Bangkok has long been on the map as an indulgent stopover for quick, before-the-beach doses of tropical nights, long days of Thai massage, and recently some of the best up-and-coming design in Asia, whether house wares or high fashion. It’s here that a recently opened pair of spas by Thai skincare brand Thann has caught our eye.
We’ve been buying its products for years: the natural wood-infused shower gels, the jasmine-scented hand creams, and whatever we can get our mitts on that’s travel size. So it’s only logical that they combined its great scents and style with dollars and sense and opened a spa.
Within the ultra-privé and glam shopping destination, Gaysorn, in the emerging Ratchaprasong District, you’ll find the Thann Sanctuary Spa. The interiors are a series of low-lit rooms that are fragrant, moody, and sensuous. Each room is themed by inspirations tied to its product line, so there’s 'Rice', 'Floral', 'Shiso', 'Natural Wood', and 'Sea Foam'.
Therapists are across-the-board very good, products first rate, and the design a mix of just the right doses of zen and tropical-classical. Mineral tones give the space a timeless feel, but the use of natural shapes and materials, whether bamboo, water hyacinth, or local woods, keeps things feminine as well.