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6 Of The Best: Luxury Hotel Spas in the UK
Whether you are planning a well earned pamper following the busy Christmas season, a girly catch up or a birthday treat nothing shouts extreme indulgence like a luxury spa escape. From groundbreaking light therapy, unique tree top treatments and wood-fired hot tubs, we have our pick of some of the best luxury spas in the UK and what they have to offer. And best of all? They all offer member benefits on dining should you wish to enjoy lunch or dinner while you are there!
1. Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa
New Forest, Hampshire, BH25 6QS | 01425 275341 | www.chewtonglen.com/
If enjoying the tranquillity of the New Forest wasn’t enough, then a visit to Chewton Glen’s award winning spa and country club should really help you to unwind and re-energise.
For the energetic – tennis courts, dance studio, gymnasium, nine hole golf course and a 17m ozone treated pool should give you all the exercise you need.
If replenishing the mind and body is more your thing, they have a hydrotherapy spa pool, a nail studio, aromatherapy saunas, crystal steam rooms and twelve individual treatment rooms offering no fewer than 50 different treatments and holistic therapies.
Spa partners include Natura Bisse, ILA, Jessica Cosmetics and Linda Meredith.
Linda Meredith Collagen Facial – Following a personalised Haute Couture facial your therapist will apply freeze-dried collagen directly to the skin. Collagen is a protein in our skin that plays a role in keeping skin hydrated, fights free radicals and keeps skin supple and youthful. It will brighten, re-hydrate, firm and tone your skin. 75 minutes £127.00
Tree Top Tranquility – enjoy the unique setting of the treehouse and the surrounding forest for this treatment. Experience peace of mind and joy of skin with this nourishing and protecting body treatment ritual using a unique sensual hot oil candle infused with rose. The treatment begins with a full body brush before the body is cocooned in the warm rose oil. The warm rose oil is poured directly onto the skin from the hot oil candle. 90 minutes £149.00
Exclusive offer to Luxury Restaurant Club Members: Enjoy complimentary use of the facilities at Chewton Glen Spa with any treatment booked over £120.00 (Monday to Thursday until the end of January 2017). Please quote Luxury Restaurant Club member number when booking. Subject to availability, call 01425 275341. For member dining benefits in the Dining Room click here.
2. Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
Dogmersfield Park, Chalky Lane, Dogmersfield, Hampshire RG27 8TD | 01252 853000 | www.fourseasons.com/hampshire
Located in the Hotel’s 18thcentury stable block, and surrounded by acres of stunning parkland, the Spa & Club at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire creates a range of Spa experiences to relax, rebalance and rejuvenate.
Spa partners include Swiss Perfection Cellular Skin, ESPA, Natura Bisse and Sodashi.
Guests can enjoy the latest Technogym Excite equipment with expert personal trainers on hand to guide your work out, or attend yoga and pilates classes in the Zen studio. Balance your energies in the Clear Quartz Crystal Sauna or cleanse you senses in the Amethyst steam room.
Enjoy the 20 metre indoor pool where you can swim outside through an opening to a heated out door vitality pool containing numerous water massage features.
Taking inspiration from the glorious Hampshire countryside, the signature spa therapies use ingredients hand-picked from the Hotel’s estate alongside luxurious products from featured brands.
Warming Winter Glow Body Ritual – Exclusively for the Winter season ahead, The Spa created the Warming Winter Glow body therapy.
Incorporating seasonal spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves with a combination of anti-oxidant ingredients including orange and rich dark chocolate, the Warming Winter Glow body therapy will moisturise and detoxify the skin, stimulating hydration and restoring its natural vibrancy.
A deep coconut oil and brown sugar exfoliation is followed by a brief steam session. Choose from a decadent chocolate and orange zest body wrap or an indulging warm vanilla and ginger candle massage.
Monday to Friday 90 Minutes – £200.00 per person
Friday to Sunday 90 Minutes – £210.00 per person
Available from December 1, 2016 until February 28, 2017. This treatment is also available as a couple’s experience in The Spa’s VIP couples’ suite. Call 01252 853000 for bookings and information. For member dining benefits in Season Restaurant click here.
3. The Spa at Coworth Park Hotel
Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7SE | 01344 876600 |
If you are looking for a glamorous yet tranquil getaway, Coworth’s ground breaking spa will tick all the boxes. Partially submerged in The Spa’s landscape, its upper floor takes in breathtaking views of the surrounding English parkland.
This sense of the natural environment continues through to the interior design, with every area of The Spa flooded with natural light, crisp contemporary architecture, art and sculptures throughout.
On the lower level, there is a heated indoor swimming pool measuring 18 metres long with underwater music, a relaxation area around the swimming pool and a sun terrace with luxurious loungers, an aromatic steam room, experience shower and pre-swim shower. The Spa’s gym has natural light and tree top views and the Technogym equipment has integrated televisions.
The Spa at Coworth Park was awarded ‘Best Destination Spa’ at the 2017 Condé Nast Johansens awards.
Insomniac’s Dream – This deeply sedating full body massage uses essential oils of vertivert, camomile and sandalwood, renowned for their calming and grounding effects. A must-have treatment for those who suffer from insomnia or long for a deep sense of tranquillity. The treatment ends with an acupressure point face and scalp massage to clear any congestion and ease an overactive mind. 80 minutes from £125.00.
Sole Survivor – A divine massage treatment to ease tired, aching feet and legs. Commencing with a refreshing and uplifting exfoliation using Turkish eucalyptus salts, followed by a soothing and relaxing massage. Perfect after a long country walk or game of tennis. 40 minutes from £70.00
Spa days available from £155.00, call 01344 876 600. For member dining benefits in both restaurants at Coworth Park click here.
4. Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall Hotel
Lord Byron’s Walk, County Durham, SR7 7AG | 0191 516 1400 | www.seaham-hall.co.uk/spa
Whether you are staying overnight at this luxury hotel in North England or visiting for the day, take a little time for you and luxuriate in an environment that has been designed to help you relax and escape the complications of the modern world.
Serenity Spa strives to offer a high standard of hospitality, with a warm genuine welcome along with unique and bespoke holistic treatment rituals from Asia that deliver luxurious, indulgent experiences.
The Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall offers a sumptuous indoor heated pool in a breathtaking setting, a fully equipped fitness studio and 17 treatment suites.
Spa partners include ishga, Sundari, Ytsara and Jessica.
ishga Salt and Oil Scrub – A Hebridean sea salt and oil scrub gently exfoliates, sweeping away dull, dry skin. An invigorating express treatment to stimulate circulation, eliminate toxins and leave the skin nourished and glowing. 45 minutes £65.00
Ultimate Serenity – Seaham Hall has created an exclusive signature treatment with Ytsara to deliver an amazing ritual to relax the body mind and soul. The therapist begins with a foot ritual to start the relaxation process, followed by a body polish and nourishing body wrap; whilst you are cocooned you will experience a scalp massage. This follows with a back massage with a heavenly heated bamboo massage, the ultimate in top to toe pampering ends with a facial yoga with Jade stone. 105 minutes £140.00
For information or to make a booking call 0191 516 1400. For details of member dining benefits available in both restaurants at Seaham Hall click here.
5. Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8AZ
Every aspect of Lucknam Parks exquisite Spa has been designed to relax and indulge you, from the private gardens to the luxurious surroundings of the The Spa itself. Linked pools indoor and out allow you to move effortlessly from hydrotherapy to gentle swim.
Unwind in any of the thermal cabins including Japanese salt, aromatic steam, Amethyst room and sauna. The experience showers will revive you after a dip in the outdoor salt water plunge pool.
Spa partners include Anne Semonin, ILA, Carita, Leighton Denny and LongGelity.
Carita Cinetic Lift Expert Facial – The alternative to cosmetic surgery. The exclusive combination of Micro-currents, Ultrasound and LED futuristic technologies, give dramatic visible results after just 1 treatment. Skin appears lifted, firm and toned. 90 minutes £150.00.
Haslauer Reflective Sunlight Therapy – Replicating the change of light from sunrise to sunset, this treatment creates the feeling of a warm summers day bathing you in light and offering vital vitamin D production, the experience is restful but revitalising, stimulating the metabolism. Guests will be most comfortable in swimwear for this experience, to gain maximum exposure to the light. (Lucknam are the only Hotel and Spa in the UK to offer this treatment). 40 minutes £30.00.
Exclusive member offer at Lucknam Park – January Detox Spa morning:
Green ‘super juice’ on arrival
Detoxifying Spirulina Body Wrap
Light lunch in The Brasserie with a glass of wine or soft drink
Use of the Spa facilities, a robe and slippers
Available Monday to Thursday, 9:00am until 2:00pm, from 9th – 31st January 2017. Subject to availability. The cost of this wonderful spa morning is £137.00 per person. Spa days are available to anyone 16 years of age or over.
~Luxury Restaurant Club members receive a surprise spa gift treat when attending this spa day~
Call 01225 740 570 quoting your member number and Luxury Restaurant Guide Offer. For member dining benefits at Lucknam Park click here.
6. Calcot Manor Spa
Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YG
Situated in a quiet corner of the grounds, close to the main house, it’s everything you would expect from a Cotswold Spa. Quiet, calm, beautifully designed and with the uplifting spa aroma that instantly suggests relaxation.
The Calcot Spa team will do whatever they can to make sure you have everything you need and that every detail of your visit is taken care of.
The building is lovely, the lavender-lined outdoor hot tub and open fire is inviting and of course the healthy menu is delicious – but most importantly, the spa and the team are exceptional. You will have a great time.
Spa partners include Elemis Biotec, Aromatherapy Associates, Hydrotherm and Delilah.
Exotic Frangipani Wrap with a salt scrub – Following the Frangipani body polish, the aromatic oil is applied using sweeping strokes with maximum attention paid to any particularly parched areas. The velvety texture of the Monoi oil offers super-hydration, quenching a thirsty skin. You are kept cocooned and warm while the mood-balancing aromatics and skin conditioning oils do their work. Am emotionally grounding experience for skin that has never felt silkier. the skin and ground the spirit. Skin is left exquisitely moisturised, intensely supple and deliciously scented. 85 minutes £100.00.
Deeper than Deep Hot Stones – Nothing gets into the belly of the muscle like a hot stone. The stones are selected to address exactly what you need and are worked over the body, deep into the muscles, getting into areas of tension at a profound level, persuading the muscles to release their trapped energy. The result is sparkling vitality with the added bonus of intensely hydrated skin. 55 mins – £80.00
For more information or to book call 01666 891232. For member dining benefits in The Conservatory Restaurant click here.