxury to traditional Chinese design and all are airy, light and spacious. If you’ve already made the most of the pool terrace and its stunning views, head to the spa for one of the signature massages or facials. If holistic healing piques your interest, check out the rotation of wellness experts-in-residence who specialise in everything from reiki to yoga and even aura reading.
The star attraction at the InterCon is its amazing view of the Island skyline from the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. If you like the famous harbour-facing infinity spa pools (and who doesn’t?), then you’ll love the hotel’s I-Spa. For the ultimate indulgence, book yourself into one of the all-day spa treatments in the chic private suites, which come with personal jacuzzis, steam showers and saunas.
This modestly sized ground-floor day spa on Hollywood Road is one of the best venues to unwind and unplug during the work week. Proud to offer treatments that use exclusively natural and organic products, including organic extra virgin coconut oil and 100 percent pure essential oil, Iyara also specialises in different body massages including sports, deep tissue, Swedish, pregnancy and lymphatic drainage. Best of all, you can pamper yourself without breaking the bank.
Jurlique grows its own ingredients at its farms in Adelaide using a biodynamic farming method that aims to be as organic as possible. Most of its products are exclusive to the spa and are not sold in the boutique, and therapists will also custom blend oils to suit your particular needs. The spa menu has an extensive list of treatments, from facials to waxing. Highlights include the Anti-Stress Purifying Herbal Ball Treatment featuring an acupuncture points massage for the face paired with Jurlique's signature essential oils.
The great thing about the Langham is that it has all the convenience of TST without any of the chaos. Based on the Chinese philosophy of the five elements, the hotel’s Chuan Body + Soul facility has an extensive menu of treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and is one of only two spas in the city that provides overnight accommodation. The signature tri-bathing ritual includes an aromatic sauna or steam, a Japanese onsen shower and a luxuriating dip in its Oriental hot tubs.
Spanning two floors, Landmark MO’s Oriental Spa invites you to take your pick from a Turkish hammam bath, Moroccan rasul mud room, and Roman heat room before getting pampered. Signature treatments include the two-hour Oriental Qi and Digital Wellness Escape. Among the other extensive amenities are an 18m lap pool, Bastien Gonzalez nail studio, and a heat and water oasis containing vitality pools, saunas, ice fountains and crystal steam rooms.
For the definition of luxury and lavish relaxation, look no further than the Peninsula Spa. Housed inside Hong Kong’s ‘grand old lady’, the spa’s design fuses traditional Chinese elements with contemporary flair featuring warm tones of marble, rustic woods and textured granite. Signature treatments include Qi Balancing Meridian Massage and Margy’s Monte Carlo: Ultimate Radiance Aesthetic Facial, which consists of putting on a pure gold chain mask.
Located inside Wan Chai’s waterfront hotel, the Grand Hyatt, The Plateau Spa is a minimalist zen haven complete with residential suites (because you’ll never want to leave). Go for the signature hot stone Plateau Massage or the lymphatic drainage Hong Kong Massage, and enjoy the panoramic harbour view from inside the treatment room (thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows) and from the infinity whirlpool bath.
Sense of Touch is one of Hong Kong’s most popular spa and beauty parlour chains, offering a wide range of body treatments, facials and nail services at affordable prices. With branches located all over town, from Lan Kwai Fong to Sai Kung, grab your partner for a couple’s romantic treatment, which comes with a bath for two. Alternatively, bring your girlfriends along for one of Sense of Touch’s signature ‘spa-ties’.
Tailored for the busy Hong Kong lifestyle, all you need is 15 minutes at Skin Laundry to enjoy a treatment that leaves your skin feeling clean and toned. The treatment is amazingly effective (especially if you go more than once) and aids in reducing redness, acne, unevenness and hyper-pigmentation. Now, who doesn't want a bit of that?
A stone’s throw away from Pacific Place Phase Three, Spa L’Occitane is a city day spa that offers a comforting experience. For all you busy bees, opt for the Immortelle Youthful Eyes, a 25-minute treatment where you can rest your peepers while the therapist smoothes and refreshes your eye contour area. Another popular treatment is the Relaxing Aromacholgie Massage that uses L’Occitane products and a mix of Swedish, Chinese and Balinese techniques. The venue also comes with a Provencal steam bath too.
Just off of Wellington Street is an organic day spa that’s all about, you guessed it, organic facial and body treatments. Using only the best natural products around, try everything from an organic essential oils massage and coconut oil honey body wrap to a marine facial peel that delivers brightening and anti-pigmentation benefits. With cosy rooms and comfy armchairs for mani-pedis, this Central oasis is especially popular for those looking avoid to spending big bucks at a hotel spa while still being able to enjoy a pampering.
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 the mood music here – in favour of urban chic. You’ll be welcomed with a brownie buffet and cucumber lemonade before heading off to your choice of facial, massage, body, nail care and waxing treatment (all using Bliss products). Don’t forget to pop into the harbour view vitality pool!