FEMALE Tries: SO Hammam Ritual At So SPA Sofitel

So SPA Sofitel is one of the latest five-star spas to enter our cityscape and it promises nothing but luxury pampering and relaxation on another level.

As part of the world-renowned French luxury hotel chain that’s available in almost 40 countries, the So SPA in Sofitel is an experience not to be missed.

Located in Damansara Heights, the spa boasts an exquisite miminal-luxe environment featuring walls in cream, accented by rose-gold trimmings and touches of dusty blue. In fact, with added floating cocoons of textural handcarved lights with soft lighting and sculptural wall panels, it gave me the feeling of being on a super fancy spaceship, and that’s not a bad thing!

As one of the few spas that offer a complete Hammam treatment, I opted for its signature Hammam Ritual. The first 60 minutes were spent in a bathroom for a steam therapy, followed by a body scrub using the Savon Noir Beldi aka olive-rich black soap as well as a body mask. Once that’s done, water will be poured on you from a Moroccan water jug to clean your body and you will literally feel like a queen!

The remaining 60 minutes were spent in the treatment room where you’ll be treated to a full-body massage with tea elixir and Argan oil. I could hardly keep my eyes open at that point. The next thing I knew, I was being woken up as the treatment was over. It is worth it? That’s a big YES from me!

Signature Hammam Ritual (120 minutes), RM550

A: Level 2B, SO Spa, Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
T: 03-27206688

From the print edition. Original text by Sarah Hani Jamil.