Spa Business issue 2 2021

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Our four-tier membership features inclusions such as generous spa credit, complimentary use of vitality pools and five hours of parking

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One of Capella’s newest openings, the Bangkok site has a strong offering for the local market

Veerasomboonsin thinks authentic Thai therapies will appeal to global travellers when they return

Chinnapat Veerasomboonsin Director of spa and wellness, Capella Bangkok

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encourages escape for three hours and disconnection from technology, will prove attractive – especially since it can be paired with a macrobiotic lunch. Once global travellers return, the expectation is that authentic therapies such as tok sen, luk pra kob and nuad bo rarn will appeal to this profile because they’re experiential and provide an insight into 2,500-year-old Thai healing arts. l

Neena Dhillon is a spa, hotel and travel journalist n ndhillon@spabusiness.com

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pened towards the end of 2020, Auriga Wellness at Capella Bangkok has a strong offering for the domestic market. And this is the source of the majority of guests considering the strict quarantine rules for international tourists. The 1,074sq m urban sanctuary boasts an open-air arrival courtyard with views to Chao Phraya River, wellness garden, thermal vitality area designed by GOCO Hospitality, movement studio and seven treatment rooms with interiors by Bangkok-based PIA. “Our four-tier membership features inclusions such as generous spa credit, complimentary use of vitality pools and five hours of parking as we truly want to be open to the community,” says newly appointed director Chinnapat Veerasomboonsin. “As we believe in an integrative wellness approach, activities such as guided meditation at a Buddhist temple can be arranged and we’ll periodically be inviting visiting practitioners such as transformation coaches, naturopaths, energy healers and functional medicine specialists.” Since opening, 111SKIN’s face therapies have been popular among both genders, with men favouring the 60-minute Cryotherapy Energy Signature Facial (which costs THB5,800, or US$184, €153, £133). “Guests are drawn to the precision and medi-spa innovations of 111SKIN to protect against environmental damage and achieve efficient skin penetration,” Veerasomboonsin reveals. She’s also hopeful that the THB15,000 (US$477, €396, £345) meditative couples’ retreat, which