Hong Kong is hardly short of luxurious spas, but Rosewood Hong Kong is taking indulgent spacations to the next level with Asaya Spa and Kitchen, launched in October 2019.
The long-anticipated launch of Rosewood Hong Kong’s Asaya Spa was unveiled last month, with a soft launch on October 25th 2019. Compare Retreats took an exclusive first look into the urban retreat space, to explore the various à la carte wellness treatments and set retreat programmes. Offering everything from art therapy to meditation and mindfulness, the space is a holistic haven utilising the best of alternative modalities with modern diagnostic testings for a precise, high-touch experience. Asaya Kitchen has also opened, with a wellness-centric plant-based and pescatarian menu to provide nutrition to health-savvy spa-goers.
Compare Retreats’ founder Dervla Louli said of her visit to the spa: “Personalisation is a detail that runs throughout the whole of Asaya. Practitioners tailor every class, treatment, and coaching session to make it perfect for you, and I was amazed at how well they curated and adapted everything for me.” Plus, Rosewood’s dog-friendly policies allow you to bring your pooch pals along for your spacation too.
What other wellness news in Hong Kong have you missed in the past month?
- Talking of spacations, the luxe St Regis Hong Kong has launched a new Weekend Retreat offer for a pre-Christmas urban getaway, which includes hotel spending credit for the spa and restaurants. Available Fridays to Sundays on Deluxe Rooms, Premier Harbour View Rooms and St. Regis Suites, the package starts from HKD 4,000 per night plus service charge, and guests will receive HK$1,000 hotel credit that can be used at the hotel’s restaurant outlets and spa treatments. In addition, guests will also receive an HK$200 dining voucher on departure that can be used at any of the 11 Marriott International hotels in Hong Kong. The package is valid until December 30th 2019, and you can book here.
- Treehouse officially opened with its Grand Opening on October 26th in H-Code Building—if you haven’t sampled its homemade za’atar chips yet, what are you waiting for?
- If you’ve been missing your favourite dishes from Grassroots Pantry, which was replaced by Nectar in July, all of your vegan dreams have been answered: Grassroots Pantry will once again be available to Hong Kong diners, via the wonder of online delivery. Under “Grassroots-to-go” on Foodpanda, plant-based foodies can order delectable dishes like the pan-fried hedgehog mushrooms straight to their door.
- K11 Musea continues to unveil new openings, and this month the Nature Discovery Park on level 8 was opened as part of the mall’s commitment to sustainability. Home to Hong Kong’s first urban biodiversity museum and sustainability-themed education park, the intimate rooftop space offers guided green tours to raise awareness of Hong Kong’s ecological importance and cultural heritage, workshops to promote a sustainable lifestyle such as urban farming, events that echo the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a venue for sustainable brands and like-minded individuals to gather. The park is now open to the public, with an HK$65 entry fee.
- The Cakery is now offering vegan-friendly Thanksgiving pies from November 1st to December 31st 2019. The health-conscious baker also caters to those seeking organic, sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan sweet treats and cupcakes, the new Vegan Apple Pie and Vegan Pumpkin Pie are the perfect party-pleaser this holiday season. Order here.
- Clockenflap is back for another year, taking place November 22nd to 24th at Central Harbourfront Space. The full lineup has been announced and features a roster of international and local musical acts including Halsey, Mumford & Songs, Bombay Bicycle Club, Nick Murphy, Metronomy, and Glass Animals. The event will feature a variety of experiences over the three days aside from musical performances, including art installations and family activities.
And further afield…
- Amanpuri is now offering a new wellness programme at its Phuket resort. The Life Reset pathway is designed to holistically lift you from a state of exhaustion and restore balance, equilibrium and positivity. Curated to give you exactly what you need in terms of nutrition, stress management and coping mechanisms, the Immersion will be tailored to your personal circumstances and health needs, addressing every aspect of burnout for a total and long-lasting lifestyle reset.
- The Global Wellness Summit unveiled this month that the global wellness industry is now valued at US$4.5 trillion, updated to reflect the new ‘physical activity’ sector which replaces the previous ‘fitness, mind and body’ sector included in last year’s evaluation. Read the full story here.
- Also from the Global Wellness Summit—if you missed the latest trends forecast or our live coverage of the event, check out our top takeaways from the three-day Summit. Plus, it was announced that the Global Wellness Summit 2020 will be hosted in Tel Aviv—find out more here.
- Aman Kyoto opened its doors on November 1st, in a 32-hectare forest just outside Kyoto. Guests can immerse themselves in Japanese-inspired wellness therapies, like forest bathing, onsen baths, spa treatments at the Aman Spa, and sightseeing at the 17 nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn more here.
- Chiva-Som Health Resort announced it will be managing new wellness resort Zulal Wellness Resort in Qatar, marking the brand’s first venture into franchising its world-renowned wellness programmes. The wellness resort, just an hour outside of Qatar’s capital Doha, will be the Middle East’s first full-immersion wellness resort, and the world’s first centre for Traditional Arabic Integrative Medicine (TAIM), slated to open in the second quarter of 2020. Learn more here.
- In the world of athleisure, Lululemon joined the likes of Adidas by partnering with Roksanda for a high-fashion collaboration. Find out more about the new line here.
- Four Seasons Bangkok is now accepting bookings, ahead of its official opening on 1 February 2020. Located in Bangkok’s emerging Creative District, the resort includes an Art Space and expansive spa for Thai-inspired therapies. Book here.
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises have debuted a new Serene Spa & Wellness, rumoured to be the cruise industry’s most luxurious spa. Regent guests will be able to incorporate wellness modalities into every aspect of their voyage, from destination-inspired spa therapies to fitness classes to nutritional cuisine on board.
- Song Saa Reserve in Siem Reap, the sustainability wellness tourism project from the founders of Song Saa Private Island, has entered the second phase of construction, and plots are available for those looking to build their own eco-conscious holiday home in this stunning reserve just beyond the ancient UNESCO-protected temples of Angkor. Contact [email protected] for details about building your dream holiday home.
- Belmond has launched a new ‘Good Living’ concept to celebrate wellbeing and arts at its locations around the globe. Focused on enriching guest’s experiences, the new initiative includes mindfulness and meditation, physical sport and activities, transformational immersions and ultra-luxe experiences. To curate the experiences, Belmond has appointed a council of Good Living ‘Experience Makers’. Learn more here.