Don the fluffiest robe you can find and get ready for a pampering escape. From luxe city spas to countryside havens of saunas, steam rooms and signature treatments, here’s where to find the best new luxury UK wellness experiences this winter
1 Sparkle your way to spring with Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire’s Diamond Well-Living Body Treatment
Ideal for those who love something unique and personal, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has teamed up with premium skincare brand Natura Bissé for the launch of a new Diamond Well-Living Body Treatment. Working with the skin care experts at Natura Bissé, Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has created a signature therapy where guests can choose what kind of ritual they want, depending on their mood, needs and the time they want to spend in the treatment room.
Designed to inspire a new ethos of wellbeing, each treatment can be customised with one of four fragrant formulas of body oils for four moods, which have been formulated to induce different sensations and deliver different benefits.
A Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire professional therapist then designs the experience, adapting the manoeuvres, rhythm, and pressure to create a tailor-made experience with a full body exfoliation, warm wrap, a hydrating mask and relaxing scalp massage. Plus, those opting for a 90-minute version of the treatment will also experience a full body massage.
Post-pamper, guests can continue their wellness journey with a range of innovative mind massage therapies, restorative yoga sessions, adrenaline pumping exercise classes or simply a dip in the hotel’s star conservatory style pool.
How: Prices from £135, for reservations contact the Spa at 01252 853 000 or visit the Spa online.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, Chalky Lane, Hook, Hampshire, England, UK, RG27 8TD
2 Get a goddess glow with a revolutionary Meridian Flow Golden Facial at Heavenly™ Spa by Westin in City
Glowing skin is just a treatment away. Philosophia Botanica’s revolutionary Meridian Flow Golden Facial and exclusive skincare range have made their debut at the UK’s first Heavenly™ Spa by Westin, set in the newly opened The Westin London City.
For the very first time, guests are able to enjoy this luxurious facial treatment in the UK, in the tranquillity of London’s new city centre sanctuary. Created by Chinese Medicine practitioner Francesca Canzano-Franklin, the treatment is inspired by a fusion of African botanicals and Eastern traditional techniques.
The Meridian Flow Golden Facial plumps the skin, promotes vitality, defines, sculpts and lifts at a cellular level. During the facial, a fusion of adaptogenic botanical oils is used in conjunction with a variety of high-tech equipment to gently stimulate the skin and its sub-dermal layers.
Gold coated micro-magnetic pearls are then carefully applied to the meridians and acupuncture points of the face, to stimulate tissue activity, increase micro-circulation and oxygenation, reduce the depth of wrinkles and plump the skin.
The result? Boosted natural production of elastin and collagen, which will help to maintain healthy skin and stimulate the flow of blood, lymph and qi to the face, head and neck. Hello, goddess glow at that morning meeting.
Not only an incredible treatment from an aesthetic perspective, the expertly crafted holistic facial also incorporates facial mapping based on Chinese medicine, meridian balancing, magnetic energy matching, acupressure stimulation and a bespoke facial massage ritual created by Philosophia Botanica’s founder.
How: The Heavenly™ Spa by Westin is open daily from 9am – 9pm. The Philosophia Botanica Meridian Flow Golden Facial is priced from £170 for a 90 minute treatment. To book and for further information, visit heavenlyspalondon.com.
Where: 60 Upper Thames St., London EC4V 3EH
3 Take a dip in Richmond’s only spa hotel at Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa
One of London’s most exciting new hotel launches, Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa has unveiled a brand new spa – HarSPA & Club- making it the only spa hotel in Richmond. Complete with a hydrotherapy pool and plunge pool, a heated 20-metre swimming pool, an extensive cardio suite, spin studios, a relaxation room and a wellbeing juice bar, the spa offers guests and local residents a retreat to relax and restore in Richmond.
Plus, ideal for some fresh air therapy, there’s also an outdoor spa garden furnished with comfortable Nordic-inspired sofas and armchairs to explore – and bubbling Scandinavian hot tubs to dip into.
Behind the scenes, the spa team has been busy creating a range of indulgent facials and massages, a restorative sleep retreat with luxury lifestyle brand The White Company and exciting outdoor experiences so guests can fully reset following a few challenging months. The HarSPA & Club is also partnering with Les Mills, the world’s largest creator of group fitness classes, giving guests access to their world-class workout sessions and challenging boot camps. Guests can try a new mix of innovative exercise programming, such as BODYBALANCETM combining yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates.
Plus, for those in need of some shuteye, there’s a brand new Sleep Retreat to try. Created in collaboration with luxury lifestyle brand The White Company, the experience starts with an early morning yoga class followed by a 60 minute “Drift away” massage including a relaxing blend of sleep-inducing essential oils.
Full access to the spa means guests can clear their thoughts and relieve tension in the sauna or one of the hot tubs. The package also includes dinner at The Gate restaurant which offers a selection of light healthy dishes. Inside their rooms, guests will find a beautiful gift set from The White Company’s Sleep Collection featuring a Sleep Candle, Calming Bath Soak, a Nourishing Body Cream, a Soothing Pillow Mist and Eye Mask.
How: Rates at Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa start from £140 per night on a B&B basis. Spa & Gym memberships start from £110 per month. Find out more and make a booking via harbourhotels.co.uk.
Where: Richmond Hill, Richmond TW10 6RP
4 Relax and revive at Horwood House Hotel’s new H Spa in Buckinghamshire
Idyllic countryside and a lavish spa day – what could be better? Press reset and head to the brand-new H Spa, set within the historic Grade II listed Horwood House hotel in the heart of the idyllic Buckinghamshire countryside. Whether it’s me-time or a chance to unwind with friends or family, for a few hours or a few days, Horwood House and H Spa offer the perfect escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Part of the hotel’s £6 million refurbishment, the new state-of-the-art spa boasts views and access to the hotel’s picturesque landscaped grounds. Facilities include a 15-metre heated swimming pool complete with poolside tranquillity heated beds, detoxifying sauna, cleansing steam room, thermal suite and six beautiful deluxe treatment rooms as well as a fully equipped gym.
There’s a number of packages to book, but for something special book a pampering break with the ‘Rural Retreat’ package. The luxe experiences includes an overnight stay, use of the spa facilities from check-in to check-out and a 50-minute treatment (facial, massage, manicure or pedicure). Also included is a quintessentially British afternoon tea served in the lounge area of the spa, £30 credit towards a delicious dinner at Harry’s Bar & Kitchen, and breakfast the following morning. Plus you’ll receive a £10 spa retail voucher and gift bag. Prices start from £229 per person for a one night stay.
No spa could be complete without the treatments – H Spa has a number of beautifying options using Caudalie natural skin and spa products. Choose from the likes of a Resveratrol Firming, Lifting & Anti-Wrinkle Facial (£90 for 55 minutes); Vinosource Hydrating Nourishing Facial(£85 for 55 minutes) or the Express D-Vine Facial Instant Glow (£49 for 25 minutes), plus seven different types of body treatments.
Where: H Spa at Horwood House Hotel, Mursley Road, Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0PH
5 Push your limits with Hyperice and Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel’s Holistic Wellness Experience
Hyperice, a global high-performance wellness brand specialising in percussion, dynamic air compression, vibration, thermal technology, mind technology, and contrast therapy, have collaborated with the new Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel as their Official Recovery Technology partner within the hotels spa and wellness centre.
Fairmont Windsor Park boasts luxury at its finest – set in 40 acres of the beautiful English countryside the hotel features lavish guestrooms, numerous dining options and an exclusive spa and wellness centre.
Guests have access to Hyperice products both in the wellness centre and in the comfort of their own rooms to ensure their overall health, performance, recovery, and self-care are maintained throughout their stay. The Hyperice products available for guests and members include:
1 The Hypervolt Bluetooth, Warm up and recover like the pros with the first percussion massage device to deliver so much power, so quietly, using patented QuietGlide™ technology. The original Hypervolt changed the game for premium percussion devices and help give muscles the relief they’ve been asking for, every day.
2 The Vyper 2.0, The foam roller, reimagined. Featuring three speeds to prime and warm-up the body with a powerful vibrating massage
3 The Hypersphere a vibrating massage ball, where power and versatility work together to pinpoint tension areas with precision to release pressure.
Spanning 2,500m² across two floors, the sprawling spa features 18 treatment rooms, four wellness rooms, indoor and outdoor pools (including a 20m indoor pool), a Himalayan salt room and a thermal suite encompassing a sauna, steam room, hot tub and a heated tepidarium bench. The real highlights are the Japanese Ashiyu foot ritual bath and the UK’s first spa multi-person Cryotherapy Chamber – both accessible to those with life-limiting conditions.
Known for its powerful multitude of benefits, cryotherapy can boost metabolism, reduce migraines and muscle pain, enhance energy and athletic performance and improve both sleep and mood. Guests can also experience traditional marble Hammam experiences designed by La Sultane de Saba, a luxury brand derived from Paris that honours ancient Moroccan beauty rituals and offers thermal treatments to boost health, remove impurities and promote deeper relaxation.
How: Find out more and make a booking via fairmont-windsorpark.com
Where: Bishopsgate Rd, Englefield Green, Egham TW20 0YL
6 Enjoy the benefits of exclusive relaxation at Cameron North Lodge in Loch Lomond
Part of Oliver’s Travels’ wellness collection for 2022, head to the tranquil banks of Loch Lomond for some luxurious unwinding. Specialising in extraordinary private villa holidays, Oliver’s Travels are all about the extraordinary – and its collection of wellness-led properties are no different.
Nestled in the adjoining prestigious grounds of the world renowned 5 Star Cameron House Hotel sits the luxurious and stylish Cameron North Lodge. The lodge has been painstaking updated with a “Grand Designs” style glass fronted extension offering unobstructed beautiful views of the Loch.
Cameron North Lodge holds a one-of-a-kind location set on the banks of Loch Lomond, offering the privacy of a self-catered property with its very own private beach, while a wide range of helpful facilities and services are available at Cameron House and nearby Carrick spa should you wish to make use of them. Facilities on offer include restaurants, bars, golf courses, a swimming pool and a luxury spa.
The Lodge has been beautifully designed, boasting state-of-the-art, modern interiors and luxurious furnishings. On the ground floor, the open-plan entertaining space has the real wow factor boasting a glass wall of bi-folding doors and comprising of a living and dining area and a modern fitted kitchen. Plus, did we mention the 8-person hot tub?
How: Find out more and make a booking via oliverstravels.com
Where: Loch Lomond, West Dunbartonshire, G83 8QZ, Scotland, United Kingdom