Looking for an all encompassing spa experience that will leave you feeling and looking amazing? Then head down to Southbank to the Chuan Spa at The Langham Melbourne to experience the ultimate spa experience, the Babor Grand Cru facial.

Located on the 9th floor of the Langham Melbourne, the Chuan Spa is perfectly located on the 9th floor of the Langham, on the same level as the hotel’s health club featuring a pool, hot tubs boise, sauna and steam rooms. The floor has a decidedly relaxed feel and doesn’t have the hustle and bustle of an inner city health club. It features all the amenities you would need to maximise your experience.

The spa treatment area is sectioned off behind rich mahogany doors and provides a serene oasis for treatments. Each room is decorated with a subtle nod to Asia and provides a tranquil environment that helps you relax.

The Babor Grand Cru facial is a 90 minute experience that epitomises the best in spa treatments. The facial encompasses skin treatment for your face as well as relaxing massage for your hands and feet. It begins with a detailed overview of your skin, care and regime with your therapist to ensure the treatment helps to address any skin concerns you might have. Using skincare products from the BABOR skincare range, the facial begins with a deep cleanse to rid your skin of impurities followed bye the application of serums and a masque to hydrate and address your skin concerns. The products feature active rose ingredients that really add to the hydration of your skin leaving it feeling plump and smooth.


I had never used the BABOR skin range but it was a lovely discovery. The German brand has over a 60 year history in skincare that focuses on precision skincare with the research and formulation and manufacturing done in Germany. The active formulations left my skin feeling amazing and as part of the facial, you are provided a goodie bag featuring some samples from the brand so you can continue to use them at home.

The Grand Cru facial also allows you to access the hotel’s pool, sauna/steam rooms or the jacuzzi and I highly recommend taking the time to experience these. The pool and Jacuzzi have magnificent views of the city across the Yarra and provides a nice way to further unwind and relax after your treatment or allow you to relax before hand ready for the beautiful treatment you have ahead of you.


The facial goes for 1.5 hours which is the perfect amount of time for a facial. Not too short that you are left wanting more and not too long that you start to put together your to-do list for the day. It includes a glass of  premium sparkling wine or collagen beverage, complimentary valet parking (one car per two guests) and signature robes and slippers provided for the duration of your visit. As mentioned before, you have a take home gift of a Babor Grand Cru ampoule pack (valued at $50) which makes for a nice way to extend the experience of the Grand Cru facial!


For more information and to book visit http://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/melbourne/wellness/chuan-spa/


About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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