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After checking in at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong, the receptionist will lead you on a brief tour of the facilities, first showing you the locker room, which also contains the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa’s wet areas, before guiding you to the relaxation lounge. The circular-shaped locker room is compact, but offers all that you’ll need for a day of leisure. Inside the programmable lockers you’ll find two hangers for storing your clothing, a robe, two pairs of spa slippers as well as a range of toiletries from a toothbrush and toothpaste to miniature hairbrush for you to freshen up with post-visit. If you’d like to work up a sweat before your treatment, grab a towel and head first for the sauna and steam room inside the locker room, followed by a turn in the “experience” shower to cool off. The shower features three distinct settings: tropical rain, where a rainfall shower head drips cool water over your body; body spray, in which several smaller shower heads squirt water over you from different angles; and Arctic mist, which gently envelops you in a fine spray with a minty, fresh scent. It’s a brisk shower, though, so if you’d prefer a warmer way to rinse off, stroll over to one of the two showers with frosted glass doors on the other end of the locker room. They’re stocked with shampoo, conditioner and body wash, and you’ll find blow-dryers and styling products on the vanities in the center of the gray stone-tiled space. Once you’re ready for your treatments, change into the disposable undergarments found in your locker followed by the brown terrycloth cloth robe and one of the two pairs of slippers and you’re good to go.
Next to the locker rooms, you’ll discover the segregated relaxation lounges. The relaxation lounge is airy and bright, thanks to a curving wall of windows offering stunning views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbor. Settle into one of the lounge chairs and snuggle under the fuzzy brown blanket while admiring the sights. You can ensure your privacy by pulling the beige colored curtains around your chair to create a sort of cocoon for yourself. A small selection of Chinese and English-language magazines like Elle and Prestige Asia are available to peruse before your repair and restore facial or aromatherapy massage, or simply help yourself to some apples and cookies while you wait. Whether you like to be wet or dry, active or passive, you’ll enjoy plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained before and following your treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong.