I’ve been going to Spa Utopia Pan Pacific for over a decade. It’s a beautiful spa in a great location inside the Pan Pacific Hotel.
I visited recently and it was my first time going since the covid restrictions were put into place.
So let me start from the beginning – I booked my appointment online. It was super easy. I booked a 75 minute hot stone massage. As my appointment got closer, a friend of mine mentioned that when she went earlier in the year, she needed to schedule time in the steam room and sauna. I wanted to take advantage of the steam room also, but I didn’t see anything about this online so I gave the spa a call. The woman on the phone was very friendly and helpful. She explained that things had changed once again and now it was a first come, first serve situation.
I arrived about fifteen minutes before my appointment. The receptionist took me to the back and showed me to my locker. Inside my locker there was a robe and a towel. She brought me sandals in my size. I got changed and sat out in the lounge. I was the only one there and had the space all to myself which was nice.
The lounge at Spa Utopia is pretty gorgeous. They do have towels rolled up and placed on some seats to encourage social distancing. They used to offer fruits and nuts in the lounge, but obviously that is gone now. I was enjoying some quiet time to myself before my RMT, Eugene, came to get me.
The room is sanitized before we arrive for our service. Eugene confirmed with me that I did not have any covid symptoms, reminded me to keep my mask on during my treatment and went through my problem areas with me.
I had my 75 minute massage. This was my first time in years getting a hot stone massage and it was great. I would recommend it. Eugene was receptive to my requests to increase pressure. The massage was fantastic.
Once the massage was over, Eugene brought me a glass of wine (he asked what I wanted for my beverage) and a wrapped granola bar which has now taken the place of the fruits and nuts in the lounge. After relaxing for a few moments, I headed back into the change room.
So the change room has bathrooms and showers. As mentioned earlier, there is a sauna and steam room. I took advantage of the steamroom. There is signage to keep your time in there to a minimum of ten to fifteen minutes. It was kinda nice to not have to share the steam room with strangers.
I had a pretty great experience as usual. I feel like it’s good value for what you pay. I’ve been to fancier spas, but paid a lot more. This is my go to because it’s a luxury experience without being ridiculously expensive.
One thing I do want to mention, in the past I’ve gone to Spa Utopia in the summertime. It used to be that for $10 you could also have access to the hotel rooftop pool and hot tub. My visit was in the midst of October so I don’t know if this is being offered, but if you’re going in the summer months it’s definitely worth it to ask. You could spend the day at the spa followed by some time sipping bevvies poolside.