Monthly Archives: October 2013

Heavenly Revival

Visitors to Beijing may be understandably overwhelmed by its energetic nature, vast size and abundant population. Thankfully, sanctuaries of serenity like the Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Beijing Financial Street, are ready and waiting with decadent treatments that combine modern spa therapy with Chinese tradition, to provide guests with a boost in well-being. Spanning more than 2,000 sq m with six treatment rooms and two spacious suites, its luxurious features include aromatic steam rooms and rainforest showers with specially designed light therapy.

Seaside Bliss

Here’s another reason to make your way to Phuket: Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beachis a great spot to take in the amazing scenery of the island. With tropical hills as its backdrop, the resort offers a range of dining options, including all-day dining at Elements, Italian bites at Vero and a treasure trove of sweet treats at The Deli. But if you’re looking to become one with the ocean and the sea, then a drink at the C Bar would be your best bet – drinks are served at the lounge with tables and seats nestled in the infinity pond.

Brenda Ramen

Brenda Ramen is the Group Spa Director for GHM, with 12 existing and future spas under her supervision spread over Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Originally from Canada, her passion for travel started with a trip to Hawaii at 18, followed by Australia and then Bali, finally leading to her current home, Singapore. “I never thought I would leave the Caribbean,” she admits. “I had found my paradise, but I wouldn’t have developed as a person if I had stayed there.”

Sabina Mallanalli Visarraga

Introducing ancient healing rituals in luxurious city hotel spas is no easy task, but for Sabina Mallanalli Visarraga, whose nature is to pass on her wisdom, drawing from years of experience, it’s simply a walk in the park.

Luxurious Beauty Behind the Dollars and Scents

Aside from the selling power behind a luxury brand or celebrity spokesperson, cutting-edge ingredients and impressive packaging are the main contributors to the whopping prices of some skin treatments, creams and fragrances. And although devotees will attest that these pricey products really do work, does it all really make sense?

Serene in the City

Newly nourished skin and a pampering-induced boost are the orders of the day at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin’s luxurious Melo Spa. Of the three new spa packages on offer throughout the September-October period, the Melo Exotic Nourishing Ritual is a can’t-miss for anyone seeking relief from dry or neglected skin.

Time Rewind

Returning to Spas by L’Occitane worldwide as of September 2013, the best-selling Immortelle Divine Secret of Everlasting Youth facial will soon be delighting L’Occitane devotees and facial first-timers once again.

Complexion Recharged

Chanel launches a trio of re- synchronising skincare, designed to be used at different moments during the week. The collection includes Le Jour de Chanel, La Nuit de Chanel and Le Weekend de Chanel, which, as the names suggest, are designed for use during the day, night and weekend.

Sparkling Touch

Sense of Touch spa joins forces with European jewellery brand Stefere to launch the label’s Spa Collection. The collection features pieces created with various precious stones in a range of stylish and daring designs.

The Midas Touch

As far as luxury goes, nothing quite has the same appeal as gold. The world’s rarest and most precious of metals, gold is traded, invested and even eaten as a sign of wealth. But can its material value translate into value for the spa industry?