A Spa in a London Hotel may not be the first thought that enters your mind however recent newly opened hotels in London have included some amazing spas!
Having a spa at a hotel venue can offer several benefits to event organisers.
For a two-three day conference programme where there is some downtime built in, a spa on-site can provide some much needed relaxation, allowing participants to unwind and destress after a busy day, which can lead to a more positive and productive experience overall.
It can also provide some informal networking opportunities, as spas provide a relaxed environment that might encourage relationship-building among event attendees.
For conferences for external paying delegates, offering access to a spa can elevate the overall event experience and make the event venue more attractive to potential attendees. Attendees are likely to appreciate the opportunity to indulge in self-care and wellness activities during their stay, making the event more memorable and enjoyable.
It might be possible for the event organiser to collaborate with the hotel to create customised spa packages that cater to the specific needs and preferences of their attendees. These packages can include a variety of treatments and relaxation options, enhancing the event’s value proposition.
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Here are some of the newer (and not quite so new!) additions to the London Hotel Spa scene:
Located in the heart of the City of London, not far from Liverpool Street Station is a unique hotel set in a former bank headquarters building and it houses an impressive spa facility.
Ned’s Club Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments, from manicures and pedicures, to advanced facials, massages and hair services. There is an indoor pool and traditional Hammam.
The Ned has six Grade I-listed meeting rooms and two outdoor terraces available to hire on the historic and fully-restored sixth floor.
Each of the meeting spaces has period features including walnut panelling and vintage chandeliers, as well as ample domed windows to allow for plenty of natural light. Rooms range in size and can accommodate between 4 and 200 people. Food and drinks menus – ranging from cocktails and snacks to four-course dinners – can be created by their chefs.
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square
The Nobu Hotel London Portman Square offers a blend of Japanese-inspired luxury and contemporary design. Alongside its elegant bedrooms and meeting facilities, it boasts a luxurious spa and wellness centre, offering a variety of treatments, relaxation spaces, and fitness facilities.
There are three treatment rooms offering treatments including the Nobu Zen – a Nobu Signature Ritual with stretching and massage techniques to balance the body and harmonise the mind. These treatments have been specially curated by Nobu to mirror the brand’s core beliefs
For your Meeting requirements the Hotel has 3 meeting rooms: the Nobu Ballroom is a highly tech-enabled space, featuring a 9 metre LED screen and can take up to 256 cabaret style. The Ballroom can also cater for up to 700 guests for a Reception and has natural light with a spacious pre-function area. There are two small additional rooms, the Sakura Boardroom, and the Sayuri Room both with a maximum of 14 boardroom style so ideal for Director Level Meetings too.
The Peninsula London
The Peninsula London has been a highly anticipated hotel that’s set to feature opulent accommodation and world-class amenities. The Hotel opened its doors on September 12! Plans for the luxury hotel were first unveiled back in 2013, with the property having been built on the site of a former 1960s office block overlooking Hyde Park Corner.
The Peninsula Spa and Wellness Centre, a peaceful oasis encompassing the spacious, quiet lower floor of the hotel, will be opening in late November 2023. It will offer an array of therapies – both ancient and modern – for optimising and beauty. It will also have a 25-metre swimming pool occupying an expansive subterranean chamber, whose walls are adorned with intricately-crafted mosaic artwork depicting tranquil landscape scenery and the illuminated overhead light panels change through the course of the day to simulate natural sunlight.
In terms of meeting and event spaces, the hotel’s grandest and most capacious venue St. George Ballroom, has a capacity of 450 for a banquet and 1200 for a reception, so big! Adjacent to the St. George Ballroom, the Wellington Room is ideal for smaller gatherings. Its 5-metre ceiling and ambient light fixtures create a fresh, airy atmosphere for business meetings and other events. The hotel will have a plush private screening room, offering a stylish viewing retreat for up to 15 guests – intimate!
There are four additional intimate conference rooms, which can be configurable as separate or paired spaces, offering wood-panelling and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment such as high-definition flat screen displays and ceiling speakers for optimal video conferencing, as well as access to secure printing. Each room can accommodate up to 20 guests and offers a dedicated coffee-break area.
Completing the meeting space, the hotel also has a dedicated boardroom and an expansive alfresco terrace with striking views over Belgravia.
Hotel Café Royal
Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre located at Hotel Café Royal on Regent Street (yes we know not a new hotel by any means however having seen this Spa ourselves, we just had to include it!), to be exact, it’s located where St. James’, Mayfair and Soho converge.
The word ‘Akasha’ means the source of all creation and the spa focuses on holistic wellbeing, offering a variety of treatments, therapies and personal training, a Watsu pool, a Hammam and a state-of-the-art gym.
For more than a century Café Royal has played host to some of the most spectacular, historic events. From annual meetings, to celebrations, to intimate private dining, the hotel offers a range of venue options from a boardroom to a ballroom.
The hotel has 154 guestrooms and suites, each room featuring thoughtful, exquisite details, combining the latest technology with comfort and one would expect no less!
Raffles London at The OWO
Raffles London at The OWO is located in what was the Old War Office building (known today as The OWO) in the heart of Whitehall and opened at the end of September
The Guerlain Spa at the hotel is due to be an unmatched new wellbeing destination for London, offering a holistic combination of advanced beauty, restorative wellness and active training.
Spanning 27,000sq feet across four floors of The OWO, the Guerlain Spa and Pillar Wellbeing (cutting-edge wellness brand) was conceived by the interior design studio Goddard Littlefair to offer profoundly calming and secluded spaces in which to escape from the demands of a busy modern life.
The Spa treatments (there are 9 treatment rooms) for face, body and mind are said to have been uniquely designed by Guerlain to capture the essence of England with all its energy and contrasts, resulting in resynchronising and rebalancing.
There is a 20-metre swimming pool, vitality pool, saunas and steam rooms, state of the art gym and movement studio
Turning to the meeting space, the Whitehall Ballroom is accessed via the Grand Staircase and has a capacity for up to 600 people, This is complemented by the pre-function space, the Lawrence, adding to the sense of grand arrival, named after Lt. T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia). There are also six additional meeting rooms.
The Ballroom is double height with ceilings of seven metres at the highest point allowing for dramatic staging and set design for the most creative product launches, parties and events. A special feature is the ability for a vehicle to enter the Ballroom via two car lifts. The Ballroom is fully sound proofed, as is the partition wall when used to separate the ballroom into two spaces.
The Morse Meeting Room and Code Meeting Room are a tribute to Morse Code, a means of communication widely used when the building operated as The Old War Office in the 20th Century.
The spaces are versatile as the rooms can be configured in different formats since they are divisible into 6 separate rooms. Each room has a built-in wall mounted 55″ LED flat screen and discreet drop-down projection facilities are available in some rooms. A separate and private ante room is used for catering, meaning meeting room events and guests are separate from The Whitehall Ballroom events
State Rooms and grand offices have been transformed into 120 spacious guest rooms and suites with views of Whitehall and Horse Guards.
There are nine restaurants and three bars, overseen by world-class chefs, including three unique dining experiences by Chef Mauro Colagreco.
Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing treatment at the end of a long business day, or fancy an early morning swim before your event then London has a spa hotel to suit everyone.
This of course is only a small selection of Spa Hotels in London, we know so many more! If you would like more information, please get in touch