Thursday, February 16, 2012

Banksia Inspiration

Banksia Insparation
By Lauren on Feb 16, 2012 -

Yesterday, we spent the afternoon at the gorgeous Banksia Boutique Hotel in Rosebank, Cape Town for the launch of their beautiful new spa.

The perfectly manicured grounds of the beautiful Banksia.

It’s not often that you find such a luxurious gem right on your very own doorstep. When it comes to spas, you usually have to drive for miles and miles to find a true escape from the buzz of the city. Either that, or you settle for one of the chic and modern establishments in the heart of the CBD (which has its perks too, of course). The Banksia Boutique Hotel and Spa offers all the serenity and escape of a far-away destination, all set in the heart of Rosebank – a mere 10 minutes from the city or the ‘burbs. It’s location, location, location!

The new Sanctuary Spa is the most recent addition to the iconic hotel, and was opened in February this year. Shelley Kingston, Director of the Banksia, designed the interior herself and it shows. The space is light, luxurious, tranquil and a total breath of fresh air – just like Shelley. From the minute you step inside you feel like you could just drop your bags and move in. Believe me, we tried.

A warm welcome. In winter, look forward to that gorgeous fireplace in the centre.

The main treatment room, complete with shower for those beautiful body wraps and scrubs.

The rasul, where you can relax and unwind while enjoying a hair, face and body mask.
The treatments?

The spa uses a fabulous selection of products for their facials, body treatments and manciures/pedicures, including Phytomer, local beauty Moya and Essie. The highly qualified, hand-picked therapists offer everything from facials and reflexology, to salt scrubs, mani-pedis and waxing. There are also several spa packages available for that special couples treat or pampering spa day before your wedding (which you really really want to have at the Banksia if your budget allows. I’m already planning mine…should probably tell the boyfriend…). We’ll be booking in for an afternoon of pampering soon and we promise to share all the details with you, so watch this space.

Banksia Boutique Hotel, 14 Banksia Road, Rosebank, Cape Town
+27 (0)21 685 9878 /
click here for the indulgent spa menu
click here to make your booking

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