Thursday, March 20, 2008

IJ case 3: Towel Club

I was supposed to visit the other sauna, CE (for Central Escalator)... supposedly very well established. Until i started getting comments from readers about the Towel Club. The journalist in me smelled a story here. So i followed me lead...



it wasnt too hard to find, in wan chai district. you'll know when you see this nice chinese dragon sculpture right outside the building. after my wanton shopping spree (and after dropping off my stuff at my friend's place) i went to Towel. for starters, i like the brand name - the Towel Club. reminds me of this exclusive for high-end businessmen & executives in manila - the Tower Club. hehehe

their lobby and reception interiors already blew me away. WOW. and they are strict about this being 'members only'. so i had to pay the $49 membership fee and $98 entrance. membership is good for one year. (something tells me ill be back in HK this year! hehehe)

the interiors really look great. probably the best designed (and the newest) among the saunas in HK. plenty of lockers. its bigger than ABC because of the jacuzzi. i honestly felt dazed going around it because there aint no signs! the lounge (which was the 1st i discovered) looks out to the jacuzzi/shower area! that's a nice touch. you could actually check out who's in the pool while pretending to be reading or doing email (yes they have two internet stations).

common shower area for 6 pax in front of the jacuzzi. really dark wet sauna. maze had mirrors (embarrassingly, i bumped into one of them!!! i thought it was a hallway. ang dilim kaya!!!) looked very clean.

clientele - very young. it turned out that twinks get in for free on wednesdays. i really didnt see much to look at (twinks arent my type). just one caucasian. about two south asians, maybe. one was okay but quickly disappeared from view.

i was kinda disappointed because i didnt have choices. and yes, i didnt 'partake' at all. but i suppose on other days this place would be hot. the place looks really great. if only for the interiors, id recommend a visit!

15 comments:

lobster-tony said...

The towel club in HK is actually a branch of the one in Singapore. It used to be the bath house of choice for me when I was still playing the field. *wink*

I would always, ALWAYS bring friends who were visiting to Towel Club since it is such a good departure from what we are used to in Manila in terms of facilities and cleanliness....the clients aren't too bad either. :P

Now you got me interested in checking out the one in HK....

http://www.towelclub.com/

Marcus: Bading Down Under said...

Inggit ang lolah mo~!

closet case said...

hiya lobster! i didnt know you stopped playing the field *wink*

hey marcus! feel free to indulge!!!

jericho said...

so you're in HK! enjoy your stay here ..;)

closet case said...

i was, jericho. arrived yesterday here in manila. hope you are having a good holiday!

ONAI said...

oh good thing you didn't go to CE its not good, its old and cramped so when I was there I went to ABC after... ABC was alot better

anton78ph said...

hay. bigla kong namiss ang TC. it was well-recommended by many local friends because of 'quality' patrons. true enough, you'd find a lot of muscled guys (locals or tourists) on a good night. fmps(full moon parties) brought them in droves that the dimmed, mirrored maze would be literally packed. with all rooms used, some guys did it in full view of the others.
unfortunately, singapore's favorite playground closed its discreet door last year. more than four months later, it still has to disclose its new location and opening date.

closet case said...

thanks, onai! now im glad i made the right choice!

hello anton78ph! wow. i should have caught TC during that heyday

thoburn said...

I wonder how do I get there? is it as crowded as the one in Singapore? are the staffs as friendly as the ones in Singapore?

closet case said...

hey thoburn. well, it didnt really get that crowded. staff were pretty much keeping to themselves (i wonder what you meant by 'friendly', though?) i cant remember how to get there. but i think they have a website. thanks for dropping!

Rosalia said...

Keep up the good work.

closet case said...

thanks, rosalia! really! i appreciate this! =)

rather confused horny white man said...

Is towel club singapore open again? they have their website up and still say "disclose location soon" but also have a map showing their location...

closet case said...

sorry confused white guy. i have no idea about singapore tc.

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