We have a confession to make. We weren't spying. We were lucky enough to be invited to the pre-opening sneak peek at The Spa at Four Seasons, Park Lane, London yesterday. And boy, are we glad we made the trip!
When you are told that a hotel has built an extra floor atop their already impressive building, specifically to house a spa, you can probably guess that the spa isn't going to be anything short of spectacular.
From the moment you enter the doors (held open for you by a couple of decidedly dashing and incredibly polite young doormen), the lobby alone is nothing short of pure opulence. Acres of highly polished black marble; a veritable sea of fresh, fragrant orchids and delicate spring buds welcome you. You immediately know you are somewhere very special.
On the tenth floor, just a short elevator ride away, is The Spa. An amazingly well thought-out space, walled in glass, with the most spectacular 360-degree views of the capital. The Spa features a blend of cool white curves and dark, sensual woods, with a hushed elegance and contemporary calm that is palpable.
The Spa plays host to nine treatment rooms, each with their own individual relaxation pod. We were hard-pressed not to crawl into a pod and fall asleep, they were so incredibly inviting. There is a spacious steam room, experience shower, generous hydrotherapy pool and a glorious dual treatment area. All spa treatments use natural products from ESPA, The Organic Pharmacy and Omorovicza.
We are honoured to have had the opportunity to take a look around this truly breathtaking spa, and cannot wait to return for a treatment.
The Spa at Four Seasons is open to guests from today, 1 March 2011.
19th March 2014
Warm floors when you put your bare feet upon them; heated treatment beds; soft towels; attention to detail, so that your treatment room looks and smells beautiful when you arrive in it.
Cold floors when you put your bare feet upon them; therapists who use your treatment time to write up a list of product "recommendations" that they hope you will purchase.
Behind the scenes