The expectation is raised when bookings are made for the Metropolitan, Bangkok (part of the Como group of hotels). The monotony of the forty-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi international airport is broken by the exotic vistas of Bougainvilleas and Frangipanis blooming in the August monsoon.
Bangkok, a sought after place for the holidaymaker, offers an abundant choice in beauty, relaxation, health treatment and bargain. The capital is evolving with each passing day charting its course towards its dynamic future. Bangkok oozes happiness throughout the city, peppered with anti-government demonstrations every now and then! The fast pace city breathes life in all the corners meted out evenly through hawkers doing business in flora, fruits, toys or clothes, the snail paced traffic, honking of the vehicles, the vibrant nightlife or the calming effect of massage treatments.
The Metropolitan, Bangkok is conveniently located in a vivacious locale ideal for both business and frolic. Metropolitan connotes to live in the capital city, and the guests live it up in Metropolitan, Bangkok. The hotel is in the vicinity of the Bangkok’s famous bustling nightlife with pubs where you can make merry till late surrounded by some great music churned out through the DJs.
Metropolitan Bangkok is home to the beautiful Como Shambhala Urban Escape. Developed in line with the Como group’s flagship retreat, Como Shambhala Estate Bali, the Como Shambhala Urban Escape pampers guests with a variety of facilities ranging from a pool, Yoga studio, gym, treatment rooms and four Thai massage pavilions. The treatments and therapists have been honed by experience gathered at this headline property. Como Shambhala Urban Escape at the Metropolitan, Bangkok is a haven of holistic healing utilizing ancient and modern traditions, including traditional herbal wrap therapies and Thai massages. Massages and full body treatments are available, as well as facials, using the Como Shambhala range of natural products, oils and salt scrubs. Specialized practitioners are on hand to deliver aromatherapy and reflexology.
The spa advocates proactive responsibility for individual holistic wellness. This sensibly entails balancing healthy eating with pleasurable gastronomy, self-directed exercise with expert instruction, massage with greater mental repose, and thought with action. Their range of massages and treatments stimulate and restore, promoting relaxation, healing, balance and peace of mind and body.
The sought after treatments in their menu ranges from a powerful oil-free traditional Thai Massage (by some called passive yoga, aiding the flexibility of tired joints) that unblocks trapped energy and improves vitality, as well as the signature Como Shambhala Massage utilising long, soothing strokes to nurture calmness in the mind and rejuvenate the body. Reflexology is also popular, which involves pressure on the foot’s reflex points to induce an uncanny sense of relaxation. At the same time, the body’s own healing processes are also stimulated.
Body treatments include Como Shambhala Bath, a two hour long indulgence in relaxation. The bath exfoliates and softens the skin by means of a specially prepared invigorate salt scrub infused with essential oils, developed by Como Shambhala, incorporating essential oils, macadamia nut and oat bran. For those coming in from long-haul flights, there are a number of restorative options, including the two-hour ‘Jet Lag Therapy’. This top-to-toe circulation boost involves a head, shoulder and neck massage and Reflexology, finished off with a juice boost from Glow, the Metropolitan Bangkok’s healthful.
With such wide range of treatments to opt for, Como Shambhala has something for everyone visiting the spa.