The 158-room Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is located in the heart of the city and offers panoramic views of the bay from the top 11 floors. It is located in San Francisco's third tallest building at 345 California Center.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, is an 8,000-square-foot spa and fitness center that was renovated and reopened in October of 2012. Like all Mandarin Oriental spas, it specializes in Asian-inspired spa treatments, highly trained therapists, and a luxurious environment. For all this, expect to pay a premium price.
Located on the hotel’s 3rd floor, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, is open to both hotel guests and people who want to visit it as a day spa. For spa appointments, call 415-276-9608.
The Spa offers a tranquil, meditative setting and features a total of four treatment suites, including a special couple’s suite and a relaxing Tea Lounge for guests to rest and reflect.
Design highlights include a warm, natural color palette with subtle Asian detailing. The walls feature richly textured, mocha-hued coverings accented with illuminated golden tones. interior is further accentuated with museum quality art pieces that are on display throughout, including an elegant six-foot statue of Kuan-Yin, Goddess of Mercy, holding the peach of life.
Signature Spa Therapies
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, offers Mandarin Oriental’s Signature Spa Therapies developed in consultation with specialists in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and aromatherapy. The Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapies consist of a relaxing, hands-on body massage ritual that combines the powerful effects of Oriental meridian massage with the therapeutic benefits of custom-blended essential oils, created uniquely for Mandarin Oriental.
The signature 60-minute Oriental Essence massage is a a firm full-body massage concentrating on neck, shoulder and lower back areas. Other treatments include the 1 hour 50 minute Oriental Harmony, a treatment performed by two therapists working in perfect unison to replenish the skin using a soft scrub followed by a massage to balance the body.
You can also book personalized journeys called “Time Rituals” which encourage guests to book time rather than specific treatments. Intended to restore a natural state of equilibrium, and attend to the body’s specifics needs, a Time Beginning with a welcoming foot ritual during which you discuss how you're feeling, each Time Ritual is tailor-made to meet what you need that day.
The Spa also offers personalized massages and body treatments using products from Aromatherapy Associates, my favorite producer of essential oil-based products. They are truly top quality, therapeutic-quality products that improve your well-being both physically and emotionally.
Treatments include the Mother-to-be to nurture and support expecting mothers in a time of constant change, and Cocoon for the New Mother to provide new mothers with special attention after the stresses of pregnancy with a nourishing, regenerative treatment.
Guests are encouraged to arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes prior to their scheduled treatment. You exchange your shoes for comfortable slippers, an Mandarin Oriental welcome that signifies the leaving of the external world behind. Guests enjoy a welcoming cup of tea before being escorted to treatment suites.
Specialized facials include Beauty by Mandarin Oriental, results-oriented anti-aging facials using products and equipment from Aromatherapy Associates. A full array of body massages, body wraps and scrubs, Gentleman Essential treatments, hand and foot rejuvenations, and nail care will complete The Spa’s offers. The Spa can also tailor time to include single services as well as half- and full-day programs.
Fitness and Retail
The spacious Fitness Center features the latest range of Technogym equipment and Precor Machines. For those who wish to continue their spa experience at home, the Spa Boutique offers a full range of Mandarin Oriental Signature products that have been developed specifically for the Mandarin Oriental Aromatherapy Associates as well as Aromatherapy Associates own line of products. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for all hotel guests and spa goers. The Fitness Center is open 24 hours to hotel guests only. For reservations and more information, call +1 (415) 276-9608.