Published on : Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands has launched a new spa menu with enhanced signature and well-loved therapies after three successful years of operation. The award-winning spa operator will present 17 new and improved treatments to cater to the growing interest of guests for a premium spa experience.
Located on Level 55 of the spectacular Marina Bay Sands Hotel, which makes it the highest Banyan Tree Spa, Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands opens up a world of tranquility and calm in the heart of the city. The spa infuses the sleek glamour of its modern interior with Banyan Tree’s tradition of staging Asian-inspired experience to exude a unique sense of place. Themed on the Tree of Life concept, the 1,213 square meters urban spa offers its suite of distinctive treatments in 15 uniquely designed rooms with panoramic views. The spa’s opening in 2011 marked the renowned Banyan Tree’s debut in its home ground after its phenomenal success globally.
Famous for pioneering the tropical garden spa concept with its time-honoured Asian therapies and holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony, Banyan Tree Spa emphasises a non-clinical ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates the human touch. Guests will reawaken their senses by the intuitive touch of the therapists along with the use of natural ingredients such as herbs, spices and aromatic oils.
New and Enhanced Spa Treatments
The well-loved 90-minute Classic Rejuvenation packages featuring a combination of classic body scrubs and massages now offer six unique For Her and For Him spa experiences. For deep relaxation, ladies can choose the Sweet Serenade which comprises the refreshing Almond Tomato Purifier rich in Vitamin C, and the new Thai Classic Massage that blends subtle stretching to stimulate energy flow and improve flexibility. Men can revitalise with Absolute Lift, available exclusively at Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands, Phuket, Bangkok and Samui, the Signature Master Therapist Experience draws upon the experience of an elite group of highly skilled Master Therapists to tailor a 90-minute massage using a repertoire of signature Banyan Tree Spa massage techniques which are adapted to suit each individual guest.
In line with its holistic approach to wellness, based on time-honoured Asian healing traditions, Banyan Tree Spa introduces a selection of three Inspired by Ayurveda packages to restore natural balance of energy and a renewed sense of bliss.
Signature Spa Treatments
Exclusive to Singapore, all treatment room names are inspired by the Orchid – the national flower of Singapore, while the treatment – Harmony Banyan harnesses the power of the Orchid. This 150-minute indulgent spa experience is performed by two therapists who synchronise in physique and movements to bring about a harmonious sense of well-being. The experience begins with an Orchid Brightener that gently exfoliates, followed by the signature Harmony Banyan massage using specially concocted Orchid massage oil, a Head & Foot massage, and concludes with a Therapeutic Orchid Bath.
Created with the high stresses of city-dwellers in mind, the signature 150-minute Royal Banyan highlights the Royal Banyan Herbal Pouch Massage, which uses East-meets-West massage techniques and a herbal pouch dipped in warm Sesame Oil to soothe muscular tension and improve blood circulation.
A Banyan Tree Spa innovation, the 150-minute Tropical Rainmist experience is a rejuvenating combination of Rainmist Steam Bath and cascading Rain Shower to uplift the senses as a prelude to the luxurious body treatment that follows.
All Banyan Tree Spa treatments come with a complimentary 30 minutes’ Calm Time whereby our therapists will offer the guests a soothing welcome Foot Bath and a herbal drink with refreshments for post-treatment relaxation.
The team of professional spa therapists is trained based on the stringent curriculum of the accredited Banyan Tree Spa Academies to ensure fine delivery of high standards of the Banyan Tree Spa experience to all guests. Established in May 2001, Banyan Tree Spa Academy Phuket is the first of its kind in Thailand, accredited by Thailand’s Ministries of Education and Public.
Guests at Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands have a choice of 49 rejuvenating treatments and services. Well-loved favourites include a comprehensive menu of 60 or 90-minute massages, body scrubs, facials and beauty treatments. Acclaimed massages feature traditional Thai, Swedish, Balinese and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi to the new Balancing and therapeutic Thai Classic massages while beauty therapies feature hand, foot and hair treatments.
In all, the spa consists of 15 treatment rooms including 2 Royal Double Spa Suites that offer the legendary Tropical Rainmist treatment; a Beauty Salon, a Tea Lounge for post-treatment relaxation; as well as the Banyan Tree Gallery which allows guests to recreate the unique Banyan Tree experience at home. In-room massages are also available for guests staying in the 24 luxurious hotel spa suites at Marina Bay Sands.
The Tree of Life Concept
Designed by Banyan Tree’s design arm Architrave, responsible for the Group’s inspiring designs around the globe, Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands is the first Banyan Tree Spa to be holistically themed around the timeless concept of the Tree of Life. Decked in earth tones with black as accent, the spa uses a clever combination of textured materials to evoke the themes of nature in a mystical rainforest.
The distinctive Tree of Life, represented in almost all cultures, symbolises immortality and wisdom. It highlights the importance of preserving and connecting with nature – a reflection of Banyan Tree’s vision and commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable growth. Nestled in the heart of Singapore, it represents Singapore’s renowned position as a flourishing garden city and embraces Banyan Tree Spa’s philosophy of a tropical garden spa setting, with a contemporary twist.
At the lush and private confines of the Spa Lobby, an exquisite starry sky is set against an intricate and graceful Tree of Life feature wall artpiece. Taking centrestage, a magnificent Arbol de la Vida Tree of Life sculpture from Mexico adds to the imagery of a tropical garden.
Artistic expressions of aesthetics and finishes of the spa honour its Asian heritage, celebrating creativity and intricate craftsmanship. Leaf-patterned hand-carved timber panels by artisans from Indonesia and abaca woven fiber panels from The Philippines adorn the walls and doors. Natural stones such as travertine marble and onyx as well as solid bamboo are crafted into the floors and wall panels.
The Spa Walkway, beautifully lined with creepers and woody vines, spells adventure in a tropical jungle while acrylic bamboo from Thailand adds contrast and a sense of calm amidst a bamboo garden. Interior furnishings and decor include Chinese and Thai style paintings, Balinese stone carving, modern day laser cut-out screens featuring different elegant styles of the Tree of Life.