23 July 2011, Singapore – Banyan Tree Spa debuts in its home ground at the 55th level of Marina Bay Sands making it possibly the tallest Banyan Tree Spa in the world. Taking up 1,213 square metres, the Tree of Life design themed urban spa has 15 unique rooms with panoramic views including 2 Royal Double Spa suites that offer legendary Tropical Rainmist treatment. There is also a beauty salon, tea lounge for post-treatment relaxation, as well as the Banyan Tree Gallery where you can recreate the unique Banyan Tree experience at home. Guests staying in the 24 luxurious hotel spa suites at Marina Bay Sands can also enjoy in-room massages.
The spa is designed by Banyan Tree’s design arm Architrave. The Singapore flagship spa 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 and a combination of textured materials to evoke the themes of nature in a mystical rainforest.
The distinctive Tree of Life, represented in almost all cultures, symbolizes immortality and wisdom, highlighting the importance of preserving and connecting with nature – a reflection of Banyan Tree’s vision and commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable growth.
Signature Spa Treatments
With 35 luxurious treatments and services to choose from, well-loved favourites include a comprehensive menu of 90 or 120-minute session massages, body scrubs, facials and beauty treatments. Massages feature the traditional Thai, Swedish, Balinese and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi to specialist sports and back massages while beauty therapies feature hand, foot and hair treatments.
The treatment room names are inspired by Singapore’s national flower, the Orchid, while the 180-minute signature treatment – Harmony Banyan harnesses the power of the orchid. Performed by two therapists, synchronizing in physique and movements to bring about a harmonious sense of well-being, it comprises an Orchid Scrub, Harmony Banyan massage using specially concocted Orchid massage oil, Head and Foot Massage and ends with the Therapeutic Orchid Bath.
Royal Banyan – another 180-minute session 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.
Tropical Rainmist Experience – This 180-minute session rejuvenates a combination of Rainmist Steam Bath and cascading Rain Shower to uplift your senses as a prelude to the luxurious body treatment that follows.
All treatment sessions include a 30 minutes’ Calm Time where therapists will offer guests a soothing welcome footbath and a herbal drink with refreshments for post-treatment relaxation.
The Spa therapists are trained by the Banyan Tree Spa Academy which has presence in Phuket, Bintan and Lijiang.
The Spa is open to both hotel guests and visitors daily from 10am to 10pm. For reservations call +65 66888825 or email [email protected] or visit banyantreespa.com
Photo Credit: Marina Bay Sands