Hong Kong welcomes about 400,000 Canadian visitors a year. The fast-paced hustle and bustle of the city is equally matched by the indulgent spa treatments offered in their luxury hotels.
Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is one of the newer hotels, with glass towers sporting a spa on the 118th floor. Here you can view the busy harbour below, have access to a swimming pool and hot tub enclosed in glass. Then you can be whisked off in a bathrobe to receive the hot Lava Shell Body Treatment which promises to melt away muscle tension.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive spa experience, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel has its own two-storey wellness centre encompassing yoga classes, pilates classes and personal consults with holistic experts. Their most indulgent treatment is called the Imperial Jade Ritual. It consists of a two-hour Chinese massage, a rice & sesame scrub, a green tea & algae body mask and facial, and treatment options designed specifically for men and women.
For those with a smaller budget, there are many local massage centres that offer reflexology. The Happy Foot chain offers hotfoot baths and kneading of all those tired soles and toes. And if you’re looking for free relaxation, you can always view the botanical garden with its fish ponds and waterfalls.