We recently received a press release with information regarding the The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA. Here is the project description we were sent: “Featuring 860 sq m/9,257 sq ft, the The Ritz-Carlton Spa redefines the Hong Kong spa experience. With nine deluxe treatment rooms and two couples’ suites, plus floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views and soothing therapies, this exceptional spa in Hong Kong is the perfect place to leave the world behind. Upon entering ESPA, the guest moves into softened shapes and natural textures. Overhead a floating cocoon shaped porcelain art installation developed with artist Eva Menz is suspended from the ceiling – creating a balance and bringing nature into the space. The walls are upholstered in horsehair, and the perimeter of the floor is warm timber infused with bronze metal, contrasting with the central reception area’s ivory stone floor. The seating and lighting elements are gracefully curved and low tables in naturally contoured shapes reinforce the feeling of being safely cocooned.
The treatment rooms offer floor to ceiling window walls looking out over the cityscape. Screens of curved ivory metal strips that stream like ribbons against the glass create a shadow play of light beams across the rounded cocoon like room. All amenities are concealed behind sliding doors. A glass pendant, like a drop of amber rain dripping from a mulberry leaf, glistens in smooth contrast with the textured paneling. Bronze metal accents lend a surprisingly harmonious sparkle and glamour to the clean simplicity of the surroundings In the VIP suites, guests occupy their own luxury cocoon, anchored by a bronze feature wall, a beautiful feature bath with views over Hong Kong, and a relaxing living area with contrasting textures and materials in rich bronze tones. Two treatment bed areas can either be used together or divided into two private spaces. In the spa relaxation room, custom-designed lounger pods are individually curtained to create private spaces. This is truly a space in which guests can slowly relax prior to or post treatment. The textured sheer curtains give privacy but still allow light and space to enter”.