The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

That feeling of being cocooned in an atmosphere of tranquility is something every spa aspires to offer, but few perfect. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, however, has enlisted the very structure of its building to impart a luxuriant atmosphere of pure escape. A lush inner Tea Garden rests below a glass atrium an astonishing 23 floors above. The sun pours down, but the kinetic buzz of Beijing feels a world away, leaving patrons free to sip tea, unwind and contemplate a multifaceted program of wellness treatments.

Eleven treatment rooms include two VIP double suites with their own steam showers and tubs, four double treatment rooms and five singles, and the spa has its own sunlit pool and whirlpool with city views.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• With a dueling east-west philosophy, it makes sense that the Four Seasons spa allies French skincare brand Biologique Recherche with the onsite expertise of Dr. Lan Jirui, a leading expert on traditional Chinese medicine.

• The spa’s rejuvenating treatments combine both wellness and renewal rituals, drawing upon thousands of years of Chinese holistic wisdom with the very latest in skincare technology.

• An amenities counter in the separate relaxation lounges offers hot tea in a glass teapot on a steel burner, with dainty Jenaer glass teacups and burnished metal saucers alongside. The snacks range from fresh pears and apples to butter shortbread and chocolate biscuits.

• The treatment suites are cocoons of neutral tranquility, employing cream and tan shades to soothe and relax.

• The relaxation lounge is cozy in size and atmosphere, with polished wooden flooring, a refreshment table, two velvet-upholstered armchairs and two loungers covered in soft white terry cloth, allowing guests to kick their feet up and recline.
Things to Know
• Dr. Lan is available for consultations and treatments such as acupressure and therapeutic massage.

• The best way to get an appointment at this glamourous spa is to call the spa’s line directly.

• They recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before the scheduled treatment, but better to allow even more time to enjoy the wet wellness areas featuring sauna, steam room, whirlpool and ice fountain.

• A four-hour notice is required if you need to cancel a reservation. Group bookings require 48 hours notice.

• Treatments can be scheduled any time between the hours of 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., though an advance reservation is required for any services after 9 p.m. and is subject to availability.
The Treatments
• One of the three signature renewal treatments, is the four-hour Total Body and Face Lift. This pampering extravaganza starts with a Gongfucha tea ceremony in the tea garden before moving on to a complete renewal of the body and face using tailored serums, masks and even bioelectric technology to stimulate the cells.

• Beginning with an instant skin assessment using a Biologique Recherche machine, the 75-minute BioMagic Intensive Brightening Facial is suitable for all skin types and uses customized serums and masks to visibly tighten the skin and render it more vibrant with vitamins and minerals.

• For the unfussy spa-goer, the Aromatherapy Massage begins with a soothing footbath that includes a green tea scrub before moving on to a full-body and head massage with a choice of three oil blends.

•  Lasting 90 minutes, the Green Tea Antioxidant Body Treatment begins with an organic green tea scrub and wrap, leaving the skin cleansed and moisturized. It also includes a 30-minute massage in any area the guest chooses.

• Parents won’t have to leave children behind in the hotel room anymore, with a choice of four services for kids five and older, which can be conducted in a double treatment suite with a parent or guardian. These include a scalp massage, full body massage and foot and back scrub.
The Facilities
• The wet areas include full hydrotherapy facilities conveniently gathered together at one end of the locker room corridor.

• A pearlescent mosaic-tiled steam room, three-tiered sauna and sizable Jacuzzi are provided.

• The Jacuzzi is framed by a lighted doorway and features underwater neon blue lights.

• Similar neon blue light shines down on an ice bath, allowing guests to end the experience with a bracing cool-down.

• Hotel and spa guests are welcome to enjoy the 65-foot indoor heated swimming pool, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the surrounding eastern district of Beijing.
Getting There
48 Liang Ma Qiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100125
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