Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur has been lighting up the city skyline for exactly one year. And in that time, the five-star hotel has made its mark as the hotel to beat. Its restaurant, Curate, recently presented the Chef’s Table Series with curated menus to keep you stuffed and satisfied for days, while Bar Trigona has risen to the top of the bar scene. The spa doesn’t look too shabby either — it has a golden elevator to take you to the treatment rooms upstairs, just so you know.
The hotel sits smack in the heart of KL, just steps away from Suria KLCC and Avenue K. Within this address, views of the urban jungle are invited him from the windows of the spa, with prime views from the luxurious Spa Suite. Other accomodations are made up of five individual and two couple’s treatment rooms. It’s where the magic happens — pamper sessions combining ancient healing rituals and wellness science. You can trust the expert input of a team of certified remedial therapists, physiotherapists and beauty therapists.
The spa is incredibly proud of the products they use, and they should be. It’s not everyday a spa gets the green light for a line of beauty blends used exclusively by Malaysian royalty. A brand known as Kuem, century-old herbal concoctions are made from the purest herbs and spices, and are available for sale only at the hotel. Other treatments are designed around Ayurvedic philosophies and cruelty-free ingredients from the brand, Subtle Energies. And for facials, the spa turns to Spanish leader Skeyndor for advanced Mesotherapy treatments.
For our treatment, we tried out something different from the usual Thai or Balinese massage. This time around we were treated to the Sports & Remedial Massage, where a skilled sports therapist is called in to stretch, release pent-up energy, or smoothen out kinks in your muscles. The treatment focuses on the body’s soft tissues, muscles, tendons and fascia, with the option of body oils like unscented coconut and lemongrass. It’s a simple hour-long fix that’ll have you on your way feeling energised and awake. While this was very much welcomed after a good workout, the stretching and compressions would work wonders from anyone feeling tight or tired.
If you’ve got the day to make of it, the spa has more in store. First, there’s the opening of Korea’s top beauty salon, Leekaja, for a wide range of hair-related services from perms to creative colouring. And what comes after hair? Nails. Bespoke nail services are available too with nail art available. Now, you’re ready to hit the town.
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur is on level 7A and is open daily from 9am to 10 pm.