Beijing's tranquil urban escape
11 Treatment Rooms
Beijing, the political and cultural hub of China, is not generally a place renowned for relaxation, but Sense, A Rosewood Spa in Rosewood Beijing provides a welcome respite for those whose corporeal batteries have reached a low. Built on the principles of purity and simplicity, this 32,000-square-foot spa is designed with the goal of giving you both a holistic and authentic experience with wooden floors, sandstone walls and abstract art. Stepping into this tranquil setting, you are greeted with a soft glow from candle-lit lanterns lining a wooden pathway guiding you to the spa’s reception area, where someone will be waiting to escort you to your private chamber.
The first Rosewood Sense in the city, the Beijing spa set out to be uncompromising in the quality of the treatments that it provides, sourcing excellent local and international brands. Ba Yan Ka La is a prime example, a certified organic Chinese company that uses ingredients prepared according to the Chinese Lunar calendar.
Our pick for the ladies would be the Germaine De Capuccini Deluxe Saffron Massage, which utilizes the anti-oxidizing properties of saffron to refresh your skin while at the same time leaving you smelling heavenly. For the gentlemen, the Coal Energy treatment aims to rejuvenate the more masculine yang energy, preparing you to face whatever Beijing has to throw at you.
For the ultimate in pampering, book yourself into one of Sense’s five exclusive spa suites and feel the cares of the world melt away. These spacious overnight suites — another first for the hotel brand — come equipped with Gharieni treatment beds that can be converted into water spa tables with LED bars used for color therapy. Plus, you can enjoy amazing views of the city and the CCTV Tower from the spa suites’ private balconies. Located within the spa itself, you are granted ease of access to the other spa facilities and amenities from your sixth-floor accommodations. Not to mention you’ll receive the hotel’s other luxurious amenities, including a 50-inch LCD smart TV, Blu-ray player, Samsung soundbar and Nespresso coffee machine.
If physical movement is your elixir of life, be sure to visit the pool and gym. The fitness center is outfitted with a full complement of treadmills, exercise bikes and resistance machines all supplied by Technogym. Next door is the yoga studio, which offers daily classes or the opportunity to engage in your own practice.
The pool is a real gem, with a soaring glass roof that allows for maximum natural light while soft candle-lit flames encircle the border at night. A series of private cabanas and a spacious Jacuzzi further enhance the experience, drawing the mind away from the internal and external noise. Surrounded by greenery that lines its walls around the pool, the space has the power to transport you to the tropics with its temperature-controlled environment and enough foliage to create a small jungle.
Once you have finished, make a trip to the juice bar, where you can find refreshing new juices daily. It’s the perfect way to hydrate yourself before heading out.