Oasis Spa, Kempinski Hotel
The Arabic-style spa has two special treatments for business jet setters. The 120-minute Traveler Recreation package is the perfect jet lag aid: Its combination of essential oils, steam bath and hot stone healing therapy relieve muscular aches and pains.
Enter business meetings with a fresh face after undergoing Oasis’ Executive Facial. The 60-minute skin treatment sloughs aging cells and leave faces feeling fresh and youthful. Kempinski’s 4,500 square meter facility also includes a gym, yoga room, swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms.
CHI, Shangri-La Hotel
The Oriental Pearl Radiance treatment at Guangzhou’s CHI spa may help executives who are seeing the effects of long work hours on their skin. The 2,000-year-old pearl powder facial treatment was apparently a Qing Dynasty favorite: Empress Dowager Cixi is said to have used pearl masks to maintain her glowing complexion.
According to practioners of traditional Chinese medicine, pearl powder’s calcium, minerals and amino acids can be gently absorbed through the skin – which helps minimize pores and reduce inflammation. The facial also includes a tension-releasing back massage, pressure-point face massage and green tea antioxidant facial compress.
The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental
The Mandarin Spa is for business travelers with time to spare. The expansive two-floor spa has much to enjoy, including eight private treatment rooms, a Chinese herbal steam room, experience showers, Jacuzzi, ice fountain, Kneipp pool and sauna. Overworked executives landing in Hong Kong can de-stress with the spa’s 90-Minute Day Off treatment, a body and face program that incorporates soft tissue massage, stretches and lymphatic drainage techniques. The spa’s Shanghainese Pedicure is also one of its most popular treatments – incorporating Chinese acupuncture techniques, massages, buffing and a tonic to put some bounce back into your step.
ESPA, The Peninsula
Sleepless in Shanghai? ESPA’s Jet Lag Eliminator aims to rejuvenate tired travelers. The aromatherapy massage rebalances energy levels, and spa goers can choose either the Energizing Oil or Soothing Oil, which helps promote untroubled sleep. Like the rest of the Bund hotel, ESPA has a luxurious feel with neo-classical décor in French navy and ivory tones, complementing its dark wood floors.
Tian Spa, Park Hyatt
Spanning Park Hyatt’s 59th and 60th floors, Tian Spa is known for its sweeping view of the capital. In addition to its eight spa suites with deep-soaking tubs, private bathrooms and iPod docking stations, Tian Spa has a relaxation deck, a 25-meter indoor lap pool, giant whirlpools and pool showers surrounded by bamboo forests, among other amenities.
Business travelers can recharge with Tian Spa’s Travel Relief treatment, which is specifically designed for pre- or post-travel relaxation. The 90-minute winddown includes steam inhalations, body brushing and physical manipulations to help you adjust to time zones quickly, clear sinuses and sharpen mental health. The massage aims to help reduce fluid retention and reset the body clock.
Located next to the hotel’s rooftop garden – complete with flowing streams and more than 150 kinds of plants – the Ritz-Carlton Spa consists of 10 treatment rooms including six indoor spa rooms with private gardens and four cabanas.
The Ritz’s rejuvenating Travelers’ Choice treatment helps rejuvenate stressed minds and bodies. The two-hour pampering process begins with a detoxifying, warm micronized aromatic moor mud wrap in a weightless water bed. It’s then followed by the spa’s signature Tropical Massage – a fusion of massage practices from around the globe including Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Japanese Shiatsu, European deep tissue and Thai stretching techniques. The treatment relaxes the body, relieves tension from joints, and helps firm and increase skin radiance.