Unwind and Dine
There’s no better way to spend a day off than simply forgetting about work and all its stresses. But, to be honest, while you’re sinking into the sofa, TV remote in hand, sometimes work just creeps its way back into your mind. It’s inevitable. And thus the need for a hideaway, where the daily grind disappears into the soft padding of a masseuse’s hands, at least for a few hours.
SPA by Le Méridien, occupying much of the hotel’s sixth floor—along with its TechnoGym, an equipped fitness centre lined with floor-to-ceiling window panels revealing an expansive city view—is one such hideaway. The spa is designed to be an urban resort where guests can enjoy some good old peace and privacy. Upon arrival, the SPA offers grape juice, a slight diversion from the standard ta offering, but just as warming. And thousands of marble pebbles on a curved wall build a light ambience at first glance.
There’s a diverse range of treatments here, all in different lengths, from a 30-minute bath or steam session to 60- or 90-minute massages all the way up to 390 minutes of pure serenity. Each option is intended to restore natural energy and balance between body and mind. And among the seven treatments, two are designated for couples, providing a romantic getaway without the need to truly get away.
The Spa and Dine Journey (B1699++; available throughout February) is a fine choice for those seeking a recharge without devious work-life thoughts popping up. The package includes 90 minutes of massage and treatments performed by a masseuse, followed by either lunch or dinner depending on your preference. The massage is a blend of Thai and Balinese styles, to promote relaxation through a lot of gentle skin folding and kneading with the use of aromatic oil. There’s a choice of distinctive aroma oils, but hypoallergenic oil is recommended for those who have sensitive skin or suffer from rashes or sunburn.
The massage is followed by a 30-minute spa treatment of your choosing: a body scrub, a foot treatment, or a hot compress. After almost two hours at the spa, presumably now totally unwound, you are invited to indulge in unexpected flavors at Latest Recipe. A glass of wine, a cup of tea, or maybe a big meal—whatever you choose, this special add-on is merely the cherry on the sundae of a relaxing day.
SPA by Le Méridien
40/5 Surawong Rd | 0 2232 8888 | lemeridienbangkokpatpong.com | daily 11am – 11pm