Blessed with the stunning West Lake and a relaxing atmosphere, Hangzhou, for hundreds of years, has attracted the admiration of countless emperors and royals alike. The city is famously known as the favourite vacation destination of Qianlong, a beloved emperor from the Qing Dynasty, who paid six visits to Hangzhou during his reign and composed numerous poems to praise its charm.
Autumn is the ideal season to appreciate the beauty of West Lake, but as the weather cools down, taking care of one’s health becomes more important. Inspired by Emperor Qianlong’s fascination with West Lake, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake is the best choice for a spa escape by West Lake. Offering imperial-standard pampering, the Hotel’s special Autumn Spa treatment includes a full-body scrub with black pearl powder and baby chrysanthemum, an aromatherapy steambath and an herbal relaxation massage that relieves stress. The heated herbal compress contains a variety of traditional Chinese herbs and will be pressed and rolled over the body. Such treatment helps enhance blood circulation, digestive functions and body warmth. The result will also reflect on the skin, making it smooth and radiant.
After a Spa treatment, guests will want to drop by the Hotel’s Lobby Lounge or the outdoor terrace of WLB restaurant for some tea and snacks with English elegance. A quintessential British tradition, Afternoon Tea has a royal origin tracing back to the 17th century. Everyday during tea time at the Hotel, pastries are served on a delicate three-tiered stand with decorative flowers and first-class Chinese black tea; an afternoon buffet will also be available on the weekends. Either enjoying moments of solitude or the company of good friends, there is no better way to spend the afternoon than indulging in old-fashioned treats, mind-soothing background music and the breathtaking autumn scenery of the West Lake.