The Grand Hyatt Erawan stands out for combining an understated class with serious luxury and that flows through to its in-house spa facility, where some serious design ambition is matched by an irresistibly relaxed atmosphere. It’s the creation of renowned American interior designer Tony Chi and occupies an area of more than 7000 square metres on the hotels fifth floor.
Many of the decorative trimmings have plenty in common with other Thai spas but the space rises above the rest when it fans out into an expansive pool setting rings by private spa villas – or ‘cottages’, as they’re called here. There’s real natural charm – an outdoor path lined with greenery is somehow more appealing than yet another plush hotel corridor.
Inside, the spa cottages are as spacious and comfortable as you’d expect and the treatment hit all the right marks, while all boating custom-designed attention to detail. The signature Deluxe Body Treatment by June Jacobs (B4500 for 90 minutes) combines double-exfoliation with a papaya enzyme and lemon sugar body polish.
The massage itself emphasises long kneading strokes across the back, shoulders and legs, before finishing off with a scalp massage that is both energising and deeply soothly.
I.sawan Spa and Club
Grand Hyatt Erawan, 494 Ratchadamri Rd | 02-254-1234
isawan.hyatt.com | 9am-11pm