Anantara Spa opens at the base of Buddhist mountain – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

by Helen Andrews | 27 Jun 2014

Minor Hotels Group’s Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa brand has opened its third resort in China at the base of Mount Emei – the highest of China’s Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of legendary sanctuaries, ancient trees, waterfalls, streams and hot springs.

The 150-key Anantara Emei Resort & Spa is located in Sichuan Province, southwest China. The resort’s spa features three treatment rooms and three spa suites, wellness relaxation areas, a Chinese herbal bath, a male and female salon and a nail spa. In addition to its signature massage therapies, the Anantara facility offers traditional Thai massage and ancient tea-drinking rituals.

Treatments available include a hydrating Pu-Erh tea body scrub, a ginger-laced Ling Zhi bath, a body wrap infused with white clay and vitamin E, plus an exotic bamboo massage.

The resort also has an outdoor pool and whirlpool, in addition to a fitness centre which offers table tennis, outdoor tennis courts, yoga and Tai Chi classes. There is also a children’s pool and club.

Dining options come in the form of six restaurants, each featuring varying ethnic foods. Sichuan recipes will be taught to food enthusiasts who can participate in Anantara’s cooking classes, dubbed “Spice Spoons”.

Visitors to the area can take a cable car to the summit of Mount Emei to see the world’s highest golden Buddha statue (48m, 161ft). The Exui Lake is also two kilometres (1.2 miles) away from the resort and China’s iconic giant pandas can be found one and a half hours away by car, in their natural habitat of the Chengdu Plain.

The Anantara Emei Resort & Spa joins the Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort and Spa in Yunnan Province and Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa on Hainan Island.

Additional Anantara resorts are currently under development in Guiyang in Guizhou Province, Quindao Lake in Zhejiang Province, Baoting on Hainan Island, Dong Guan in Guangdong Province and Shanghai.

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Minor Hotels Group’s Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa brand has opened its third resort in China at the base of Mount Emei – the highest of China’s Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of legendary sanctuaries, ancient trees, waterfalls, streams and hot springs. The 150-key Anantara Emei Resort & Spa is located in Sichuan Province, southwest China. The resort’s spa features three treatment rooms and three
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