Christmas at the five-star Mayfair Hotel? Don't mind if we do...
It’s an age-old question, perhaps even older than the chicken and the egg. Or perhaps younger? We’re not sure which came first… Anyway, we digress. It’s an age-old question that crops up frequently throughout the festive period: What do you buy for the person in your life who has everything? Clothes? Socks? Jewellery? No. An indulgent, luxurious and relaxing spa day, that's what. Not just any spa day though – they’re bound to get a few – best make it a Christmas special...
Located within London’s five-star Mayfair Hotel, the May Fair Spa promises to turn valuable time into valuable results through an emphasis on health and wellbeing, personal assessment and facilities including an aromatic steam room, herbal sauna, experience showers, ice fountain and candle lit relaxation room. This Christmas, treat the person who has everything - and yourself at the same time - with the festive One Night Spa & Dine Break for Two. Guests will enjoy an overnight stay in a Superior Room, one 50 minute treatment from the spa menu, either a two course lunch from set menu, a traditional afternoon tea or a two course dinner from set menu, full use of spa facilities and breakfast the following morning. Beat that Santa.
A stone’s throw from Oxford Circus Tube station and a short walk from Bond Street, the stunning, five-star Langham stands amid one of the busiest parts of the capital, yet with a philosophy based on the values of Traditional Chinese Medicine, its spa couldn’t feel further away. Just in time for Christmas, the spa’s Sparkling Sensation Spa Experience provides guests with everything they need to, well, ‘sparkle’. Lucky guests will enjoy a Chuan Salt Scrub, OSKIA Eye Wonder treatment, OSKIA Go-on-the-Glow treatment and use of the spa facilities (including a salt sauna, steam room and 16 metre pool) for an hour before the treatments begin.
Situated in West London’s exclusive Chelsea Harbour Club, Amida Spa offers a unique combination of Eastern techniques, Western technologies and plush surroundings. This Christmas they’re also offering you the chance to snap up a spa gift that’s bound to please. Amida’s Tis the Season to Sparkle Spa Day includes an Aromatherapy Associates Express Rose Facial, Jessica Express Manicure, a light lunch, full use of all wet spa facilities including a 25 meter pool, a hydrotherapy pool, sanarium, salt inhalation room, aroma steam room, ice chute and sensation showers. We don’t know about you but that ticks off pretty much everything on our Christmas list. Hint hint.
A celebrity favourite, the W London in Leicester Square houses the AWAY Spa on its 6th floor – the perfect place to relax or get red carpet ready. If you’re not shopping for any celebs this year, with its emphasis on reviving, relaxing and rejuvenating AWAY Spa is the perfect destination for anyone travelling a long way this festive season. The spa’s REN Rose Wow Sensation Day includes either an express facial or scalp massage as well as a full body scrub, back massage, full body moisturising treatment, full use of the spa facilities (which includes a 'Detox and Refuel Relaxation Area' – very Hollywood) and a glass of Champagne on arrival. Don’t mind if we do, thanks.
Already one of the busiest places in the UK, St Pancras gets even more crowded in December as frantic, gift-laden travellers pile on and off trains on their way to visiting loved ones. Fortunately the station’s neighbouring spa knows all about journeys - journeys of the senses that is. A sanctuary of saunas, steam rooms and Victorian tiled baths, the St Pancras Spa at St Pancras Renaissance aims to help guests escape reality by way of exotic beauty remedies from around the world. Got any long lost relatives coming to stay this year? Treat them to a relaxing stop over with St Pancras Spa’s High Time For Tea Time. The package includes Afternoon Tea, the choice of either a 30 or 60 minute treatment from the spa menu and full use of the spa facilities. Did we mention there’s cake?
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