Opened 26 years ago, the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taiwan’s first major international hotel brand, is debuting a spa at long last. The new Oasis Spa, which overlooks a tranquil rock garden, blends Eastern wellness rituals with luxe European-inspired skincare treatments. The menu highlights a variety of signature journeys designed to Calm ($473, 3 hours), Revive ($346, 2 hours), Heal ($309, 2 hours 30 minutes), and Renew ($309, 2 hours). Calm, for example, relies on moor mud from Hungary’s Lake Heviz. It involves a body wrap, a Swedish-style deep-tissue massage, and a moisturizing mud mask to firm and hydrate the skin. Each of the signature journeys uses products from Kerstin Florian.
Designed to complement the hotel’s recently refurbished contemporary Taiwanese decor, the three-treatment-room spa incorporates grey slate stone, mood lighting, restorative sounds, and uplifting aromas. It also features heated thermal baths, steam and sauna rooms, and a cold plunge pool as well as separate men’s and women’s relaxation lounges with reclining leather armchairs. “Taiwan is famous for its geothermal hot springs located on the outskirts of the capital,” says general manager Sammy Carolus. “Visitors can now take advantage of our luxurious spa retreat and therapeutic plunge pools without having to venture out of Taipei city.”