Opening late last year in London’s Mondrian Hotel the agua Bathhouse & Spa is the capital’s latest must visit destination for your grooming and relaxation needs.
The spa was designed by the legendary Tom Dixon and DRS, agua’s Spa Playground concept fusing Roman spa culture but with added old Hollywood glitz and glamour. A dedicated menu of services had been devised for their specific needs, including the Signature Man Treatment, a facial with Soveral products, named after Alexandra Soveral the famed facialist.
The treatment as the name suggests has been specifically devised for men, the facial is available 50 minute (£80) and 80minute (£120) versions and perfect for the decongestion and balancing of the skin, also clearing sinuses and toning the neck and jaw line. Prior to the facial I had the 15 minute Mud Cure treatment, the full body treatment uses white mud rich in minerals to exfoliate the whole body and done in the steam room to improve circulation.
The facial begins with a short consultation to discuss your problem areas with the facialist. I found out that unlike most facials this one did not include and extraction part, as Soveral do not believe this aids the skin. Instead a process of cleaning the skin, cleansing, toning and moisturising follows in the charming treatment room with a calm and serene soundtrack. After the treatment the facialist will give you her notes on recommendations she has for your skincare routine and how often she suggests facials to keep you skin looking tip top.
Interiors at agua echo 970s influenced ’Glamrock’ and will play a seasonally developed soundtrack to represent the spa’s retro vibe. agua also offers guests a great menu, from a guilt-free raw menu created by the in-house Executive Chef to a more indulgent selection including organic chocolate fondues and gourmet ice-cream sundaes.
The design of the spa created by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, and features six spacious treatment suites and Spa & Glamour Lounges, as well as private rain shower steam baths.
The most eye catching part of the interiors is the floor-to-ceiling copper teardrop installation reflects Roman water vessels in the subterranean Spa Lounge, the sculpture dominates the relaxation louge were guests can unwind post treatment. Comfortable loungers and bedding is available and also an expansive, custom-designed sofa filling an entire corner of the room.
agua at Mondrian London will offer a core range of fully curated signature treatments, featuring exclusive collaborations with experts and niche wellness brands that include GLAMGLOW, SOVERAL, Dr. Jackson’s Natural Products, Estelle & Thild, Natura Bisse, CIATÉ, de mamiel, Billion Dollar Brows, Lola’s Apothecary, I Love My Muff and Lycon Waxing, each brand carefully selected by the spa’s team of experts.
Jacqueline Kneebone, Regional Director of Spa and Retail at Morgans Hotel Group says: “We’re so pleased to have had the opportunity to work with such a range of experts on this project, from design to brand collaborations, and we are really looking forward to the public reception of our spa playground concept.”