Centrally located next to the hectic Munich Central Station, the Sofitel Bayerpost offers an elegant and tranquil oasis. The same peaceful and refined vibe continues also in the So Spa. The darker wall and interiorcolour pallet mixed with gray stone at the So Spa gives surprisingly a very warm and cosy but at the same time a high-end feeling. Helping create a mystical and warm atmosphere is also the dim lighting and numerous candles spread out all over the spa.
The So Spa was opened in 2004 and each year since the opening they close the spa for two weeks to make renovations and maintenance which gives this beautiful spa a yearly facelift and makes it look elegant and new even in its 11th year of existence. The spa area is spread out over 600m²and has everything a hotel spa needs: four treatment rooms, a finish sauna and a steam room, a relaxation area, a tea and juice bar, a fitness room and an out of this world design swimming pool. Why have I called it an out of this world swimming pool, as you walk down the few stairs into the water, you can turn right and swim to the 12m lap pool area with windows looking at the hotel lobby (no worries, thanks to a special gals technique you can see the lobby but the people at the lobby can’t see you) or turn to the left and swim into a snail shaped spiral whit counter-current flow where at the end a whirlpool awaits.
The So Spa treatment philosophy is based on a combination between traditions from around the world and the refinement and skill of the latest in French cosmetology. The spa works with four different cosmetic lines: La Ric, an Austrian cosmetic label, which concentrates on treatments for hands, feet and body; Marisa Berenson, a natural cosmetic label from USA; Cinq Mondes, a French natural spa label, which mixes French sophistication and inspiration from the world’s best health and beauty traditions; Carita, a renowned French cosmetic label and the anti-ageing specialist based on cutting-edge, avant-garde technology. Really interesting but also with a touch of humour, in my opinion, is their Spa Menu that is inspired by gastronomy, so written really like the menu of a French gourmet restaurant with starters, mains, deserts and specials, which goes really well with the hotels great French culinary philosophy (or: which goes really well with the French gastronomic expertise that Sofitel is renowned for).
The So Spa is open not only to the Sofitel guests but also to external guest and they even offer memberships which include full usage of the unique pool landscape, state-of-the-art gym and the exclusive sauna zone.
I chose a treatment out of the starters, namely the Radiance Scrub, preformed with the organic Cinq Mondes Gommage Sublime, a treatment inspired by ancient Polynesian tradition. This gentle scrub paste delicately purifies the skin using the exfoliating action of coconut sugar grains and the protective action of precious Noni, Monoïde Tahiti and Avocado oils.
My morning at the So Spa was really a beautiful spa experience in an elegant and tranquil atmosphere with very nice, warm and highly professional staff. The So Spa offers numerous treatments to escape the daily grind and recharge your batteries, awaken your senses and feel re-energised.