It sometimes hard to not get bored in an airport lounge, waiting a flight or during a stopover. This is absolutely not the case in Bangkok airport thanks to the fantastic Royal Orchid Spa attached to the Thai Airways premium passengers facilities,
The award-winning Thai Airways installations in Bangkok airport are worldwide renowned and we had the chance to experiment them during a 4-hour stopover, after a long-haul flight from Paris.
Flying with Thai Airways Royal First Class, we were greeted at landing by a dedicated crew – who was waiting with our name – and have been directly buggy driven to the Royal First Class lounge. And it’s the lounge’s reception team who explained us how the Royal Orchid Spa works: business class passengers are entitled to a complimentary 30-min hand, back or foot massage in a shared room, while first class passengers can enjoy a gorgeous 60-min full body oil massage in private room with jacuzzi and steam shower… Wow!
The treatment room itself is very large, open-air with the jacuzzi and very well designed in wood tones. Therapists are Thai – of course – so obviously trained with finest massage skills ; the oil massage we enjoyed was very smooth and relaxing, perfect after/before a long flight.
Together with the Royal First Class lounge that we already reviewed in the past, I have to admit this is by far the best worldwide ground pre-flight services I had, ever. Lot of airline companies could learn from this experience and adapt their lounge facilities, especially the most expensive ones!
Royal Orchid Spa in Suvarnabhumi international airport, Bangkok, Thailand. Visited in August 2015.