Away Spa is a Starwood Hotels Spa housed in many of the hip and stylish W Hotels around the world. We reviewed Away Spa – W Hotel Bangkok earlier this month for their Signature AWAY TIME (Lady) – a 60-minute Away massage followed by 60 minute Away facial.
AMBIENCE & FACILITIES
Lit in energising and playful colors, the Spa has a young and hip feel to it. It is spacious enough with relaxing lounge, locker rooms, pre and post treatment chill out zones.
What makes Away Spa special is the mood color rooms. One can choose from the different room lighting depending on your mood. This gives a fun, futuristic twist to the whole experience.
The unisex hammams is an interesting feature of the property too, especially if you are in the mood for trying this middle eastern massage form in Thailand! We weren’t in the adventurous mood ourselves but it could be a fun experience!
The VIP rooms are simply amazing with beautiful installations of butterflies. These rooms have a real luxe vibe to them.
And there is a salon as well for those mani pedis and basic buffing up before you head out for an evening.
While ticking the box for the facilities expected in a five star hotel spa, Away Spa scores extra points for the futuristic mood lighting, luxurious doubles massage suite and of course, the unisex hammam.
Using a combination of Espa and Bliss products, Away Spa offers result oriented treatments. Known for their highly effective anti ageing and revitalising facials, Away Spa is popular among locals too as a go to place for their regular massages and facials.
I decided to go for 10 minutes of steam and sauna each before the massage. I enjoy steam rooms but the steam room here was too hot making it unbearable to sit for more than two minutes.
Anyways, after a lukewarm shower, I entered the red room for my treatments to begin. I was given a choice of red, blue, green or purple rooms to choose from. I opted for red for the energy. The lighting intensity was perfect and music was as per the energising theme. My masseur was highly attentive to my comfort levels and checked with me about the massage pressure, lighting, temperature and music.
The Signature Away Massage is a combination of Swedish, Aromatherapy and Thai massage techniques. Chosen specially for each guest, total 5 fragrances are used at different points in the 60 minutes massage, making it an aromatherapeutic experience. The Away facial that followed made a perceptible difference in my skin. It looked clearer and younger.
Highly recommend the Away massage and facial combination treatment priced around $120 for 120 minutes. It is definitely great value for a five star hotel spa treatment. Also, the Double treatment suite featuring private bath, private access to hammam are perfect to enjoy a special relaxation time with your partner.
To check out the complete spa menu of Away Spa, click here.