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Massage Away

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in UK Spas and Travel | 0 comments

Can’t believe it’s already the 9th May! Such a busy few weeks and so many celebrations:  Alec’s special birthday, Jonathan completing his first London Marathon, Easter and a royal wedding. Throw in all the bank holidays, the wonderful weather and gardens in bloom, no wonder we are all feeling happier with life. Visited W today, one of London’s most exciting new hotels for a treatment in its Away Spa. The hotel, which opened earlier this year, is situated just off Leicester Square in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of Soho. You can’t miss the entrance with its huge W logo and once inside you take a lift to the main reception where there are several individual desks. Staff all very helpful and enthusiastic. The receptionist left his desk and went with me in the lift to...

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Park Lane’s New Star

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in UK Spas and Travel | 0 comments

I was invited to preview the rooftop spa at the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane in Mayfair this week. This superb new amenity is on the hotel’s top 10th floor and enjoys panoramic views over Hyde Park, Park Lane and central London. Architect Eric Parry’s sleek and contemporary design is a pleasing combination of dark oak, glass walls, light stone floors and sensual curves, which creates a flowing and airy environment. There are with nine treatment rooms including an ultra-luxurious double suite with 180° views, and all have individual relaxation pods where guests can flop out in privacy after their treatments  – a winning idea all spas should take up! Guests can order refreshments and spa lunches, which are served in the chic 10th floor lounge, where floor to ceiling windows open out onto an attractive...

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