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Ritz Carlton Tokyo spa: the best way to spend a rainy afternoon

In my opinion, there is no better place in Tokyo to indulge a rainy Fall afternoon than at the spa in The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo.  Truly an urban oasis with all kinds of baths, the requisite scenic views of Tokyo tower and opulence in every sense of the word.   Fluffiest spa towels I’ve ever had and they don’t skimp on them either in the treatment rooms. The treatment rooms are a sensory experience, with the Japanese washi paper designs throughout the room, soothing ambient music that lulls you to sleep, dim relaxing lighting that aids in said sleep, and finally a therapist so refined in the massage and facial arts that the first and last thing you see is her face when you wake up from your very expensive slumber. I was running late and didn’t have time to peruse the entire spa menu so I missed the Sodashi part.  I adore Sodashi and their chem free treatments.  The thermal mask facial is a particular favorite and I’m sad to have not seen it.  I was semi-running …

Luxury spaing in Hong Kong

My greatest luxury spaist tip for Hong Kong would be to go to the super aspirational luxe hotels for all your spa needs.   – Mandarin Oriental,  the original and not Landmark – Ritz Carlton – Four Seasons (just don’t stay in their rooms) – Peninsula Two out of three normal chain luxury hotels in Pacific Place, Hong Kong didn’t have proper spas.  They seem to be fitness facilities that give a little space over for body treatments. Conrad Hong Kong’s setup was laughable and I did a real life LOL at the absurdity of three guys standing around and telling me this was the spa and I was in the waiting area.  😭😭 Sorry! Marriott isn’t doing much better in Hong Kong.   Not very spaist inspiring.

Tokyo 2015 Fall spaing Part II (better than Part 1!)

While my other half does the work thing with the 2015 Tokyo International Boring…err Motor show.  I’ll be taking this spa show on the road of some of Tokyo and Kanagawa’s best spas 🙂 1. IZUMI spa at Hyatt Regency Hakone 2. AO Spa at Andaz Tokyo 3. Ritz Carlton Tokyo spa Wanted to but won’t. they charge non-guests ¥11,000 to use the spa. Who does that? I just don’t like when hotels do that because spaists are typically of a certain income bracket and going to shell out for a day of pampering.  A surcharge penalty for not being a hotel guest is wrong. Oh, and, Ritz Carlton corporate needs to update spa menu for Tokyo.  I read, heard, saw (here: Ritz Carlton Tokyo changes to Sodashi (Japanese) and here: Ritz Carlton Tokyo Press release! From the Lion’s mouth itself) through the luxury spa grapevine that they use Sodashi products now: Ritz Carlton Tokyo’s (old) spa menu  ===> FAIL that this is still up and nothing has been updated. (Available in Japanese though!?) 3.1 The Spa @ …