Wellness-focused spa earns prestigious award from renowned luxury travel resource. Chuan Spa & Health Club (330 N. Wabash), located in The Langham, Chicago, announced it has received a Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide. The wellness-focused destination, seamlessly integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies and treatments, is the only spa in Chicago to receive this prestigious status, as showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com. Chuan Spa is the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.
“We are thrilled to receive the top ranking—the first in the state of Illinois and in the city of Chicago—from such an admired travel resource, setting the benchmark as a luxury spa industry leader,” said William Wesley Myers, Director of Spa at The Langham, Chicago. “This acknowledgment truly reflects the quality of product and services that we provide at Chuan Spa – we couldn’t be more excited to be the first spa to earn this elite status in the great city of Chicago.”
Chuan Spa & Health Club features an exclusive curated collection of products and treatments rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – an ancient modality that assists in rebalancing one’s whole being. The spa’s menu provides guests with a progression of wellness offerings – from novice to advanced – beginning with a series of classically refined spa treatments, followed by a selection of 21 specialty Chuan Signature Services, topped off by four foundational advanced TCM services, with oversight by our Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Additionally, Chuan Spa & Health Club features a modern fitness studio and adjoining group class studio outfitted with state-of-the-art strength, endurance, and cardio equipment. The centerpiece of the wellness oasis is a 67-foot swimming pool with its shimmering spotlights reflecting off the water from above and below. A heated hydrotherapy Jacuzzi complements the welcoming, contemporary space and exclusive Chuan Members can relieve tension with a gentle water massage.
“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”
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Chuan Spa & Fitness Club
The Chuan Spa values are based upon the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM),yin and yang, the meridian system (jing luo) and the five elements (wu xing – wood, fire, earth, metal and water,) all of which place a strong emphasis on rebalancing the elements and providing a journey into wellness. Chuan Spa has exclusively developed over 20 signature treatments with the guidance of the in-house TCM doctor to ensure the highest levels of authenticity and conceptual integrity. To compliment these services, a comprehensive Chuan branded retail and professional spa product range was created, which included the 5 Element Massage Oils and Essential Oils. As the spa brand of Langham Hospitality Group, the first Chuan Spa was opened in 2005 at Langham Place, Hong Kong; other locations around the world include The Langham hotels in Auckland, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Ningbo, Shanghai and Shenzhen. For more information, visit www.chuanspa.com.
The Langham, Chicago
The newest North American addition to Langham Hospitality Group’s luxury profile, The Langham, Chicago resides within the landmarked, 52-story riverfront IBM building (renamed AMA Plaza in September 2013) designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at 330 North Wabash Avenue. Offering 316 guest rooms and suites, this is the company’s first purpose-built hotel in the United States and fourth property in the U.S. The Langham, Chicago features a 22,000 sq. Health Club housing Langham’s signature Chuan Spa; Travelle restaurant, lounge and bar serving breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner; the Pavilion Lounge for afternoon tea; a 4,000 sq. ft. Langham Club with butler service, light meals and business facilities and 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including the elegant Devonshire Ballroom. The hotel features a fine art collection with more than 150 pieces of distinctive art. Reservations for Langham hotels can be made online atwww.langhamhotels.com. For further information about The Langham, Chicago, visit www.chicago.langhamhotels or dial 312-923-9988.