The Pullman Bangkok King Power hotel completed a full refurbishment in June this year, which included a redesign of the Pullman Fit and Spa. The revamped spa facility offers eight private treatment rooms including an LPG Endermologie slimming treatment room, Moroccan Hammam room, spa suite, sauna and Jacuzzi.
Where is it?
Pullman Spa is on the 4th floor of Pullman Bangkok King Power, a five-minute walk from the BTS Sky Train Victory Monument Station.
The spacious waiting area features a contemporary Thai vibe with subtle shades of orange, yellow, grey and brown. There are two horseshoe-shaped sofas, dressed with elegant Thai-silk cushions, and two silver chain chandeliers that add a sense of understated luxury.
My traditional Hammam ritual was booked for 10am – the earliest appointment available, and the spa appeared to be empty when I arrived. I was greeted by the friendly receptionist who asked me to take a seat and fill in a health form while she served me a relaxing herbal tea blend.
When I was ready, my therapist escorted me to the treatment area. The changing room was spacious, with two individual cubicles behind a white curtain, and I was able to store my clothes and personal items in a locker.
I then entered the hammam – a large room decked in modern, striped grey marble. The therapist gave me a bottle of water and a bell to ring in case I needed anything and left me to settle in for an intense 30-minute steam.
With my pores suitably expanded, I took a quick shower and lay down on a heated bed for the second part of the treatment: an all-over body scrub with brightening African black soap administered by special kese gloves. To begin with, I found the treatment quite painful, but gradually got used to it. After I’d been scrubbed from head to toe for half an hour, the therapist poured cold water over me to rinse off the soap – after intense heat, it was quite a shock to the system! At the end of the treatment I could immediately feel my skin was smoother and brighter. I had another quick shower and sprayed some rose water over my body – a nice touch.
I then changed into a stretchy all-in-one body suit and headed to my next session to try out the spa’s newest LPG Endermologie treatment, using LPG Cellu M6 for both body and face – I selected the body treatment. According to the spa: “It is a non-invasive treatment that manipulates the connective tissue resulting in slimming, cellulite reduction and anti-aging”.
The therapist turned on the special machine with a hoover-like nozzle, which she then rolled all over my body, concentrating on any problem areas. The treatment felt like a massage with a gentle suction, not at all painful, and lasted for 30-minutes. No immediate difference was apparent, but this is to be expected and multiple sessions are recommended for best results.
The newly designed Pullman Spa is a beautiful addition to the property. The two signature spa experiences I tried were very different: the revitalising Hammam ritual felt luxurious (particularly with an entire marble hammam to yourself) and was the enjoyable experience, while the LPG treatment had a medical quality that felt like it would have a bigger impact (though, ultimately, repeat visits are required for more significant results).
Moroccan Hammam is THB 3,500 (US$106) and LPG is THB 2,800 (US$85)
10am to 10pm daily
8/2 Rangnam Road, Thanon-Phayathai, Ratchathewi, 10400 Bangkok, Thailand; tel +66 (0)2 680 9999; pullmanbangkokkingpower.com