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The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, Hong Kong

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The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, Hong Kong

Among Hong Kong's biggest selling points are spectacular city views, and those from the relaxation room in The Peninsula Spa by ESPA ranks among the best. Located on two floors of Hong Kong's oldest and arguably most prestigious hotel, the spa offers an attentive service, with 14 treatment rooms discreetly tucked away.

The separate male and female thermal areas were relatively small, although the atmosphere was grand. The crystal steam room's lighting and mosaic gave the aura of a far-away land, and the sauna's large windows looked out on to the city's Victoria harbour. Spacious rooms housed a rain-shower, while the Romanesque swimming pool boasted a stunning sun terrace overlooking the city.

The east-meets-west treatments used a combination of products from ESPA and the spa's own range, Simply Peninsula. The Spirit of Peninsula Body Treatment (an hour and 50 minutes) will instantly alleviate any flight fatigue. After an intensive full-body salt scrub, hot-towel compression and a deep tissue massage, the therapist applied a mask to my hands and feet, before encasing my limbs in hot plastic.

The relaxation room then beckoned: six reclining bedswith unbeatable views of Hong Kong Island.

Reviewed by Yanar Alkayat

In the Know

  • On the menu: Body wraps and polishes.
  • Signature Treatment: Spirit of Peninsula.
  • Cost: From £157 for an hour and 50 minutes.
  • Verdict: 8/10
  • Contact: www.peninsula.com
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