When driving down Sukhothai Road towards The Siam hotel, it almost seems like you’ve ventured out of town. Set on three acres of verdant frontage along the Chao Praya River, The Siam is a private 39-room luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s royal Dusit district.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, the Thai antique infused masterpiece with art deco inspiration is an oasis that will sweep you off your feet. Rest and relaxation are one of the key tenets of The Siam, made easy with the calming energy that greets you the minute you enter.
The hotel is home to the Opium Spa, a sanctuary of wellness and calm. Inspired by natural beauty, the Opium Spa uses only Sodashi therapies and spa products that not only regenerate the skin, but also impart a profound sense of wellbeing on spirit and mind. Unparalleled in performance and purity, Sodashi employs only the finest ethically-sourced essential oils and plant actives to visibly heal and nurture. At the Opium Spa, you can choose from facial, body and massage therapies or indulge in a tailored multi-day spa package to suit your individual needs.
Tried and Tested
When your body, mind and soul really need a good pampering, there’s nothing better than going all out with a four-hour treatment. I tried the “Serenity at The Siam” package. If you desire tranquility and deep relaxation, this is the spa treatment for you!
The treatment started off with a body balance salt therapy exfoliant. I slowly fell into a deep slumber as Himalayan salt and plant essences of sweet orange and geranium were massaged over my entire body. My skin felt soft and supple after I washed off the salt.
Then came about 15 minutes in the steam room, a time to unwind and rid myself of thoughts and worries. After another shower, I started the full body massage with Sodashi’s Serenity blend. The massage therapist applied a wonderful technique which released many knots and reduced muscle tension that had accumulated throughout the week.
Then I was cocooned into an intensely moisturising and fragrant French clay body mask. While this sat on my skin and dried, my hair and scalp were also attended to, covered with a rich scalp mud that were meant to have nourishing effects on my hair. I then ended with a Sodashi Thermal Infusing facial treatment. This warm infusing mask is meant to give an intensive boost of all nature’s vitamins and minerals and also maximises penetration of these essential vitamins and minerals into the deeper layers of the skin. My skin was left feeling hydrated, toned, fresh and radiant. After four hours at Opium Spa, I walked away feeling calm, energised and ready to take on a whole new week.
Set in opulent surrounds and intimately private, the Opium Spa provides a haven for renewal and inspiration for lifestyle change. What’s special about the spa is that aside from treatments, you can also unwind in the spa’s Hammam-inspired bath house with dry and steam saunas, steam showers and Jacuzzis. And if you have kids, there is a kids’ and teen spa treatment menu and a full-service hair and nail salon. Advance bookings are highly recommended.
For further information, visit www.thesiamhotel.com.