Ten Feet Tall
It’s something of a Hong Kong tradition - cocktails, supper, club (and more cocktails) followed by... a foot massage. It may seem odd to visitors that getting a foot massage at midnight is as common as wonton soup, but it makes perfect sense then that nightlife impresario Gilbert Yeung, whose Dragon-i and Tasmania Ballroom are stalwart features in the clubbing scene, should turn his expert hand (and foot) to reflexology, and needless to say he’s done it rather stylishly.
A shoddy six floor walk-up on a Wanchai backstreet wouldn’t do for Leung; instead he called on ultra-chic Parisian interior design house Gilles & Boissier, who have transformed the top two floors of Central’s L Place into an 8000-sq ft haven of luxe neutrals and warm woods, jazzed with citrus accents and seductively low lit.
On offer are 43 creamy, plush reflexology seats including suites for two, four and a ‘party’ room of 8 with cable TV, plus a further 11 beds for pressure point, aromatic and lymphatic massage, a juice and frozen yoghurt bar and expertly trained staff.
You can also get a nifty mani/pedi (including Shanghai-style), a full range of artificial nail treatments, hand reflexology and head and shoulder massages, plus a rather decent lunchtime deal of 50-minute massage with Dragon-i club sandwich or sashimi salad. With treatments ranging from 45 minutes to 2 hours, it’s the ideal way to end the perfect evening...or lunch!