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Asian Traditions Meet Tomorrow

By: Bryan Durocher
Posted: June 26, 2008, from the July 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Soothing treatment and talented therapists help the Mandarin Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong provide its guests with a unique, revitalizing spa experience each and every visit.

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Modern Asian style—whether it’s in a spa, hotel, restaurant or shop—is to combine the indigenous with the cutting edge, to seamlessly blend the many cultures reflecting the makeup of that part of the world today. The key ingredient is service—it is attentive, caring, personalized and never, ever just by the numbers. In my experiences in Bangkok and Hong Kong, making every guest and client feel seen, heard, understood and embraced was achieved 99% of the time among service providers, and this worthwhile and important goal is a distinct atmosphere American spas should strive for as well.