11 March 2009

Banyan Tree Spa, Bangkok

Since we stay at Banyan Tree Bangkok, it seems mandatory for me to visit the highly acclaimed Banyan Tree Spa, isn't it? Or perhaps it's just an excuse for myself to indulge in more luxurious pampering.

The hotel should be commended for its effort in promoting the spa through different gimmicks. First, a 20% discount off ala-carte massage treatment is offered as part of the accommodation deal. In the welcome package, a discount voucher of 500 baht off for massage and 1000 baht for spa treatments is included (comes with some terms and conditions). Upon check-in, we are offered a lucky dip, and 'awarded' with 2 spa offers - additional 1/2 hr treatments for each treatment booked.

Entrance to The Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok on level 21. In fact, the gym and pool are also located on level 21, whereas the spa treatment rooms are on level 20.

A hot cup of herbal tea before the treatment.

Once ready, the therapist will lead you to level 20 waiting area, to change out of shoes and wear the slippers provided.

Lavishly decorated spa treatment room with ambient lighting and soothing music is played in the background.

Each treatment room has attached bathroom.

Cosy lounge corner for guests to relax. Cold water is served while the therapist gives the tired feet a gentle scrub and bath.

Choose the incense you like for the sensory experience.

An array of massage oil to sooth tired and aching muscles.
As always, service is impeccable. 60 mins seem to fly fast quickly under the therapist's skillful hands.
The treatment ended all too soon, after a quick shower and changing, back to the lounge area.

To complete the treatment, chilled fruits and ice-cold lemon grass tea are served.
And did I mention the hotel has good marketing tactics? All spa goers are given 20% discount off any merchandise at the Banyan Tree Gallery. How not to be enticed?
Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok
21st Floor, Thai Wah Tower II
Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 679 1052/4
Fax: +66 2 679 1053
Opening hours: 9am to 10 pm daily

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