An Asian-inspired spa in Rome
3 Treatment Rooms
While The St. Regis Rome is a bastion of luxury and tradition, its in-house wellness center, KamiSpa & Fitness, transcends local rituals with an Eastern spin. Go ahead and take in the art nouveau refinement of the Rome hotel’s palatial, marble-clad lobby before heading up to the intimate spa on the fifth floor.
The spa itself is a signature one by Kami, Rome’s stand-alone Orient-inspired spa located in the historic center of the city. Treatments incorporate massage, relaxation and curative rituals from Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand and India. At the St. Regis outpost, the spa focuses on bespoke and customized treatments, with a multilingual staff skilled at addressing guests’ varied wellness and beauty concerns. The spa also includes a sixth-floor fitness center with treadmills, free weights and TechnoGym equipment. Plan on arriving at least one hour in advance for a chance to unwind before a service.
With three treatment rooms and gym taking up 850 square feet, the spa is not a sprawling complex, but a warm, intimate space dressed in tranquility-inducing, light-hued earth tones and accents. The comfortable (and larger) fitness center is designed for weight training, treadmill running and machine workouts. Both the fitness center and the spa are generally available 24 hours a day upon request.
One excellent benefit of a smaller-scale spa is the close attention each guest receives, and here guests can expect completely bespoke treatments and attentive service. The KamiSpa menu is wide-ranging, with massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, most with an Eastern wellness bent. Kami blends various Asian treatments, scrubs and massage methods to create trademark-worthy services such as the St. Regis Signature Massage, a unique blend of Thai, shiatsu, and lulur massage techniques applied using a blend of Asian oils.
Top-notch, Asian-inspired therapies are far from the norm in Rome, and spa-goers may want to consider booking more than one of the unique treatments, including the Bamboo Body Smooth Polish and the Balinese Palm Massage. There’s also a menu of hands and feet therapies that range from a standard manicure to a foot massage that incorporates a peppermint and guava leaf essential oils (ideal after a day of walking around the pedestrian-friendly city). Facials are equally luxe and are performed with exclusive Elemis products and, with 10 facial services on the menu, you’ll likely find one that’s just right for you.
All-out indulgent body services that last three or more hours are particularly tempting. For example, the Java Delight is a three-and-a-half hour pampering session that includes a Bali coffee scrub, Mandi Luluh Wrap, Balinese palm massage and foot reflexology. And while the treatments are both lavish and complex, all are available in guest suites at The St. Regis Rome.