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OCT 2016

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[ 50 ] • DAYSPA • october 2016 by Alison Singh Gee spa hopping I t's safe to say that most people don't travel to Beijing expecting to relax. As the second biggest city of the world's most populous country, Beijing has 22 million citizens, fi ve million cars and nine million bicycles crowding its streets, not to mention a seemingly permanent puff of tea-colored haze hanging above its ancient temples and its barely-built- yesterday statement skyscrapers. It's even safer to say that most people don't travel to Beijing during its 103-degree Fahrenheit summers to chill out. And yet I did just that. For days I toured this 800-year-old metropolis, climbing the Great Wall in 80% humidity, peeking at giant pandas at the zoo and elbowing my way through the blazing hot Forbidden City. After about 72 hours, I was in serious need of a refuge. I yearned to fi nd a place that echoed Beijing of the past, a sanctuary with silk-covered beds and bamboo walls, carved wooden screens and glowing lanterns, a fragrant mist of rare tea fl oating through the air. I needed a day at a classic Chinese spa. Beijing is fi lled with many world-class luxury destinations, but thanks to a friend's recommendation, I already knew which one to turn to: the Spa at the Four Seasons, in the city's Chaoyang District. "You won't believe the hush and the beauty you'll fi nd there," she said. "The spa even has songbirds in the lobby." Luxury meets serenity in China's chaotic capital. Temple of Heaven © FOUR SEASONS/KEN SEET T h e S p a a t The Spa at F o u r S e a s o n s Four Seasons H o t e l B e i j i n g Hotel Beijing O P E N E D OPENED 2 0 1 3 2013 T H E S P A C E THE SPACE 2 s t e a m r o o m s ; 2 s a u n a s ; 2 steam rooms; 2 saunas; 1 1 t r e a t m e n t r o o m s ; 2 V I P 11 treatment rooms; 2 VIP c o u p l e s ' s u i t e s w i t h b a t h a n d couples' suites with bath and s t e a m s h o w e r ; i n d o o r p o o l ; steam shower; indoor pool; 3 J a c u z z i s ; i c e f o u n t a i n ; c a f é ; 3 Jacuzzis; ice fountain; café; t e a g a r d e n ; p r i v a t e N a i l S u i t e tea garden; private Nail Suite S T A F F STAFF 3 0 + , i n c l u d i n g 6 r e c e p t i o n i s t s ; 30+, including 6 receptionists; 5 l o c k e r r o o m a t t e n d a n t s ; 5 locker room attendants; 1 1 t h e r a p i s t s ; m i s c e l l a n e o u s 11 therapists; miscellaneous p e r s o n a l t r a i n e r s , n u t r i t i o n i s t s personal trainers, nutritionists a n d y o g a i n s t r u c t o r s and yoga instructors M O S T P O P U L A R MOST POPULAR T R E A T M E N T S TREATMENTS P o w e r o f T e a ( 1 2 0 m i n . / $ 3 0 0 ) ; Power of Tea (120 min./$300); B i o l o g i q u e R e c h e r c h e Biologique Recherche I n t e n s i v e F a c e T r e a t m e n t Intensive Face Treatment ( 9 5 m i n . / $ 3 7 5 ) ; A s i a n F u s i o n (95 min./$375); Asian Fusion M a s s a g e ( 9 0 m i n . / $ 1 9 5 ) Massage (90 min./$195) P R O D U C T S U S E D / PRODUCTS USED/ R E T A I L E D RETAILED B i o l o g i q u e R e c h e r c h e , Biologique Recherche, C o m f o r t Z o n e , I n t r a c e u t i c a l s Comfort Zone, Intraceuticals W E B S I T E WEBSITE f o u r s e a s o n s . c o m / b e i j i n g / s p a fourseasons.com/beijing/spa

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