Architecturally beautiful and majestic, the luxurious and iconic heritage hotel, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has unveiled a brand new spa destination and experience on 01 August 2015 last year. The Fullerton Spa is created to exude privacy and comfort for guests, business travelers and spa-lovers.
It did not take me long to locate The Fullerton Spa as I have been there previously to check out the Chinese New Year Menu at Jade. Upon entering the spa, I was greeted with a sense of calm and I was directed to a comfortable area to wait for my therapist. Nothing introduces you to a spa treatment like warm ginger tea, a pleasant aroma and a peaceful surrounding where people seem to be on a constant whispering mode. Since I have previously decided on the Age Repair Facial (S$285++), I did not have to spend much time browsing the list of treatments offered.
The Fullerton Spa features a healthy selection of therapies and treatments that focuses on delivering visible results without the inclusion of harsh chemicals. Product line utilised by the spa is by the award-winning Aromatherapy Associates based in the UK (same as what Conrad Hotel and some Mandarin Oriental Hotel uses!). The brand prides itself in using only natural ingredients that incorporates essential oils and pure extracts that are paraben-free.
The 90-minutes Age Repair Facial (S$285++) was an interesting one and as mentioned earlier, all the products utilised here are from Aromatherapy Associates. Compared to what I have experienced at the Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore, The Fullerton Spa delivers a less intrusive method - so no microdermabrasion or diamond peels here! There is no real way of saying which is better and at the end of the day, I think it all boils down to personal preferences. While some people do criticise the harsher treatment techniques, I do find them to be more effective (especially when you do not go as often).
What I really loved about The Fullerton Spa though was how personalised it felt - the therapist was nice enough to walk me through the steps involved and since she noticed that my skin was slightly dehydrated, she also took the opportunity to leave the hydrating mask on a little longer.
After my treatment, I was shown to the Lounge Area to relax before heading back to reality. Considering how busy (and warm) it is in Singapore, I would highly recommend combining your experience at The Fullerton Spa with a staycation at the property just to maximise the effects of the spa experience - especially if you are interested in a massage (I hear The Asian Heritage Signature is quite something)! I am personally a bigger fan of the stronger stuff (facials, liquor and other things) in general but if you are more interested in getting a more balanced treatment that is less abrasive and intrusive, give The Fullerton Spa a try!