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BANYAN TREE SPA EXTENDS ITS PORTFOLIO IN CHONGQING WITH THE FIRST SPA IN SOUTH-WESTERN CHINA

Category: Spas

China, August 2013 – Banyan Tree Spa, the award-winning Asian spa operator marks its inaugural presence in South-Western China with the launch of Banyan Tree Spa Chongqing Beibei, nestled within the new Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei,  the first international hot spring resort in Chongqing, China that embraces the natural healing waters of the North Hot Springs. 
 
A Sensory Experience at Banyan Tree Spa 
Located 40 minutes from the main city of Chongqing in the tranquil area of Beibei and surrounded by the magnificent landscape of Jin Yun Mountain and Jialing River, Banyan Tree Spa Chongqing Beibei features a unique sense of place as the first Banyan Tree Spa to offer the wellness benefits of a therapeutic hot spring facility in China, in addition to its renowned spa experiences. Drawing on time-honoured Asian spa traditions, Banyan Tree Spa Chongqing Beibei is an intimate retreat that blends romance and serenity with exotic sensuality. The architecture of the Spa blends seamlessly with the beauty of the natural environment. Set on hilly Chongqing, Banyan Tree Spa Chongqing Beibei is a sanctuary for the senses - a true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. 
 
Banyan Tree Spa Hot Spring Facility 
Situated on the fifth level and adjacent to an indoor swimming pool, guests will be greeted with a beautifully landscaped Hot Spring Area. An all-new Banyan Tree Spa innovation for total rejuvenation, there are seven Hot Spring Pools within the facility, exclusively for guests of Banyan Tree Spa and Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei. With one indoor hot spring pool each located in the female and male locker areas, guests can choose to unwind indoors or in the five outdoor Hot Spring Pools that oversee scenic views.
 
Guests can relax in the restorative North Hot Spring water, famed for soothing the skin and muscular ailments. At a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius, it contains superior mineral contents such as calcium sulphate, magnesium and potassium. Upon soaking in the hot spring water for ten to fifteen minutes, guests will be ready to indulge in a therapeutic spa treatment, during which the body can absorb the beneficial hot spring mineral contents and nourishing massage oils at its best. Other facilities on this floor include a state-of-the art gymnasium, a spacious yoga room and a beauty salon.
 
A spiral stairway and an elevator connect the Hot Spring Area at the fifth level to Banyan Tree Spa located at the third level. Spanning over 1,200 square metres, the award-winning Spa features nine exquisitely appointed treatment rooms including three Standard Double Rooms, five Deluxe Double Rooms and one Royal Double Room with double Rainmist facilities. The names of each room are inspired by ancient Chinese poetry, a fine touch creating a special sense of place. For a rejuvenating wellness experience, the Spa is complemented by a Relaxation Area and the Banyan Tree Spa Essentials outlet, offering unique Banyan Tree Spa-inspired merchandise like quality essential and massage oils, aromatic incenses, signature hair and body care toiletries, and Banyan Tree-branded aromatherapy accessories including oil burners, incense holders and eye pillows.   
 
Inspired by the old villages in Chongqing and MinGuo style buildings, Banyan Tree Spa Chongqing Beibei depicts a modern Oriental design theme with sleek clean lines and assorted geometric patterns, a bold colour palette of brown and beige highlighted with red for contrast, and decorative wall lights. 
 
Decked in dark vertical timbre strips with warm lightings, the impressive Spa Reception exudes elegance with a contemporary wall feature accented with red linear recesses, lush red handmade woollen carpets with floral motif and plush cushions. 
 
The spa walkway features dark wood contrasted with beige wall panels and red woollen floral motif carpets. The treatment rooms draw inspiration from the interiors of old-world Chongqing residences with dark wood frames and beige walls. The feature wall showcases oriental paintings. The ceiling highlights horizontal and vertical exposed wood bands with stylish hanging pendant lamps to add to the soothing ambience.
 
Signature Spa Treatments
A signature Banyan Tree Spa innovation, the Yin Yang Rainmist experience will be the first-of-its-kind hydrothermal package to debut in Chongqing Beibei. It features a unique combination of Rain Shower and Steam Bath for an invigorating Body Scrub and a cascading Rain Shower which uplifts the senses followed by a therapeutic body massage. The highlight of the Yin Rainmist is the combination of cold body treats, Soya Mint Body Scrub and Orange Honey Body Conditioner, to cool the body and calm the senses. The Yang Rainmist features the warming effect from Oriental Herbal Body Scrub and Creamy Spice Body Conditioner to ease tension and nourish the skin.
 
First-time visitors are recommended to experience Banyan Tree Spa’s signature Royal Banyan treatment. It features the Royal Banyan Herbal Pouch Massage where a herbal pouch dipped in warm Sesame Oil, complements the East-meets-West massage techniques to improve blood circulation and muscular tension.  The unique blend of Lemongrass Cucumber Body Scrub deeply exfoliates while moisturising the skin. The Jade Face Massage improves skin condition and firms facial muscles, leaving behind a glowing complexion.
 
For spa enthusiasts who are looking for a complete top to toe renewal, Banyan Day is a full day of pampering and indulgence. On top of a luxurious spa treatment which includes a massage, body scrub, bath, facial, and a hand and foot treatment, a healthy spa lunch with seasonal menu is also offered.
 
Professional Banyan Tree Spa Therapists
The professional spa therapists of Banyan Tree Spa Chongqing Beibei are formally trained with the art of touch based on stringent curriculum of the accredited Banyan Tree Spa Academies located in Phuket in Thailand; Bintan in Indonesia and Lijiang in China. The Academy’s rigorous theoretical and practical training ensures therapists deliver consistently high levels of service that guests have come to expect from the ever-innovating and evolving brand.
 
The Spa is open to both resort guests and visitors daily from 10am to 10pm.  For more information or reservations, please contact +86 86 23 6030 8888, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit banyantreespa.com.
 
Banyan Tree Spa Chongqing Beibei
101 Hot Spring Road, Chengjiang, Beibei District, 
Chongqing 400700 People’s Republic of China