Turn off your mind, relax and float away with our soothing selection of spas, massages, mani-pedi and organic treatments. Go on, you know you deserve it.
But hey, we knew not everyone has got the time or the money to splurge on a facial and a dedicated spa day. Not a probem, though. There’s always Korean face masks – affordable and effective – and foundations to help and hide any imperfections.
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 facial space on Hollywood Road dedicated to facials and melt your stress away with the calming comfort of a nourishing treatment. Tailored to each and every customer, no facial is alike. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with a brief consultation with a therapist who will help you find the right facial for your skin out of the six different treatments. From facial treatments that include extraction of blackheads around your T-zone to hydrating masks, your skin will surely leave wonderfully happy and smooth.
As one of the most popular skin care brands in the world, you can trust the facial and body treatments at Clarins to take good care of your skin. Located in Central Building, 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 highest spa: ESPA, the only place in Hong Kong where you can get a massage while cocooned in clouds. Try the Velvet Red Carpet Facial, which uses cell dynamic technology to get the skin plumped or keep things simple with the deep tissue massage. You can’t go wrong either way.
For a tailor-made facial personalised just for you, head on over to The Face Spa. They offer a range of theraputic facial treaments targeted at helping problematic areas of your face. Everyone’s skin is different, and no matter what the issue, everybody's face deserves a bit of special attention. 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-aging and acne solutions, there’s something for everyone and every skin type.
If you want to completely shut off the outside world, head to Flat On HK. At this sensory deprivation centre, the action takes place inside a DreamPod – a capsule filled with heated water and 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 InterContinental Hong Kong is its amazing view from the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. If you like the famous harbour-facing infinity spa pools (and who wouldn’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 makes for the best venue to unwind and unplug during a 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 body massages including sports, deep tissue, Swedish, pregnancy and lymphatic drainage. Best of all, you can pamper yourself without breaking the bank.
Want to try out something less conventional?
Hongkongers are a health-conscious bunch and know how to pamper themselves. But it can be boring getting the same old rubdown or facial. That’s why we’re hitting town to try out the city’s best alternative treatments to see what they offer and what the benefits are…