Out of a possible score of 110 the Mandarin Oriental Spa delivered 102, a grade A+ spa!
(+1) Fitness center
(+2) 50 foot indoor heated swimming pool
(+2) Vitality pools inside locker room
(+2) Experience showers (These showers have 4 different settings-tropical rain forest, gush, body jets, light therapy)
(+1) Steam room
(+2) Ice fountain
(+2) Relaxation lounge with beds
(-1) Did not feel like my feet were really massaged.
(+9) Treatment was like nothing I have ever received:
Developed from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and aromatherapy. Treatment began with a relaxing footbath while I filled out a questionnaire to determine if I was more yin or yang. From there the therapist decides what aromatherapy and areas of the body needs to be focused on. I was more yang, so I received a wood element of aromatherapy and received attention to my lower back and calves. Afterwards, I was given a list of food to avoid or eat that would better balance my state of mind.
Medically Beneficial: 8
(+1) Personalized massage
(+2) Treatments focus on chronic pain and tension (Thai)
(+1) Organic products
*Overall a healthy mind and soul
Asian themed all throughout neutral colors unique lighting takes client to a whole different place
(+8) Free valet parking
(+2) 3 blocks from Smithsonian Metro
Customer Service: 10
From the moment you walk in the spa you are taken care of. They take your shoes for you out on a tray; give you hot tea infused with antioxidant elements combined with a hot wet towel for face and hands. They walk you through all the amities. The service providers’ treat their clients like VIP taking care of them, such as filling up on any refreshments and make the treatment more customized for them.
(+1) Iced water
(+2) Water with lemon or orange infused
(+2) White Lion teas and teas with 7 acai berries
(+1) Vitamin Water
(+3) If you’re receiving a full day spa treatment you can receive a Beneto box lunch.
(+5) Variety of products
Service Menu: 9
(-1) Does not offer a big selection for facials, mostly massage and body work.
Not for people who are penny pinchers, although they do have promotions going on. However, their treatments are worth the price.
Prices range from $55 (20 minute add on body scrub treatment) to $500/550 (full day rejuvenating treatment package).
Makes you feel like you’re in another world that is filled with tranquility. You can’t help but relax!
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
1330 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington DC, 2002
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