The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Milan

Milan’s ultra-luxe subterranean spa
VERIFIED LUXURY
Under the wood-paneled walls and veined Italian marble of Mandarin Oriental, Milan the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa of the hotel offers meticulous, holistic treatments guided by age-old Oriental philosophies.

Italian architect and design team Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners were inspired by the five feng shui elements — wood, fire, earth, metal and water — and used natural materials such as variegated granite and wood floors. The result? A tranquil, meditative setting that doesn’t skimp on luxurious touches.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• The Milan spa uses products from three luxury wellness brands, including the Mandarin Oriental Quintessence Aromatherapy collection, a signature line of natural oils in five different energies based on feng shui elements — awaken, bloom, flourish, release and reflect.

• Exclusive to the Milan spa are treatments that source Italian-grown jasmine, thyme, orange and lunaria such as the Italian Romance soak, body exfoliation and massage and the Home Grown body scrub (to be added to an existing treatment).

• Lotions, fragrances and candles curated from wellness collections are available in the spa boutique, including the Pañpuri Thai Jasmine and Mint beauty amenities found in the hotel’s 104 guest rooms.

• In addition to the 24-hour gym, The Mandarin caters to those who prefer to go for a jog outside, too, with a morning-time station equipped with water and towels at the hotel entrance.

• The spa also utilizes organic ESPA products that source natural ingredients such as nutrient-rich argan oil, cleansing yucca extract and anti-aging summer snowflake bulb for innovative treatments.
Things to Know
• If you’re planning a group spa day, opt for a double suite. They include private showers, a relaxation area, changing rooms, a whirlpool and a steam room.

• Dedicated, bespoke sessions generally run from an hour and 20 to 50 minutes — therapists recommend longer appointments to maximize well-being, rejuvenation and deep relaxation tailored to your very specific needs.

• Personal trainers and yoga instructors are available for private sessions.
The Treatments
• An assortment of body massages use various techniques such as deep tissue, Native American stone therapy, holistic aromatherapy, Thai-style stretching and detoxifying lymphatic drainage.

• The Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapy, a personalized body massage ritual, involves a therapist mixing Quintessence Aromatherapy oils based on a guest questionnaire that determines unbalanced feng shui elements derived from yin and yang philosophies.

• Another popular experience is the Oriental Tranquility, which begins with a relaxing soak in a dimly lit spa suite’s whirlpool and is followed by a restorative, four-hand massage by two therapists and a calming facial treatment.

• The poetic Opera of the Soul includes natural pumice and olive oil exfoliation, body massage with calcite palm stones, and a reflexology facial to open the throat chakra.
The Facilities
• The 9,688-square-foot spa features an indoor heated pool decked in timeless turquoise tiles, a sauna, a steam room, a relaxation area and ample changing rooms.

• Six private treatment rooms include two couples' suites — they can be combined into a large private VIP suite — and a dedicated Thai massage room.

• The luxury spa's 24-hour fitness center, with wall-length mirrors and hardwood floors, offers Technogym cardiovascular and weight training equipment.

• There’s also a mani-pedi studio and a hair salon headed by celebrity stylist Massimo Serini.
Getting There
Via Andegari, 9 20121 Milan, Italy
TEL39-02-8731-8888
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Milan
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