A true gem in Sihlcity… Asia Spa offers three unique saunas (Jasmin, Sakura and Himalayan Salt) along with their Japanese steam bath and new Hamam. Consider joining the Asia Spa fitness center with treadmills overlooking the city and a robust group course schedule or treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa service followed by lunch and a heavenly nap on one of their many relaxation beds.
Why we love Asia Spa…
Passionate about transporting you out of the day-to-day for an improved work-life balance, the team at asiaspa simply want you to enjoy the idea of “slowing down” right here in the heart of Zurich.
Upon hearing about asiaspa, one would never imagine the urban oasis this authentic facility within Sihlcity offers. Beyond the entrance of the 4-Points Sheraton, up the elevator to the spa level and through the light-filled hallway with lotus flower ‘foot-prints’ guiding you to a slice of heaven, is the welcoming reception desk of asiaspa. Discover with us why we simply love this hidden gem:
The Sauna/Wellness Offerings
We first discovered asiaspa for their relaxing and very affordable sauna and hamam experiences. Offering three different saunas and one steam bath ranging in temperatures from 42° C to 80° C with humidity ranging from 10% to 100%, this experience alone is reason to visit for a relaxing afternoon or evening after work. We are particularly fond of the gorgeous Himalaya salt sauna which has energizing salt crystals to uplift your mood and soften your skin. For an enhanced experience, enjoy 20 minutes in the Japanese Onsen pool, designed to treat special ailments and delay the aging process. Time your immersion at 10.45 or 19.45, as healing salts are added twice-daily for maximum benefits… and sometimes we just don’t want to bump into the cute guy across the hall so Zuri Girl loves that asiaspa offers a Ladies Only area with 2 saunas for just us gals.
Asiaspa offers hourly infusions and ceremonies that do not require a reservation and are fully covered in your entrance costs. They also change regularly to fit the season so in June expect a summer peeling and Refreshing Heat Ice Infusion as well as favorites all year long like the evening Dream Haze.
The Spa & Cosmetic Treatments
Unveiling the most fabulous nail salon in Zurich, asiaspa is proud to debut three comfortable pedicure chairs with whirlpool foot baths! Enjoy a classic manicure and pedicure, or try the long-lasting Shellac (no-chip manicure) that lasts an average of two weeks.
Themed massages with specialized Asian modalities, such as the Thai Foot Massage, or Indian Abhyanga warm oil Massage are reason to enjoy traditional treatments in this authentic facility. For the complete experience, we suggest booking a Facial Detox for a thorough cleanse of the skin, ideal a few times a year for a gorgeous complexion!
Fitness for Champions
Offering state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, it is advised that you arrive to asiaspa with plans to workout before your wellness experience. Take advantage of the gorgeous views, well-equipped fitness facility, group exercise studio and Kinesis option – not commonly found in Zurich. The workout will be well-worth the spa relaxation afterwards, and personal trainers are available for any questions or additional training you may wish for.
The Refreshments & Entertainment!
Until you walk into the gastro, you would never have imagined this spa and wellness facility offers such a lovely club lounge, complete with Asian cuisine from Hong Kong Food Paradise and gorgeous Terrace overlooking the rest of Sihlcity! Plan to meet up with a girlfriend – or a special someone – for a truly uplifting experience.
An idea is born…
Opened in 2008, this “city within a city” – now known as Sihlcity – was once an old, bankrupt, paper factory. Credit Suisse had the idea to redevelop the land into not just any shopping center, but a full-fledged Urban Entertainment Center. Among competitors bidding for the spa & fitness contract within this large development, was Mr. Andreas Schauer who strongly believed Zurich was already too dense with traditional gym offerings.
Influenced by his connection and appreciation for far-eastern culture, he suggested the space resembles not another Alpine-chic spa and fitness center within Switzerland, but an authentic Asian-style spa, complete with eastern interior design, traditional rituals and even primarily Asian employees…as over 90% of the team is Asian, with the total staff of over 100 individuals representing over 30 nations. Today, asiaspa is the most authentic Asian spa experience you can enjoy within Switzerland, and we are fortunate to have access right here in Zurich!
Today, asiaspa is managed by Simone Salzmann, who is just as passionate as the owner. She creatively conceptualizes unique themed experience evenings for members and guests to enjoy. From Tuesday’s Balinese Evenings where guests are greeted with a flower and traditional dance performance in the lounge, to the weekly hamam schedule offering color and aromatherapy to enhance your hamam experience for complete rejuvenation any night of the week.
Helpful information and links…
The saunas are traditional European style in that only towels are permitted – bare it all, ladies! Other parts of the facility such as the Japanese Onsen pool are bathing suit friendly, so be sure to bring a suit along depending on which pleasures you plan to relax in. To save a few francs, bring along your own towels, slippers and bathrobe.
The Expat Card Holders receive CHF 100+ off a mid-week membership and buy 1 get 1 free Hamam Packages.