AF­TER­NOON BLISS In­dulge in a re­fresh­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, in the heart of the city. By Evanna Ramly.

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True to its her­itage, and pro­mot­ing rest­ful sleep. the Ma­jes­tic Then there’s the Malaya Golden Spa at The Cher­son­ese, a de­light­ful cou­ple’s Ma­jes­tic Ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence that pays homage Kuala Lumpur to the jour­ney of Is­abella Lucy beau­ti­fully Bird in Bri­tish Malaya. Think cel­e­brates the colo­nial spirit lush hair masques of banana and that once im­bued Malaysian honey, de­li­cious scrubs of pa­paya history. Ref­er­enc­ing the Wil­low and co­conut or Malay herbs, lime Tea­rooms of Scot­land de­signed blos­som baths, and mas­sages by renowned ar­chi­tect Charles in­fused with East In­dian spices or Ren­nie Mack­in­tosh, it’s easy to fall in love with bunga ram­pai. Mean­while, the North Coast the dis­tinct Art Nouveau in­flu­ences ev­i­dent Sea­weed Sculpt and fa­cial treat­ments us­ing through­out its seven spa­cious treat­ment rooms Kerstin Flo­rian skin­care will have body and and re­lax­ation lounge. Se­duced by scented com­plex­ion re­newed in no time. can­dles, soak up the nat­u­ral light that floods Of note is the English Af­ter­noon Tea this charm­ing two-storey build­ing through Spa Ex­pe­ri­ence. Hon­our­ing its name­sake, snowy white shut­ters and glass doors. Just as a quintessen­tially Bri­tish tra­di­tion, it’s the the in­te­ri­ors are bathed with an ir­re­sistible sort of pam­per­ing likely favoured by the al­lure, out­side, an in­ti­mate swimming pool Crawley sis­ters at Down­ton Abbey. The rit­ual glit­ters in the sun as it awaits spa-go­ers in need starts with a dessert-wor­thy scrub pow­ered of a cool splash. by an­tiox­i­dant black­ber­ries whipped into Lux­u­ri­ous treat­ments here have a dis­tinct mois­ture-rich cream. Once your skin has been

Start­ing rit­ual, ‘A Gift from Bri­tish flavour, and all be­gin with a most pol­ished to ex­quis­ite smooth­ness, your body is

the Gar­den’ wel­com­ing rit­ual: ‘A Gift from the Gar­den’. A sig­na­ture then mas­saged with a sweet oil of gar­den berries. Lose your­self touch, the first step of your pam­per­ing jour­ney is a sooth­ing in the heav­enly rub­down of firm yet gen­tle strokes, and feel foot soak and in­vig­o­rat­ing scalp mas­sage to help you wind all your cares melt­ing away. Fi­nally, be­cause no English Rose down. The only chal­lenge here is choos­ing from a menu would ne­glect her fair com­plex­ion, there’s a fra­grant fa­cial of spa treats that harvest the clas­sic to re­vi­talise your del­i­cate skin with English gar­den for in­gre­di­ents such as its soft­en­ing and bright­en­ing ef­fects. mint and rose­mary. Imag­ine leisurely Post-treat­ment, en­joy a calm­ing strolls amid laven­der shrubs, paus­ing cup of hot chamomile tea be­fore ev­ery now and again to rub a sprig leav­ing with the per­fect me­mento: be­tween your palms, in­hal­ing its a book­mark bear­ing the dis­tinc­tive re­lax­ing scent. Those who de­sire the Mack­in­tosh de­sign. The Ma­jes­tic royal treat­ment of this na­ture would Ho­tel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan ap­pre­ci­ate Queen Vic­to­ria’s Laven­der, Hishamud­din, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: ex­cel­lent for calm­ing the nerves 03-2785 8070. www.ma­je­stickl.com Dé­cor inspired by the Wil­low

Tea­rooms of Scot­land

Treat­ment rooms of sump­tu­ous de­sign

Go for a pre-treat­ment dip in the swimming pool at The Ma­jes­tic Spa

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