Located an hour’s drive from Beijing, Anantara Spa offers visitors peace and tranqullity at Commune by the Great Wall Kempinski. The spa is designed on three levels and covers 1,000 sqm (10,800 sw ft) set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Badaling Mountains and Great Wall. Villas are located on the slopes of the mountain range, and the entire Commune Resort is an architectural and design showpiece created by various renowned architects haying from locations around Asia.
Anantara Spa, which opened in September 2006, is MSPA International’s fourth spa in China. MSPA further operates spas throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa and has put its vast experience in the wellness industry to full use in Anantara Spa by the Great Wall.
Guest of Anantara Spa experience an environment of serene contemplation, combining modern architecture and ancient surroundings. A total of 15 single or couple spa suites, designed to provide privacy and space for all guests, feature steam showers, wooden bath tubs and ample relaxation and changing areas. The spa is completed by a full-service beauty salon and Yoga Deck, where classes are conducted with magnificent views of the Great Wall. Anantara Spa experiences draw on the richness of the surrounding cultures as well as the philosophy of ‘flow of water without borders’. Guest may choose from the spa’s signature journey and rituals or create their own individual experience.
Treatments draw from Ayurveda, Balinese, Thai and Chinese techniques. Fresh indigenous ingredients are used throughout, such as ylang ylang, lemongrass, ginger, local fruits, natural volcanic pumice, powdered spices, organic honey, yoghurt and cucumber.
In the signature treatment, ‘Culture of Anantara,’ a floral foot bath leads into a Sandalwood and Ginger Oriental Massage, followed by nourishing Walnut, Green Tea and Honey Body Polish, and the journey into wellness is completed by and Aromatic Flower Bath for those who wish to indulge in a full-day Anantara Spa journey, the ‘Anantara Rejuvenation’ includes Ayurvedic Steam, Rose Body Polish, honey and Milk Bath, Aromatherapy Massage, Rejuvenating Facial and choice of Manicure or Pedicure. Spa cuisine and refreshments are served during this total treatment immersion.
Men are invited to enjoy spa treatments such as the ‘Gentleman’s Own Facial’ or the ‘Mountain Retreat.’
Shrouded in legacies and folktales and times of past, each Anantara Spa can be found nestled in settings that interweave nature with tradition, and is designed to stir the movements of human emotion. If balance, energy and a sense of peace and tranquility are qualities that one seeks, Anantara Spa is surely the ideal journey’s end.