As is often the way in times of financial hardship, we believe 2011 will see a backlash against scrimping and saving, a revolt against cutting back and being careful. The emergence of six-star luxury spas may come as a surprise to some, but the demand for top-end indulgence is most clearly there, and with more and more spas offering treatments to those on a tight budget, the desire to stand out and stay exclusive means spas are taking it to the extreme.
Ushvani in Chelsea offers a very special example of six-star luxury with their exclusive Asmara suite. Featuring a sunken stone bath and the opportunity to experience luxury dual treatments for a full two hours in this private suite, this experience is perfect for couples or friends who want to share their spa experience. And, with a price tag of £620, you'll be glad you're splitting the bill!
We've seen the Dorchester Spa refurbished to become a palace of luxury, and next month the Four Seasons Park Lane reveals its ultra-chic and exclusive spa.
We predict that every effort will be made to make more top-end treatments, too. Sybaritic Spy loved her La Prairie Platinum Rare facial at Whatley Manor's Aquarias Spa, but may need to take out a new mortgage if she wants to go back for more!