‘Worries were left suspended in mid air!’
On a cold winter’s day nothing warms the heart quite like a skylit spa with 360 degree floor to ceiling windows! If this contemporary glass walled retreat has the best views from any city spa and takes in all the major London landmarks, then I can only be in one place… The Spa at The Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane, London. A welcome change from the usual subterranean, urban-spa experience this spa takes up the entire 10th floor of the existing hotel giving visitors the ultimate luxury of space in which to relax and unwind.
Luckily my chosen treatment began with some relaxation time in the stunning spa facilities, the steam room was masculine and welcoming with dark granite walls and from the sauna I relaxed and was able to enjoy yet another view over the park. I was soon settled into the exclusive Sky Suite which despite its city views also maintained my privacy. My worries were left suspended in midair and tension began to melt away.
Advanced Back, Face and Scalp Treatment with Hot Stones
I opted for this treatment which is designed to target the classic areas of male stress, from headaches, neck pain and shoulder tension and also the effect these have on the skin. An initial stimulating and deep cleansing back exfoliation was followed by a powerful back massage, which used volcanic hot stones and aromatic oils to warm away my tension. After choosing my preferred oils, the personalised facial that followed used the specific ESPA products my therapist felt best suited my skin. It ended with a stress-busting scalp massage. I left smiling broadly with re-hydrated and revitalised skin, as well as a sense of deep relaxation in both my mind and body.
From massages and facial treatments through to manicures and pedicures, the staff at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel at Park Lane are used to the needs of men and have even created various treatments to make sure we leave feeling cleansed, rejuvenated and uplifted. Simply visit our friends at The Four Seasons Hotel for more details.
Treatment: Advanced Back, Face and Scalp Treatment with Hot Stones
Tester: Nick Cox Editor www.thegroomingguide.com
Verdict: ‘the ultimate urban spa’
Price: £225 for 120 minutes
Available: Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane Hamilton Place, Park Lane W1J 7DR London Tel. 44 (0) 20 7499-0888
1. Spa Interior
2. ESPA Energising Body Oil £30.00 for 100ml at Harvey Nichols
3. Rooftop View
4. Nick Cox
5. Spa Exterior
6. ESPA Skin Radiance Mask £34.00 for 25ml at Liberty
7. Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane Entrance