(Chengdu, China; 5th September, 2016) MI XUN Spa at The Temple House has been named “Best Newly-Opened Spa of the Year” at the 9th SpaChina Awards hosted in Li Jiang. While MI XUN Spa has only been in operation for under a year, the award is an acknowledgment of its superb performance and exceptional facilities.
SpaChina Award is considered one of the industry’s most influential accolades, both in China and across the Asian region. Nominees are put through a rigorous four-month evaluation by a judging panel. The judges comprise senior spa consultants, experienced spa managers and discerning spa enthusiasts, and account for 80% of the final decision, weighed against the results of an online poll.
“MI XUN aims to create a thoughtful and holistic spa experience. All our treatments are curated to deliver results, while the tea house provides a tranquil setting for guests to relax and recharge while enjoying healthful refreshments. The spa offerings and tea house experience perfectly complement each other, and at MI XUN our guests enjoy the combined benefits of both to help them ease away the tensions of today’s busy city lifestyle,” said Kelly Coates, Director of Spa Operations at MI XUN.
Fast approaching its first year anniversary, MI XUN Spa has made customer experience a top priority since its first day in operation. This was achieved through dedication to service, knowledgeable and well-trained therapists, results-driven treatments, and exceptional products from reputable brands such as Natura Bissé, Themae, Mesoestetic and Aromatherapy Associates, which has been affirmed as a winning combination by the award.
With an eye on the future, MI XUN Spa strives to become the leading spa and wellness destination in Chengdu within the next five years, and under the capable charge of The Swire Group’s award-winning hospitality arm, grow into a top national and global spa destination in the near future.
About MI XUN Spa
Tucked within The Temple House, which perfectly marries modern sophistication with Chengdu’s local heritage, the “MI XUN” Spa has opened its doors since the autumn of 2015. It introduces a series of unique spa treatments designed to deliver a holistic pampering experience to soothe and to revitalize the mind and body while embracing its historically rich surroundings.
Situated in the heart of Chengdu’s trendy retail hub on No. 7-8 ZhangHuaLi Lane, MI XUN Spa stands on the site of a former mulberry garden of the Daci Temple, and is housed within a heritage building that dates back to the early years of the formation of the Republic. Restoring much of the building’s original Western-Sichuan architecture, it has now been revived as a peacefully secluded oasis that seems worlds away from the bustling city. Spanning 900 square meters, MI XUN Spa features eleven treatment rooms, comprising four standard treatment rooms, five luxurious spa suites and two VIP experience suites, as well as a tea house and retail store.
MI XUN has carefully selected high performance, results-driven treatments from renowned international spa brands such as Natura Bissé, Meseostic, Refinery, and for the first time in China, the innovative THÉMAÉ range which harnesses the natural benefits of tea using its four-teas extract (Complexe des 4 Thés®). Its signature treatments, “MI XUN Autographs”, are specially curated for achieving specific beauty and wellness goals. The Diamond Infused Facial uses revolutionary youth activating skincare from Natura Bissé to restore youthful definition and radiance, the Rhassoul treatment uses a mineral-rich Moroccan soap and Moroccan glove scrub to detoxify and exfoliate, while the MI XUN Autograph Massage where a combination of skilled hands and specially designed bamboo tools, sourced locally from Chengdu, deliver a targeted massage for a thoroughly relaxing and invigorating sense-of-place experience.
MI XUN also offers specialized “Suite Experiences” in its spa suites, which utilize a far infra-red sauna, steam bath, herbal bathing rituals and more to deeply relax, uplift and cleanse.
Specially curated for sophisticated modern men, MI XUN offers professional grooming services through its “Gentlemen’s Collection”, including the Ultimate Shave and Ultimate Shave Facial which are sure to leave you feeling confident and re-energized.
The spa also offers nail and waxing treatments, beautifying facials and targeted massages, and features a men’s barber salon.
After a pampering treatment, guests may unwind in the tea house and enjoy freshly-brewed premium teas, selected for their natural medicinal benefits according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), to complement and boost the effects of their spa treatment.
The MI XUN retail shop offers a range of lifestyle, personal care and beauty products for guests to replicate the Mi Xun experience at home, or surprise their loved ones with a pampering treat.
About The House Collective
The House Collective, including The Opposite House, The Upper House and The Temple House, is a group of small, individual hotels in Asia for seasoned travellers who seek a different, intimate and personalised experience in luxury travel. Each with its own distinctive character and sense of style, The House Collective is a group of refined, highly individual hotels that defy comparison.
About Swire Hotels and Swire Restaurants
Swire Hotels has been created to manage soulfully individual hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the USA, providing a characterful experience for well travelled individually minded travellers who seek originality, style and personalised service. We create distinctive hotels with a sense of place that break with convention.
The company’s first hotel, The Opposite House in Beijing, opened in 2008 and was followed by The Upper House, Hong Kong, and then by EAST, Hong Kong and EAST, Beijing. The Temple House in Chengdu is opened in July 2015 and EAST, Miami opened in May 2016.
A restaurant division was set up in 2013 to manage the company’s stand-alone restaurant operations. Our first restaurant Plat du Jour opened in November 2013 followed by Public and Ground Public in Quarry Bay. The Continental in Pacific Place opened in October 2014 and Mr & Mrs Fox in Taikoo Place in 2015. Our latest addition, the second Plat du Jour opened in Pacific Place in January 2016.
About Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu is a 250,000 sqm (approx. 2,710,000 sq ft) mixed-use development located in the heart of Jinjiang District, south of Dacisi Road, east of Shamao Street and close to the popular Chunxi Road shopping area. The project comprises an over 100,000 sqm (over 1,140,000 sq ft) open-plan low-rise retail mall; a 100-room intriguing urban hotel, The Temple House, managed by Swire Hotels; 42 serviced apartments as well as a 47-storey Grade A office tower, Pinnacle One. The complex will be conveniently accessible from the interchange station of Metro Lines 2 and 3.
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu embraces the historic Daci Temple and takes pride in the reinvigoration of surrounding heritage buildings. Welcoming lanes, courtyards, plazas with architecture inspired by traditional and modern streets in the east and west make it unique in Chengdu. Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu won the Silver Award for Best Urban Regeneration Project in MIPIM Asia Awards 2012.
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu between Swire Properties Limited and Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited have opened since 2014.
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